Her father, John W. Bullock (1925-2018), a voice coach, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, to Jesse Burch Bullock and Mary LaBlanche Wilson, of German descent. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer; 1942-2000), an opera singer and voice teacher, was German, and was born in Nuremberg, Germany, to Eugen Meyer and Elisabeth Wilhelmine Böhnert.
Was considered for the role of Lois Lane in a proposed relaunch of the Superman franchise by Warner Brothers and was also considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a film adaptation that was never made.
She was originally cast as Rafi in 春心荡漾 (2005) but two weeks before principal photography, was dropped due to script differences between her and writer/director 本·杨格尔. 乌玛·瑟曼 stepped in quickly to replace her.
Known for her generous donations, she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Did the same, again donating $1 million to the Red Cross, after the tsunami disaster in Asia in 2004. She again donated $1 million, this time to Doctors Without Borders, after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
(July 16, 2005) Married actor Jesse James in a sunset ceremony on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California. They celebrated with several hundred guests including 杰米·李, 休·格兰特, 基努·里维斯, 威廉·夏特纳, 雷吉娜·金 and some member of the Hell's Angels.
Often said to be one of the last actors to have studied with the great teacher, Sanford Meisner, who trained 罗伯特·杜瓦尔, 黛安·基顿 and 乔安娜·伍德沃德 at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Sandra, most likely, did not work with the great man, himself, but with a number of actors who did: Ron Stetson, Richárd Pintér and Dan Biehn, the latter taught her at East Carolina University.
By starring in 弱点 (2009) she became the only actress to date to have a film marketed with her name solely above the title (i.e. based on her star power alone, and not a franchise or tentpoll picture) pass the $200 million mark in domestic gross.
Is one of four actresses to win both, the Oscar for Best Actress and the Razzie for Worst Actress, along with 哈莉·贝瑞, 费·唐纳薇 and 丽莎·明奈利. Bullock is the only one to be nominated for and win both awards in the same year (for 弱点 (2009) and 关于史蒂夫的一切 (2009)). She was presented with the awards within two days in 2010.
Was jokingly thrown in a pool by 乔治·克鲁尼 and 汤姆·克鲁斯 at 乔·舒马赫's birthday party in 2000. She talked to InStyle magazine about this story in 2005 and also mentioned it in her Oscar acceptance speech in 2010.
Has directed only one film, the 1998 movie Making Sandwiches (1998) (she also wrote it). Bullock said in a Reader's Digest interview that she directed the film to "educate herself" about directing and came away concluding that while she enjoys producing and acting, she does not have the talent to "lead" a film by being a director.
Canceled her appearances at the British and German movie premiere of 弱点 (2009), in the wake of model Michelle McGee's claims that she had an affair with Bullock's husband, Jesse James, while she was working on the set of 弱点 (2009). After she backed out of the premieres, both events were canceled as a red carpet event. [March 2010]
Revealed in People magazine in April 2010 that she started to adopt a one-week-old baby boy, named Louis Bardo Bullock, from New Orleans in January 2010. Initially began adoption proceedings with husband Jesse James before they split in April 2010 and going on to adopt Louis as a single parent after they divorced.
Universal Pictures wanted to cast Sandra Bullock in the role of Karen Sisco in 战略高手 (1998). However, director 史蒂文·索德伯格 decided to cast 詹妮弗·洛佩兹 in the role because he thought that Jennifer and co-star, 乔治·克鲁尼, had the intense chemistry together needed for the film.
Would not do the 生死时速 (1994) sequel, 生死时速2：海上惊情 (1997), after knowing that 基努·里维斯 had passed on it, but accepted it in a deal with 20th Century Fox in which they would endorse her upcoming movie, 真爱告白 (1998).
Her performance in the off-Broadway play, "No Time Flat", got her an agent and a very important audition. The audition was for 雌雄金刚再显神威 (1989), and theatre critic John Simon praised her performance, too (1988).
She won an Oscar for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in 弱点 (2009), making her one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: 斯宾塞·屈塞 for playing Father Edward Flanagan in 孤儿乐园 (1938), 加里·库珀 for playing Alvin C. York in 约克中士 (1941), 帕蒂·杜克 for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), 杰森·罗巴兹 for playing Ben Bradlee in 总统班底 (1976), 罗伯特·德尼罗 for playing Jake La Motta in 愤怒的公牛 (1980), 茜茜·斯派塞克 for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, 杰瑞米·艾恩斯 for playing Claus Von Bullow in 豪门孽债 (1990), 苏珊·萨兰登 for playing Sister Helen Prejean in 死囚漫步 (1995), 杰弗里·拉什 for playing David Helfgott in 闪亮的风采 (1996), 朱莉娅·罗伯茨 for playing Erin Brockovich in 永不妥协 (2000), 吉姆·布劳德本特 for playing John Bayley in 长路将尽 (2001), 海伦·米伦 for playing Queen Elizabeth II in 女王 (2006), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in 斗士 (2010) 梅丽莎·里奥 for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in 斗士 (2010), 梅丽尔·斯特里普 for playing Margaret Thatcher in 铁娘子：坚固柔情 (2011) and 埃迪·雷德梅恩 for playing Stephen Hawking in 万物理论 (2014).
As far as 2018, she is starred in two sequels of two of her hit movies. Both were a critical failure and a box office disappointment; in both, the love interest from the original picture disappears (both sequels justify it by making the relation break), Enrique Murciano appears in both sequels and (SPOILERS) in both of them Sandra Bullock's character almost dies by drowning. Also, albeit in different awards, both "Speed 2: cruise control" and "Miss Congeniality 2: armed and fabulous" were also nominated to a Worst Movie of the Year and Worst Actress of the Year.