Cameron Diaz Biography

Cameron Diaz, an American actress, comedian, producer, and former fashion model was born Cameron Michelle Diaz on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California.She is the daughter to Billie, an import/export agent and Emilio who worked for the California oil company Unocal as a foreman.

Diaz grew up in Long Beach and attended Los Cerritos Elementary School then Long Beach Polytechnic High School; with rapper Snoop Dogg.

Cameron Diaz Movie Career

Cameron Diaz has her career kick off at the tender age of 16 where she worked in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola.Diaz continued with modelling till the age of 21 where Diaz auditioned for The Mask playing the sultry smooth jazz singer Tina Carlyle.Having no previous acting experience, she started acting lessons after being cast. The Mask became one of the top ten highest-grossing films of 1994.

After the success of The Mask, Diaz was touted as the next big thing in Hollywood and wooed by a number of prominent filmmakers to appear in their projects.She landed  leading roles in the independent films The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, She’s the One and Head Above Water all released in the year 1996.

In 1999, audiences saw two very different sides of Diaz. First, she camouflaged her blond beauty to play a dowdy pet-shop worker and puppeteer’s wife in the much talked-about existential comedy Being John Malkovich. Later that year, she turned in a brazen performance as the glamorous, hard-nosed new owner of a professional football team in Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday.

In 2001, she voiced Princess Fiona in the movie Shrek, for which she earned $10 million. Then in 2002, she was featured in the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing as well as Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cameron’s next projects included Knight and Day in 2010, again co-starring Tom Cruise, and the comic book adaptation The Green Hornet in 2011, in which she plays the resourceful secretary of the masked hero.She also took up the lead role in 2011’s Bad Teacher and featured as part of the cast of 2012’s What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Gambit.

Cameron Diaz Major Works

She starred in the Academy Award nominated film ‘The Mask’, which was a major financial success and it earned whopping $350 million worldwide. It was the second highest grossing superhero film that year.

She acted in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ which was a global box office hit that earned $299.99 million worldwide. The film was one of the biggest films of 1997.

She starred in ‘There’s Something About Mary’ which was ranked 27th in the American Film Institute’s list of ‘100 Years, 100 Laughs: America’s Funniest Movies’. It was also the highest grossing film of 1998 and earned $369 million worldwide.

Cameron Diaz Husband

Diaz has been in and out of relationships with a  few men including: Carlos de La Torre, actor Jared Leto and singer Justin Timberlake.

In May 2014 Diaz began dating Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden and in an unexpected move, the pair tied the knot on January 5, 2015 at Diaz’ Beverly Hills home.Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie were two of her bridesmaids, along with her sister Chimene Cain and assistant Jesse Lutz.

Cameron Diaz Children

As of AUGUST 2017, the talented actress Cameron Diaz has no children.

Cameron Diaz Movies And Video Games

Year Title Role Director Notes
1994 The Mask Tina Carlyle Chuck Russell
1995 The Last Supper Jude Stacy Title
1996 She’s the One Heather Davis Edward Burns
1996 Feeling Minnesota Freddie Clayton Steven Baigelman
1996 Head Above Water Nathalie Jim Wilson
1997 Keys to Tulsa Trudy Leslie Grief
1997 My Best Friend’s Wedding Kimmy Wallace P.J. Hogan
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Celine Naville Danny Boyle
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas TV reporter Terry Gilliam Cameo
1998 There’s Something About Mary Mary Jensen Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly
1998 Very Bad Things Laura Garrety Peter Berg
1999 Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz Spike Jonze
1999 Any Given Sunday Christina Pagniacci Oliver Stone
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Carol Faber Rodrigo Garcia
2000 Charlie’s Angels Natalie Cook McG
2001 The Invisible Circus Faith Adam Brooks
2001 Shrek Princess Fiona Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jensen voice role
2001 Vanilla Sky Julie Gianni Cameron Crowe
2002 The Sweetest Thing Christina Walters Roger Kumble
2002 Gangs of New York Jenny Everdeane Martin Scorsese
2002 Minority Report Woman on train Cameo
2003 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Natalie Cook McG
2004 Shrek 2 Princess Fiona Andrew Adamson & Kelly Asbury voice role
2005 In Her Shoes Maggie Feller Curtis Hanson
2006 The Holiday Amanda Woods Nancy Meyers
2007 Shrek the Third Princess Fiona Chris Miler & Roman Hui voice role
2007 Shrek the Halls Princess Fiona voice roleShort film
2008 What Happens in Vegas Joy McNally Tom Vaughan
2009 My Sister’s Keeper Sara Fitzgerald Nick Cassavetes
2009 The Box Norma Lewis Richard Kelly
2010 Shrek Forever After Princess Fiona Mike Mitchell voice role
2010 Scared Shrekless Princess Fiona voice roleShort film
2010 Knight and Day June Havens James Mangold
2011 The Green Hornet Lenore Case Michael Gondry
2011 Bad Teacher Elizabeth Halsey Jake Kasdan
2012 What to Expect When You’re Expecting Jules Kirk Jones
2012 Gambit PJ Puznowski Michael Hoffman
2012 A Liar’s Autobiography Sigmund Freud Bill Jones & Jeff Simpson voice role
2013 The Counselor Malkina Ridley Scott
2013 The Unbelievers Herself
2013 In a World… Herself in trailer for The Amazon Games Lake Bell Uncredited
2014 The Other Woman Carly Whitten Nick Cassavetes
2014 Sex Tape Annie Hargrove Jake Kasdan
2014 Annie Miss Hannigan Will Gluck

Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Herself TBS Episode: Surprise
1998 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) NBC Episode: “Cameron Diaz/The Smashing Pumpkins”
2002 Episode: “Cameron Diaz/Jimmy Eat World”
2005 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: “Cameron Diaz/Green Day”
2005 Trippin’ Herself 8TV 10 episodes; also executive producer
2009 Sesame Street Herself PBS 3 episodes
2010 Top Gear Herself (guest) BBC Episode: “15.5”
2014 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) NBC Episode: “Cameron Diaz/Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars”
2014 Yo Gabba Gabba! China Gabbas Nick Jr. Episode: “The Yo Gabba Gabba! Movie 2”

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Charlie’s Angels Natalie Cook voice role

Producer

Year Title Notes
2014 Bad Teacher 13 episodes

Cameron Diaz Awards

Cameron Diaz has received numerous awards for her outstanding performance,these awards include: ALMA Awards, American Comedy Awards, American Film Institute Award, Annie Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, CinemaCon Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Kids’ Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and several others.

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