Sandra Bullock Has Quietly Donated Millions to People in Need, Plus 5 Facts We Didn’t Know About Her

year ago

The 58-year-old actress may have become a household name across the globe, but there are some things even super fans might not know about her. Sandra Bullock has had her share of ups and downs in her life, and these experiences have shaped her into the admirable woman she is.

1. She used to be a bartender.

Before becoming a superstar worth millions and winning an Oscar, Sandra Bullock used to work as a bartender. She did that to support herself during the very beginning of her career.

2. She studied ballet and was a cheerleader.

Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection/Everett Collection/East News, ©

In an interview, Bullock revealed she used to be a cheerleader in high school. Even though she wasn’t familiar with basketball terminology, she cheered for the teams. She also studied ballet as a child.

3. She is fluent in German.


Fun fact: Sandra Bullock’s mother was a German voice teacher and an opera singer. Her parents even got married in Germany. Even though Bullock was born in Washington, D.C., she grew up speaking German.

4. She’s a powerful businesswoman.

Stuart Hardy/ABACAPRESS.COM/Abaca/East News, Collin Xavier/Image Press Agency ABACA/Abaca/East News

Bullock is the woman behind the production company Fortis Films. She founded it in the late 1990s, and the company has produced famous movies like Hope Floats, Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality, All About Steve, and the latest one, The Lost City. It’s interesting to note she has also starred in all of them.

Being a jack of all trades, she also runs a successful restaurant in Austin, TX, called Walton’s Fancy & Staple. It serves comfort food and is a local favorite!

5. Her kids are her number #1 priority.

Benne/Broadimage/EAST NEWS

Sandra Bullock announced that she is taking a break from acting to spend time with her kids. She has a son, Louis, and a daughter, Laila. They were both adopted, and Bullock is raising them as a single parent.

6. She’s always one step ahead when helping others.


She is known to be one of the first celebrities to make generous donations without publicly announcing it, whether in response to a natural disaster or support of fundraising efforts. In recent years, her contributions have exceeded $5 million, as far as we know.

What is your favorite Sandra Bullock movie?

Preview photo credit Collin Xavier/Image Press Agency ABACA/Abaca/East News, AFP/EAST NEWS


Get notifications

I've always loved her movies since Love Potion #9. I also felt so horribly for her when the press dragged her break up with her ex-husband out for what seemed like a long time. She had no control over his behaviors and it had to be very difficult for her to endure the prolonged poking into tender areas of her life. She has always seemed like a private person who keeps to herself and I'm so happy for her that she's found happiness in being a parent and raising her children. I wish them all the best for each of them


Related Reads