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Sandra Bullock
Sandra Annette Bullock (/ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964)is an American actress and producer. Bullock rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), The Net (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). In the new millennium, she starred in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006), and the critically acclaimed Crash (2004). In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated fortune of US$85 million.[2] She is considered to be the biggest female star of modern Hollywood, replacing Julia Roberts (1990s) and Angelina Jolie (2000s)
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In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. She is listed in the 2012 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records as the highest-paid actress, with $56 million.[8] In 2013, she starred in The Heat, financially the most successful comedy of the year, and the science fiction thriller Gravity.
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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; and her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer and voice teacher.[10][11][12] Bullock's father was from Birmingham, Alabama, and had English, Irish, German, and French ancestry, while Bullock's mother was German.[13][14][15] Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. Bullock's father, then 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.[16][17] Bullock has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who was formerly the vice-president of Bullock's production company Fortis Films,[1] and is now a pastry chef in Vermont.
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 As a child, Bullock frequently accompanied her mother on European opera tours. She spent time in Salzburg and Nuremberg, where she stayed with her aunt and grandmother and became fluent in German.[10] Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child, taking small parts in her mother's opera productions.[10] She sang in the operas children's choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.[18] The scar above her left eye was caused when she fell into a creek as a child.[19][20] Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and performed in high school theater productions. After graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a degree in drama in 1986.[21] She then moved to Manhattan and supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, and coat checker while auditioning for roles.
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 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). Afterward, she was 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 later appeared in several films, such as Love Potion No. 9 (1992), The Thing Called Love (1993) and Fire on the Amazon (1993). A prominent supporting role in the science-fiction/action movie Demolition Man (1993) led to her breakthrough performance in Speed the following year. Speed was a huge hit that took in $350 million at the box office worldwide, making it her most successful picture to date
Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Bullock became a movie star in the mid-1990s, carrying a string of successes, including While You Were Sleeping (1995), for which she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, The Net (1995) and A Time to Kill (1996). Bullock received $11 million for Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), which she agreed to star in for financial backing for her own project, Hope Floats (1998),[24] and has revealed she regrets making the sequel.[25] She was selected as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996 and 1999, and was also ranked #58 in Empire magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list.
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 In 2000, Bullock starred in Miss Congeniality, a financial success that took in $212 million at the box office worldwide,[26] and received another Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She was presented with the 2002 Raúl Juliá Award for Excellence[27] 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. 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).
Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock In 2004, Bullock had a supporting role in the film Crash, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. She received positive reviews for her performance, with some critics suggesting that it was the best performance of her career.[29] She later received a $17.5-million-salary for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005).[30] The same year, she was a co-recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award.
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Bullock runs her own production company, Fortis Films. Bullock was an executive producer of the George Lopez sitcom, which garnered a lucrative syndication deal that banked her some $10 million (co-produced with Robert Borden).[65] 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).[66] Fortis Films also produced All About Steve which was released in September 2009. Her father, John Bullock, is the company's CEO,[67] and her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, is the former president.
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On April 22, 2007, Marcia Diana Valentine was found lying outside James and Bullock's Southern California home in Orange County. When James confronted the woman, she ran to her car, got behind the wheel, and tried to run over James. The woman is said to be an obsessed fan of Sandra Bullock.[87] The woman was charged with one felony count each of aggravated assault and stalking. Bullock[88] obtained a restraining order to bar Valentine from "contacting or coming near her home, family or work for three years."[89] Valentine pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and stalking.[90] Valentine was subsequently convicted of stalking and was sentenced to three years of probation. Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock

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