Who knew? Sandra Bullock's sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, has her own career onscreen -- but it's a very different one from the type that the "Miss Congeniality" (and "Miss Congeniality 2!") star has enjoyed. Let's take a closer look at the life and career of the Hollywood actress' pastry chef sister, who is arguably famous in her own right.
Who is Gesine-Bullock Prado?
Gesine is the younger sister of Sandra Bullock. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1970 to their parents, John Wilson Bullock, a United States Army employee and voice coach, and Helga Mathilde Meyer, who was an opera singer.
Before she ever got into the world of baking shows and Better Homes and Gardens, Gesine attended the University of Virginia and Southwestern Law School, and, in 1997, became a licensed attorney. Going from a law practice to baking pie crust, ice cream, and more is certainly a career pivot!
Gesine Bullock-Prado actually worked with her sister for awhile, joining Sandra as a contributor at Fortis Films in 1995. She was the company's lawyer and president, and co-produced the films "Gun Shy" and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous." She did production work on several other projects as well.
She is married to storyboard artist Raymond Prado, hence the different last name compared to her sister.
How Did She Get Into Baking?
In 2004, Gesine left the film industry. She moved to Vermont, and opened a bakery, Gesine Confectionary, in Montpelier, for a few years.
Now, she is a pastry teacher at her own baking school in Hartford, Vermont, Sugar Glider Kitchen, and at King Arthur Flour Company as well. That's quite the resume, if you ask us.
Today, Gesine Bullock-Prado is the host of Food Network's "Baked in Vermont". She also sometimes appears as a judge on "Beat Bobby Flay," "Christmas Cookie Challenge," and "Worst Cooks", all of which are on the Food Network.
Has Gesine Bullock-Prado Written Any Books?
Gesine is also an accomplished author! She wrote "Confections of a Closet Master Baker," also titled "My Life from Scratch," and dedicated it to her mother.
She's also a cookbook author, having written several of them: Sugar Baby (2011), Pie It Forward (2012), Bake It Like You Mean It (2013), Let Them Eat Cake (2016), and finally, Fantastical Cakes, which came out in 2018.
They're a pretty interesting set of sisters, huh?
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