Sandra Bullock: Her New Life

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

See her road from stardom to motherhood as she embraces her most challenging role yet

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.