The actress -- known for her roles in such popular movies as
The Blind Side
, bolstered her on-screen career with a lucrative behind-the scene role as executive producer of
The George Lopez Show
, a one-time hit sitcom that lives on in syndication.
Unlike celebrities who have tried (and often failed) to launch chic, upscale restaurants that bank on their clout, Bullock has taken a more modest approach to her culinary ventures.
She is the owner of Bess Bistro, a popular eaterie in Austin, Texas, and built on its success by becoming a co-owner of
Walton's Fancy and Staple
, a gourmet delicatessen, cafe and bakery that offers catering and "one-stop floral services."