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January 22, 2011

Sandra Bullock

Posted by Geobert Adan Son

Sandra Annette Bullock (pronounced /ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress who rose to fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful films such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping. She has since established her career with films such as Miss Congeniality and Crash, which received critical acclaim. In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest female celebrity with an estimated fortune of $85 million. In 2009, Bullock starred in the most financially successful films of her career, The Proposal and The Blind Side. Bullock was awarded a 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.

Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Helga D. Meyer (1942–2000), a German opera singer and voice teacher, and John W. Bullock (born 1925), an Army official and part time-voice coach from Birmingham, Alabama. Bullock's maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist from Nuremberg, Germany. John Bullock, then over the Army's Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met Helga Meyer.

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