Cameron Diaz

Actor, Model, Yogurt store salesclerk
Perhaps no actress had a faster ride to the top than Cameron Diaz, who was launched into stardom with "The Mask" (1994), her first-ever onscreen performance. Though originally slated for a minor role, Diaz won over the ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1972 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (106)

2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Annie 2014 (Movie)

Hannigan (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Gambit 2014 (Movie)

PJ Puznowski (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Saturday Night Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

Sex Tape 2014 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Carly Witten (Actor)

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Malkina (Actor)

The Unbelievers 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

Jules (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

Elizabeth Halsey (Actor)

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Green Hornet 2011 (Movie)

Lenore Case (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Knight and Day 2010 (Movie)

June Havens (Actor)

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Princess Fiona (Voice)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Sara Fitzgerald (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Box 2009 (Movie)

Norma Lewis (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Presenter

What Happens in Vegas 2008 (Movie)

Joy McNally (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Princess Fiona (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock Honors 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Who is Norman Lloyd? 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Amanda Woods (Actor)

In Her Shoes 2005 (Movie)

Maggie Feller (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Trippin' 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Princess Fiona (Actor)

Charlie's Angels Uncensored 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Jenny Everdeane (Actor)

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Movie Star (Actor)

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Christina Walters (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

Princess Fiona (Voice)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Invisible Circus 2001 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her 2001 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

Julie Gianni (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Christina Pagniacci (Actor)

Being John Malkovich 1999 (Movie)

Lotte Schwartz (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Blonde TV Reporter (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

Mary Jenson (Actor)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

Laura Garrety (Actor)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Celine (Actor)

Head Above Water 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Keys to Tulsa 1997 (Movie)

Trudy (Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Kimmy Wallace (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

1996 ShoWest Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

She's The One 1996 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

The Last Supper 1996 (Movie)

Jade (Actor)

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Mask 1994 (Movie)

Tina Carlyle (Actor)

Scared Shrekless (TV Show)

Voice

Shrek the Halls (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (1)

Bad Teacher 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Producer

Biography

Perhaps no actress had a faster ride to the top than Cameron Diaz, who was launched into stardom with "The Mask" (1994), her first-ever onscreen performance. Though originally slated for a minor role, Diaz won over the movie's producers with her unique charm and looks, and took on the lead actress role with verve. Though she followed up her success with a string of mediocre independent features like "Feeling Minnesota" (1996) and "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), Diaz firmly established her bona fides with an exuberant co-starring role in "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997) that managed to pull the rug out from under the feet of star Julia Roberts. But it was "There's Something About Mary" (1998), the Farrelly Brothers' wildly successful gross out comedy, that cemented her status atop the A-list. Despite success in mainstream features, she did broaden her horizons with challenging performances in "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her" (2000), two critically-lauded indies that allowed Diaz to display her strong acting chops. Easily fluctuating between the worlds of small-budge indies and major Hollywood blockbusters like "Charlie's Angels" (2001) and "Shrek 2" (2004), Diaz demonstrated that she was so much more than a pretty face.

Relationships

Carlos de la Torre

Companion
Met while modeling in Japan Together from 1990-95

Emilio Diaz

Father
Second-generation Cuban/American Appeared as a prisoner in "There's Something About Mary" (1998) Died April 15, 2008 of pneumonia, at age 58

Billie Diaz

Mother
Of Native American, German and English descent

Chimene Diaz

Sister
Born in 1970

Matt Dillon Actor

Companion
Met in 1995 while both were filming movies in Minnesota Dated from 1996-98 Co-starred in "There's Something About Mary" (1998)

Jared Leto Actor

Companion
Together from 1999-2003 Rumored to have been briefly engaged

Benji Madden Song

Husband
Began dating. Got married at the couple's Los Angeles home.

Sam Mendes Director

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez Actor

Companion
Reportedly dating as of May 2010 Couple split in September 2011, but remained friends

Paul Sculfor Actor

Companion
Dated briefly in Summer 2008 No longer together previously dated Jennifer Aniston

Justin Timberlake Actor

Companion
Met at the 2003 Kids' Choice Awards Began dating in June 2003 Ended relationship in December 2006 Both worked in the film "Shrek the Third" (2007)

EDUCATION

Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Long Beach , California

Los Cerritos Elementary School

Los Cerritos , California

Milestones

2014

Played Hannigan in the "Annie" remake.

2012

Cast as one of the leads in ensemble romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

2011

Cast as Lenore, the assistant to Seth Rogen's "The Green Hornet"

2011

Co-starred with Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel in the comedy "Bad Teacher"

2010

Reunited with Tom Cruise in the action/comedy "Knight and Day," about a fugitive couple on a glamorous and deadly adventure across the globe

2010

Once again voiced Princess Fiona in "Shrek Forever After"

2009

Played the mother of a cancer stricken child in "My Sister's Keeper," a Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel

2009

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June)

2009

Co-starred with James Marsden in "The Box"

2008

Co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in romantic comedy "What Happens in Vegas..."

2007

Reprised role of Princess Fiona for "Shrek the Third"

2006

Co-starred with Jude Law in director Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy "The Holiday"

2005

Co-starred with Toni Collette in the film "In Her Shoes"; based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Weiner

2004

Returned to voice the character of Princess Fiona in "Shrek 2"

2003

Reprised role in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2002

Played Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest in Martin Scorsese's epic "Gangs of New York"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2002

Starred in the romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing"

2001

Portrayed the spurned lover of a wealthy playboy (Tom Cruise) in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky"

2001

Voiced the character of Princess Fiona in the hit animated film "Shrek"

2000

Joined Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu to star in the big screen version of "Charlie's Angels"

2000

Featured in the ensemble comedy-drama "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her"

1999

Co-starred as the dumpy wife of a puppeteer in the Spike Jonze directed "Being John Malkovich"

1999

Portrayed the new owner of a struggling football franchise in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"

1998

Headlined the surprise hit comedy "There's Something About Mary," directed by the Farrelly brothers

1997

Landed leading role opposite Harvey Keitel in "Head Above Water"; premiered on HBO before receiving a theatrical release

1997

Co-starred with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney in "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1997

Starred opposite Ewan McGregor in Danny Boyle's "A Life Less Ordinary"

1996

Appeared in the ensemble of "The Last Supper"

1996

Played a tough career woman in the Edward Burns directed "She's the One"

1994

Feature acting debut, "The Mask"

1989

Began modeling at age 16; signed to the Elite Modeling Agency

1989

Appeared on several magazine covers and in commercials

Raised in Southern California

Bonus Trivia

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Diaz on her status as one of "The most powerful women in Hollywood": "So, okay, what is my definition of 'I am one of the most powerful women in Hollywood?' It is because my movies make money. Well, that is wonderful, and I am very fortunate to be in the position to give something to people that they want enough of over and over to see a movie. That, to me, is a huge accomplishment and yes, that's my reward – that people enjoy what I do. But for the studios, the reward is the hundreds of millions of dollars that they get out of it, so then that becomes the power. The money that I make for other people is what makes me powerful." – quoted in Premiere magazine, October 2001

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