Sandra Annette Bullock, also known as “America’s Sweetheart”, was born on July 26, 1964 in Arlington, VA. åÊHer mother was an opera singer and her father was a voice coach. åÊSandra often starred in the children’s choir of the productions that her mom sang in. åÊHer family is from Germany and Bullock lived in Germany up until the age of 12 when she returned to Arlington. åÊShe attended high school at Washington-Lee High in Arlington, VA – the same High School that Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine attended. åÊWhile there she was voted “Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day.” åÊShe was also a cheerleader and gymnast. åÊBullock then studied acting at Eastern Carolina University underåÊDon Biehn who studied under the great Sanford Meisner. åÊIn college Bullock was Homecoming Princess. åÊShe dances Flamenco, Salsa, and Tango and speaks German fluently.
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Bullock moved to New York City to pursue an acting career in earnest on the stage, but she ended up acquiring work in television and feature films. åÊHer big break came when she co-starred with Keanu ReevesåÊinåÊSpeed in 1994. åÊBullock won an Oscar for her role in the 2009 filmåÊThe Blind Side. åÊIn 2010 she was named Person of the Year by People Magazine, and in 2013 she was named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly. åÊShe is one of the few celebrities to score a perfect 100 in a widely accepted branded marketability measure From E-Poll Market Research.
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Bullock was also listed at #14 on the 2007 Richest Women in Entertainment Forbes List. åÊCurrently she is listed at #90 on the Celebrity 100 list. åÊHowever, it would not be surprising to see Bullock rapidly rising on those lists. åÊShe has been listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the highest paid actress in the world. åÊFor her work inåÊGravityåÊBullock has made $77 million. åÊThe actress was paid $20 million up front and has earned over $50 million in royalties from the film that has grossed a whopping $700 million. åÊWho hasn’t seen Gravity? åÊBullocks pay out is one of the highest åÊpaydays in movie history. åÊOn top of that the actress received $20 million foråÊThe Blind Side,åÊa movie that grossed $309 million worldwide. åÊShe received $11 million for Hope FloatsåÊand $12.5 million foråÊ28 Days.With her wealth the actress has a reputation for being extremely generous. åÊShe donated $1 million dollars to the Red Cross after the 9/11 attacks, another million after the tsunami in Asia, and another million after the Haiti earthquake. åÊOutside of of her charitable gifts Bullock enjoys investing in elegant homes. åÊShe has an enviable real estate portfolio. åÊBullock owns a ski chalet in Jackson Hole, WY; a home in Austin, TX; a getaway on Tybee Island in Georgia, and a loft in the SoHo district in New York City.She is perhaps most known for her New Orleans home in the Garden District built in 1876. åÊRecently she acquired another stunning house in Beverly Hills for $16,190,000. åÊThe home is 8,110 square feet and features 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. åÊAs one would expect Bullock has amazing taste. åÊSome reports actually put the pad at $23,000,000. åÊIt is an old English style estate on a 4 acre setting. åÊIt features at least one pool, a pool house, staff quarters, a work out gym and panoramic views that sweep from downtown LA to the ocean.