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Cameron Diaz

Name : Cameron Diaz
Date of Birth : August 30, 1972
Place of Birth : San Diego, Calif., USA
Sign : Virgo
Height : 5' 9''
Hair : Blond
Eyes : Blue
Education : High school
Occupation : Actress / Model
Companion : Jared Leto
Sister : Chimene
Recognition : In 1998 she was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

cameron diaz is the most luminescent newcomer to silver screen in the 1990's. At age 21 and only with cameron diaz modeling experience under the hood, cameron diaz landed a potentially sky-rocketing role opposite rising superstar comedian Jim Carrey in The Mask. With cameron diaz foot well in the door of Hollywood films, cameron diaz was next afforded the chance to kick Hollywood ass in the feature film version of Mortal Kombat. For this role, cameron diaz would require martial arts training. But luck would send cameron diaz down a different road after cameron diaz injured cameron diaz wrist karate-chopping cameron diaz trainer's head.

cameron diaz instead returned to some high-paying modeling jobs and found smaller, low-paying roles in independent films. cameron diaz states, "I think that definitely your chances of coming across material in independent films--material that is more interesting and more challenging--is more likely than in big-studio films. You always have to leave your doors open to independent films so you have that opportunity." cameron diaz patience and discipline in cameron diaz acting career shows how cameron diaz had matured through cameron diaz modeling career. cameron diaz was sixteen at the time, and cameron diaz happened to be at the right place at the right time... at a Hollywood party! There cameron diaz hooked up with a photographer who, within a week, helped cameron diaz land a modeling contract with the Elite Modeling Agency. cameron diaz talked cameron diaz father (a Cuban-American foreman) and cameron diaz mother (a German, Native American, and English broker) into letting cameron diaz expand cameron diaz career in Japan, accompanied only by another fifteen-year-old fellow model. Her parents were rather easy-going, taking their head-banging party-going kid everywhere. "I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair." cameron diaz mother even accompanied her to first Van Halen concert. So in the end, cameron diaz was off to Japan.

cameron diaz advises, "Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home." So the next five years were spent traveling from continent to continent, country to country. "Australia, Morocco, Paris, Mexico, here, there, everywhere," before settling in her Hollywood apartment with Carlos de La Torre, a video producer and her companion for five years. Posing for Mademoiselle and Seventeen and appearing in ads for Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Coca Cola is no small accomplishment for a 21-year-old woman.

Just barely a woman, cameron diaz felt modeling angst. There was more to her life, and cameron diaz knew it. As a suggestion from her agent, cameron diaz tried going down the well-traveled road of modeling to acting. Who would believe after twelve auditions, this fresh actress--born from modeling--would land a small role in Jim Carrey's film, The Mask? cameron diaz wanted in, and cameron diaz had the perfect opportunity. "Anything the filmmakers wanted, I would do. But it got to the point where I said, 'You know what? I'm not doing it anymore. I'm not gonna go practice with the choreographer so that he knows the steps he's gonna teach the real girl who gets the job.'" Director Charles Russell caught wind of cameron diaz's feelings and went to the producers at New Line Cinema, and convinced them to award her the female lead. At the time, cameron diaz didn't fully understand the scope of what cameron diaz was getting into. "This is kind of a big film, isn't it?" cameron diaz asked a month into production. Yes, it was! cameron diaz got ulcer. cameron diaz then realized the heavy weight on her shoulders, the responsibility for the success of the film.

The studios weren't too confident or keen in hiring cameron diaz after the ulcer during Mask production and her injury during Kombat pre-production. So cameron diaz trotted down the road of independent films, scoring several roles. cameron diaz played a character named Jude in The Last Supper (1995), directed by Stacy Title. "I did the Last Supper simply to get the opportunity to work with other actors. I never had any other experience acting other than The Mask." It was during this year (1995) that cameron diaz ended her longstanding, 5-year relationship with Carlos de La Torre. In Feeling Minnesota (1996), cameron diaz runs off with her brother-in-law (Keanu Reeves). In cameron diaz's the One (1996), cameron diaz sleeps with bros. Ed Burns and Mike McGlone. Strangely, many of cameron diaz's acting roles involved playing vulnerable females, often tied-up; cameron diaz also displays her well-shaped body in these movies with swimsuits and several swimming scenes. As the wife of a prominent judge (Harvey Keitel) more than twice her age, cameron diaz finds herself in a terrible mess after discovering a dead body in Head Above Water (1996). That same year, cameron diaz was named the N.A.T.O./ShowWest Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theater Owners.

cameron diaz now had several films under her belt, award recognition, and a small following of fans. Returning to the big-studio films, cameron diaz's task was to star side-by-side with Hollywood cutie Julia Roberts who was also making somewhat of a return in My Best Friend's Wedding. The summer romantic comedy scored well among critics, not to mention cameron diaz's performance aside Julia. cameron diaz then went on to A Live Less Ordinary by Danny Boyle with kidnapper Ewan McGregor. cameron diaz recently starred in the Faralley brothers' There's Something About Mary with her ex-beau and costar Matt Dillon. This box-office smash earned cameron diaz her biggest Hollywood boost yet. cameron diaz followed her comedy shasher with an independent film Very Bad Things (1998) as Laura Garrety. cameron diaz's upcoming films include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) as a blonde TV reporter, and On Any given Sunday (1999).

Filmography
2001 - Shrek (Voice)
2000 - Charlie's Angels: The Movie
1999 - Any Given Sunday
1999 - Invisible Circus
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1998 - There's Something about Mary
1998 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1998 - Very and bad things
1997 - A Life Less Ordinary
1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding
1997 - Keys to Tulsa
1996 - Head Above Water
1996 - Feeling Minnesota
1996 - She's the One
1995 - The Last Supper
1994 - The Mask

Awards
1999 - American Comedy Award for Funniest leading actress (Something about Mary)
1998 - Blockbuster Entertainment for Best Actress - Comedy (My Best Friend's Wedding)
1998 - NYC Film Critics for Best Actress (Somethingh About Mary)
1996 - ShoWest for Female Star of Tomorrow


 






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