Biography

Yet another member of the extended Coppola clan to appear on the screen, Robert Schwartzman is the son of Talia Shire, brother of Rushmore's Jason Schwartzman, the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, and cousin to many more Coppolas, including Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage. Born in Los Angeles on December 24, 1982, Schwartzman first appeared onscreen in the fairly obscure Lick the Star and then had a more recognizable gig in cousin Sofia's critically acclaimed The Virgin Suicides, which included Kirsten Dunst, James Wood, Kathleen Turner, and Josh Hartnett in its cast. Schwartzman followed the film with a supporting role in The Princess Diaries (2001), a family comedy starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway that proved to be a runaway hit both among critics and at the box office. Schwartzman changed his name to Robert Carmine and formed the indie rock band Rooney in 2003. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi