Sandra Bullock: Her New Life

Sandra Bullock: From All-Star Cheerleader to Oscar Mom!

How she came to be the woman – and mother – she is today

THE HIT FACTORY

Her production company's first big hit is Miss Congeniality, in which Bullock plays a frumpy FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant. The comedy grosses more than $200 million, and helps Bullock earn her biggest paycheck yet – a reported $17.5 million! – by the time the sequel hits theaters five years later in 2005.