Home   >   Movie Stars   >   D   >   Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz has been honored for both her dramatic and comedic work in a wide range of both major studio hits and acclaimed independent releases. A four-time Golden Globe nominee, Diaz earned her first nod in 1999 for her performance in the title role of the Farrelly brothers' smash hit comedy There's Something About Mary. She was also named the Best Actress of the Year by the New York Film Critics Circle, and won an MTV Movie Award for her work in the film. The following year, she was Golden Globe-nominated for her role in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, for which she also received nominations for a BAFTA Award and an individual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, as well as a second SAG Award nomination shared with the cast. Diaz garnered her third Golden Globe nomination, as well as SAG Award and American Film Institute Award nominations, for her performance opposite Tom Cruise in Cameron Crowe's 2001 film Vanilla Sky. She earned her fourth Golden Globe nod for her role in Martin Scorsese's epic drama Gangs of New York, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

Diaz made her feature film debut in the 1994 Jim Carrey comedy The Mask. She went on to star in the smash hit romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding, with Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett. In 2000, she teamed with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as Charlie's Angels in the blockbuster hit actioner. She more recently starred in the sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

In 2001, Diaz gave voice to the feisty Princess Fiona, who found her one true love, and her true self, in the Oscar-winning mega-hit Shrek. She reprised the role of Princess Fiona in the sequel Shrek 2, which was the number one film of 2004 and still ranks as the top-grossing animated feature and the top-grossing comedy film of all time. Diaz was again heard as Princess Fiona, who rallied the fairy tale princesses to defend Far Far Away in Shrek the Third, and she is currently voicing the character in Shrek Forever After, set for release in May 2010.

Her other credits include such diverse films as The Sweetest Thing; Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her, with Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Amy Brenneman; Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, with Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid and Jamie Foxx; Edward Burns' She's the One; Feeling Minnesota, opposite Keanu Reeves; Head Above Water; Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary; Peter Berg's Very Bad Things, opposite Christian Slater; Invisible Circus; Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes, with Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; and Nancy Meyers' The Holiday, with Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Diaz most recently starred in the hit comedy What Happens in Vegas, opposite Ashton Kutcher, and in Nick Cassavetes' drama My Sister's Keeper. Among her upcoming film projects are the action adventure The Green Hornet, with Seth Rogen, and a romantic action comedy directed by James Mangold in which she reunites with Tom Cruise, both scheduled for a 2010 release.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Cameron Diaz Facts

Birth NameCameron Michelle Diaz
OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayAugust 30, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Cameron Diaz compared to you?
Awards2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best Dance Sequence (for Charlie's Angels)
2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Team (for Charlie's Angels)
1999 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for There's Something About Mary)

Selected Filmography

What Happens In Vegas (2008) user recommendation as Joy McNally
Shrek The Third (2007) as Fiona (voice)
Shrek 2 (2004) as Fiona (voice)
Charlies Angels - Full Throttle (2003) as Natalie Cook
Gangs of New York (2002) as Jenny Everdeane
The Sweetest Thing (2002) as Christina Walters
Shrek (2001) as Fiona (voice)
The Invisible Circus (2001) as Faith
Vanilla Sky (2001) as Julie Gianni
Charlies Angels (2000) as Natalie Cook
Any Given Sunday (1999)
There's Something About Mary (1998) as Mary
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) as Kimberly Wallace
The Mask (1994) as Tina Carlyle (breakthrough)
More ...