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Real Name: Cameron Diaz - Official Facebook
Birthday: 08/30/1972
Place of Birth: San Diego, California
Education: Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California
 

 

Cameron Diaz Biography:

The young and talented Cameron Diaz got her erly start working with the Elite Modeling agency appearing on magazine covers and in advertising campaigns for clients like Calvin Klein and Levi's. And just most in the modeling business, she had dreams of becoming an actress. 

Born of Cuban and Native American heritage, Cameron Diaz shot onto the movie screen in the 1994 Jim Carrey blockbuster "The Mask". She had actually set her sights lower, auditioning for the supporting role of a reporter, but after many callbacks, she was hired. She was able to hold her own against the over-the-top antics of co-star Jim Carrey. 

Riding the success of "The Mask", Cameron was offered roles by every movie producer trying to cast the next big star. She decided to take roles in low budget movie projects which tested her acting abilities. Diaz was then cast in "The Last Supper" (1995) before taking the role of a bride who finds herself attracted to her brother-in-law in "Feeling Minnesota" (1996) starring alongside Keanu Reeves. Willing to portray mean women, Diaz played a former prostitute who turns Wall Street hot-shot in the comedy "She's the One" (1996) with Jennifer Aniston. While she struggled as a spoiled rich girl who plots with her kidnapper in "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), that same year Cameron played the role of Dermot Mulroney's wife who runs up against a rival in Julia Roberts in "My Best Friend's Wedding". 


Having shown her comedic talents as a supporting player, Cameron Diaz moved on to star in one of 1998's highest grossing films, the Farrelly brothers' "There's Something About Mary". As Ben Stiller's dream girl, she is forever positive and a shining example of beauty. Yet she is also a great comedic performer, especially in shocking scenes like the now famous "hair gel" scene. 

Diaz then took the role as a television reporter in Terry Gilliam's world of Hunter S. Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" working with a star studded cast consisting of  Johnny Depp and Tobey Maguire, she then dove into the dark side in Peter Berg's dark comedy "Very Bad Things" with Christian Slater (1998) were she played a crafty psychopathic woman trying at all costs to get married. 

In the 1999 project "Being John Malkovich", Cameron took on Lotte Schwartz, the pet store employee and wife of a puppet master (John Cusack). When her husband finds a secret portal that allows anyone to spend fifteen minutes inside the mind and body of the famous actor, she has a revelation, experiencing a relationship with her husband's co-worker that transcends sex and turns into a wild and amazing adventure. 

Cameron Diaz ended the decade as the new owner of a struggling football franchise in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday". She continued in the female cast of "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her" (2001) and in the drama "Invisible Circus" (2000). 

 
Teaming with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as "Charlie's Angels" (2000) offered Diaz the chance to showcase her funnier side with a funny character, as well as a realistic kick-butt action hero. And she won a huge following of young male admirers with her voice role as Princess Fiona in the charming animated tale "Shrek" (2001) and its sequel "Shrek 2" (2004) teaming with fellow super stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas.

A supporting role in "Vanilla Sky" with Tom Cruise and PenÚlope Cruz (2001) as the woman whose lust for more than a casual sexual relationship with Cruise's playboy drives her to desperation gained her even more critical attention. Later that year, she portrayed a woman who falls in love with a man she can't have in the romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing" working along side her friend Christina Applegate. Although the fluffy movie was not wholly rewarding, individual scenes nearly bubbled over with her natural funny wit and charm, sexy smile and relaxed approach. It also further cemented her movie celebrity status as the girl-next-door who doesn't mind the occasional crude joke.

Cameron then worked on Scorsese's crime drama "Gangs of New York" (2002), in which she played the street pickpocket Jenny Everdeane, to the love interest of Leonardo DiCaprio. The following year, Diaz returned as the sexy ass-kicking girl when she returned for the blockbuster comedy smash hit sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003). The sequel reunited her with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, now linked as best friends as sort of a modern sexy girl Rat Pack, as the tough crime-fighting heroines.

In between movie projects and roles, Diaz (who made news for her romance with the younger teen pop star Justin Timberlake) starred in "Trippin'" with Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Eva Mendes, and Timberlake (2005), an 11-episode travel television series for MTV in which the actress and fellow celebrities visited exotic locations and enjoyed bizarre activities, riding elephants in Nepal, sand boarding in Chile and swimming the hot springs in Yellowstone. 


Cameron Diaz returned to the movie screen in director Curtis Hanson's comedy-drama "In Her Shoes" (2005), which cast her and co-star Toni Collette as close but polar opposite siblings, she played the wild, sexy party girl, Collette the responsible attorney with low self-esteem, who have a disastrous falling out and must slowly come to grips that they share more than they thought. In “The Holiday” (2006), she was a dissatisfied woman living in Los Angeles who realizes that the man she has been living with is having an affair. She meets an English woman in love with a man in love with another woman online and the two spontaneously decide to switch houses for the Christmas holiday, only to find the one thing neither of them want: romance. The all star cast included Jude Law and Jack Black. 

Meanwhile, Diaz voiced Princess Fiona for a third version in “Shrek the Third” (2007).

To round out 2008, Cameron starred with Ashton Kutcher in "What Happens In Vegas" - set in Sin City, the story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery. Next was the sci-fi horror "The Box" (2008) about a small wooden box that arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who open it and become instantly wealthy. Little do they realize that opening the box also kills someone they do not know. Diaz followed with the dramatic "My Sister's Keeper" (2009) about a former attorney who returns to the courtroom after a young teen learns the truth behind her conception, and looks to be emancipated from her parents.

On April 15, 2008, Diaz's father died suddenly from complications of the flu, which turned into pneumonia. Emilio was 58 years old.

Cameron Diaz graced the world of animation with another visit to "Shrek Forever After" (2010), the further adventures of the giant green ogre, Shrek, living in the land of Far, Far Away. Diaz wrapped her year alongside Tom Cruise in the action comedy “Knight and Day” (2010) - a story of a girl who gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name.

The year 2011 proved to be a good year for the actress as she took a role in the classic remake of “The Green Hornet” (2011) starring Seth Rogen, where following the death of his rich father, the heir to his father's large company teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. Cameron’s second project of the year was “Bad Teacher” (2011) with Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake in a comedy centered on a foul-mouthed junior high teacher who after being dumped by her sugar daddy begins to fall in love with a colleague.

Diaz started off 2012 in the role of Jules for the romantic comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” (2012) - a look at love through the eyes of five connected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby and eventually coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for life doesn't always deliver what's expected.

Diaz wrapped the year working with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth in the crime comedy “Gambit” (2012) about an art curator who enlists the services of a Texas steer roper to con a wealthy collector into buying a phony Monet painting.

 

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