Gesine Bullock-Prado

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Gesine Bullock-Prado
Born (1970-03-06) March 6, 1970 (age 47)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia
Southwestern Law School
Occupation Chef, author, attorney
Spouse(s) Raymond Prado (m. 1999)
Relatives Sandra Bullock (sister)

Gesine Bullock-Prado (born March 6, 1970) is an American pastry chef, author, attorney, and former film executive.

Life and career[edit]

Bullock-Prado was born in Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (born 1925), was a United States Army employee and part-time voice coach; her mother, Helga Meyer (1942–2000), was an opera singer who sang at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and the Salzburg Festival and taught voice at the Mary Washington College. Bullock attended the University of Virginia and Southwestern Law School, and became a licensed attorney in 1997.[1]

She co-founded the production company Fortis Films in 1995 with her sister, actress Sandra Bullock, and their parents. As the company's lawyer and vice-president, Bullock-Prado co-produced the films Gun Shy and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,[2] with her husband Raymond Prado as director and helped develop dozens of others, including Practical Magic and the series The George Lopez Show.[3]

She left the film industry in 2004 and relocated to Vermont. From 2005 to 2008, she owned a bakery in Montpelier;[4] she is now an instructor at King Arthur Flour and a contributing food editor for the magazine Runner's World.

She is the author of four books, including the memoirs Confections of a Closet Master Baker (2009) and My Life from Scratch (2010) – both dedicated to her mother, and the cookbooks Sugar Baby (2011), Pie It Forward (2012), Bake It Like You Mean It (2013), and Let Them Eat Cake (2016).

Her recipes have been featured on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Rachael Ray Show, Food Network, The Chew,[5] The Wendy Williams Show, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, InStyle, Elle Decor, Shape Magazine and People Magazine.[6]

She has been married to storyboard artist Raymond Prado since 1999.


  1. ^ "California State Bar attorney database". California State Bar. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  2. ^ Gesine Bullock-Prado on IMDb
  3. ^ Wethington, Jessica (2001-03-05). "Fortis fortifies future deals". Variety. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  4. ^ Pasanen, Melissa (2011-06-10). "Former Montpelier bakery owner Bullock-Prado cooks up sweet new book she wished she had". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2013-01-30. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ The Chew – "The Sweeter Side of Spring" on IMDb
  6. ^ "Official website biography". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 

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