A popular American actress, model Cameron born on 30 August, 1972, to Emilio Diaz (2nd generation Cuban American) and Billie Diaz (German, Native American and English heritage). Her father has worked as a foreman for an oil company and mother, was an import-export broker. Cameron has an older sister Chimene. Her birthplace is San Diego, California, USA, while she grew up in Long Beach. When she was young the family moved up the coast where she attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Before enter into acting Cameron has done modeling. Diaz started modeling at the age of 16 according to the suggestion of photographer Jeff Dunas. Cameron met Jeff Dunas at a Hollywood party where he suggested her for modeling. Jeff put in a good word for Cameron at the prestigious Elite agency, where she worked with Elite for five years. She traveled from country to country for her projects. Eventually hooked up with boyfriend Carlos De La Torre with whom she stayed for five years in a Hollywood apartment.
At the age of 21, Cameron returned to California. At that time her agent suggested her that she should try her hand in acting. She was completely unknown to the film industry, acting. With no prior acting experience she was starred in the Jim Carrey's "The Mask" with a lead role.
After the big budget "The Mask" Cameron appeared in many low budget films like "The Last Supper" (1995), "Feeling Minnesota" (1996), "She's the One" (1996), Head Above Water (1996), Keys to Tulsa (1997), and "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997).
Cameron's first big hit come up with the romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding" in 1997, where she played a role of a perfect fiancée opposite Julia Roberts. In 1998, "There's Something About Mary" gives her another big success. It is one of the year's biggest box-office successes. The same year she did "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and a black comedy "Very Bad Things".
Cameron's 1999's projects includes "Being John Malkovich" and "Any Given Sunday". In "Being John Malkovich" she played a role of the pet store employee wife of a puppeteer John Cusack's wife, which was not that much satisfying. In "Any Given Sunday" she played the role of the president and co-owner of a football team in Oliver Stone's paean to American football.
In 2000 Cameron does the film "Charlie's Angels" with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Charlie's Angels was the much-hyped big-screen remake of the television classic, also served up Matrix-style action with retro-sensibilities, propelling the franchise into the new millennium.
In year 2001 Diaz turned to entertain younger audiences as the voice of Princess Fiona in the animated box-office smash Shrek. The same year also appeared in the Tom Cruise mindbender "Vanilla Sky".
Year 2002 comes up with the Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" which is the historical trip to the birthplace of America, headlining the ill-fated comedy. While with Charlie's Angels sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" Cameron becomes the second actress to join the "$20 Million" after Julia Roberts. "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" performed very well at the box office. While in 2004 another sequel, "Shrek 2" became the third-highest grossing film of all-time.
In 2005, Cameron turned her way to the small screen where she did hosting and producing of MTV reality show Trippin'. Also keeping her Hollywood projects to go on with Toni Collette starred Curtis Hanson film "In Her Shoes" in the same year.
Cameron Diaz - Actor Filmography
Year Movie Name Role
2007 Shrek 3 (pre-production)(voice) Princess Fiona
2006 Holiday (pre-production) -
2005 W.A.S.P.S. (announced) -
2005 In Her Shoes Maggie Feller
2005 Fun With Dick and Jane -
2005 Trippin' (TV Series) -
2004 Shrek 3-D -
2004 Far Far Away Idol (V) (voice) Fiona
2004 Shrek 2 (voice) Princess Fiona
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Natalie Cook
2003 Shrek 4-D (voice) Princess Fiona
2002 Gangs of New York Jenny Everdeane
2002 Minority Report (uncredited) Woman on Metro
2002 The Sweetest Thing Christina Walters
2002 Slackers (as herself) -
2001 America: A Tribute To Heroes -
2001 Vanilla Sky Julianna 'Julie' Gianni
2001 Shrek (voice) Princess Fiona
2001 The Invisible Circus Faith
2001 Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (V) (voice) -
2000 Charlie's Angels Natalie Cook
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her -
1999 Any Given Sunday Christina Pagniacci
1999 Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
1999 Man Woman Film Random Celebrity
1998 Very Bad Things Laura Garrity
1998 There's Something About Mary Mary Jensen
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Blonde TV Reporter
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Celine Naville
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Kimberly Wallace
1997 Keys to Tulsa Trudy
1996 Space Ghost Coast To Coast (TV series, one episode) -
1996 Head Above Water Nathalie
1996 Feeling Minnesota Freddie Clayton
1996 She's the One Heather Davis
1995 The Last Supper Jude
1994 The Mask Tina Carlyle
1992 She's No Angel: Cameron Diaz (V) -
Cameron Diaz - Producer Filmography
Year Movie Name Role
2005 Trippin (TV Series) Executive Producer
Cameron Diaz - Quotes
"Grease is the only cure for a hangover."
"Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image."
"I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy. I spend hours arranging my baskets so that everything fits in and nothing gets squashed. I'm really anal about it, actually."
"French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar."
"I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair."
"Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair."
"I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs."
"Most men are the same. They're only interested in fucking you and they don't care whether you're happy or sad. They just want to get on with their business in and out of bed, and they make you feel that you don't count except as their sex toy."
"It's cute when you meet young boys and they're bright red and breathing like they've run up the stairs, but they're just sitting outside the door. I've had phone calls in the middle of the night when I stay at hotels."
"I'm a pretty girl who's a model who doesn't suck as an actress."
"I don't say that I won't do nudity for other people's benefit. It has nothing to do with other people's, it's just what I'm comfortable with. I can't say this enough, I'm totally comfortable with my body. I like my body, I don't think it's a bad thing, I think I have a nice body, I'm happy with it."
"After a hard days work, it's nice to go back to the trailer and see him [her cat] sitting there waiting for me."
"Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity."
"I've banged my head quite a bit. I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC. And of course, Ratt and Poison."
"If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey's records on."
Birth Date: August 30, 1972
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5\' 9\'\'
Eyes: Sky blue
Hair: Natural blond
Education: High school
Profession: American Actress/Model
Contact: C/O Addis-Weschler & Associates
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cameron Diaz an American actress, who was a former model turned to acting from 1994. At the age of 16 Cameron started modeling with the prestigious Elite agency. She toured the world modeling for five years with Elite.
At the age of 21, Cameron made her debut with the big budget Jim Carrey\'s \"The Mask\". After that gone through many low-budget independent films. A big success comes up for Cameron with \"My Best Friend\'s Wedding\", which was a romantic comedy, where she played a role of a perfect fiancée opposite Julia Roberts. While \"There\'s Something About Mary\" in 1998 gives her another big success.
Cameron\'s well known films include \"Charlie\'s Angels (2000)\" and its sequel, \"Shrek (2001)\" and its sequel, \"Vanilla Sky (1999)\" and \"Gangs of New York (2002)\".
With the Charlie\'s Angels sequel \"Charlie\'s Angels: Full Throttle\" Cameron becomes the second actress to join the \"$20 Million\" after Julia Roberts. Now she is the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Upcoming movies of Cameron Diaz include roles in Nancy Meyers\' \"The Holiday\" in 2006 and \"Shrek the Third\" in 2007.
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