Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30, 1972) is an
American film actress and model.
Cameron Diaz was born and raised in San Diego, California. Her
Cuban-American father Emilio Díaz worked as a foreman for
an oil company, and her mother Billie Early (whose ancestry includes
English, German, and Native American) worked as an exporting agent.
Cameron attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. At age 16,
she landed a modeling contract with the prestigious Elle agency.
After graduating high school, she went to work in Japan and met
video director Carlo de la Torre. On her return to America, she
moved in with him. For the next few years, her modeling took her
around the world, working for contracts with major companies.
At the age of 21, Díaz auditioned for Jim Carrey's The Mask.
To her own surprise, and with no previous acting experience, she
was cast as the female lead. Immediately on getting the part, she
signed up for acting lessons.
Over the next three years, she won roles in low budget, independent
films, such as The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, and She's The
She then regained mainstream success with My Best Friend's Wedding
and There's Something About Mary, and won critical acclaim for Being
John Malkovich, which earned her Best Supporting Actress nominations
at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Awards and the SAG Awards.
Cameron Diaz has also starred in the hit adaptation of Charlie's
Angels and its sequel, and she voiced a lead character in Shrek
and its sequel, for which she earned $10 million. In 2001, she won
nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, the
SAG Awards and the AFI Awards for Vanilla Sky. For Charlie's Angels:
Full Throttle, she became the second actress (after Julia Roberts)
to earn $20 million for a role; the film underperformed at the box
Future work for Cameron Diaz include roles in Nancy Meyers' The
Holiday in 2006 and Shrek 3 in 2007.
2007 Shrek 3
2006 In Search of Ted Demme
2005 In Her Shoes
2004 Shrek 2
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Cowboy Bebopthe live action film
2002 Gangs of New York
Minority Report (Uncredited as woman on train)
The Sweetest Thing
2001 Vanilla Sky
The Invisible Circus
2000 Welcome to Hollywood
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
1999 Any Given Sunday
Being John Malkovich
Man Woman Film
1998 Very Bad Things
There's Something About Mary
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997 A Life Less Ordinary
My Best Friend's Wedding
Keys to Tulsa
1996 Head Above Water
She's the One
1995 The Last Supper
1994 The Mask
In 2004, a commercial S&M video of Cameron Diaz and another
girl torturing another man leaked to the Internet. She made the
video when she was 19. Cameron Diaz filed a suit against the Russian
Internet site that distributed the video, but the video file is
now distributed by many porn sites and Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
Cameron Diaz has been vocal in her opposition to US President George
W. Bush. Before 2000's election, Cameron Diaz once wore a shirt
that said "I WON'T VOTE FOR A SON OF A BUSH!" while promoting
Charlie's Angels. During an Oprah appearance before 2004's election,
Cameron Diaz said "Women have so much to lose. I mean, we could
lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape
should be legal, then don't vote..."
Cameron Diaz is currently in a romantic relationship with Justin
Timberlake. In October 2004, they were in an altercation with a
tabloid photographer outside a hotel. When the photographer and
another man tried to photograph the couple, the celebrities snatched
the camera. Pictures of the incident appeared in Us Weekly. Representatives
for the couple claimed that they were "ambushed" and acting
out of self-defense.
Her favourite soccer team is Liverpool. Sometimes she can be seen
wearing a red and white woolly hat.
In 2005, Cameron revealed that during her school days, she was
called Skeletor, a villain in He-Man cartoon, by her classmates.
Many tabloids published this.
She was involved in an unusual automobile collision when a bird
flew into and shattered the windscreen of the car that was taking
her to the set of The Holiday in Shere.
Cameron Diaz was the host of the 2005 MTV television series Trippin'.
She drives a Toyota Prius.
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