Mostly Credited As: Cameron Diaz Sometimes Credited As: Cami
Birth Name: Cameron Michelle Diaz Date Of Birth: August 30, 1972 (Age 43) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: San Diego, California Height: 5' 8 ½" (1.73 m)
Cameron Diaz was sixteen when she got her big break in life. She was at a Hollywood party when she ended up speaking to, and eventually dating, a fashion photographer who landed her a modelling contract with the Elite Modelling Agency within a week of knowing her. She went to Japan with another young model (15) to further her modelling career shortly afterwards.For five years afterwards she travelled from country to country and fashion capital to fashion capital. From Paris to Morocco to Milan and even to Australia and eventually hooked up with boyfriend Carlos De La Torre whom she stayed with for five years in a Hollywood apartment.
By the time she landed herself a role in the film The Mask, starring comedian Jim Carrey, she was already an accomplished actress appearing in commercials for Calvin Klein, Levi's, and Coca-Cola as well as being on magazines such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She was 21 and had much experience in the modelling world. However, she had begun to feel that there was more in her future than just modelling and she eventually decided to turn from modelling to acting. She initially got a small role in the movie but got bored “practising with the choreographer so that he knows the steps he gonna teach the real girl who gets the job? The director, Charles Russell, who realised what she felt, managed to convince the producers at New Line Cinema to give her the female lead role and so she launched her acting career.A month into the production of the movie she discovered the scale of the movie and got an ulcer realising the pressure set upon her according to the success of the motion picture. After this experience, and a case where she injured herself in training for the film Mortal Kombat, studios became wary of taking her on and so fate would have it that she returned to the world of big time modelling and independent films.
Cameron Diaz started working as a model when she was only 16 years old. She once got alcohol poisoning in Australia at the age of 18. Her nickname is "Cami". She has “Blonde” hair and “Blue” eyes and will only wash her face in “Evian” spring water. For a few years in the 1990’s she lived with actor “Matt Dillion” whom she appeared with in the very popular Comedy “There’s Something About Mary” in 1998. In 1999 she had her passport and money stolen from her luggage at the Los Angeles International Airport. She was engaged for a short period of time in 2000 to actor/composer/producer “Jared Leto”. Cami first voiced the character of “Princess Fiona” in the hit Animated film “Shrek” in 2001. She became only the 2nd actress in history to sign a contract for $20 Million in 2002 along with actress “Julia Roberts” Broke her nose in a surfing accident in Hawaii on her birthday on 30 August 2003. More Trivia