Sofia Coppola Has a Baby Girl

The writer and director welcomes her first child with singer boyfriend Thomas Mars

Oscar winner Sofia Coppola has given birth to her first child, a baby girl named Romy, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The baby was born on Tuesday in Paris. The father is Coppola’s boyfriend, Thomas Mars, the French singer of the band Phoenix. The news was first reported by E!’s Marc Malkin.

“I’m so excited to have a little girl,” Coppola, 35, told USA Today in October.

Among the many joys of motherhood, she said, would be the chance to go on a good shopping spree or two. “All those little dresses,” she said. “It’s so fun to have little girl stuff.”

The couple met when Mars recorded a song with the band Air for Coppola’s 1999 movie The Virgin Suicides. That same year Coppola married director Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich), from whom she split in 2003.

Most recently, Coppola wrote, produced and directed Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst. In 2005, she won an Oscar for her screenplay for Lost in Translation, which she also directed.

As for the new little girl, the baby enters a talented family: Mom is the daughter of The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola and a cousin of actors Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman, who also starred in Marie Antoinette.

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