CAMERON DIAZ

 

HOME | BIOLOGY | FILMS | GEOGRAPHY | HISTORY | INDEX | INVESTORS | MUSIC | SOLAR BOATS | SPORT

 

 

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American actress and former fashion model.

 

Biography - Early life

 

Her Cuban-American [1] father Emilio Diaz worked as a foreman for an oil company, and her mother Billie Early (whose ancestry includes Italian, German, and Native American) worked as an exporting agent. Cameron attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

 

 

Cameron Diaz bathing suit

 

Cameron Diaz as a model

 

 

Career

 

At age 16, she began her career as a fashion model. Diaz signed with top modeling agency, Elite Model Management. After graduating high school, she went to work in Japan and met video director Carlo de la Torre. On her return to America, she moved in with him. For the next few years, her modeling took her around the world, working for contracts with major companies.

 

At the age of 21, Diaz auditioned for Jim Carrey's The Mask. To her own surprise, and with no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead. Immediately after getting the part, she signed up for acting lessons.

 

Over the next three years, she won roles in low-budget, independent films, such as The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, and She's The One.

 

She then regained mainstream success with My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary, and won critical acclaim for Being John Malkovich, which earned her Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Awards and the SAG Awards.

 

Diaz has also starred in the hit adaptation of Charlie's Angels and its sequel, and she voiced a lead character in Shrek and its sequel, for which she earned $10 million. In 2001, she won nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and the AFI Awards for Vanilla Sky. For Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, she became the second actress (after Julia Roberts) to earn $20 million for a role; the film under-performed at the box office.

 

Future work for Diaz include roles in Nancy Meyers' The Holiday in 2006 and Shrek The Third in 2007.

 

 

Cameron Diaz in Something about Mary

 

Cameron Diaz in Something About Mary

 

 

Personal life

 

Cameron Diaz has been dating singer and former *NSYNC's Justin Timberlake since they met around 3 1/2 years ago at the Kids' Choice Awards. In October 2004, they were in an altercation with a tabloid photographer outside a hotel. When the photographer and another man tried to photograph the couple, the celebrities snatched the camera. Pictures of the incident appeared in Us Weekly. Representatives for the couple claimed that they were "ambushed" and acting out of self-defense. 

 

 

Filmography

 

 

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2008

A Little Game Without Consequence

 

 

2007

Shrek the Third

Princess Fiona

voice

2006

In Search of Ted Demme

 

Documentary

The Holiday

Amanda

 

2005

In Her Shoes

Maggie Feller

 

2004

Shrek 2

Princess Fiona

Voice

2003

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Natalie Cook

 

Shrek 4-D

Princess Fiona

Voice; short subject

2002

Gangs of New York

Jenny Everdeane

 

Minority Report

 

Uncredited as woman on train / metro

The Sweetest Thing

Christina Walters

 

Slackers

 

cameo

2001

Vanilla Sky

Julianna 'Julie' Gianni

 

Shrek

princess Fiona

Voice

The Invisible Circus

Faith

 

2000

Welcome to Hollywood

 

Documentary

Charlie's Angels

Natalie Cook

 

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her

Carol Faber

 

1999

Any Given Sunday

Christina Pagniacci

 

Being John Malkovich

Lotte Schwartz

 

Man Woman Film

Random Celebrity

 

1998

Very Bad Things

Laura Garrety

 

There's Something About Mary

Mary Jensen

 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Blonde TV Reporter

 

1997

A Life Less Ordinary

Celine Naville

 

My Best Friend's Wedding

Kimberly Wallace

 

Keys to Tulsa

Trudy

 

1996

Head Above Water

Nathalie

 

Feeling Minnesota

Freddie Clayton

 

She's the One

Heather

 

1995

The Last Supper

Jude

 

1994

The Mask

Tina Carlyle

 

 

 

Trivia

  • She suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has publicly admitted she habitually rubs doorknobs before opening doors to clean them. [2]

  • In 2004, a commercial S&M video of Diaz and another girl torturing another man leaked to the Internet. She made the video when she was 19. Diaz filed a suit against the Russian Internet site that distributed the video, but the video file is now distributed by many porn sites and Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. 

  • Diaz has been vocal in her opposition to US President George W. Bush. Before 2000's election, Diaz once wore a shirt that said "I WON'T VOTE FOR A SON OF A BUSH!" while promoting Charlie's Angels on MTV's Total Request Live. During an Oprah appearance before 2004's election, Diaz said "Women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo -- if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote..." 

  • In 2005, Cameron revealed that during her school days, she was called Skeletor by her classmates. Many tabloids published this.

  • Diaz was the host of the 2005 MTV television series Trippin'.

  • Maxim Magazine ranked her #22 in their annual hot 100 in 2004, then she ranked #11 in 2005. In 2006 she made the top 10 by ranking in at #7

 

Cameron Diaz Leonardo Di Caprio and Martin Scorsese New York

 

Cameron Diaz (right) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese

at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival

 

 

LINKS

 

 

 

A - Z FILMS INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

A - Z ACTORS INDEX

 

 

 

Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Daniel Craig

Denzel Washington

Eric Bana

Eva Green

George Clooney

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

Halle Berry

Ian Holm

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Cromwell

Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Winslett

Keanu Reeves

 

 

Keira Knightley

Kirsten Dunst

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Mads Mikkelsen

Marlon Brando

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael J Fox

Naomi Watts

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Orlando Bloom

Paul Hogan

Pierce Brosnan

Rachel Weisz

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Sam Neil

Sandra Bullock

Sean Connery

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Steve Martin

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Willem Dafoe

 

 

 

 


 

 

A taste for adventure capitalists

 

 

Solar Cola - a healthier alternative

 

 

This website is Copyright 1999 & 2006  NJK.   The bird logo and name Solar Navigator are trademarks. All rights reserved.  All other trademarks are hereby acknowledged.       Max Energy Limited is an educational charity.

 AUTOMOTIVE  |  BLUEBIRD  |  ELECTRIC CARS  |  ELECTRIC CYCLES  |  SOLAR CARS