Exclusive! Sofia Coppola Gives Birth!

By Marc Malkin Nov 28, 2006 11:19 PMTags
Sofia Coppola, Thomas MarsEric Charbonnaeu/Wireimage.com

Sofia Coppola gave birth today to a girl, I can exclusively report. The father is Coppola's boyfriend, musician Thomas Mars. The baby was born in France, and they've named her Romy.  A rep for the couple confirmed the happy news.

Coppola and Mars met when he recorded a song with the French band Air for her 1999 movie, The Virgin Suicides, though the duo did not begin dating until later. Coppola also used the song "Too Young" by Mars' band Phoenix in the soundtrack of her 2004 film Lost in Translation, for which she won a screenwriting Oscar. 

Coppola, the daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola, most recently wrote and directed Marie Antoinette, a biopic about the French queen starring Kirsten Dunst.