Profile: Cameron Diaz
Full Name: Cameron Michelle Diaz
Birth Date: August 30, 1972
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA
Height: 5' 9"
Education: Graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Class of 1990)
Quote: "My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait--you can kick their ass right now."
Cameron Diaz Biography
Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego to a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Looking back on her childhood, Cameron describs herself as "adventurous, independent, and tough."
Those all came together, when Cameron left home at 16 to see the world. For the next 5 years, she lived in Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. She had started working as a model early on after leaving home. The Elite agency picked her up, and shipped her around the world. Her credits include Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Coca-Cola. Despite her traveling, she managed to graduate high school from Long Beach Poly, in 1990 in Long Beach California.
She returned to California at the age of 21, continuing work as a model. On a whim, she auditioned for a big part in The Mask. As luck would have it, she nailed the role, despite no previous acting experience. Cameron didn't even have a grasp on the imporance of the role until after the movie debuted. Also playing into Cameron's favor was the movie coming in the middle of Jim Carrey's astronomical ascention to comic legend, so her role received a great deal of attention. It looked like nothing could stop her now!
But then she injured her wrist, screwing up plans to star in Mortal Kombat, and Bridgette Wilson stepped in, making a name for herself, while Diaz was stuck nursing her wrist. Instead of again taking roles in big-budget blockbusters, Cameron signed on to do The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, and Head Above Water. All of the films garnered mixed critical praise, but did nothing for making Diaz a household name.
Finally, in 1997 she returned to the big-time as Julia Roberts' competition in "My Best Friend's Wedding." The film opened to a huge box office ticket, and helped launch both Diaz and costar Rupert Everett. Cementing her status as a Hollywood heavyweight, Cameron turned in one of the funniest performances of the year in 1998's "There's Something About Mary."
Since her performance in "There's Something About Mary," Cameron has appeared in many more box office hit films, such as, "Being John Malkovich," "Any Given Sunday," "Charlie's Angels," and a voice part in the animated feature, "Shrek."
Since her career start in "The Mask," Cameron has come a long way. She is now know by virtually all and is more than successful with such salaries as 12 and 15 million dollars for "Charlie's Angels" and her latest film, "The Sweetest Thing" respectively.
Cameron currently lives in California.
Credits: Absolute Now
Cameron Diaz Filmography
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)--Jane Harper
In Her Shoes (2005)--Maggie
Shrek 2 (2004) (voice)--Princess Fiona
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)--Natalie
Shrek 4-D (2003) (voice)--Princess Fiona
Gangs of New York (2002)--Jenny Everdeane
Minority Report (2002) (uncredited)--Woman on Metro
The Sweetest Thing (2002)--Christina Walters
Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001) (singing voice)--Princess Fiona
Vanilla Sky (2001)--Julie Gianni
The Invisible Circus (2001)--Faith
Charlie's Angels (2000)--Natalie Cook
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)--Carol
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 Matthews
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)--Blonde TV Reporter
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)--Celine Naville
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)--Kimberly 'Kim/Kimmy' Wallace
Keys to Tulsa (1997)--Trudy
Head Above Water (1996)--Nathalie
Feeling Minnesota (1996)--Freddie Clayton
She's the One (1996)--Heather Davis
The Last Supper (1995)--Jude
The Mask (1994)--Tina Carlyle
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