Sandra Bullock was born in Arlington, Virginia. Her father, John W. Bullock, was a United States Army employee. John, who was in charge of the U.S. Army’s Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met Helga Mathilde Meyer. They married in Germany and moved to Arlington, where John worked with the Army Materiel Command before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon. Bullock was raised in Germany (Nuremberg) and Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for 12 years.