spotlight story It didn’t take long for Sandra to catch her first big break, playing the role of a sassy Southern bell in the off- Broadway production of No Time Flat. Everyone loved her and a string of successes during the mid-1990s got her a nomination to the Golden Globes Award for Best Actress! She was featured in several magazines and became a must-want actress. Shortly thereafter she starred in Miss Congeniality, a financial success worldwide, and received another Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. The year 2009 proved to be Sandra’s second record high in her career, thanks to her performance in The Proposal, with co-star Ryan Reynolds, where she received her third Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. Sandra starred in worldrenowned movies like The Blind Side, The Heat, and Gravity, which received universal acclaim. In the spotlight once again, Sandra is set to star in an allfemale spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, titled Ocean’s 8, which will be released in theaters on June 8, 2018. People magazine selected Sandra as its 2010 Women of the Year and ranked her no.12 on People’s Most Beautiful 2011 list. Time magazine also featured Sandra in 2010 in its annual Time 100 – “Most Influential People in the World.” In 2013, Sandra mas named the 32
most powerful women in entertainment and received the title of “Entertainer of the year” due to her success with The Heat and Gravity. The spotlight did not stop – in 2014 she was ranked no.2 on Forbes’ list of most powerful actresses and in 2015, People named her “The Most Beautiful Woman.” Sandra has been on many covers since 2015, loved by many for her work and her beautiful family – Sandra’s fans love seeing her with her boyfriend Bryan Randall and her two adopted children Louis and Laila. Sandra’s performance in movies is not the only thing her fans love about her; for years, Sandra has been a devoted and determined philanthropist. After 9/11, Sandra wrote a million-dollar check to the American Red Cross to help victims of the terrorist attacks and she wrote another million-dollar check to the Red Cross to help relief efforts in Asian countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. After Hurricane Katrina, Sandra was spotted at the Austin convention center, helping evacuees get food, clothing, and shelter. Sandra has become a financial force behind the creation of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leader in Austin and the rebuilding of the Warren Easton Senior High School in New Orleans’ inner city as one of her mantras is to “Get Educated.” Sandra is truly one of a kind. Don’t miss her performance this summer in Ocean’s 8 and keep an eye out for many more successes!