East Carolina University
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Washington-Lee High School
Starred in political comedy-drama "Our Brand Is Crisis"
Played villainous Scarlet Overkill in animated hit "Minions"
Starred in the meditative sci-fi movie "Gravity" with George Clooney
Featured in the cop comedy "The Heat" with Melissa McCarthy
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
Co-starred with Bradley Cooper in the comedy "All About Steve"; also served as a producer
Portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film adaptation of "The Blind Side"; based on the 2006 book by Michael Lewis
Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "The Proposal"; also served as a producer
Starred in the psychological thriller "Premonition"
Co-starred with Keanu Reeves in "The Lake House," a remake of the enchanting Korean film "Il Mare" (2000)
Portrayed author Harper Lee in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (March)
Played a supporting role in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash"
Reprised the role of an FBI agent in "Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous"
Cast as an FBI profiler in "Murder by Numbers"; also produced the film
Played one of the female leads in the feature adaptation of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Made a cameo role as herself in "Lisa Picard Is Famous"
Starred as a party-loving writer who undergoes rehab in the comedy "28 Days"
Played an FBI agent who goes undercover at a beauty pageant in "Miss Congeniality"
Teamed with Ben Affleck in "Forces of Nature"
Co-executive produced (with Mary McLaglen) and starred in "Hope Floats"
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman as sisters practicing witchcraft in "Practical Magic"; also executive produced with McLaglen
Reprised breakthrough role in the disappointing sequel "Speed 2: Cruise Control"
Signed three-year production deal at Warner Bros.
Wrote, co-produced (with Matthew McConaughey), directed and starred in the 40-minute short "Making Sandwiches"
Played a supporting role opposite Matthew McConaughey in "A Time to Kill"
Landed first starring role in the surprise hit romantic comedy, "While You Were Sleeping"
Starred in techno thriller "The Net"
Landed breakthrough screen role as Annie, the woman recruited by Keanu Reeves' character to drive a bomb-planted bus in "Speed"
Gained a wider following as Sylvester Stallone's partner in "Demolition Man"
Portrayed an aspiring country Western singer in "This Thing Called Love"; film debut as singer
Offered a superb turn as cynical feminist artist in "When the Party's Over"
Made TV series debut, playing Tess McGill on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Working Girl"
Made TV acting debut in "Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)
Landed first leading role in a film, "Who Shot Patakango?"
Praised by critic John Simon for her off-Broadway performance in "No Time Flat"
Had a one-line role in her film debut, "Hangmen"
Began performing at age eight while traveling with her mother on her opera tours
Formed Fortis Films
Bullock's mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer, was a German opera singer and voice teacher who married military officer John W. Bullock while he was stationed in Nuremberg. Bullock held dual German/American citizenship until her 18th birthday and reapplied for German citizenship in 2009.
Although born in Arlington, Virginia, Bullock spent most of her childhood in Nuremberg, Germany, where her father ran the Military Postal Service for Europe; she spoke fluent German.
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.
Bullock 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.