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Cameron Diaz is undeniably an incredible movie star with an extraordinary career. Since joining Hollywood, she has quickly achieved A-List stardom and become one of the most recognizable faces in Tinseltown.

Growing Up in San Diego

Cameron Michelle Diaz was born into an ethnic Cuban family on August 30th, 1972, and raised in San Diego, California. While in high school she competed in a variety of beauty pageants and modeling contests; however it wasn’t until 1990 when she made waves at Elite Model Management New York Look of the Year Contest that her career truly kicked off. 

From Television to Film Stardom

Cameron Diaz quickly established herself as an internationally-recognized star after landing the role of Tina Carlyle in The Mask. It would mark her first major film role and was followed by roles in cult classics like My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Charlie’s Angels (2000). She continued to gain fame during this period, earning bigger roles such as Vanilla Sky (2001) and Shrek (2001).

Finding her foothold and becoming more serious in her acting career, she embraced becoming a voiceover artist, lending her unique talents to animated movies like the Madagascar and Shrek series.

Diaz has shared the silver screen with Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Drew Barrymore and many more A-list actors, and received an Oscar nomination for supporting actress when she performed alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York (2003).

She’s also been nominated for other multiple awards, including an MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Female Performance for her work in There’s Something About Mary, although her performance in The Other Woman did win her the Razzie Award for Worst Actress.

Personal Life and Legacy

Being linked to high-profiled celebrities is nothing new to Cameron Diaz. Her previous entanglements include Alex Rodriguez and Justin Timberlake, however in 2015, Cameron and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden tied the knot after dating for some time. They live in Los Angeles, and have a daughter, Raddix. 

As if being a phenomenal actress is not enough, Cameron has proven her worth further by being an producer, author and voiceover artist. Her legacy keeps growing and shows no signs of slowing down.

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