Sandra Bullock is easily one of America’s most recognizable and bankable actresses. She is also a philanthropist and producer. It is not a secret that Ms Bullock is one of the hardest working women in the industry today and she has the decades worth of work to prove it. She got her career start with the 1987 film, Hangmen. She also appeared in the television film – Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, playing the character of Kate Mason.
She later starred in the NBC sitcom, Working Girl as Tess McGill. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled after eight episodes aired due to low ratings.
Her big breakthrough did not come until 1993 when she appeared in the film Demolition Man opposite Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. After that, she appeared in a string of other successful movies including – Speed, Practical Magic, Hope Floats, While You Were Sleeping, A Time To Kill and The Net, solidifying her place as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies.
By the time the 2000s rolled around, Sandra Bullock was already a household name. She proceeded to appear in several more blockbusters including Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, The Heat, Crash, Minions, Gravity and Blind Side, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and the Academy Award For Best Actress.
Besides acting, she is also a movie producer. Her production company, Fortis Films, produced Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous, Two Weeks Notice and All About Steve.
Sandra Bullock: Bio & Age
Sandra Annette Bullock was born on the 26th of July, 1964 in Arlington, Virginia. Her mother, Helga Meyer, was an opera singer while her father, John Bullock, was a United States Army officer. While her father was of English, Irish and French ancestry, her mother was German.
Her father was stationed on Nuremberg and was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Military Postal Service in Europe, which is where he met her mother. The two got married in Germany before relocating to Arlington. Growing up, Sandra was raised in Germany and Austria and as a result, she grew up speaking German. She currently has a dual citizenship in America and Germany.
Sandra has a younger sister – Gesine, a pastry chef, author and attorney. Gesine was also the vice president of Fortis Films, working closely with her sister.
At an early age, she began taking ballet and vocal lessons. She also sang in a children’s opera choir and even had small parts in her mother’s opera productions.
She attended the Washington-Lee High school where she frequently performed in the school’s theatre productions. She graduated in 1982 and then went on to attend Greenville’s East Carolina University. She graduated from East Carolina University in 1987 with a degree in Drama after which she moved to New York to chase acting fulltime.
While auditioning for roles, she worked as a bartender, cock checker and cocktail waitress.
Family: Husband, Son, Daughter and Other Kids
On the 16th of July, 2005, Sandra Bullock married the host of Monster Garage, Jesse James. After their wedding and a lengthy legal battle, Bullock and James won custody of James’ five-year-old daughter from his ex-wife.
During their marriage, several women claimed to have had affairs with Jesse James and this was the primary reason that led to their divorce in 2010, after numerous attempts to save their marriage.
Prior to their divorce, they had begun the process of adopting a son. However, they chose to keep the matter private. After the divorce, Sandra decided to follow through on the adoption as a single parent.
In December 2015, Sandra announced that she had adopted a second child.
Prior to her marriage to Jesse James, she was engaged to Tate Donovan, an actor she met while filming Love Potion No 9. They were together for three years before the relationship fell apart after which she dated Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey and Troy Aikman (football player).
However since, 2015, after her divorce, she has been in a relationship the professional photographer – Bryan Randall. Since getting together with Sandra, he has been very involved with their relationship, even helping her raise her children. He also wants to have more children with Sandra. Currently, Bryan is a father of one – he has an adult daughter from one of his previous relationships from his younger days.
Sandra Bullock currently has a net worth of $200 Million which is to be expected. From 2007 till present, she has been one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. Even with the flock of new bankable actresses coming up like Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock remains relevant.
Beyond that, she has appeared in several of Hollywood’s biggest movies including Minions which made over $1 billion at the box office.