Cameron Diaz

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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 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.


Early life

Diaz was born in San Diego, California, 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.[1][2] Her father, who was born in Los Angeles County, was a second-generation Cuban American, whose family came from Spain via Cuba (her paternal grandparents settled in Tampa's Ybor City)[3] and her mother is of English, German, and Cherokee descent.[4][5][6] She has two older siblings: Chimene and Michael. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School where she was in the theater program for one year.


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