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Biography #2 (for Shrek the Third)

Cameron Diaz made her feature film debut at age 21, captivating moviegoers as femme fatale Tina Carlisle in The Mask, and throughout her career has chosen to work in small, independent films, such as The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota and She's the One, as well as mainstream movie roles.

In 1996, Diaz was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners, and her performance in My Best Friend's Wedding earned her the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy, voted on by more than 11 million customers of Blockbuster Video internationally.

For her performance in the title role in the romantic comedy There's Something About Mary, she was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Actress, in addition to a Golden Globe nomination, the American Comedy Award, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Movie Actress and the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.

Following the dark comedy Very Bad Things, Diaz starred in Being John Malkovich opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze, the film captured the imaginations of filmgoers around the world and Diaz's performance earned nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a British Academy of Film (BAFTA) Award.

Her career has continued to soar with successes such as Any Given Sunday, Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Vanilla Sky, The Sweetest Thing, Gangs of New York, In Her Shoes and The Holiday.

Over the course of 2004 and early 2005, Diaz took on a worldwide adventure with MTV for a 10-episode series entitled Trippin.' Joined by an ever-changing group of travelers, she and her crew explored some of the most exotic, environmentally unique places on the planet while discovering ways to help preserve them.

Diaz grew up in Southern California and her family lineage includes Cuban, German and Native American ancestry.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Shrek the Third" (10-Jun-2007)


Biography #3 (for In Her Shoes)

Cameron Diaz made her feature debut at age 21, captivating moviegoers as femme fatale Tina Carlisle opposite Jim Carrey in The Mask. As a follow-up to The Mask, Diaz chose a small, independent film called The Last Supper. The black comedy had Diaz playing a condescending, liberal graduate student, along with an ensemble cast that included Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner and Courtney B. Vance.

Her third feature was writer/director Steven Baigelman's offbeat love story Feeling Minnesota, in which she starred with Keanu Reeves and Vincent D'Onofrio, playing a white trash bride who falls in love with her brother-in-law. Diaz went on to play a cold, manipulative New Yorker in Edward Burns' romantic comedy, She's the One, which he wrote, directed and starred in. Next, she starred opposite Harvey Keitel and Craig Sheffer in the thriller Head Above Water.

In 1996, Diaz was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners. In 1997, she co-starred with Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett in My Best Friend's Wedding, which became one of the ten top-grossing films of the year. Her performance earned her the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

Next, Diaz starred opposite Ewan McGregor as a spoiled, unhappy rich girl who falls in love with a janitor who accidentally kidnaps her in Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary.

For her performance in the title role of the romantic comedy There's Something About Mary, directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Diaz was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Actress. She also received a Golden Globe nomination, the American Comedy Award, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award and the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, as well as the Netherlands' Best Actress Rembrandt Award.

Following Peter Berg's dark comedy, Very Bad Things, Diaz starred in the critically-acclaimed Being John Malkovich, opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich, directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze. Diaz was nominated for a Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the British Academy of Film (BAFTA) Award.

In Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Diaz starred with Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool J, James Woods and Ann-Margret, as the tough young owner of a professional football team. Her performance earned her a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress in a Drama.

She next co-starred opposite Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu in Charlie's Angels, the feature film version of the '70s television series. Directed by McG, the film broke the domestic box-office record for a non-holiday weekend and has grossed over $300 million worldwide. The Angels won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and Diaz was singled out for Best Dance Sequence at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards. In 2003, Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu reunited with director McG to reprise their roles as Charlie's Angels in Charle's Angels: Full Throttle. The film grossed over $250 million worldwide.

She appeared in The Invisible Circus, based on an acclaimed novel by Jennifer Egan and was seen on Showtime in Rodrigo Garcia's Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, with Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart, Amy Brenneman and Holly Hunter.

Diaz provided the voice of the feisty Princess Fiona in the animated smash hit Shrek with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow. Shrek was one of the most successful films of any genre in 2001, setting box-office records and appearing on dozens of critics' lists of the best movies that year. That film's sequel, Shrek 2, became one of the biggest box-office hits in history, and a third Shrek feature is in the works for release in 2007.

Diaz co-starred in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Jason Lee and Kurt Russell. Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, an AFI Award and a SAG Award, and Diaz was chosen Best Supporting Actress by the Boston Society of Film Critics.

In 2002, she starred in the comedy The Sweetest Thing with Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. Diaz was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated Gangs of New York. Filmed on location in Rome, she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Diaz recently took on a worldwide adventure with MTV for a 10-episode series, entitled Trippin. Joined by an ever-changing group of travelers, Diaz and her crew explored some of the most exotic, environmentally unique locations on the planet while discovering ways to help preserve them.

Bio courtesy Fox for "In Her Shoes" (16-Oct-2005)


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