Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

  • Birthday: 1964-07-26
  • Place of birth: Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Also know as: Sandra Annette Bullock

Biography

Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer. She rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), The Net (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). In the new millennium, Bullock starred in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006), and the critically acclaimed Crash (2004). In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (born 1925), was a United States Army employee and part-time voice coach; her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer and voice teacher.Bullock's father was from Birmingham, Alabama, and had English, Irish, German, and French ancestry, while Bullock's mother was German. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. Bullock's father, then in charge of the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met his wife. They married in Germany and moved to Arlington, where John worked with the Army Materiel Command, before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon.She has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who was formerly the vice-president of Bullock's production company Fortis Films. Bullock was raised in Nuremberg, Germany for twelve years and grew up speaking German.She attended the humanistic Waldorf School. As a child, Bullock frequently accompanied her mother on European opera tours. Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child, taking small parts in her mother's opera productions. She sang in the operas children's choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. The scar above her left eye was caused when she fell into a creek as a child. Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in high school theater productions. After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a degree in drama in 1986.She then moved to Manhattan and supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, and coat checker while auditioning for roles. Until the age of eighteen, Bullock held German and American dual citizenship. In 2009 Bullock reapplied for German citizenship.

Filmography

Miss Congeniality

2000

As Gracie Hart

Crash

2005

As Jean Cabot

Forces of Nature

1999

As Sarah

The Net

1995

As Angela Bennett / Ruth Marx

While You Were Sleeping

1995

As Lucy Eleanor Moderatz

Two Weeks Notice

2002

As Lucy Kelson

28 Days

2000

As Gwen Cummings

Practical Magic

1998

As Sally Owens

The Blind Side

2009

As Leigh Anne Tuohy

All About Steve

2009

As Mary Horowitz

Murder by Numbers

2002

As Cassie Mayweather

Love Potion No. 9

1992

As Diane Farrow

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

2002

As Siddalee 'Sidda' Walker

Hope Floats

1998

As Birdee Pruitt

In Love and War

1996

As Agnes von Kurowsky

Premonition

2007

As Linda Hanson

Fire on the Amazon

1993

As Alyssa Rothman

Gun Shy

2000

As Judy Tipp

The Proposal

2009

As Margaret Tate

Gravity

2013

As Dr. Ryan Stone

Two If by Sea

1996

As Roz

A Fool and His Money

1989

As Debby Cosgrove

The Heat

2013

As Sarah Ashburn

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers

2013

As Golda Meir (voice)

Minions

2015

As Scarlet Overkill (voice)

Our Brand Is Crisis

2015

As 'Calamity' Jane Bodine

Ocean's Eight

2018

As Deborah 'Debbie' Ocean

Bird Box

2018

As Malorie Hayes

The Unforgivable

2021

As Ruth Slater

The Lost City

2022

As Loretta Sage / Angela

Speed

1994

As Annie Porter

A Time to Kill

1996

As Ellen Roark

The Lake House

2006

As Kate Forster

When the Party's Over

1993

As Amanda

Who Shot Patakango?

1989

As Devlin Moran

Making Sandwiches

1998

As Melba Club

Malorie: A Bird Box Story

0000

As Malorie Hayes

Demolition Man

1993

As Lt. Lenina Huxley

Hangmen

1987

As Lisa Edwards

The Vanishing

1993

As Diane Shaver

Infamous

2006

As Nelle Harper Lee

The Prince of Egypt

1998

As Miriam (voice)

The Thing Called Love

1993

As Linda Lue Linden

Aningaaq

2013

As Dr. Ryan Stone

Lisa Picard Is Famous

2000

As Sandra Bullock

Loverboy

2005

As Mme Harker

Bullet Train

2022

As Maria

The Preppie Murder

1989

As Stacy

Welcome to Hollywood

1998

As Sandra Bullock

Production

Making Sandwiches

1998

As Director

Two Weeks Notice

2002

As Producer

All About Steve

2009

As Producer

Hope Floats

1998

As Executive Producer

Miss Congeniality

2000

As Producer

Our Brand Is Crisis

2015

As Executive Producer

The Proposal

2009

As Executive Producer

Gun Shy

2000

As Producer

Reborn

0000

As Producer

The Unforgivable

2021

As Producer

Bird Box

2018

As Executive Producer

The Lost City

2022

As Producer

Murder by Numbers

2002

As Executive Producer

Making Sandwiches

1998

As Writer

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