Sandra Bullock Biography

Sandra Bullock is an Academy Award winning actress and producer best known for her role in ‘The Blind Side’. This biography of Sandra Bullock provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

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Birthday: July 26, 1964

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Sun Sign: Leo

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Females

Also Known As: Sandra Annette Bullock

Born in: Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.

Famous as: American actress

Height: 1.71 m

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Jesse James (m. 2005–2010)

father: John W. Bullock

mother: Helga D. Meyer

siblings: Gesine Bullock-Prado

children: Louis Bardo Bullock (adopted)

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Virginia

Personality: ENFP

Net worth: $200 million as of May 5, 2017

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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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Sandra Bullock
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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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1. The Blind Side (2009)

  (Drama, Sport, Biography)

2. The Proposal (2009)

  (Comedy, Romance, Drama)

3. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

4. Speed (1994)

  (Crime, Action, Adventure, Thriller)

5. Miss Congeniality (2000)

  (Romance, Action, Crime, Comedy)

6. A Time to Kill (1996)

  (Drama, Crime, Thriller)

7. Gravity (2013)

  (Thriller, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama)

8. The Lake House (2006)

  (Fantasy, Drama, Romance)

Awards

Academy Awards(Oscars)
2010 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Blind Side (2009)
Golden Globe Awards
2010 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Blind Side (2009)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
1995 Best Female Performance Speed (1994)
1995 Most Desirable Female Speed (1994)
1995 Best On-Screen Duo Speed (1994)
People's Choice Awards
2016 Favorite Movie Actress Winner
2014 Favorite Movie Actress Winner
2014 Favorite Movie Duo Gravity (2013)
2014 Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Winner
2014 Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Winner
2010 Favorite Movie Actress Winner
2006 Favorite Female Movie Star Winner
1999 Favorite Motion Picture Actress Winner
1997 Favorite Motion Picture Actress Winner
1996 Favorite Motion Picture Actress Winner

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Last Updated
- July 21, 2017

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