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, "Mary Jensen" in There's Something About Mary & "Natalie Cook"" in Charlie's Angels (both movies) , 1972 in San Diego, California) is an United States Actor and former fashion model. /b>

Early life

Her Cuban-American http://www.reel.com/reel.asp?node=features/interviews/diaz father Emilio Diaz worked as a foreman for an oil company, and her mother Billie Early (whose ancestry includes Italian, English people and Indigenous Peoples of the Americas) worked as an exporting agent. Cameron attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.


At age 16, she began her career as a Model (person). Diaz signed with top modeling agency, Elite Model Management. After graduating high school, she went to work in Japan and met video director Carlo de la Torre. On her return to America, she moved in with him. For the next few years, her modeling took her around the world, working for contracts with major companies. At the age of 21, Diaz auditioned for Jim Carrey's
The Mask (film) . To her own surprise, and with no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead. Immediately after getting the part, she signed up for acting lessons. Over the next three years, she won roles in low-budget, independent films, such as The Last Supper (film) , Feeling Minnesota , and She's The One . She then regained mainstream success with My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary , and won critical acclaim for Being John Malkovich , which earned her Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Awards and the 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Diaz has also starred in the hit adaptation of Charlie's Angels (film) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and she voiced a lead character in Shrek and Shrek 2, for which she earned $10 million. In 2001, she won nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, the 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the AFI Awards for Vanilla Sky . For Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle , she became the second actress (after Julia Roberts) to earn $20 million for a role; the film underperformed at the box office. Future work for Diaz include roles in Nancy Meyers' Holiday (2006 film) in 2006 in film and Shrek The Third in 2007 in film.
Personal life

Cameron Diaz has been dating singer and former
  • NSYNC's Justin Timberlake since they met around 2 years ago at the Kids' Choice Awards. In October 2004, they were in an altercation with a tabloid journalism photographer outside a hotel. When the photographer and another man tried to photograph the couple, the celebrities snatched the camera. Pictures of the incident appeared in Us Weekly . Representatives for the couple claimed that they were "ambushed" and acting out of self-defense.

    , and has publicly admitted she habitually rubs doorknobs before opening doors to clean them. http://www.girlshrink.com/articles/article/2334483/31830.htm
  • In 2004, a commercial Sadism and Masochism video of Diaz and another girl torturing a man leaked to the Internet. She made the video when she was 19. Diaz filed a suit against the Russian Internet site that distributed the video, but the video file is now distributed by many Pornography sites and Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
  • Diaz has been vocal in her opposition to President of the United States George W. Bush. Before U.S. presidential election, 2000, Diaz once wore a shirt that said "I WON'T VOTE FOR A SON OF A BUSH!" while promoting Charlie's Angels on MTV's Total Request Live. During an The Oprah Winfrey Show appearance before U.S. presidential election, 2004, Diaz said "Women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote..." It should be noted that legalizing rape was actually not an issue in the 2004 election.
  • In 2005, Cameron revealed that during her school days, she was called Skeletor by her classmates. Many tabloids published this.
  • Diaz was the host of the 2005 MTV television series Trippin'.
  • Maxim (magazine) ranked her #22 in their annual hot 100 in 2004, then she ranked #11 in 2005. In 2006 she made the top 10 by ranking in at #7 Cameron Diaz is appearing in an ad campaign on Japanese television for SoftBank: October/November 2006.

    Courtesy of: http://www.wikipedia.org/

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