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.
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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
|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||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|
|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”|
|2003||Charlie’s Angels||Natalie Cook||voice role|
|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.