» Her mother, opera singer Helga Bullock, died in Arlington, VA in 2000, of Cancer
» While working on Two If by Sea (1996), discovered she is allergic to horses.
» She replaced Demi Moore in While You Were Sleeping
» Wrote and performed her own song “Heaven Knocking On My Door” in The Thing Called Love
» Replaced Lori Petty in Demolition Man
» Daughter of a German opera singer and an American voice coach.
» Attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
» Graduated from Washington-Lee HS in Arlington, Virginia in 1982.
» Friends with Samantha Mathis.
» Was a cheerleader in high school.
» Voted “Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day” by her high school class.
» Received the scar on her head when she fell into a lake and cut her head on a rock.
» Sister Gesine Bullock-Prado broke Sandy’s nose with her elbow while opening a garage door when they were kids.
» Spent time at a Rehabilitation Clinic to research her role in 28 Days
» Was considered for the lead in Runaway Bride
» Is fluent in German.
» Was engaged to Tate Donovan.
» Owns a home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
» Born at 3:15 AM.
» Appeared in Bob Schneider’s video ‘Round and Round’
» While filming 28 Days , in New York, she stayed in former co-star Dennis Hopper’s apartment.
» Her favorite perfume is Dune, by Christian Dior.
» Replaced Nancy McKeon in the sitcom “Working Girl”
» Her sister is Gesine Bullock-Prado, a lawyer and Vice-President of Fortis Films, aged 33
» Studied ballet when she was a child.
» Her favorite time of the day is dusk.
» Loves horses but is extremely allergic to them.
» Her favorite drinks are beer (Heineken and Rolling Rock) and tequila.
» Owns a house in Austin, Texas where she filmed some scenes in Miss Congeniality.
» Uses the ancient Chinese technique of accupuncture as a form of weight loss.
» Is from the same Metro Area as Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Mya, Regina Hall, Alan Heitz and Dwayne Winstead.
» Was considered for the role of Lois Lane in a proposed relaunch of the Superman franchise by Warner Brothers and was also considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a film adaptation that was never made.
» Has a house on Tybee Island, Georgia.
» She was originally cast as Rafi in Prime (2005) but two weeks before principal photography, was dropped due to script differences between her and writer/director Ben Younger. Uma Thurman stepped in quickly to replace her.
» Shares a birthday with Kevin Spacey, Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy Piven.
» Donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Did the same, again donating $1 million to the Red Cross, after the tsunami- disaster in Asia in 2004.
»After college, she moved to New York to waitress.
» Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
» Was originally cast as Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby.
» Stepmother of Jesse James’ children Chandler, Jesse Jr. and Sunny.
» Married actor Jesse James in a sunset ceremony on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California. They celebrated with several hundred guests including Jamie Lee Curtis, William Shatner and Regina King
. » Was considered for the role of “Harper Lee” in Capote , and later got the role in Infamous . Both films concern Truman Capote’s researching and writing of In Cold Blood.
» Her mom taught her to speak German.
» Often said to be one of the last actors to have studied with the great teacher Sanford Meisner, who trained Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Joanne Woodward at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Sandra most likely did not work with the great man himself but with a number of actors who did: Ron Stetson, Richard Pinter and Dan Biehn, the latter taught her at East Carolina University.
» With her newest movie, Premonition, she has now played the love interest of both starts of “Nip/Tuck”. She previously played the girlfriend of Dylan Walsh’s character in The Lake House and she is married to Julian McMahon in Premonition.