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Diaz at a press conference for Knight and Day, July 2010
Born
Cameron Michelle Diaz

August 30, 1972 (1972-08-30) (age 48)
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1988–1993 (model)
1994–present (actress)
Spouse(s) Benji Madden (m. 2015-present)
Relatives Joel Madden (brother-in-law)
Nicole Richie (co-sister-in-law)
Diaz at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Gangs of New York.
Tom Cruise and Diaz at the MTV Movie Awards, June 6, 2010

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress, writer and former model. She has frequently appeared in comedies throughout her career, while also earning critical recognition in dramatic films. Her accolades include four Golden Globe Award nominations, three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a New York Film Critics Award. In 2013, she was named the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood. As of 2018, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Diaz's films total over US$3 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing US$7 billion, making her the fifth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress.

Born in San Diego, California, Diaz was raised in Long Beach. While still in high school, she signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management. She made her film debut at age 21 opposite Jim Carrey in the comedy The Mask (1994). She was subsequently cast in a supporting role in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) before appearing as the titular Mary in the Farrelly brothers' hit comedy There's Something About Mary (1998), which brought her increased fame and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Her following two projects—the sports drama Any Given Sunday, and Spike Jonze's surrealist fantasy Being John Malkovich (both 1999)—lent Diaz a reputation as a dramatic actress, the latter earning her her second Golden Globe nomination.

Diaz earned a third Golden Globe nomination for her supporting role in Vanilla Sky (2001), and appeared in numerous high-profile films in the early 2000s, including Charlie's Angels (2000) and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), as well as voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series (2001–2010). In 2003, she was cast in Martin Scorsese's period epic Gangs of New York, for which she earned her fourth Golden Globe nomination. Her subsequent films included the dramatic comedies In Her Shoes (2005) and The Holiday (2006), and the psychological thriller The Box (2009). Diaz appeared in a supporting role in The Green Hornet in 2011, followed by starring roles in the comedies Bad Teacher (2011) and The Other Woman (2014).

After appearing in Will Gluck's 2014 film adaptation of Annie, Diaz confirmed she was formally retiring from acting. Diaz is the author of two health books: The Body Book (2013), a New York Times bestseller, and The Longevity Book (2016).

Early life

Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie Joann (née Early), is an import-export agent. Her father, Emilio Luis Diaz (1949–2008), worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger. Diaz has an older sister, Chimene. Her father's family were Cubans (of Spanish ancestry), and settled in Tampa's Ybor City, later moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Diaz was raised in Long Beach, California.

Personal life

Diaz's father died of liver cancer in 2008. She married musician Benji Madden at her home in Beverly Hills, California, on January 5, 2015, in a Jewish ceremony. The couple had been introduced ten months earlier by her close friend and now sister-in-law, Nicole Richie. On January 3, 2020, they announced the birth of their daughter, Raddix Madden.

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Mask Tina Carlyle
1995 The Last Supper Jude
1996 She's the One Heather Davis
1996 Feeling Minnesota Freddie Clayton
1996 Head Above Water Nathalie
1997 Keys to Tulsa Trudy
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Kimmy Wallace
1997 A Life Less Ordinary Celine Naville
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas TV reporter Cameo
1998 There's Something About Mary Mary Jensen
1998 Very Bad Things Laura Garrety
1999 Being John Malkovich Lotte Schwartz
1999 Any Given Sunday Christina Pagniacci
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Carol Faber
2000 Charlie's Angels Natalie Cook
2001 The Invisible Circus Faith
2001 Shrek Princess Fiona (voice)
2001 Vanilla Sky Julie Gianni
2002 The Sweetest Thing Christina Walters
2002 Gangs of New York Jenny Everdeane
2002 Slackers Herself Cameo
2002 Minority Report Woman on train Uncredited cameo
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Natalie Cook
2004 Shrek 2 Princess Fiona (voice)
2005 In Her Shoes Maggie Feller
2006 The Holiday Amanda Woods
2007 Shrek the Third Princess Fiona (voice)
2008 What Happens in Vegas Joy McNally
2009 My Sister's Keeper Sara Fitzgerald
2009 The Box Norma Lewis
2010 Shrek Forever After Princess Fiona (voice)
2010 Knight and Day June Havens
2011 The Green Hornet Lenore Case
2011 Bad Teacher Elizabeth Halsey
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Jules
2012 Gambit PJ Puznowski
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Sigmund Freud (voice)
2013 The Counselor Malkina
2013 The Unbelievers Herself Documentary film
2013 In a World... Herself in trailer for The Amazon Games Uncredited cameo
2014 The Other Woman Carly Whitten
2014 Sex Tape Annie Hargrove
2014 Annie Miss Hannigan Final Film Role

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998–2014 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host 4 episodes
2005 Trippin' Herself 10 episodes; also executive producer
2007 Shrek the Halls Princess Fiona (voice) TV special
2009 Sesame Street Herself 3 episodes
2010 Scared Shrekless Princess Fiona (voice) TV special
2014 Bad Teacher None 13 episodes; Producer

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Charlie's Angels Natalie Cook (voice)

Theme parks

Year Title Role
2003 Shrek 4-D Princess Fiona (voice)

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