Sandra Bullock

Actor, Producer, Director
One of the top-grossing Hollywood actresses of the 1990s, "America's sweetheart" Sandra Bullock rose to fame with roles as the quintessential yet modern-day version of the girl-next-door: smart, capable, witty; one who ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1964 in Arlington, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (112)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

Scarlet Overkill (Voice)

Guys Choice 2014 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Brand Is Crisis (Remake) 2014 (Movie)

"Calamity" Jane Bodine (Actor)

The Perfect Heist 2014 (Movie)

(is being considered) (Actor)

Gravity 2013 (Movie)

Ryan Stone (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

Ashburn (Actor)

The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers 2013 (Movie)

Golda Meir
 (Voice)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 (Movie)

Linda Schell (Actor)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbara Walters Oscar Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

Mary Horowitz (Actor)

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blind Side 2009 (Movie)

Leigh Anne Tuohy (Actor)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

Margaret Tate (Actor)

Premonition 2007 (Movie)

Linda Hanson (Actor)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Nelle Harper Lee (Actor)

Loverboy 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Harker (Actor)

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Kate Forster (Actor)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Gracie Hart (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

George Lopez 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Women on Top: Hollywood and Power 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

When I Was A Girl 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 (Movie)

Siddalee Walker (Actor)

Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

Detective Cassie Mayweather (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

Lucy Kelson (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Gwen Cummings (Actor)

Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Judy Tipp (Actor)

Harry Connick Jr. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

Gracie Hart (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music of Hope Floats 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

Birdee Pruitt (Actor)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

Sally Owens (Actor)

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

of Miriam (Voice)

Women of the Net 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Sylvester Stallone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

1996 ShoWest Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Ellen Roark (Actor)

In Love and War 1996 (Movie)

Agnes Von Kurowsky (Actor)

Making Sandwiches 1996 (Movie)

Melba Club (Actor)

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/17/95) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Two If By Sea 1996 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

Fire on the Amazon 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Net 1995 (Movie)

Angela Bennett (Actor)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

Lucy Moderatz (Actor)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Who Do I Gotta Kill? 1994 (Movie)

Lori (Actor)

Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

Lenina Huxley (Actor)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

Linda Lue Linden (Actor)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

When the Party's Over 1993 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Love Potion #9 1992 (Movie)

Diane Farrow (Actor)

Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Shot Patakango? 1990 (Movie)

Devlin Moran (Actor)

Working Girl 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Religion, Inc. 1989 (Movie)

Debby (Actor)

Hangmen 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

One of the Guys (Movie)

(Actor)

The Preppie Murder (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (12)

Our Brand Is Crisis (Remake) 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Making Sandwiches 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

One of the Guys (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (4)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Soundtrack Album Executive Producer (Music Producer)

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

executive album producer(Dream Quest Images) (Music Producer)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

("Do Your Duty") (Song Performer)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

(Song)
Director (1)

Making Sandwiches 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Making Sandwiches 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

One of the top-grossing Hollywood actresses of the 1990s, "America's sweetheart" Sandra Bullock rose to fame with roles as the quintessential yet modern-day version of the girl-next-door: smart, capable, witty; one who triumphs in the face of impossible scenarios. Her can-do energy was at the center of her career breakout as Annie, the spunky passenger on a runaway bus in "Speed" (1994), after which her endearing gutsiness and charm made her a romantic comedy favorite in films like "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) and "Forces of Nature" (1999). At her peak, she was so beloved that she gave even Julia Roberts a run for her money as box office queen. To prove her versatility, Bullock regularly detoured into serious dramas like "Infamous" (2006) and the occasional edge-of-your seat thriller like "Premonition" (2007). But with the exception of the Academy Award-winning "Crash" (2002) and her Oscar-winning turn in "The Blind Side" (2009), the actress attracted the most fan devotion for sparkling in comedies like "Miss Congeniality" (2002) and "The Proposal" (2009), where she lit up the screen with her quirky personality and earthy, approachable beauty. Seemingly impervious to box-office disappointments and only more respected after a scandalous failed marriage, Bullock remained one of the most commercially viable and beloved actresses in American film.

Relationships

John Bullock

Father
American (from Alabama) CEO of Fortis Films, Bullock's production company

Helga Bullock

Mother
German Died on April 4, 2000 at age 63

Louis Bullock

Son
Bullock began the adoption process with Jesse James four years prior; brought Louis home in January 2010, but did not reveal the news publicly until after she announced that she had filed for divorce from James in April 2010

Nancy Bullock

Half-Sister
Daughter of John Bullock and first wife Rita Harrison

Katherine Bullock

Half-Sister
Daughter of John Bullock and first wife Rita Harrison

Gesine Bullock-Prado

Sister
Born c. 1970 President of her Bullock's production company, Fortis Films

Tate Donovan Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Love Potion No. 9" (1992) Briefly engaged Ended relationship after four years together

Chris Evans Actor

Companion
Rumored to be dating.

Guy Forsythe

Companion
Dated c. 1999 No longer together

Ryan Gosling Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Murder by Numbers" (2002) and dated for more than a year No longer together Called Bullock one of the "loves of his life"

Jesse James Actor

Husband
Met 2003 when Bullock arranged for her 10-year-old godson to tour set of "Monster Garage" Married July 16, 2005 in California Reportedly split March 2010 after rumors surfaced of James' infidelity Bullock announced April 28, 2010 that she filed for divorce Divorce finalized June 28, 2010

Jesse James

Step-Son
Born c. 1997 Son of Jesse and Karla James

Chandler James

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1994 Daughter of Jesse and Karla James

Sunny James

Step-Daughter
Born c. 2003 Daughter of Jesse James and Janine Lindemulder

Michael Mailer

Companion
Dated c. 1989 No longer together

Matthew McConaughey Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "A Time to Kill" (1996) Reportedly dated on-and-off, although neither confirmed the relationship

Donald Padilla

Companion
Reportedly dated No longer together

Bob Schneider

Companion
Dated from 2000-2001 No longer together

EDUCATION

East Carolina University

Greenville , North Carolina 1982 - 1986
Left during her senior year to pursue an acting career; later completed her coursework and received her bachelor's degree from the University

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York
Studied with Sanford Meisner

Washington-Lee High School

Arlington , Virginia 1982
Voted "Most Likely to Brighten Your Day" by her senior class; was a cheerleader and participated in high school theater productions

Milestones

2013

Starred in the meditative sci-fi movie "Gravity" with George Clooney

2013

Featured in the cop comedy "The Heat" with Melissa McCarthy

2011

Co-starred with Tom Hanks and newcomer Thomas Horn in the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel

2009

Co-starred with Bradley Cooper in the comedy "All About Steve"; also served as a producer

2009

Portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film adaptation of "The Blind Side"; based on the 2006 book by Michael Lewis

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("The Blind Side")

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy ("The Proposal")

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama ("The Blind Side")

2009

Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "The Proposal"; also served as a producer; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("The Blind Side")

2007

Starred in the psychological thriller "Premonition"

2006

Co-starred with Keanu Reeves in "The Lake House," a remake of the enchanting Korean film "Il Mare" (2000)

2006

Portrayed author Harper Lee in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"

2005

Reprised the role of an FBI agent in "Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous"

2005

Played a supporting role in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash"

2005

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (March)

2002

Played one of the female leads in the feature adaptation of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

2002

Cast as an FBI profiler in "Murder by Numbers"; also produced the film

2001

Made a cameo role as herself in "Lisa Picard Is Famous"

2000

Played an FBI agent who goes undercover at a beauty pageant in "Miss Congeniality"

2000

Starred as a party-loving writer who undergoes rehab in the comedy "28 Days"

1999

Teamed with Ben Affleck in "Forces of Nature"

1998

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman as sisters practicing witchcraft in "Practical Magic"; also executive produced with McLaglen

1998

Co-executive produced (with Mary McLaglen) and starred in "Hope Floats"

1997

Signed three-year production deal at Warner Bros.

1997

Wrote, co-produced (with Matthew McConaughey), directed and starred in the 40-minute short "Making Sandwiches"

1997

Reprised breakthrough role in the disappointing sequel "Speed 2: Cruise Control"

1996

Played a supporting role opposite Matthew McConaughey in "A Time to Kill"

1995

First starring role in the surprise hit romantic comedy, "While You Were Sleeping"

1995

Proved her star status with "The Net"

1994

Breakthrough screen role as Annie, the woman recruited by Keanu Reeves' character to drive a bomb-planted bus in "Speed"

1993

Portrayed an aspiring country Western singer in "This Thing Called Love"; film debut as singer

1993

Gained a wider following as Sylvester Stallone's partner in "Demolition Man"

1992

Offered a superb turn as cynical feminist artist in "When the Party's Over"

1990

Series regular debut, playing Tess McGill on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Working Girl"

1989

TV acting debut, "Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)

1989

First leading role in a film, "Who Shot Patakango?"

1988

Praised by critic John Simon for her off-Broadway performance in "No Time Flat"

1987

Had a one-line role in her film debut, "Hangmen"

1986

Moved to New York City to pursue acting

1972

Began performing at age eight while traveling with her mother on her opera tours

Moved to Los Angeles

Formed Fortis Films

Bonus Trivia

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"Maybe the scar is the key to Sandra Bullock's success. It's a little more than an inch long, running alongside her left eye. Noticeable, but not distracting, it's the flaw that ever so subtly takes the intimidation out of her beauty. (For the record, she got it when she slipped jumping rock to rock in a creek when she was a kid.)" Bullock: "People say, 'Why don't you get that taken care of?' and I say, 'Because its part of my face! It's my battle wound!'" – from "Bullock Picks Up 'Speed'" by Martin Bode in the Daily News, July 25, 1995

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"I look back on certain choices that I made, and I wonder if I did it out of the working actor's desperation to just take anything that comes along. I allowed myself, several times, to be mediocre. I'm very well aware of that, and [those films] are good reminders to look back and say, 'Don't do that.' And it's halfway out of trying to be pleasing to everybody. You find mediocrity that way. I'm not going to allow myself to be mediocre or anything that I am involved with to be mediocre." – Bullock to Rolling Stone magazine, June 26, 1997

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"I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It's what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you've lost it." – Bullock in USA Today, May 29, 1998

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"Matthew [McConaughey] is one of the greatest men I know. He knows that and he knows how much I love him. And I have told that to everybody. And I will kill anyone who says differently. We are blessed in how much we care for each other. I know I will always have someone who will watch my back even if he's 3,000 miles away." – Bullock quoted in the Daily News, May 31, 1998

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"I just didn't know when to step out of a project if I felt the script wasn't being developed properly. I went into it with the best intentions, but its failure was the best thing for me on a lot of levels. It proved a lot of things that I felt to be true to begin with, and it placed me in a situation that I was more comfortable with because nobody cared about me after it was done. I failed and was on the outs and I was able to go back and concentrate on things I loved." – Bullock on the failure of "Speed 2," quoted in the Daily News, Oct. 18, 1998

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"I felt like I lost 10 pints of blood. I did more yelling and cursing about every f***ing thing. But it was great." Bullock on producing her first film "Gun Shy," quoted to Movieline magazine, April 1999

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"Bullock is not an actress in the sense that she's capable of becoming different, fully dimensional people. She's a personality whose likability is her bankability. She is, in the strange cosmos that is the new Hollywood, a star." – Daily News columnist Jack Matthews on Bullock, April 16, 2000

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"I was shoved into a room with these people who were struggling and were there for their healing, and there is an actress doing research on their pain. I was writing notes on their breakdowns. And it was really disturbing because no one liked me. Nobody wanted me and one person felt compelled to leave the room. And I couldn't get out of it by a joke or laughing. This was real life. The movie had ceased to exist." – Bullock on preparing for her role in "28 Days," quoted to Us Weekly, April 24, 2000

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Bullock was honored Feb. 12, 2004, with the Woman of the Year award by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest college drama group.

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"I don't consider myself just an actor. I don't think when people think of me, they think of here's the sex symbol that must maintain x, y and z. I could be wrong, but I seriously doubt that that's how I'm perceived and I'm very happy about that." – Bullock quoted to CNN.com, March 28, 2005

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Bullock has twice donated $1 million to the American Red Cross, first to its Liberty Disaster Relief Fund and four years later in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

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On April 22, 2007, a woman was lying outside Jesse James and Bullock's California home in Orange County. When James confronted the woman, she ran inside her 2004 silver Mercedes and tried to run him over three to four times. The woman, Marcia Diana Valentine, was arrested on investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. Bullock won a three-year restraining order against the woman.

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In January 2009, Bullock and husband Jesse James were awarded temporary full-time custody of his daughter Sunny, following her mother's (adult film star Janine Lindemulder) sentencing to 6 months in prison, for income tax evasion. Upon Lindemulder's release from jail in October 2009, Bullock and James petitioned the court for full custody of Sunny.

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In March 2010, almost two weeks after winning the Oscar, Bullock cancelled her appearance at "The Blind Side" premiere in London, citing personal reasons. According to tabloid reports, Bullock left the couple's Southern California home after rumors surfaced that her husband Jesse James was cheating on her while Bullock had been off filming "The Blind Side" in Atlanta the year before.

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In a story posted April 28, 2010, on People magazine's website, the Oscar-winning actress revealed that she filed for divorce from her husband Jesse James and adopted a 3 1/2-month-old boy, Louis Bardo Bullock as a single parent. The report said Bullock and James began the adoption process four years prior and brought Louis home in January, but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars.

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On July 19, 2010, Bullock filed a temporary restraining order against a man who has been under court order to stay away from her since 2003. The actress accused Thomas James Weldon of following her from Michigan to Texas to California, sending her e-mails and faxes, and leaving her voice mail messages. In 2003, Weldon was ordered to stay at least 200 feet from Bullock. That order reportedly expired in June 2009.

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