Name: Sandra Bullock
Birth Name: Sandra Annette Bullock
Height: 5' 7 1/2''
Date: July 26 1964
Birth Place: Arlington Virginia
Occupation: actress director writer producer
Education: Washington-Lee High School Arlington VA (graduated in 1982)
East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina (majored in drama; BA)
Neighborhood Playhouse New York (studied with Sanford Meisner)
Relationship: Benjamin Bratt (actor) Guy Forsythe (blues guitarist; reportedly involved summer 1999) Matthew McConaughey (actor) Tate Donovan (actor)
Father: John Bullock (voice coach)
Mother: Helga Bullock (German opera singer; died April 4 2000)
Sister: Gelsine Bullock (law student)
Claim to fame: as Annie Porter in Speed (1994)
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TOUTED as the latest American ingenue, Sandra Bullock aka " Sandy " currently corners the cute-as-a-button market, threatening the reigning Pretty Woman's chokehold on the title with her elementary -school-valentine appeal. She catapulted to insta-stardom with the back-to-back successes of Speed, for which she garnered MTV Movie Awards for most desirable female, best female performance, and best on-screen duo (with co-star Keanu Reeves), and While You Were Sleeping. The fresh-faced Sandra Bullock is known for her abnormal normalcy --Sandy Bullock wasn't voted "most likely to brighten your day" in high school for nothing --and her uncontrollable craving for junk food. Sandra readily admits that her favorite cuisine is Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The daughter of a German opera singer (mother Helga) and a voice coach (father John), Sandra Bullock spent her formative years continent-hopping between her home base of Arlington, Virginia, and Vienna, Austria. Sandra Bullock learned German and the particulars of theatre life at an impressionable age, often appearing on-stage with her mother. "Sandy" found plenty of parts in Hollywood, but they were limited to such box-office bombs as When the Party's Over, The Vanishing, and The Thing Called Love. She earned her first breakthrough role in Sylvester Stallone's Demolition Man, replacing Lori Petty (Tank Girl), who was fired several days into shooting. Though the movie itself misfired, producer Joel Silver, favorably impressed with Bullock's work, recommended her to Speed director Jan De Bont, and her price has been skyrocketing ever since.
After the subsequent success of While You Were Sleeping, Sandra Bullock indulged her avid interest in the online world by starring as a computer debugger in the techno-thriller The Net, and most recently she charmed audiences in the romantic comedy Two If by Sea. Not one to sit back on her fast-won laurels, Bullock immediately started work on Joel Schumacher's production of John Grisham's A Time To Kill. Sandra Bullock next plans to star in her newly formed production company's first property, a short she wrote and will also direct called Making Sandwiches. The project will team her once again with her A Time To Kill co-star, Matthew McConaughey. Sandra's next feature-length film will be In Love and War, the Richard Attenborough W.W.I. epic love story, in which she will play a nurse to Chris O'Donnells Ernest Hemingway.