SANDRA BULLOCK (Ryan Stone) is an Academy Award-winning actress and one of
Hollywood's most popular and sought-after leading ladies. She most recently starred opposite
Melissa McCarthy in the smash hit buddy cop comedy "The Heat."
In 2010, she won the Oscar
for Best Actress for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in
the true-life drama "The Blind Side." Bullock also won a Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe
and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, which
grossed more than $309 million worldwide and was Oscar
nominated for Best Picture. That
same year, she received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture
-- Musical or Comedy for her role in the romantic comedy mega-hit "The Proposal," in which she
starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and which grossed more than $317 million globally.
Bullock had already earned praise for her work in several motion pictures when she had
her breakthrough role in the 1994 runaway hit "Speed." Her next two features, "While You Were
Sleeping," for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination, and "The Net," were both
critical and popular successes. Under her Fortis Films production company banner, she also
produced and starred in "Hope Floats," which marked her feature film producing debut;
"Practical Magic"; "Gun Shy"; "Two Weeks Notice," opposite Hugh Grant; "Miss Congeniality,"
for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination; and its sequel, "Miss Congeniality
2: Armed and Fabulous."
She has also garnered acclaim her performances in such dramas as Stephen Daldry's
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous," in which she
portrayed author Harper Lee; and the 2004 Oscar
-winning Best Picture, "Crash," directed by
Paul Haggis, for which she shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding
Performance by a Motion Picture Cast. Bullock's other film credits include starring roles in "All
About Steve," "Premonition," "The Lake House," "Speed 2: Cruise Control," "A Time to Kill," "In
Love and War," "Two if by Sea," "The Vanishing," "Demolition Man," "Wrestling Ernest
Hemingway," "The Thing Called Love," "Forces of Nature," "28 Days," the animated "The Prince
of Egypt," "Divine Secrets of The Ya Ya Sisterhood," and "Murder By Numbers," which she also
In addition to her Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Awards, Bullock has received
numerous awards and nominations for her acting work, including two Blockbuster Entertainment
Awards, four MTV Movie Awards, an American Comedy Award, ten Teen Choice Awards, and four People's Choice Awards for Favorite Female Movie Star. Additionally, in both 2001 and
1996, Bullock was named the ShoWest Female Star of the Year by the National Association of
Bullock is also an active supporter of a number of important causes, including the
American Red Cross, and New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter School, the oldest public high
school in the state of Louisiana, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.