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Sandra Bullock Biography

Birth Name:
Sandra Annette Bullock
Birth Place:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Her mother was a German opera singer; her father an American voice coach
  • As a child, used to perform on stage as an extra with her mother
  • Lived in Vienna, Austria; Nuremburg, Germany; and Arlington, VA, when she was younger
  • Fluent in German
  • Wrote and performed her own song "Heaven Knocking On My Door" in 1993's The Thing Called Love
  • In 1997, wrote, produced, directed and costarred in (opposite then-boyfriend, Matthew McConaughey) a short film called Making Sandwiches
  • Founded the production company, Fortis Films, which produced the sitcom George Lopez, as well as many other films
  • In 2004, was Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
  • Opened the Austin restaurant Bess Bistro in 2006 and Walton's Fancy and Staple, which is a hybrid deli, café, bakery and event-planning service, in 2009
  • Named People magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman in 2015

Awards

  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: winner
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Duo: winner
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best International Actress: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2013Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2009Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated

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