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Who is Cameron Diaz?

by Ratan Srivastava
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz is indeed an entrepreneur, producer, author, as well as former actress and model from the United States. She was declared the highest-paid Hollywood actress beyond 40 in 2013, after receiving nominations for four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, as well as three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a plaque upon that Hollywood Walk of Fame. Diaz’s movies have grossed over US$3 billion at the domestic box office within the United States, with global grosses above US$7 billion, giving her the sixth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress.

Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego, California, and grew up in Long Beach. She earned a modelling deal with Elite Model Management and was still in high school. She earned her cinematic début at the age of 21 in the comedy The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey (1994).

She went on to have a supporting part in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) before starring as Mary inside the Farrelly Brothers’ smash comedy There’s Something About Mary (1998), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress inside a Comedy or Musical. Diaz established a reputation as just a serious actress with her next two productions, the sports drama Any Given Sunday and Spike Jonze’s surrealist dream Being John Malkovich (both 1999), the latter garnering them her second Golden Globe nomination.

Cameron Diaz was nominated for a third Golden Globe for her supporting role in Vanilla Sky (2001), and she starred in a number of high-profile films in the early 2000s, including Charlie’s Angels (2000) as well as its sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), as well as voicing Princess Fiona in the Shrek franchise.

She received her fourth Golden Globe nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese’s historical epic Gangs of New York in 2002. The dramatic comedy In Her Shoes (2005) and The Holiday (2006), as well as the psychological thriller The Box, were among her later features. Diaz played with Tom Cruise for the second time in the 2010 film Knight and Day. In 2011, she starred in the comedy Bad Teacher and The Other Woman after appearing in a supporting part in The Green Hornet. Will Gluck’s 2014 movie adaption of Annie was her final role before retiring from performing.

Cameron Diaz is also the author of two health books, The Body Book (2013), which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Longevity Book. She was an early consumer of the Toyota Prius hybrid and worked to support Al Gore’s Live Earth initiative to raise climate change awareness. Diaz was also a vocal opponent of George W. Bush’s government, wearing a T-shirt proclaiming, “I won’t vote for a son of a Bush!” at promotional appearances for Charlie’s Angels.

Cameron Diaz has spoken as an advocate for military families and has been associated with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the first and biggest non-profit organisation for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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