Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018Ocean's 8Debbie Ocean2018-06-08
2015Our Brand Is Crisis'Calamity' Jane Bodine2015-10-30
2015MinionsScarlet Overkill (voice)2015-07-10
2013AningaaqDr. Ryan Stone2013-10-19
2013The Prime Ministers: The PioneersGolda Meir (voice)2013-10-18
2013GravityDr. Ryan Stone2013-10-04
2013The HeatSarah Ashburn2013-06-28
2011Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseLinda Schell2011-12-24
2009The Blind SideLeigh Anne Tuohy2009-11-20
2009All About SteveSandra Horowitz2009-09-04
2009The ProposalMargaret Tate2009-06-01
2007PremonitionLinda Hanson2007-03-15
2006InfamousNelle Harper Lee2006-11-16
2006The Lake HouseKate Forster2006-06-16
2005CrashJean Cabot2005-05-06
2005Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and FabulousGracie Hart2005-03-11
2005LoverboyMme Harker2005-01-24
2002Two Weeks NoticeLucy Kelson2002-12-20
2002Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodSiddalee 'Sidda' Walker2002-06-07
2002Murder by NumbersCassie Mayweather2002-04-19
2000Miss CongenialityGracie Hart2000-12-14
2000Lisa Picard Is FamousSandra Bullock2000-05-14
200028 DaysGwen Cummings2000-04-06
2000Gun ShyJudy Tipp2000-02-04
1999Forces of NatureSarah Lewis1999-03-12
1998The Prince of EgyptMiriam1998-12-15
1998Practical MagicSally Owens1998-10-16
1998Making SandwichesMelba Club1998-10-03
1998Welcome to HollywoodSandra Bullock1998-10-01
1998Hope FloatsBirdee Pruitt1998-05-29
1997Speed 2: Cruise ControlAnnie Porter1997-06-13
1996In Love and WarAgnes von Kurowsky1996-12-18
1996A Time to KillEllen Roark1996-07-24
1996Two If by SeaRoz1996-01-12
1995The NetAngela Bennett/Ruth Marx1995-07-28
1995While You Were SleepingLucy Eleanor Moderatz1995-04-21
1994Who Do I Gotta Kill?Lori1994-07-07
1994SpeedAnnie Porter1994-06-09
1993Wrestling Ernest HemingwayElaine1993-12-17
1993Demolition ManLt. Lenina Huxley1993-10-08
1993Fire on the AmazonAlyssa Rothman1993-10-01
1993The Thing Called LoveLinda Lue Linden1993-07-16
1993When the Party's OverAmanda1993-03-12
1993The VanishingDiane Shaver1993-02-05
1992Love Potion No. 9Diane Farrow1992-11-13
1990Lucky ChancesMaria Santangelo1990-10-07
1989A Fool and His MoneyDebby Cosgrove1989-11-18
1989Who Shot Patakango?Devlin Moran1989-08-01
1989Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic WomanKate Mason1989-04-30
1987HangmenLisa Edwards1987-11-01
1970Bird Box