Cameron Diaz

Cameron Michelle Diaz ( born August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American actress, voice actress and a former model.

  • 2.1 as an actress
  • 2.2 as a voice
  • 3.1 Awards
  • 3.2 nominations

Life and career

Cameron Diaz, whose father is from Cuba and their mother had German, English and Native American ancestry, with 16 years left her parents' home. In the following five years, she worked as a model in several countries, including Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco and France.

At the age of 21, she went back to California, worked first as a model among other things, continue in a BDSM video and talked for a big part in The Mask (1994 ) before. Without proof of an acting experience, she was, to her surprise lead actress in this film, setting out the role of the stereotypical " pretty blond girl ," played as a female counterpart of Jim Carrey. The box office success brought her other roles in films such as Minnesota or the wedding of my best friend.

The big breakthrough came in 1998 with the Diaz comedy There's Something About Mary, which earned her a first Golden Globe nomination. Subsequently, Diaz turned to the independent film. Their roles in the strip Being John Malkovich and Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday earned her positive reviews. For Being John Malkovich they earned in 1999 her second Golden Globe nomination.

In 2000, Diaz came as a real California girl on in the TV remake of Charlie's Angels 3. Thanks to the commercial success of the first part was taken in 2003, the sequel, which found little favor with film critics (but was a box office earnings of 259 million U.S. dollars as successful ). The film was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry. Even during the filming Diaz spoke against a third part, because she wanted to be involved in serious film productions in the future.

She played in 2001 in Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz and in the 2002 nominated for ten Oscars movie Gangs of New York, directed by Martin Scorsese. For both films, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for the Golden Globe. In 2004, she mimed the role of Maggie in the film In Her Shoes on the side of Shirley MacLaine and Toni Collette. After another public success Diaz received a role in the film The Holiday at the side of Jew Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black. In her next film, Diaz played alongside Ashton Kutcher in What Happens in Vegas. The film received poor reviews, Diaz and Kutcher were each nominated for a Golden Raspberry.

2009 played Diaz in My Sister's a young mother whose child has leukemia. In 2010 she starred in the action-comedy Knight and Day at the side of Tom Cruise.

On 22 June 2009 Cameron Diaz was honored in the category of film with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ( at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre ).

Diaz ' German standard voice actress Katrin Fröhlich.

Meanwhile, Diaz was one of the best-paid actresses in Hollywood. After they had received a salary of 30 million dollars for Shrek the Third, they finished second in the Forbes ranking with an income of 50 million U.S. dollars ( between June 2007 and June 2008, including advertising revenue ) the first place.


Diaz talked 1990-1995 a relationship with producer Carlos de la Torre. From 1996 to 1998 she was with her colleague Matt Dillon and from 1999 to 2003, fellow actor Jared Leto, also known as the singer of the band 30 Seconds to Mars dating. From summer 2003 to January 2007, Diaz lived with Justin Timberlake. Between July 2010 and September 2011, she and the baseball player Alex Rodriguez were a couple.

Filmography (selection)

As Actress

As a voice

  • 2001: Shrek - The daring hero ( Shrek ) as Fiona
  • 2004: Shrek 2 - The daring hero returns ( Shrek 2 ) and Fiona
  • 2007: Shrek the Third ( Shrek the Third ) and Fiona
  • 2010: Shrek Forever After ( Shrek Forever After ) as Fiona

Awards (selection)