Sandra Annette Bullock is an Oscar-winning actress probably best known for her roles in “Gravity,” “Speed” and “The Blind Side.” She is known as “America’s Sweetheart,” “The Girl Next Door,” or simply, “Sandy.” Aside from an Oscar, she also received a Rassie for Worst Actress for her role in “All About Steve.” She actually won both awards within two days of each other in 2010.
Sandra Bullock is a mix of English, Irish, German and French ancestry. She is also fluent in German. Though she is referred to as “America’s Sweetheart,” she said, “I’ve lived next door to people all my life. I don’t know how cute they think I am.”
Her mother was a German opera singer and her father was an American voice teacher. She grew up performing in a children’s chorus. She was sometimes bullied as a kid for wearing unappealing clothes that were brought in Germany.
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Sandra Bullock graduated in 1982 from Washington-Lee High School, and was a cheerleader there. “I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.” Still, she was voted “Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day” by her class.
Sandra Bullock attended East Carolina University in North Carolina where she studied acting, but she left three credits shy of her bachelor’s degree. In 1986, she moved to New York to act on stage. She supported herself with bartending and cocktail waitress jobs while auditioning.
She said her first review for the TV movie “The Bionic Showdown” said "I was as interesting as a bus ride." She had jobs on “Demolition Man” and others, but it was “Speed” that made her a star. Sandra said, “Everyone told me to pass on it because it was a ‘bus movie.’”
She also formed her own production company, Fortis Films. She was the executive producer of the George Lopez sitcom.
Sandra Bullock has been romantically linked with Troy Aikman, actor Tate Donovan, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling. Though she was married to Jesse James in 2005, after he admitted to his affairs, she divorced him in 2010.
Sandra Bullock adopted a child, Louis Bardo Bullock. She is notably not active on social media.