Cameron Diaz (full name Cameron Michelle Diaz) was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California, U.S. She is an American actress and former fashion model.
Biography and Career :
Cameron Michelle Diaz was born in San Diego, California on August 30, 1972 to parents Billie, an import-export agent, and Emilio Diaz (1949Ė2008), who worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for over 20 years as a field gauger.
Emilio Diaz who was born in Los Angeles County, was a second-generation Cuban American, whose family came from Spain via Cuba ,her paternal grandparents settled in Tampa's Ybor City, and her mother is of English, German, and Cherokee descent. She has two older siblings named Chimene and Michael. She graduated Long Beach Polytechnic High School where she was in the
theater program for one year.
At 21, Cameron Diaz auditioned for "The Mask", even though she didnít have any acting experience because she has recommended by an agent for Elite who met the film's producers while they were searching for the female lead. After obtaining the lead female role, she immediately started acting lessons. "The Mask" became one of the top ten highest grossing films of 1994, and earned Cameron Diaz nominations for several awards.
Why is Cameron Diaz famous?
Cameron Diaz is an American actress and former model that gained fame in the 1990s with roles in the blockbuster films "The Mask", "My Best Friend's Wedding", and "There's Something About Mary". Other notable film credits include "Charlie's Angels", "Vanilla Sky"," Gangs of New York", and voicing Princess Fiona in the "Shrek" series. Diaz received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in "There's Something About Mary", "Being John Malkovich"," Vanilla Sky", and "Gangs of New York".
Why do we like Cameron Diaz?
Cameron Diaz worked as a model and that made her travel around the world, having contracts with important companies. She modeled for major designers such as Calvin Klein and Levi's. At the age of seventeen she appeared on the cover of the July 1990 Seventeen magazine.
- Height : 5'9"/175 cm
- Her favourite soccer team is Brentford. Sometimes she can be seen wearing a red and white woolly hat.
- She is very superstitious.
- 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.
- Has a reputation for being late.
- Was set to play Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat (1995) but broke her wrist prior to filming and was replaced by Bridgette Wilson.
- Got alcohol poisoning in Australia at age 18.
- Diaz was the host of the 2005 MTV television series Trippin'.
- In 2006, Diaz was voted as one of the worst celebrity autograph signers, according to a list from Autograph Collector magazine:
- "Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are."
- "Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity."
- "I grew up with a lot of boys. I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman."
- "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 would kiss a frog even if there were no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. I'd lick him."
- Shrek Goes Fourth (2010)
- My Sister's Keeper (2009)
- The Box (2008)
- What Happens in Vegas... (2008)
- Shrek the Halls (2007) (TV)
- Shrek the Third (2007) (voice) .... Princess Fiona
- The Holiday (2006) .... Amanda
- In Her Shoes (2005) .... Maggie Feller
- "Saturday Night Live"
- Far Far Away Idol (2004) (V) (voice) .... Fiona
- Shrek 2 (2004) (voice) .... Princess Fiona
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) .... Natalie Cook
- Shrek 4-D (2003) (voice) .... Princess Fiona
... aka Shrek 3-D (USA: DVD title)
- Gangs of New York (2002) .... Jenny Everdeane
- Minority Report (2002) (uncredited) .... Woman on Metro
- The Sweetest Thing (2002) .... Christina Walters
- Vanilla Sky (2001) .... Julianna 'Julie' Gianni
- Shrek (2001) (voice) .... Princess Fiona
- The Invisible Circus (2001) .... Faith
- Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001) (V) (voice) .... Princess Fiona
- Charlie's Angels (2000) .... Natalie Cook
- Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000) .... Carol Faber (segment "Love Waits For Kathy")
- Any Given Sunday (1999) .... Christina Pagniacci
- Being John Malkovich (1999) .... Lotte Schwartz
- Man Woman Film (1999) .... Random Celebrity
- Very Bad Things (1998) .... Laura Garrety
- There's Something About Mary (1998) .... Mary Jensen
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) .... Blonde TV Reporter
- A Life Less Ordinary (1997) .... Celine Naville
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) .... Kimberly Wallace
- Keys to Tulsa (1997) .... Trudy
- Head Above Water (1996) .... Nathalie
- Feeling Minnesota (1996) .... Freddie Clayton
- She's the One (1996) .... Heather
- The Last Supper (1995) .... Jude
- The Mask (1994) .... Tina Carlyle
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