Sofia Coppola grew up in northern California in the heart of Napa Valley. After graduating from St. Helena High School, she studied Fine Art at the California Institute of the Arts, commonly called CalArts.
Her most recent film, The Beguiled (2017), won her the Best Director Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Previous films include The Virgin Suicides (1999), her directorial debut; Lost in Translation (2003), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2003; Marie Antoinette (2006); Somewhere (2010), winning the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival; and The Bling Ring (2013), inspired by Nancy Jo Sales's Vanity Fair article, "The Suspects Wore Louboutins."
Having spent most of her childhood on the Inglenook estate, Sofia has countless and vivid memories of living there. She is very involved in the conservancy of the property and, like the rest of her family, is ever respectful of Inglenook's future welfare.