America’s “sweetheart” Sandra Bullock, was born on July 26, 1964, in Arlington, Va.
She started to pursue her career on stage after she moved to New York.
She played her first big role at the age of 21 in an off-Broadway play, “NO TIME FLAT”, which got her an agent.
Bullock earned widespread recognition after her work in the box-office hit Speed in 1994.
During the late 1990s, she starred in several big-budget films including While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill(1996) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).
In 2000, Bullock launched her first comedic role in 28 Days.
In the same year, she starred in Miss Congeniality.
In 2002, after returning from a two-year hiatus, Bullock appeared in Murder by Numbers and played a detective.
She also appeared in Two Weeks Notice in the same year.
That same year, she starred in the film version of the best-selling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood with Hugh Grant.
She later appeared in the Academy Award-wining movie, Crash, in 2004.
A year later, she appeared in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.
In 2006, Bullock starred in the drama, Infamous.
She also starred in the romantic drama The Lake House the same year alongside Keanu Reeves.
She plays a depressed housewife who tries to save her husband’s life after experiencing a vision of his death in Premonition in 2007.
Two years later, Bullock appeared in All about Steve.
By starring in the Blind Side (2009), Bullock had a career breakthrough. This drama made more than $200 million at the box office and earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.
Bullock at the 2010 Oscar Awards.
In 2011, she appeared in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close alongside Tom Hanks.
Bullock co-starred with Melissa McCarthy in the 2013 summer hit "The Heat."
Bullock teamed with long-time friend George Clooney in "Gravity," a role that is already creating Oscar buzz for the actress.