Cameron Michelle Diaz is a former model turned actress and producer. She was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California. She began modeling at the age of 16 and worked in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Coca-Cola,she was also featured on the front cover of famous magazine Seventeen.
In 1994, Diaz returned to California and made her acting debut by successfully won the female lead role of torch-singing mob moll, Tina Carlyle in the blockbuster action-comedy, “The Mask”, playing opposite the then famous comedian Jim Carrey. For the next three years, Diaz played roles in the independent films The Last Supper (1996), Feeling Minnesota (1996), She’s the One (1996), and Head Above Water (1996). She was scheduled to perform in the film Mortal Kombat, but had to resign after breaking her hand while training for the role.
Diaz again came to the limelight with films as My Best Friend’s Wedding and Alife Less Ordinary both released in 1997. The next year she starred in the hit movie There’s Something About Mary (1998) earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress. For her role in the movie Being John Mallovich(1999) earned her the award for Best Supporting Actress and various nominations.
She was featured in certain other low budget movies as Very Bad Things, Any Given Sunday, Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her. In the fall of 2000 she secured a part in the hit big-screen remake of the 1970s television show, “Charlie’s Angels,” playing one of the three female detectives alongside Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. For her next project she voiced princess Fiona in the movie Shrek and in 2002 she starred in the movie Gangs of New York. The following year she joined Liu and Barrymore for the sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.