Cameron Diaz: Biography, Acting Career and More

Vrinda Gupta
Vrinda Gupta

Cameron Diaz is an American actress, author, model, and producer. She was born August 30, 1972( Present Age: 49 years old) in San Diego, California. Her parents are Emilio Diego and Billie Joann. Her father worked as a foreman of the California oil company Unocal. While her mother was an import/export agent. She has two siblings namely Chimene and Michael Diaz. Cameron is the youngest of all. As Diaz was raised in Long Beach, she attended Los Cerritos Elementary School. Later, she joined Long Beach Polytechnic High School and graduated in 1990.

Cameron’s Career

At the young age of 16, Diaz got an opportunity to begin her modeling career.  Soon after, she signed a contract with ‘Elite Model Management’. Cameron worked as a model for big brands like Calvin Klein and Levi’s.  Before starting out in Hollywood, she was seen in a soft adult movie titled She’s No Angel when she was 19.  In 1994, she starred in the hit superhero fantasy film titled ‘The Mask’. Cameron played the role of a jazz singer named Tina Carlyle. The film also featured Jim Carrey. Subsequently, The Mask won her nomination in Golden Globe.

In the late 1990s, Cameron featured in several movies including- The Last Supper, She’s the One, Feeling Minnesota, My Best Friend’s wedding, A Life Less Ordinary, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Very Bad Things and There’s Something About Mary. In 2000, she starred in the famous movie ‘ Charlie’s Angels‘. She played the role of Natalie Cook in the action-comedy film. It also starred Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. In 2003, She came back as Natalie Cook in  Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

In 2018, Cameron announced that she had retired from acting. During her conversation with Kevin Hart in Hart to Heart she explained, “When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time, you’re the person who’s the talent, all parts of you that isn’t, that has to sort of being handed off to other people“. As an author, Cameron has written two health books: The Body Book (2013), and The Longevity Book (2016).

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Physical Stats

Height 5″8/ 1.74m
Weight 58kgs
Figure Measurements 34-24-35
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde

Cameron’s Relationships

From 1990 to 1994, she was in a live-in-relationship with Carlos de la Torre. Cameron has been romantically involved with actor Vincent D’Onofrio. However, they only dated for 6 months and parted ways. She has also dated There’s Something About Mary co-star Matt Dillon.  The couple dated from 1995 to 1998.  From 1999 to 2003, she dated Jared Leto.  Later, she went into a relationship with Justin Timberlake. From 2010 to 2011, she dated Alex Rodriguez.
Cameron’s dating journey has been quite tumultuous.  However, in 2015 she secretly married Benji Madden. In December 2019, the couple welcomed their first baby — daughter Raddix Madden.
With her incredible performances in various movies, Cameron is considered one of the A-listers in Hollywood. You can follow her on Instagram by clicking on this link:

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