Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Michelle Diaz (August 30, 1972-) is an American film actress.

Diaz was born and raised in San Diego, California, the daughter of Emilio Diaz, a Cuban-American father who worked as a foreman for an oil company, and mother Billie, whose ancestry included English, German and Native American. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

At age 16 she landed a contract with the prestigious Elle modelling agency. After graduating from High School she went to work in Japan, there meeting video director Carlo de la Torre. On her return to America she moved in with him. For the next few years her modelling took her round the world, working for contracts with major companies.


At the age of 21 she auditioned for a part in the Jim Carrey movie The Mask. To her own surprise, and with no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead. Immediately on getting the part she signed up for acting lessons. Her next movie projects were all independant and low budget, and took her well away from the glamour role she portrayed in The Mask. She returned to the mainstream as "perfect" fiance in the romantic comedy in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) with Julia Roberts. Her lead role in the crude comedy There's Something About Mary (1998) brought her genuine star status.

Diaz then returned to independent film with the quirky Being John Malkovich (1999) and Oliver Stone took risks when he gave her a role in Any Given Sunday (1999). Both films enjoyed critical and commercial success and critics heralded Diaz's performances.

Diaz has been listed in "sexiest" and "most beautiful" lists in various periodicals including FHM and People.

Diaz was vocal in her support for Al Gore in the 2000 US presidential election, sporting a t-shirt that read I WON'T VOTE FOR A SON OF A BUSH! while making publicity for Charlie's Angels.

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