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Sandra Bullock

Long before actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side, she was stirring things up at Washington-Lee High School as president of its Pep Club. Bullock’s family landed in Arlington when her father took a job at the Pentagon. Her parents bought a white brick house on 26th Street in Woodmont, where her mother, an opera singer, reportedly entertained party guests by belly dancing. Although the actress has said in interviews that she was teased in junior high, Bullock blossomed at Washington-Lee as a varsity cheerleader and drama student. The future star was even voted “class clown” and “funniest” by her 1982 graduating class.

–L.M.

 


Other top vote-getter:

Katie Couric