Celebrity Sandra's Bullock's Best PEOPLE Covers Her biggest moments, from Speed to Oscar winner and now movie star mom By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines and Janet Mock Published on December 2, 2015 07:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 06 AUGUST 1995 The year that she accelerated on the big screen in Speed, Sandra Bullock nabs her first PEOPLE cover. "Sandra doesn't have a star attitude," Net director Irwin Winkler says. "People see a lot of themselves in her." 02 of 06 DECEMBER 2010 With her first Oscar win and her big baby news, it's probably no surprise Bullock is named PEOPLE's Woman of the Year in 2010. "Bad things happen, but she celebrates the good ones," says a Bullock source. "And Louis is a wonderful celebration of good things." 03 of 06 AUGUST 2011 At this point, Bullock has roles in two big films – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Gravity – on the docket and Louis growing up. "She is ready for the next chapter of her life," a source tells PEOPLE. And she knows what's most important: "Her No. 1 priority is her son," says the source. "No. 2 is work." 04 of 06 MAY 2012 Two years after adopting Louis, Bullock is relishing in birthday parties (at Heidi Klum's house) and preschool drop-offs. "Being a mom is her total focus now," says a Bullock source. Along with her work, "Louis has become her whole life." 05 of 06 MAY 2015 It's her role as mom to her 5-year-old son Louis that makes Bullock feel most beautiful every day, she tells PEOPLE. "When I first held him, I realized what my purpose in life was," she says. "I'm the lucky one." The actress adds, "As long as I'm healthy and strong and I don't let this mind of mine run amok with insecurities about what I am not, I can look in the mirror and like who I see." 06 of 06 DECEMBER 2015 Cover Photograph by Bryan Randall/Getty Images Surprise! Bullock's latest PEOPLE cover breaks some big news: she's adopted another child, 3½-year-old daughter Laila. "When I look at Laila, there's no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here," the actress shares.