Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former model. She gained fame in the 1990s with roles in the blockbuster films The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something About Mary. Other notable film credits include Charlie’s Angels, Vanilla Sky, Gangs of New York, and voicing Princess Fiona in the Shrek film series. Diaz received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
Diaz was born in San Diego, California and is the daughter of Billie (née Early), an import-export agent, and Emilio Diaz (1949–2008), who worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger. Her father, who was born in Los Angeles County, was a second-generation Cuban American (her grandparents settled in Tampa’s Ybor City) and her mother is of English, German and Cherokee ancestry. She is a blond and blue-eyed Hispanic, next to Anita Page, standing 5’9″ tall. She has one older sister, Chimene, and one older brother, Michael. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School at the same time as rapper Snoop Dogg.
- Name: Cameron Michelle Diaz
- Born : August 30, 1972, San Diego, California, U.S.
- Occupation : Actress/Model
- Years active : 1988–1993 (model), 1993–present (actress)
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