Sandra Annette Bullock ( born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer. The recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award

she was the world's highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014

The films in which she has appeared have collectively grossed over $5.9 billion worldwide, making her one of Hollywood's most bankable stars

Bullock received a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.

After making her acting debut with a minor role in the thriller Hangmen (1987), Bullock received early attention for her supporting role in the action film Demolition Man (1993)

Her breakthrough in the action thriller Speed (1994) led to leading roles in the romantic comedies While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Forces of Nature (1999), and the dramas A Time to Kill (1996) and Hope Floats (1998)

She was nominated for the same award for playing an astronaut stranded in space in the science fiction thriller Gravity (2013), which ranks as her highest-grossing live-action film.

In addition to acting, Bullock is the founder of the production company Fortis Films

For 12 years, Bullock was raised in Nuremberg, Germany, and Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, and grew up speaking German.