Sandra Bullock

Bullock in 2011, kathclick/

Birth Name: Sandra Annette Bullock

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

Date of Birth: July 26, 1964

*father – English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, French
*mother – German

Sandra Bullock is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Blind Side (2009). She is also known for her roles in The Vanishing, Speed, While You Were Sleeping, The Net, A Time to Kill, Practical Magic, Miss Congeniality, Murder by Numbers, Crash, Infamous, The Proposal, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Heat, Gravity, Our Brand Is Crisis, and The Unforgivable, among many other films.

Her father, John Wilson 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 parents met in Nuremberg, Germany, where her father was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Military Postal Service in Europe. Sandra’s father also worked with the Army Materiel Command and was a contractor for The Pentagon.

Sandra’s sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, is a chef, author, and executive. Sandra spent part of her childhood in Nuremberg, and in Vienna and Salzburg in Austria. She has 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 Ellen 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 was born in Wisconsin. Francis was the son of James Wilson and Susan A. Spencer. Anna was the daughter of John Finn and Bridget.

Sandra’s maternal grandfather was Eugen Meyer (the son of August Meyer and Lina Schöttler). Eugen was born in Altena, Märkischer Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen. August was the son of Karl Meyer and Wilhelmine Hüttebräncker/Huttebranker. 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 was the daughter of Johann Jakob Pauls and Anna Regine Schwabe.

Sources: Genealogies of Sandra Bullock –

Genealogies of Sandra’s parents –

Genealogy 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 –


Curious about ethnicity

173 Responses

  1. azmodien says:

    She has some Hispanic roots, let’s be real

    • NOTREALLY says:

      saying “let’s be real” while simultaneously not having any substantiation for that claim has to be the funniest thing I’ve read this week

  2. andrew says:

    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

  3. vickie says:

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

  4. cwm85 says:

    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.

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