Sandra Bullock

by ethnic on September 17, 2008

Birth Name: Sandra Annette Bullock

Place of Birth: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 26, 1964

*English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, French (father)
*German (mother)

Sandra Bullock is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Blind Side (2009).

Her father, John W. Bullock, was born in Alabama, of English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French ancestry. Her mother, Helga Bullock (born Helga Mathilde Meyer), an opera singer and voice teacher,was German. Her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, is a chef, author, and executive. Sandra retains German citizenship and speaks German fluently. Sandra has two children, both adopted.

Her sister once said on Twitter:

As a German/Irish/English/French/kitchen sink lady person, I just write in “talented quaffer.”

Sandra’s paternal grandfather was Jesse Burch Bullock (the son of Eli Albert Bullock and Mahala E. Curl). Jesse was born in Kentucky. Eli was the son of Eli B. Bullock and Charlotte Sparks. Mahala was the daughter of John Wesley Curl and Hester Daily.

Sandra’s paternal grandmother was Mary LaBlanche Wilson (the daughter of Francis E. “Frank” Wilson and Anna Helen Finn). Mary LaBlanche was born in Wisconsin. Francis was the son of James Wilson and Susan. Anna was the daughter of John Finn and Bridget.

Sandra’s maternal grandfather was Eugen Meyer (the son of August Meyer and Lina Schöttler). August was the son of Karl Meyer and Wilhelmine Hüttebräncker. Lina was the daughter of Karl August Schöttler and Henriette Grüper.

Sandra’s maternal grandmother was Elisabeth Wilhelmine Böhnert (the daughter of Karl August Böhnert and Marie Henriette Pauls). Elisabeth was born in Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany. Karl was the son of August Hermann Böhnert and Auguste Henriette Amalie Luther. Sandra’s great-grandmother Marie Henriette was the daughter of Johann Jakob Pauls and Anna Regine Schwabe.

Sources: Genealogy of Sandra Bullock –

Genealogies of Sandra Bullock (focusing on her father’s side) –

Sandra’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Sandra’s paternal great-grandparents, Eli Albert Bullock and Mahala E. Curl –


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andrew October 1, 2017 at 3:57 pm

she is listed in several websites as having Albanian heritage. This controversy apparently started after an interview where she stated to be “half German, half Alabamian” LOL

andrew July 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm
vickie October 23, 2015 at 1:01 am

She looks everything that she is just because she’s got dark hair and dark eyes dosen’t mean she is spanish etc lol

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

I always thought she was more than European.. can’t fit my finger on it. Not black mix or anything but more than well… white.

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

She looks very Lebanese or Syrian. If you’ve seen their singers/actors…

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm
thomas1987 August 22, 2015 at 6:07 am

She looks very German

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Lol..why lol?

She looks like a typical Levant or Assyrian woman.

cwm85 October 23, 2015 at 6:14 am
visokozen November 14, 2015 at 2:11 am

Whos that on the picure?

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Linda George.

cwm85 is that sore Southern European who has an inferiority complex when it comes to Swedes, Brits and Germans, and superiority complex when it comes to North Africans and Middle Easterners, knowing deep inside that his people share similarities with them more than Nordics and Germans. Lol.

His way of laughing is really showing that. Love it! XD

visokozen November 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

If she is a German I am to!

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 4:28 am

Looks Southern German.

sarahle October 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm


germans in the north, south, east and west look the same…

just because that south germany is closer to italy than other parts doesn’t mean that the people look more mediterranean.
Have lived in south germany so I can tell you.

angiemorton October 4, 2015 at 6:45 am

Not so , the Germans are not all alike in any way .I am a descendant of German and I know what I mean. Anyway , she just , I do not think that looks German .

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:47 am

She looks manly.

neiltennant January 17, 2014 at 5:23 am

NATURAL beauty

I’m from germany and there are so many millions who look like her

her eyes say WHITE SAUSAGE BOY ?

Michael January 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

She very beautiful woman.

Kat November 23, 2013 at 6:08 am

She definitely isn’t old!

JasonBaker October 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

Sandra Bullock is really beautiful and talented. What a great mix of ancestries she has!

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm

What a piece of ace! I usually don’t go for old women, but Sandy San is a real looker! I sure thought she was Italian.

andrew August 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm
follers August 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Maybe a little. That journalist reminds me of Ayelet Zurer (Israeli) for some reason.

andrew August 9, 2013 at 5:26 am
follers August 9, 2013 at 5:38 am

I wouldn’t mistake that journalist for Bullock in those pictures. The journalist is more like Zurer with Alyssa Milano.

andrew August 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

Zurer looks like a French actress whose name I miss now

bearboy October 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Guys, Guys this is super SERIOUS! we have to trust celebrities when they claim to be Albanian or of any ethnic heritage! HOW would we feel if we were called liars. I remember before Abigail Breslin was listed as Austrian Jewish she would cry saying why none of us believed her. celebrities have feelings too. hashtag celebrities feelings matter hashtag no more sad celebrities hashtag I am a happy person hashtag nice weather we’re having hashtag question mark
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fuzzybear44 August 9, 2013 at 5:50 am

@andrew and follers

To me ,she looks more like ( Lara Flynn Boyle)

Except different eyes

fuzzybear44 August 9, 2013 at 5:52 am
andrew August 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Alyssa Milano is sooo short compared to these women..

theropod June 24, 2013 at 2:17 am

Wow…didn’t expect those ‘very white’ ethnicities such as German, Irish and English.

For years I thought she was Jewish, Spanish or Italian. Surely she has to have Southern European roots?

Clooney’s ethnicity and hers baffle me – they have no ‘exotic’ ones and yet they look so. :/

follers June 24, 2013 at 2:56 am

There are many people of Northern/Central European descent with this look. Sandra looks like the same type as Sarah Palin (who has stronger features) or perhaps Julia Roberts, who are both of the same type of heritage (although less German than Sandra).

theropod July 16, 2013 at 6:02 am

I know that you can be brown eyed/dark haired and be from up there (Anna Paquin, Sigourney Weaver), but she is very distinctively Italian/Middle Eastern looking.

I have a lot of friends in the Middle East, particularly Lebanese and Assyrian – some of their women are like her clones.

andrew July 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm

she looks like one of those Central/Northern European with brown hair/eyes

mony March 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

An Italian doesn’t look like a Lebanese!

Lana March 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

She is fluent in German. She can even speak better than some Germans in my country.
However, I’m curious, which city she cames from (in Germany).

christian April 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

maybe from the south or even from the east

i met some german girls who look similar to her

and those had also those features and wonderful brown eyes

SmartAss July 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm
nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 2:18 am

Nurnberg in Bavaria

christian March 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm

hmmm sandra bullock is very difficult to classify

i live in germany, and yes germans are not only blue eyed blond haired people, more people in germany have brown eyes than green or blue.

there are a lot of germans with dark hair and dark eyes

but i have never seen a girl or woman who looks like sandra bullock

there might be native american blood in her veins,

mony March 14, 2015 at 10:11 am

Infact she is not only German!

talkthattalk January 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I heard her say before she had some mexican roots as well

Khail Jo January 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I have always thought that she she was an American who of 100% German descent. She is a very powerful woman.

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

she has heavy bone structure /heavy build , so she can definitly ben german,…or albanian!

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

o yeah and she has a ethnic looks with the eyes tans easily has thick wild manes ( hair) as exotic woman like islanders or native americans/indians , slavics etc mostly have

Serpent November 12, 2011 at 12:04 am

Why do you say everyone in the world is mixed yet preach about how people are not “white-white” and how you cannot be “white-white” and be exotic? What is “white-white?” A Scandinavian, who come from a mixed background, by the way? Or a figment of your imagination? I am going with the latter.

And Sandra is not exotic.

Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Ingrid, your name should be turned to Ignorant! LOTS of Germans have dark hair and eyes. In fact more have dark hair than light, look up the actual facts!! My whole family is from Germany and most of them have dark hair and eyes and some even have an olive tone to their skin, even the blondes tend to tan well…..there is such thing as stereo typing and you I am afraid, are just adding to a stereo type that is incorrect.

Robert November 14, 2011 at 8:26 am

There are many dark complected Germans. Some, such as those from the Back Forest are said to have the blood of black Roman soldiers flowing through their veins (hence the often dark complexions and the name “Black Forest”)

I’m sure that in Germany there are others still that have Rommani blood flowing through their veins.

qq December 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Bullshit. No European country has significant Sub-Saharan African genes, please show me genetic sutdies because I’m interested in genetics and know that facts. Having skin that tans easily and dark hair is the norm for Caucasians! The pale super blondes are rare. If you honestly think being darker means non-Caucasian/European ancestry than +85% of Europe is non-white. Please don’t link Afrocentrist sites, they make me feel stupid after reading them.

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