After moving to Los Angeles, Bullock maintained a steady roster of small roles until landing a major part in 1993's Demolition Man opposite Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.
The following year, Bullock co-starred opposite Keanu Reeves in Speed, which grossed $350.4 million worldwide. Bullock's career exploded overnight into the stratosphere, where it has remained ever since.
Bullock attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader and participated in school plays. She graduated in 1982 and went to East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She got a BFA in Drama in 1987.