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Sandra Bullock is an Academy Award winning actress and producer best known for her role in ‘The Blind Side’

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BirthdayJuly 26, 1964
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ENFP
SpousesJesse James (m. 2005–2010)
SiblingsGesine Bullock-Prado
Known asSandra Annette Bullock
Childrens Louis Bardo Bullock (adopted)
Birth PlaceArlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Height171cm
GenderFemale
FatherJohn W. Bullock
MotherHelga D. Meyer
Net Worth$200 million as of May 5,2017
Sun SignLeo
Born inArlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Famous asAmerican actress

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Who is Sandra Bullock?

Sandra Annette Bullock is a multiple award winning Hollywood actress turned producer. So far this very successful lady has appeared in a number of high grossing films like ‘Gravity’, ‘The Blind Side’, and ‘The Heat’ which rank her among the most bankable celebrities. Daughter of an opera singer, her parents ensured she attended music and dance classes as a young girl. She played small roles in her mother’s opera’s productions and developed a love for the performing arts. She sang with a children’s choir and actively took part in stage productions while in high school. Deciding to pursue a career in acting, she studied drama in college and appeared in several student films. Success however did not come easily to her in spite of her good looks, poise and talents. For a while she supported herself by working as a bartender and waitress. She started her career by acting on the stage before moving on to films. She worked in a string of independent films which led to her being cast in mainstream Hollywood fare. One of the top actresses of the 1990s, she is the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Academy Award for the Best actress and a Golden Globe.

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Childhood & Early Life

She was born to John Bullock a United States Army employee and his wife Helga Meyer who was an opera singer and voice trainer. She is of mixed ancestry.

She began performing in small roles in her mother’s opera’s from the time she was five. This created in her a love for the stage. She also performed regularly with a children’s opera.

She went to Washington-Lee High School where she was a cheerleader. She actively participated in the school’s stage productions and graduated in 1982.

She enrolled in East Carolina University to study acting but quit before graduation. She moved to New York in 1986 in search of acting jobs. She took acting lessons at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre.

Career

During her initial days as an actress she appeared in a number of student films. She acted in a stage production of ‘No Time Flat’. This performance got her noticed and she was offered film roles.

In her first film role, she appeared as Lisa Edwards in the 1987 film ‘Hangmen’ which revolves around the assassination of a U.S. Senator and its aftermath.

Over the late 1980s and early 1990s she appeared in films like ‘Love Potion No. 9’ (1992), ‘The Thing Called Love’ (1993) and ‘Fire on the Amazon’ (1993).

Her breakthrough role came in 1994 when she was selected to play Annie Porter in the action film, ‘Speed’ which also starred Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hooper. The film was a huge commercial success.

In 1996, she appeared in a film adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, ‘A Time to Kill’ which also had Kevin Spacey, Samuel Jackson and Oliver Platt in its star cast. The story dealt with a black man who avenges his daughter’s rape by shooting the white rapists.

She reprised the role of Annie Porter in ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’ in 1997 which was the sequel of ‘Speed’. The story was about a couple vacationing in a luxury cruise ship which is hijacked by a villain. It was not as successful as it predecessor.

She appeared as Gracie Hart in the 2000 comedy film, ‘Miss Congeniality’ in which her character, an FBI Special Agent participates in a beauty pageant in spite of being a complete tomboy. The movie was a commercial success.

She was part of the ensemble cast of the crime drama film, ‘Crash’ in 2004. The film was about racial tensions in California and was inspired by a real-life incident of carjacking outside a video store.

In 2009, she played a very important role in the semi-biographical sports drama ‘The Blind Side’ which was about the story of Michael Oher, a young sportsman from a broken, dysfunctional family, and his adoption by a concerned couple.

She appeared in ‘The Heat’ in 2013 which is a buddy cop comedy film. She plays FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn who is teamed up with Boston Detective Shannon Mullins, played by Mellissa McCarthy.

Major Works

Her movie ‘The Blind Side’ which focused on the story of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL is considered one of her best. Her performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy was highly praised and won her several awards.

She was nominated for an Academy award for her role in the science fiction thriller ‘Gravity’. She played a medical engineer and Mission Specialist on her first mission in space.

Awards & Achievements

She won the Academy Award for the Best Actress in 2010 for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie ‘The Blind Side’. She won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for the same performance the same year.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married Jesse James in 2005. However, in 2010 she divorced him when it was discovered that he had been cheating on her. She is mother to one adopted son.

She has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross at least four times. She also donated the same amount to relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake and to Japan after the 2011 Japan earthquake.

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Sandra Bullock awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2010Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleThe Blind Side (2009)

Golden Globe Awards

2010Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Blind Side (2009)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

1995Best Female PerformanceSpeed (1994)
1995Most Desirable FemaleSpeed (1994)
1995Best On-Screen DuoSpeed (1994)

People's Choice Awards

2016Favorite Movie ActressWinner
2014Favorite Movie ActressWinner
2014Favorite Movie DuoGravity (2013)
2014Favorite Comedic Movie ActressWinner
2014Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressWinner
2010Favorite Movie ActressWinner
2006Favorite Female Movie StarWinner
1999Favorite Motion Picture ActressWinner
1997Favorite Motion Picture ActressWinner
1996Favorite Motion Picture ActressWinner

Sandra Bullock biography timelines

  • // 26th Jul 1964
    She was born to John Bullock a United States Army employee and his wife Helga Meyer who was an opera singer and voice trainer. She is of mixed ancestry.
  • // 1982
    She went to Washington-Lee High School where she was a cheerleader. She actively participated in the school’s stage productions and graduated in 1982.
  • // 1986
    She enrolled in East Carolina University to study acting but quit before graduation. She moved to New York in 1986 in search of acting jobs. She took acting lessons at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre.
  • // 1987
    In her first film role, she appeared as Lisa Edwards in the 1987 film ‘Hangmen’ which revolves around the assassination of a U.S. Senator and its aftermath.
  • // 1994
    Her breakthrough role came in 1994 when she was selected to play Annie Porter in the action film, ‘Speed’ which also starred Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hooper. The film was a huge commercial success.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she appeared in a film adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, ‘A Time to Kill’ which also had Kevin Spacey, Samuel Jackson and Oliver Platt in its star cast. The story dealt with a black man who avenges his daughter’s rape by shooting the white rapists.
  • // 1997
    She reprised the role of Annie Porter in ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’ in 1997 which was the sequel of ‘Speed’. The story was about a couple vacationing in a luxury cruise ship which is hijacked by a villain. It was not as successful as it predecessor.
  • // 2000
    She appeared as Gracie Hart in the 2000 comedy film, ‘Miss Congeniality’ in which her character, an FBI Special Agent participates in a beauty pageant in spite of being a complete tomboy. The movie was a commercial success.
  • // 2004
    She was part of the ensemble cast of the crime drama film, ‘Crash’ in 2004. The film was about racial tensions in California and was inspired by a real-life incident of carjacking outside a video store.
  • // 2005 To 2010
    She married Jesse James in 2005. However, in 2010 she divorced him when it was discovered that he had been cheating on her. She is mother to one adopted son.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she played a very important role in the semi-biographical sports drama ‘The Blind Side’ which was about the story of Michael Oher, a young sportsman from a broken, dysfunctional family, and his adoption by a concerned couple.
  • // 2010
    She won the Academy Award for the Best Actress in 2010 for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie ‘The Blind Side’. She won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for the same performance the same year.
  • // 2013
    She appeared in ‘The Heat’ in 2013 which is a buddy cop comedy film. She plays FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn who is teamed up with Boston Detective Shannon Mullins, played by Mellissa McCarthy.

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Sandra Bullock's FAQ

  • What is Sandra Bullock birthday?

    Sandra Bullock was born at 1964-07-26

  • Where is Sandra Bullock's birth place?

    Sandra Bullock was born in Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.

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    Sandra Bullock's nationalities is American

  • Who is Sandra Bullock spouses?

    Sandra Bullock's spouses is Jesse James (m. 2005–2010)

  • Who is Sandra Bullock siblings?

    Sandra Bullock's siblings is Gesine Bullock-Prado

  • Who is Sandra Bullock childrens?

    Sandra Bullock's childrens is Louis Bardo Bullock (adopted)

  • How tall is Sandra Bullock?

    Sandra Bullock's height is 171

  • Who is Sandra Bullock's father?

    Sandra Bullock's father is John W. Bullock

  • Who is Sandra Bullock's mother?

    Sandra Bullock's mother is Helga D. Meyer

  • What is Sandra Bullock's sun sign?

    Sandra Bullock is Leo

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    Sandra Bullock is famouse as American actress