This Oscar winner and proud mom to son Louis stars alongside Melissa McCarthy in the new buddy cop movie The Heat. Here are five things you may not know about Sandra Bullock.
1. Born Sandra Annette Bullock on July 26, 1964 in Arlington, VA -- her mom was an opera singer and her dad was a U.S. Army employee and part-time voice coach.
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2. As a child, she frequently accompanied her mother on European opera tours and is fluent in German.
3. She left East Carolina University just three credits short of her bachelor's degree to pursue acting.
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4. Her first role was in an off-Broadway production of No Time Flat.
5. Was a cheerleader in high school and she can dance flamenco, salsa and tango.
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