SANDRA BULLOCK (Judy Tipp/Produced By) made her feature film producing
debut with "Hope Floats." Bullock formed her own production company,
Fortis Films, in 1995, and co-produced "Practical Magic," in which she
starred with Nicole Kidman.
Bullock recently starred in "28 Days," a "dramedy"
directed by Betty Thomas, in which she portrays a gossip columnist sent to a
rehabilitation center after a drunk driving conviction; in the comedy
"Forces of Nature" opposite Ben Affleck; and in the animated feature
"Prince of Egypt" as the voice of Miriam. Bullock's acting
breakthrough came with the 1994 feature film "Speed," in which her
portrayal as Annie, the unwilling bus driver, led to a string of other starring
roles. Among them are such films as "While You Were Sleeping,"
"The Net," "A Time to Kill," "Wrestling Ernest
Hemingway," "The Thing Called Love," "The Vanishing,"
"Demolition Man" and "Two If By Sea."
Bullock has received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including:
two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and two MTV Awards for her role in
"Speed"; a Golden Globe nomination, an American Comedy Awards
nomination, two People's Choice Awards and two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
for her role in "While You Were Sleeping"; and a People's Choice Award
and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her performance in "A Time to
Kill." In 1996, Bullock was voted NATO/ShoWest "Female Star of the
She made her debut as a writer/director with the short film "Making
Sandwiches," in which Bullock also starred with Matthew McConaughey. The
short premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Born in the Washington, D.C. area to an opera singer mother and a father who
teaches classical voice, Bullock grew up frequently playing children's roles
alongside her mother on stages across Europe. After studying drama at East
Carolina University, she made her screen debut in New York in the television
series "Working Girl," which led to her moving to Los Angeles to
pursue a career in feature films.
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