Model Cameron Diaz turned into an actress, known for her comedic roles and impeccable image of an unattainable girl.
Cameron Diaz, actress, was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California, to the family of Emilio Diaz, an engineer in the second generation in the Cuban-American oil company, and his wife Billy, whose veins mixed the blood of Native Americans, Italians and Germans. At 16, Cameron becomes a model. A successful career leads her to different countries, among others to Japan, Australia, Morocco and the capital of France – Paris. Cameron is removed for magazines such as “Mademoiselle” and “Seventeen”, and also appears in advertising companies “Calvin Klein”, “Coca-cola” and “Levi’s”.
Breakthrough in the cinema
In 1994, Diaz gets his first role in the cash comedy action movie “The Mask”, in which her partner is a comedian with a gutta-pervert face, Jim Carrey. Having no experience in cinema, Diaz initially pretends to be a secondary role in the film. But, after long expectations and calls to the studio, she finds out that she is given the role of a sentimental singer in the elite club of Tina Carlisle – the main role. After the impressive success of the picture, Diaz is called a major Hollywood star and vying to offer roles in a variety of projects.
During the rehearsals of the role in the popular video game “Mortal Kombat”, Diaz damages the wrist, because of what she has to abandon this work. Instead, she takes on roles in less significant independent films: “The Last Supper”, “Feeling Minnesota” with Keanu Reeves in the lead role, “She’s the only one” with Ed Burns and Jennifer Aniston, “How to stay afloat” with Harvey Keitel. In a big movie, Diaz returns in 1997, brilliantly performing the role of a sweet future bride, rival Julia Roberts in the movie “The best friend’s wedding.”
This is followed by shooting in a romantic comedy about the complicated relationship “Life is worse than usual” with Ewan McGregor. And then Diaz makes a dizzying takeoff to the heights of Hollywood’s first-magnitude stars. The reason for this will be a deep understanding of the role in the unexpected, frankly coarse box-office film scriptwriters and directors Bobby and Peter Farrelli “All crazy from Mary”, released in the summer of 1998, in which Diaz will appear in the company of Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon. In 1999, the audience will see Diaz in two completely new images. First, she will change the color of her hair for the role of the wife of the pet shop and the puppeteer in the spoiled existential comedy directed by Spike Jonza “To be John Malkovich,” which also featured John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich.
Big Screen Star
Despite his undeniable status as one of the highest paid actresses, Cameron Diaz continues to star in relatively low-budget independent films: in the black comedy “Very Wild Things”, in the film “Being John Malkovich”, in the movie “Women’s Secrets” on the cable television channel “Showtime” “in 2001, along with Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Castilla Flockhart, and in many other big screen projects. In the fall of 2000, Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Louis become three female detectives in the rating film Charlie’s Angels, a cinematic staging of the pretentious television show of 1970 by Aaron Spelling.
In early 2001, Diaz plays a temperamental older sister in the film “Invisible Circus”. In the summer of this year, the popular animated film “Shrek”, in which, among others, the role of voiced by Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, her voice will speak obstinate princess Fiona. Myers, Murphy and Diaz will continue to work on the continuation of this box office leader in 2004. All the same in 2001, she will appear in Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” together with Leonardo DiCaprio, and in “Vanilla Sky” Cameron Crowe, along with Tom Cruise. Next year, Diaz, Louis and Barrymore will come together again for the filming of the sequel to the movie “Charlie’s Angels: Just Ahead”. In 2005, she, in a duet with Tony Colette, will star in the film “Away from you.”
In the family drama “My guardian angel” released in 2009, Diaz will show a more serious side of his talent. In the picture, Cameron will play the role of a mother of three children, who have serious disagreements with her younger daughter Anna about the complex treatment of her middle daughter. The film is based on the widely known novel by Jody Pikolt.
On pages of newspapers and magazines Diaz gets not only thanks to the work in the cinema, but also the events of his personal life. Her lasting five-year relationship with the film producer Carlos de la Torre ends in 1995. From 1996 to 1998, Cameron meets with his partner in the film “Everyone is crazy about Mary.” In 1999, her relationship with actor Jared Leto begins. In 2003, the couple parted, and Diaz goes to Justin Timberlake. This relationship will last for several years, until, in 2007, Diaz and Timberlake announce their rupture. More recently, Diaz has been in love with the baseball player of the third base of the “Yankee” team Alex Rodriguez.