Sandra Annette Bullock is an American-German actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as People’s Most Beautiful Woman and was included in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Bullock is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
After making her acting debut with a minor role in the thriller Hangmen (1987), Bullock received early attention for her supporting work in the action film Demolition Man (1993). Her breakthrough came in the action thriller Speed (1994). She established herself in the 1990s with leading roles in the romantic comedies While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Hope Floats (1998) and the thrillers The Net (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). Bullock achieved further success in the following decades with the comedies Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Proposal (2009), The Heat (2013), and Ocean’s 8 (2018), the drama Crash (2004), and the thrillers Premonition (2007) and Bird Box (2018). Bullock was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy in the biographical drama The Blind Side (2009). She was nominated in the same categories for playing an astronaut stranded in space in the science fiction thriller Gravity (2013), which was her highest-grossing live-action release.
In addition to her acting career, Bullock is the founder of the production company Fortis Films. She has produced some of the films in which she has starred, including Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) and All About Steve (2009). She was an executive producer of the ABC sitcom George Lopez (2002–2007) and made several appearances during its run.
Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, on July 26, 1964, the daughter of Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), an opera singer and voice teacher from Germany, and John W. Bullock (1925–2018), an Army employee and part-time voice coach from Birmingham, Alabama. Her father, who was in charge of the Army’s Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met her mother. Her parents married in Germany. Bullock’s maternal grandfather was a German rocket scientist from Nuremberg. The family returned to Arlington, where her father worked with the Army Materiel Command before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon. Bullock has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who served as president of Bullock’s production company Fortis Films.
For 12 years Bullock was raised in Nuremberg, Germany and Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, and grew up speaking German. She had a Waldorf education in Nuremberg. As a child, while her mother went on European opera tours, Bullock usually stayed with her aunt Christl and cousin Susanne, the latter of whom later married politician Peter Ramsauer. Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child and frequently accompanied her mother, taking small parts in her opera productions. In Nuremberg, she sang in the opera’s children’s choir. Bullock has a scar above her left eye which was caused by a fall into a creek when she was a child. While she maintains her American citizenship, Bullock applied for German citizenship in 2009.
Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in school theater productions. After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a BFA in Drama in 1987. While at ECU, she performed in multiple theater productions including Peter Pan and Three Sisters. She then moved to Manhattan, New York, where she supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, and coat checker while auditioning for roles.
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Sandra Annette Bullock
Sandy, America’s Sweetheart, The Girl Next Door
Actress, Film Producer, Philanthropist
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters– 171 cm in meters– 1.71 m in feet inches– 5’ 7”
in kilograms– 54 kg in pounds– 119 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)
Date of Birth
July 26, 1964
Age (as in 2020)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Waldorf School, Germany Washington-Lee High School, Washington
East Carolina University in Greenville
Degree in Drama
Film: Hangmen (1987) TV: Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)
Sandra Bullock PMK*BNC 1840 Century Park East Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
Horse-riding, Listening to Music, Traveling
Awards, Honours, Achievements
Academy Awards Won Best Actress Award for The Blind Side Nominated Best Actress for Gravity BAFTA Nominated Best Actress for Gravity Golden Globe Award Won Best Actress Award for The Blind Side
A tattoo on her back
Boys, Affairs and More
Michael Mailer (1989) Tate Donovan (1992–1995) Keanu Reeves (1993) Troy Aikman (1995) Matthew McConaughey (1996-1998) Dweezil Zappa (1998) Guy Forsyth (1999) Bob Schneider (1999-2001) Hugh Grant (2001) Ryan Gosling (2001-2002) Jesse James (2004-2010) Ryan Reynolds (2011) Chris Evans (2014) (Rumored) Michael McDonald (2015)
July 16, 2005
Jesse James (2005-2010)
Son– Louis Daughter– 1
Father– John W. Bullock (United States Army Employee, Part-time Voice Coach) Mother– Helga Mathilde Meyer (Opera Singer, Voice Teacher)
Porsche Panamera, BMW 7 series, Audi A6 Avant, Range Rover Vogue, Mercedes GL Class, Toyota Prius
$20 million per movie
Net Worth (approx.)
$200 million (as per 2017)
Bullock was once engaged to actor Tate Donovan, whom she met while filming Love Potion No. 9. Their relationship lasted three years. She previously dated football player Troy Aikman and actors Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling.
Bullock married motorcycle builder and Monster Garage host Jesse James on July 16, 2005. They first met when Bullock arranged for her ten-year-old godson to meet James as a Christmas present. In November 2009, Bullock and James entered into a custody battle with James’ second ex-wife, former adult film actress Janine Lindemulder, with whom James had a child. Bullock and James subsequently won full legal custody of James’ five-year-old daughter. A scandal arose in March 2010 when several women claimed to have had affairs with James during his marriage to Bullock. Bullock canceled European promotional appearances for The Blind Side citing “unforeseen personal reasons”.
On March 18, 2010, James responded to the rumors of infidelity by issuing a public apology to Bullock. He stated, “The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded … beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment.” James declared, “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me.” He asked that Bullock and their children one day “find it in their hearts to forgive me” for their “pain and embarrassment”. James’ publicist subsequently announced on March 30, 2010, that James had checked into a rehabilitation facility to “deal with personal issues” and save his relationship to Bullock. However, on April 28, 2010, it was reported that Bullock had filed for divorce on April 23 in Austin, Texas. Their divorce was finalized on June 28, 2010, with “conflict of personalities” cited as the reason.