Gesine Bullock-Prado

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

Life and career[edit]

Bullock was born in Washington, D.C. Her father, John W. Bullock (born 1925), was a United States Army employee and part-time voice coach; and her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer (1942–2000), was a German-born opera singer and voice teacher. She 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 father. As the company's lawyer and vice-president, Bullock 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 Runner's World Magazine.

She is the author of four books, including the memoir My Life from Scratch: Confections of a Closet Master Baker (2009), and the cookbooks Sugar Baby (2011), Pie It Forward (2012), and Bake It Like You Mean It (2013).

her recipes have been featured on The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The Rachael Ray Show, Food Network, The Chew, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, In Style, Elle Decor, Shape Magazine and People Magazine.[5][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 IMDb profile". 
  3. ^ Wethington, Jessica (2001-03-05). "Fortis fortifies future deals". Variety Magazine. 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". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Official website biography". Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  6. ^ "The Chew official website". Retrieved 2014-08-20. 

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