Sandra Annette Bullock (/ˈbʊlək/; born July 26, 1964)[1] is an American actress and producer. Bullock rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), The Net (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). In the new millennium, she starred in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006), and the critically acclaimed Crash(2004). In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated fortune of US$85 million.[2] She is considered to be the biggest female star of modern Hollywood, replacing Julia Roberts (1990s) and Angelina Jolie (2000s).[3][4][5]   In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposal[6] and The Blind Side.[7] Bullock was awarded theBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy inThe Blind Side. She is listed in the 2012 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records as the highest-paid actress, with $56 million.[8] In 2013, she starred in The Heat, which became financially the most successful comedy of the year. The science fiction thriller Gravity was released on October 4, 2013 to coincide with the beginning of World Space Week to rave reviews. As one of the highest grossing films of the year, it is her most successful film.[9][10][11] The Blind Side, The Proposal, The Heat and Gravity, grossed over $150 million each, make her the most bankable star in Hollywood today.[12]