Sandra Bullock turns 49 years young on Friday.
Given her looks, positive attitude, sense of humor, approachability and infectiously endearing personality, it's no wonder she's become known as America's Sweetheart.
After winning an Academy Award for The Blind Side and being blindsided by Jesse James, Bullock took time off to focus on a much more important role:
Mother to adopted son Louis Bardot.
She's returned to acting with some memorable recent roles (most recently The Heat), and continues to prove she can be as versatile as she is awesome.
We wish her all the best personally and professionally, and can't wait to see what the next phase of her career holds. Happy 49th birthday, Sandy!
Other notable birthdays today: Helen Mirren (68), Kevin Spacey (54), Kate Beckinsale (40), Jeremy Piven (48), Chris Harrison (42) and Mick Jagger (70).