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Birthname: Cameron Michelle Diaz 
Date of birth: 1972-08-30 
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA 
Height: 5' 1 
Nationality: American 
Profession: actress, model 

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model.

Biography

Early life

Diaz was born in San Diego, California. Her second-generation Cuban-American father, Emilio Diaz, worked as a foreman for an oil company, and her mother, Billie Early (who has English, German and Cherokee Native American ancestry), worked as an exporting agent. Diaz attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. During her school days, she was called Skeletor by her classmates.

Career

At age 16, she began her career as a fashion model. 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. She even graced the cover of the July 1990 issue of Seventeen (Magazine).
At the age of 22, Diaz auditioned for Jim Carrey's The Mask. 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 SupperFeeling 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 SAG Awards.
Diaz has also starred in the hit adaptation of Charlie's Angels and , and she voiced a lead character in Shrek and its sequel, for which she earned $10 million. In 2001, she won nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and the AFI Awards for Vanilla Sky. For , she became the second actress (after Julia Roberts) to earn $20 million for a role; the film underperformed at the box office.
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.
Future work for Diaz include roles in Nancy Meyers' The Holiday in 2006 and Shrek The Third in 2007 where she co-stars with her real life boyfriend Justin Timberlake. She was set to team up again with The Mask co-star Jim Carrey in two films Fun with Dick and Jane where she dropped out to star in In Her Shoes. She was recently set to star opposite Carey again in A Little Game Without Consequence that was planned to start filming in October for a summer release date. The film was shelved and filming is still yet to commence.

Personal life

Diaz had a four-year relationship with actor/singer Jared Leto from 1998-2002. More recently, Diaz has been dating singer and former *NSYNC's Justin Timberlake since they met in 2003 at the Kids' Choice Awards. In October 2004, they were in an altercation with a tabloid 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.

Diaz and Timberlake were involved in another paparazzi incident when she was walking out of a friends house with her boyfriend when the paparazzi jumped out of the bushes and attacked them with taking photo's of them. He then went into his car. Diaz was in the way and she was so shocked that she pressed charges against the paparazzi.
Diaz suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has publicly admitted she habitually rubs doorknobs so hard before opening doors to clean them that the original paint on the doorknobs fades afterwards.
Diaz is appearing in an ad campaign on Japanese television for SoftBank: October/November 2006. Diaz also supports a small west London football club Brentford FC after visiting a Hollywood cafe owned by a Brentford supporter.
In 2004, a commercial S&M 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 porn sites and Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.
Diaz has been vocal in her opposition to U.S. President George W. Bush. Before 2000's election (on October 26 to be exact), Diaz 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 Oprah appearance before 2004's election, Diaz said "Women have so much to lose . . . We could lose the right to our bodies. If you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, then you should vote ..."


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