Sandra Bullock
Actress, philanthropist
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer who rose to fame in the 1990s after roles in successful films such as Demolition Man, Speed, The Net, A Time to Kill, and While You Were Sleeping. In the new millennium she appeared in such films as Miss Congeniality, The Lake House, and Crash, the third of which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of US$85 million.
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LAPD detectives illegally searched home of Sandra Bullock's accused stalker, court says
LATimes - 6 days
Los Angeles police conducted an illegal search of the home of the man accused of stalking and breaking into Sandra Bullock’s mansion, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel unanimously ruled that detectives violated Joshua Corbett’s right to remain silent and thus did not obtain...
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Watch Rihanna Check In As Marion Crane In Chilling 'Bates Motel' Trailer
Huffington Post - 21 days
Somewhere in between blocking Drake’s kiss at the VMAs and eyeing Sandra Bullock’s fries while shooting “Ocean’s Eight,” Rihanna somehow found the time to check into “Bates Motel” for a short and likely murderous stay.  The first trailer featuring the singer for the A&E series’ upcoming fifth season debuted online Tuesday and, unsurprisingly, Rihanna   steals the damn show with just seconds of screen time.  Rihanna joins the final season of the contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” as Marion Crane, the iconic role originated by Janet Leigh. Marion might not be around for a long time (shower, scream, drain, remember?), but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time.  Released exclusively on Entertainment Weekly, the trailer shows Rihanna’s character arriving amid a rainstorm ― just like in the original movie ― and meeting neighborhood psycho, Norman Bates, at the check-in desk of the infamous motel.  “It’s this collision of ‘Bates Motel’ storytelling ...
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Betty White Turns 95, Is Still Cooler Than All of Us
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Curb Your Ire, Bros: Anna Kendrick Is In Talks To Play Santa In A Disney Movie
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Anna Kendrick is in talks to play Santa Claus in a new Disney movie, Variety reported Wednesday. We know some people are incredibly protective of the traditional image of Santa Claus, so the backlash about this news seems inevitable. Typically protesters (aka Megyn Kelly) argue that Santa ― a fictional character with historical ties to a Turkish monk ― must be white. Now they get to argue over whether Father Christmas must, in fact, be a father. (Please don’t.)   The project’s working title is “Nicole.” Kendrick plays Santa’s daughter, who is left to take over the family business when Saint Nick retires and her brother chickens out before his first Christmas in charge. “Miss Congeniality” and “Two Weeks Notice” scribe Marc Lawrence has written the script and will direct the film.  Gender-swapping on the big screen is nothing new, of course. Just last year, misogynistic bros claimed their childhoods were ruined by Paul Feig’s female-centric “Ghostbusters” reboot. Marvel opted ...
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Meryl Streep Is About To Add Another Major Award To Her Mantel
Huffington Post - 2 months
Meryl Streep will soon be able to add another prestigious award to her ever-growing résumé.  The Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star will be honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Ally for Equality Award, in recognition of her longtime support of the LGBTQ community, in February. The actress, who was last seen on the big screen this summer in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” will be presented with the award at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala, slated for Feb. 11 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. HRC President Chad Griffin praised Streep, 67, for standing up for the LGBTQ community “throughout her phenomenal career” in a blog post on his organization’s website.  “Whether through her iconic roles that raised the visibility of LGBTQ people, or by boldly speaking out for equality, Meryl Streep embodies the very nature of what it means to be an ally to our community,” he said. In August, Streep opened up about her connection to the LGBTQ community in an interview w ...
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The Best Self-Published Books of 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
Every year readers are faced with "best of" lists of books, from outlets ranging from "GoodReads Choice" to NPR. And every year they all pretty much feature the same titles (this year they include Colson Whitehead's THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Stephanie Danler's SWEETBITTER, Michael Chabon's MOONGLOW, Zadie Smith's SWING TIME and THE GIRLS by Emma Kline). We're not saying those books aren't good, but really, is that all there is? What about the indie titles? The hot romances, off-beat memoirs, the cool science fiction, fantasy and YA, worlds created and envisioned by one person, the indie author? So get out your gift lists and your Kindles, Nooks and Kobos, or order them in print from your favorite local bookstore. Presenting IndieReader's annual list of their best reviewed indie titles of 2016. FICTION ACTION/ADVENTURE A university professor is tasked with a secret mission to verify a recently discovered artifact, but is thrown into a strange conspiracy with a madm ...
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Movie Review: 3-D Auteurs
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Ah, 3-D! It always seemed more like a gimmick than a true breakthrough in movie making technology. It was first introduced in the 1950s to beat back the threat of television; it was reintroduced in the new millennium to beat back the threat of the Internet. It didn't stop TV, and it won't stop Netflix, but a case can be made that it's more than just a toy. Film Forum makes that case with its 3-D Auteurs film festival, running November 11-29, and featuring 34 films by serious directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Wim Wenders, and George Miller. Note that Film Forum is the only repertory theater in New York City equipped to show 3-D films in the finicky 1950s dual projector format. Highlights include: It Came From Outerspace (1953). Cheesy alien invasion movie, the kind they don't make anymore. From a story by Ray Bradbury. You know you want to see it. Is it a metaphor for the Cold War? You decide. Directed by Jack Arnold. House of Wax (1953). Vincent Price as the ultimate tor ...
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Is Watching Your Kid Grow Up Supposed To Hurt This Bad?
Huffington Post - 5 months
I’ve been a little weepy lately. A few days ago, on the way home, a sad detail in a book made me burst into tears like I’d been recently been broken up with. I looked around the subway car for someone to meet my eye so I could say “sad book,” but this is New York City and we avoid crazies.  The next day, my 5-year-old son and I had an argument about what kind of pants he would be wearing to school. He has very strong positions on pants ― short preferred, elastic waistband, NO strings. I’ve been cutting the strings off his pants for years. We argued, and I yelled, and on the way to school I apologized for yelling and as I watched his retreating back disappear down the school hallway I felt like weeping again.  I’ve heard that being a parent is like letting your heart walk around outside your body. That always felt overwrought to me. Most of the time being a parent means feeling angry that your child won’t listen to you, or annoyed that he won’t stop climbing all over you, or ...
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Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Pratt Date In Space In First 'Passengers' Trailer
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Oddly, Harry Connick Jr. Seems a Little Nervous With the First Few Notes of New Talk Show
Huffington Post - 5 months
Harry Connick Jr. has spent most of his life in show biz, which didn't entirely prevent some opening-day jitters on his new daytime talk show Harry. The daily program kicked off Monday at 4 p.m. ET, with Sandra Bullock, a set so bright it almost required sunglasses and an audience that was about 97% women. The audience demos and Bullock were no problem. The set might want a little attention at some point, since at times it seemed to swallow Harry. Between the almost day-glo backdrop and the gleaming white of the furniture and the piano, the set sometimes felt like it should be co-headlining. Connick over the years has earned those adoring female fans. Besides enormous musical talent, he has a natural charm, an easy-going smile and a disarming aw-shucks style, thanks no doubt to his native New Orleans. On Day One of Harry, however, he often looked and sounded a little stiff and awkward. That's hardly unprecedented in the talk-show game, but it was noticeable with Conni ...
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NASA just broke its biggest rule in space in order to safely send humans to Mars
Yahoo News - 8 months
In the movie Gravity, Sandra Bullock is the sole survivor of her space shuttle colliding with a Russian satellite—experienced astronaut George Clooney has just sacrificed himself to get her to safety. But at that point, there are still 40 minutes left to the movie, so, inevitably, she’s not safe at all. Instead, her refuge at…
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Growing a White TV Dynasty. On a Scary Transracial Adoption
Huffington Post - about 1 year
You might know it by now: Patriarch Phil Robertson of the hugely successful reality TV-show Duck Dynasty has a new grandson. The baby is the fifth child of his youngest son Jep, who with his wife Jessica adopted a boy after having four biological kids. This became the past days rapidly news, because adoption is not only de rigueur amongst celebrities, their fans love this specific sign of their idols' humanity. It is almost as if the stars adopt to please their fans. And so they show them off in the popular press: Madonna, Brangelina, Sandra Bullock, Rosie O'Donnell, Viola Davis, Sheryl Crow and Marie-Louise Parker and so many others are all pictured with their kids. Adoption these days is so hot, that the press is not only following actual adoptive families, but also highlights celebrities who are considering adoption, like Kim Kardashian. Her visit to a Thai orphanage last year where she met 12-year-old Pink, who she 'totally' wanted to adopt - but didn't because the girl didn't w ...
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Sandra Bullock explains why she'll never take a selfie
Fox News - about 1 year
Sandra Bullock is not about that selfie life.The Our Brand Is Crisis actress opened up about why she can't stand the trendy up close and personal self-portraits that have taken the Internet by storm.
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Why I am Donating 100 Percent of My Book Royalties to Families Where Addiction is Present
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The dedication inside Cook's book, "Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately." I am a small, independent writer, known by few. In the blogosphere and news, I am gaining notoriety for being "that girl who writes a lot about heroin." The exposure and reach of my articles has enabled me to connect with so many people from all over the world. I receive emails daily from others who have been touched by addiction in some way or another. I hear from addicts who just attended their friend's funeral and admit to me that they used in the parking lot of the funeral home. I speak with addicts who have been clean for years, addicts who have been clean for days and addicts who are still actively using and desperate to find recovery. I hear from parents who have lost their children to drug overdoses, who share with me the eulogy they wrote for their child. I hear from families who have gone into debt, going as far as taking second mortgages on their homes, just to keep their children in rehab. I hear ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sandra Bullock
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In December 2015, Bullock announced that she had adopted a second child, and appeared on the cover of People magazine with her then year-old new daughter.
    More Details Hide Details On December 20, 2000, Bullock, the only other passenger, and the two crew all escaped the crash of a chartered business jet uninjured. The pilots were unable to activate the runway lights during a night landing at Jackson Hole Airport due to not using up-to-date approach plates, but continued the landing anyway. The aircraft landed in the airport's graded safety area between the runway and parallel taxiway and hit a snowbank. The accident caused a separation of the nose cone and landing gear, partial separation of the right wing, and a bend in the left wing. On April 18, 2008, while Bullock was in Massachusetts shooting the film The Proposal, she and her husband were in an SUV that was hit head-on (driver's side offset) at moderate speed by a drunken driver. Vehicle damage was not major and there were no injuries.
    In 2015, she was named "The Most Beautiful Woman" by People.
    More Details Hide Details Bullock runs her own production company, Fortis Films. She was an executive producer of the George Lopez sitcom (co-produced with Robert Borden), which garnered a syndication deal that banked her some $10 million. Bullock tried to produce a film based on F.X. Toole's short story Million-Dollar Baby but could not interest the studios in a female boxing drama. The story was eventually adapted and directed by Clint Eastwood as the Oscar-winning film, Million Dollar Baby (2004). Fortis Films also produced All About Steve which was released in September 2009. Her father, John Bullock, is the company's CEO, and her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, is the former president. In November 2006 Bullock founded an Austin, Texas, restaurant, Bess Bistro, located on West 6th Street. She later opened another business, Walton's Fancy and Staple, across the street in a building she extensively renovated. Walton's is a bakery, upscale restaurant and floral shop that also offers services including event planning. After almost nine years in business, Bess Bistro closed on September 20, 2015.
    By 2015, Bullock's films had grossed over $5.3 billion worldwide, which makes her 14th most profitable movie star.
    More Details Hide Details According to The Numbers, her total domestic gross stands at over $2.5 billion, placing her among the Top 100 Stars at the Box Office. Bullock is set to star in an all-female spin-off of the Ocean's Eleven franchise called Ocean's Eight, which will be directed by Gary Ross. Since her acting debut, Bullock has been dubbed "America’s sweetheart" in the media due to her "friendly and direct and so unpretentious" nature. On March 24, 2005, Bullock received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
    In 2015, she voiced the character of Scarlet Overkill in the animated film Minions, which became her highest-grossing film to date, with over $1.1 billion worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Bullock also starred in and co-executive produced the comedy-drama film Our Brand Is Crisis.
    She was also named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to acting, Bullock is the founder of the production company Fortis Films. She has produced some of the films in which she starred, including Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, and All About Steve. She was an executive producer of the ABC sitcom, George Lopez, and made several appearances during its run. Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (born 1925), was a United States Army employee and part-time voice coach; her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer and voice teacher. Bullock's father is from Birmingham, Alabama, and has English, Irish, German, and French ancestry, while Bullock's mother was German. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. Bullock's father, who was in charge of the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met his wife. They married in Germany and moved to Arlington, where John worked with the Army Materiel Command, before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon. She has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who was formerly the vice-president of Bullock's production company Fortis Films.
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In 2014, Bullock ranked No. 2 on Forbess list of most powerful actresses and was honored with the Decade of Hotness Award by Spike Guys' Choice Awards.
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    By August 2014, Bullock was the highest earning actress in Hollywood.
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  • 2013
    Age 48
    In November 2013 it was announced that Bullock was named Entertainment Weeklys Entertainer of the Year due to her success with The Heat and Gravity, which Entertainment Weekly believed would earn her an Oscar nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Bullock shared the title with other distinguished people in the industry such as the creators of the television show Breaking Bad, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, "Grumpy Cat" and others.
    In September 2013, Bullock joined other Hollywood legends at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard by making imprints of her hand- and footprints in cement in the theater's forecourt.
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    In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter named Bullock among the most powerful women in entertainment.
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    In 2013, Bullock starred in the comedy film The Heat, alongside Melissa McCarthy.
    More Details Hide Details It received positive reviews from critics, and took in $230 million at the box office worldwide. Bullock also starred in the science fiction film Gravity, opposite George Clooney. The film premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and was released on October 4, 2013 to coincide with the beginning of World Space Week. Gravity received universal acclaim among critics and a standing ovation in Venice. The film was called "the most realistic and beautifully choreographed film ever set in space". Bullock's performance was praised, with some critics calling Gravity the best work of her career. Variety wrote, Gravity took in $716 million at the box office worldwide, making it Bullock's second most successful picture. For her role as Dr. Ryan Stone, Bullock was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.
  • 2012
    Age 47
    In 2012, Bullock was inducted into the Warren Easton Hall of Fame for her donations to charities, and in 2013 was honored with the Favorite Humanitarian Award at the 2013 People's Choice Awards for her contributions to New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter High School, which was severely damaged by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, she donated $1 million to relief efforts in Haiti following the Haiti earthquake, and again donated the same amount following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
    More Details Hide Details Along with other stars, Bullock did a public service announcement urging people to sign a petition for clean-up efforts of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Bullock backs the Texas non-profit organization The Kindred Life Foundation, Inc., and in late 2008 joined other top celebrities in supporting the work of KLF's founder and CEO Amos Ramirez. At a fundraising gala for the organization, Bullock said, "Amos has led many efforts across our nation that have helped families that are in need. Our country needs more organizations that are committed to the service that Kindred Life is."
    Bullock's son began living with them in January 2010, but they chose to keep the news private until after the Oscars in March 2010.
    More Details Hide Details However, given the couple's separation and then divorce, Bullock continued the adoption of her son as a single parent.
    Bullock announced on April 28, 2010, that she had proceeded with plans to adopt a son born in January 2010 in New Orleans.
    More Details Hide Details Bullock and James had begun an initial adoption process four months earlier.
    However, on April 28, 2010, it was reported that Bullock had filed for divorce on April 23 in Austin. Their divorce was finalized on June 28, 2010, with "conflict of personalities" cited as the reason.
    More Details Hide Details Since mid-2015, Bullock has been in a relationship with photographer Bryan Randall.
    James' publicist subsequently announced on March 30, 2010, that James had checked into a rehab facility "to deal with personal issues" and "save his marriage" to Bullock.
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    On March 18, 2010, James responded to the rumors of infidelity by issuing a public apology to Bullock.
    More Details Hide Details He stated, "The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded" and "Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment." James declared that "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me", and asked that his wife and children one day "find it in their hearts to forgive me" for their current "pain and embarrassment."
    In March 2010, a scandal arose when several women claimed to have had affairs with James during his marriage to Bullock.
    More Details Hide Details Bullock canceled European promotional appearances for The Blind Side citing "unforeseen personal reasons."
    In 2010, Time magazine included Bullock in its annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World."
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    Bullock was selected by People magazine as its 2010 Woman of the Year and ranked No. 12 on Peoples Most Beautiful 2011 list.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    While critics have praised her screen persona, some have been less receptive towards her films. At the 2009 release of The Proposal, Mark Kermode said Bullock had made only three good films—Speed, While You Were Sleeping, and Crash, and added that "she's funny, she's gorgeous, it's impossible not to love her, and yet she makes rotten film after rotten film "
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    In November 2009, Bullock starred in The Blind Side, which opened at No. 2 behind New Moon with $34.2 million, making it her second highest opening weekend ever.
    More Details Hide Details The Blind Side is unique in that it had a 17.6% increase at the box office its second weekend, and it took the top spot of the box office in its third weekend. The film cost $29 million to make according to the Box Office Mojo. It grossed over $309 million, making it her domestic highest-grossing film, her fourth highest-grossing film worldwide, and the first one in history to pass the $200 million mark with only one top-billed female star. Bullock had initially turned down the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy three times due to a discomfort with portraying a devout Christian. She was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress. The Blind Side also received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination.
    The year 2009 proved to be especially good for Bullock, giving the actress two record highs in her career, as earlier in the year she released The Proposal, with co-star Ryan Reynolds, grossed $317 million at the box office worldwide, making it her fourth most successful picture to date.
    More Details Hide Details She received her third Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress role for Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    In 2008, Bullock was announced as "the face" of the cosmetic brand Artistry.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    Bullock also starred in Premonition with Julian McMahon, which was released in March 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    Bullock married motorcycle builder and Monster Garage host Jesse James on July 16, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details 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 pornographic actress Janine Lindemulder, with whom James had a child. Bullock and James subsequently won full legal custody of James' five-year-old daughter.
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Bullock had a supporting role in the film Crash, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    More Details Hide Details She received positive reviews for her performance, with some critics suggesting that it was the best performance of her career. She later received a $17.5-million-salary for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). The same year, she was a co-recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award. Although Bullock was reunited with her Speed co-star Keanu Reeves in the romantic drama The Lake House, their film characters are separated throughout the film, so Bullock and Reeves were only on set together for two weeks during filming. The same year, Bullock appeared in Infamous, playing author Harper Lee.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    She was presented with the 2002 Raúl Juliá Award for Excellence for her efforts, as the executive producer of the sitcom George Lopez, in helping expand career openings for Hispanic talent in the media and entertainment industry.
    More Details Hide Details She also made several appearances on the show as Accident Amy, an accident-prone employee at the factory Lopez's character manages. The same year, she starred opposite Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice (2002).
  • 2000
    Age 35
    In 2000, Bullock starred in Miss Congeniality, a financial success that took in $212 million at the box office worldwide, and received another Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
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  • 1996
    Age 31
    She was selected as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996 and 1999, and was also ranked No. 58 in Empire magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list.
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  • 1987
    Age 22
    She made her acting debut with a minor role in the 1987 thriller Hangmen, and made her television debut in the film Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989), and played the lead role in the short-lived NBC sitcom Working Girl.
    More Details Hide Details Her breakthrough role was in the film Demolition Man (1993). She subsequently starred in several successful films including Speed (1994), While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Net (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), Hope Floats (1998), and Practical Magic (1998). Bullock achieved further success in the following decades in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Crash (2004), The Proposal (2009) and The Heat (2013). She was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), and was nominated in the same categories for her performance in Gravity (2013). Bullock's greatest commercial success is the animated comedy film Minions (2015), which grossed over at the box office. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses.
  • 1982
    Age 17
    After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details While at ECU, she performed in multiple theater productions, including "Peter Pan" and "Three Sisters." She then moved to Manhattan and supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, and coat checker while auditioning for roles. Until the age of eighteen, Bullock held American/German dual citizenship. In 2009, she reapplied for German citizenship. While in New York, Bullock took acting classes with Sanford Meisner. She appeared in several student films, and later landed a role in an Off-Broadway play No Time Flat. Director Alan J. Levi was impressed by Bullock's performance and offered her a part in the TV movie Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989). This led to her being cast in a series of small roles in several independent films as well as in the lead role of the short-lived NBC television version of the film Working Girl (1990). She went on to appear in several films, such as Love Potion No. 9 (1992), The Thing Called Love (1993) and Fire on the Amazon (1993).
  • 1964
    Born on July 26, 1964.
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