Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Actress known for her “girl-next-door” appeal, she is the daughter of an opera singer. Bullock's voice lessons led to her debut as a country singer in The Thing Called Love (1993). After studying acting at E. Carolina University in North Carolina, she landed roles in Speed (1994), While You Were Sleeping (1995), and The Net (1995). Bullock has become one of Hollywood's most popular leading women, starring in the romantic films In Love and War (1996), Hope Floats (1998), Practical Magic (1998), Forces of Nature (1999), and comedies 28 Days (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Two Weeks Notice (2002). She portrays To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee in Infamous (2006) and Peyton Place author Grace Metalious in Grace (2006).