- Birthday26th Jul, 64
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
Sandra Bullock is a very popular American actress and producer who earned fame and recognition after acting in many successful films like Speed, Speed II, While You Were Sleeping and A Time to Kill. However, her roles in films like Crash and The Lake House were critically acclaimed. She is the 14th richest female celebrity as per the rankings which were published in 2007. She has received a Golden Globe Award for Best actress for her role in the film The Blind Side. The latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the highest paid actress with $56 million.
Sandra Bullock was voted as one of the top money making stars of 2009. The next year she topped the Forbes' List of the Top Ten US actresses beating established actresses like Cameron Diaz. She is known for her much publicized decision that she took during the signing of the film Blind Side in 2009. Instead of asking for an upfront payment, she asked for a share of the earnings! Her estimated income now per year is $56,000,000. Sandra also has her own production company known as Fortis Films.She has produced films like All About Steve which had good returns at the Box Office. In 2006 she started a restaurant in Austin which is called Bess Bistro.
Sandra is one of the top 20 richest people of the entertainment industry. She is known to be a very straight-forward person and this is very evident from her vulgar show of her wealth in 2009. She bought a mansion in New Orleans for an astounding sum of $2.25 million. The huge mansion spreads over 6600 sq ft and has five bedrooms and a swimming pool in the backyard which looks like a lagoon. The rooms have been furnished with Victorian wallpaper and huge Gothic mirrors. She is involved in a lot charity work too. Sandra Bullock is an ardent supporter of American Red Cross and has donated $1m to the organization at least on 4 occasions. She also signed a petition to expedite the clean-up process after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sandra Bullock's mother was an opera singer in the German city of Nuremberg. She accompanied her mother on opera tours across Europe. Bullock passed out from Washington-Lee High School. Although she was enrolled in the East Carolina University, she never completed her graduations as she was too pre-occupied on becoming an actress. In 2005 she got married to Jesse James, the host of Monster Garage. In 2010 she along with her husband proceeded with plans to adopt a baby boy. Even after the successful adoption, the news was kept as a well-guarded secret till the Oscars in March, 2010. Shortly after the couple divorced but Bullock continued the adoption as a single parent.
Family & relationships
Noted Hollywood star and America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock is selling her Austin home in Texas as she plans to settle permanently in LA with her two-years old son. This house actually acted as a refuge in the midst of her divorce from cheating husband Jesse James. Though, not many details about the interiors of this house are available but we do have some basic details.
Location - The property is located in Austin on a sprawling 1.75 acres of land and overlooks the Barton Creek. The house is perfect for those who enjoy a quiet and peaceful life.
Accommodation - The property which spreads over 5,600 sq ft features three bathrooms, two full bathrooms and a half bathroom, a wine cellar, hot tub and an in-ground pool. The house was built in 1979 but since it was completely renovated, it looks new and swanky. Inside the house there are walk-in closets and cathedral ceilings. There is a fireplace in the master bedroom of the house. Luxury does not end here. As per released images, there is also a tennis court on the property and there are hiking and jogging trails which leads directly to the property. Sadly not many details are available about the interiors of the property but we do assume that it is just as luxurious as its exteriors.
Features - The exterior of the property looks stunning in white color and a brilliant glass facade. One can easily view the skyline of downtown Austin right from the comfort of the home. The expansive floor - to - ceiling glass windows that is present all around the house enables one to see the interiors just by standing on the backyard.
Neighborhood - Well, very difficult to comment on the neighborhood also as no address of the house has been made public ever.
Wall of floor-to-ceiling windows
Beautiful Sight view
Elegant tennis court
Amazing Swimming pool
Gothic Victorian House
Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock has spent $2.25 million to buy a 1860s built mansion in New Orleans. There she lives with her secretly adopted a baby boy named Louis and a couple of staff members. America's sweetheart also put her California Beach House on the market to sale and moved into this house, which is a pretty grand and standard place for a new mother and her baby to live in.
Location - The Gothic Victorian House that looks grand from every angle is located in the Garden District of New Orleans.
Accommodation - The house spreads over 6,600 square feet, and boasts five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bathroom, a parlor and a ballroom. Last heard, the third floor was basically unfinished but we are sure it will be as stunning as the other floors. It is assumed that the third floor will be converted into a playroom for her two year old son, Louis. There is an outside pool although we doubt whether it will ever be used.
Features - There is a huge pool in this property and a lawn which is equally massive in size. The sizable motor court is large enough to park even a chopper. However, there are also reports that the house looks quite dark and formal for a celebrity.
Neighborhood - The neighbors are very happy that a celebrity has moved in and as reports suggest, she has been greeted with open arms.
Mercedes Benz GL550
The actress has been often spotted driving around in her black $90,000 Mercedes GL550, a SUV vehicle powered by a 5500cc V8 engine which delivers a power of 382 HP at 6000rpm and a torque of 391 lb-ft at 2800 rpm. It features a 7 speed transmission system and an all-wheel drive-train. Superb pickup enables the SUV to zoom to 100km/hour from zero in 6.4 seconds. Interiors have been fitted with walnut wood and high-end leather. Safety features like all round airbags along with a tire pressure monitoring system has been incorporated into the design.
Sandra has been photographed several times behind the wheels of her $42,000 Toyota Prius V. It’s a green hybrid vehicle capable of running on both its 1800cc petrol engine and electric batteries. Total engine output is 134 HP. Key parts of the technology powering the car have been incorporated from Japanese high speed trains. The car boasts of an impressive fuel economy and delivers a mileage of 51 miles per gallon of fuel. Interiors of the vehicle comprise high-end leather. In-built stereo system provides on-board entertainment. Bluetooth connectivity along with iPod interface is also present.
Bullock loves driving around in her black Audi A6. The vehicle is powered by its supercharged 3000cc V6 engine that delivers an output of 310 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque. It features a front wheel drive-train along with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The car can zoom to 100 km/hour from start in 5.3 seconds. A tri-zone automatic climate control system combined with leather upholstered interiors and heated front seats ensure a very comfortable ride. Ability to drive in the harsh winter weather capability is an added plus.
Hawaii as a tourist destination is known as a Mecca for discerning individuals, top earners and celebrities who loves enjoying quality time on secluded beaches. Featuring sandy, white and pristine beaches, spectacular waterfalls, great golf courses, peaceful surroundings and breathtaking scenery, Hawaii is the favorite holiday spot for the everyone, and there's hardly any celebrity who has not been in this place. One of Hollywood's old reliable go-to girls for romantic comedies, actress Sandra Bullock and her boyfriend Jesse James, an american TV personality and former CEO of West Coast choppers, also chose Hawaii as a vacation spot ahead of the "The Blind Side" actress's birthday. The couple frolicked in the lea Hawaii waters and snapped each other's pictures before lovingly helping each-other to feed the meal and sharing a passionate kiss in a little privacy of their beachside cabana.
Location: One of the world's most distinguished vacation spot, Hawaii islands are located to the southern side of United States, and is usually referred to as the Paradise on Earth.
Accommodation: Hawaii also offers some of the world's finest accommodations, including ultra-deluxe hotels, exotic resorts and posh villas, besides the budget accommodation options.
Major Attractions: The Hawaii boasts some of the world's most spectacular scenic beauty, including miles of tropical rainforest, and white sandy beaches.
And, history buffs can also witness the historic seaport where the tragedy of Pearl Harbor took place in 1941. Also, they can also relive the events by witnessing the USS Arizona, still in her final resting place, besides visiting the battleship where the treaty for ending WW II was signed.
Hawaii islands are also filled with a number of active volcanoes, and one can take national Park volcano tours to enjoy the place at its best.
Further, Hawaii is a paradise for golfers, as it offers some of the world's most demanding golf courses. Covering a total area of 280 acres, the golf course offers a great view of the Pacific Ocean.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Walk along on the sand of the beach
With her husband, Jesse James
Partners in Health
The actress has participated in fund raising events to support the mission of Charity organization Partners in Health. Their activities span large parts of the globe, and their central theme is “Solidarity” rather than just normal charity. People residing in diverse geographical locations like Peru and Russia are helped in their illness by providing medical care and social services. Pharmaceutical companies and policy makers are also pressurized to reach out to the needy.
The actress has donated a lot of money to this world renowned philanthropic organization, which works to provide relief to people affected by natural calamities, wars and internal violence. Promoting universal humanitarian principles and strengthening the rule of law which helps preventing future suffering is another important aim. The American Red Cross organization uses a network of 500,000 volunteers and 35,000 employees to alleviate the suffering of unfortunate people. It primarily relies on financial donations to fund its relief efforts.
J Brand Jeans
Sandra was spotted wearing these $200 J Brand 912 in Venom jeans, while busting a move with Betty White at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. It is a slim fit cotton cargo pant with cargo pockets, front slash pockets, rear button welt pockets and is available in range of colors from black to blue.
Persol Cat Eye Sunglasses
The actress was snapped donning these $220 designer shades while playing with her son Louis at a playground in New York. This handmade Italian sun-glass offers 100% UV protection and the black acetate frames feature an attractive cat-eye design. The trademark arrow display at the temples of the polarized sunglasses also gives a stylized look.
Lanvin Ketu Crossbody Messenger Bag
Lanvin Ketu Crossbody Messenger Bag is one of Sandra Bullock's favorite accessories and she carries it frequently. Genuine leather along with the clean lines in the bag provides a sophisticated look, and the stud detailing on the straps makes it easily maneuverable. It is available in colors ranging from black to brown.
The best actress flaunted this designer Marchesa gown on the red carpet of the 2010 Oscars, while she kept her looks clean with minimal jewelry, straight and simple hair, a metallic clutch purse, and bright fuschia lipstick. The dress was a heavily embellished lacy full length sleeveless gown in shimmering gold and white embroidery work.