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Diaz at a press conference for Knight and Day, July 2010
Cameron Michelle Diaz
August 30, 1972
Cameron Diaz was born in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie Joann (nee Early), is an import-export agent, and her father, Emilio Luis Diaz (1949–2008), worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger. Diaz has an older sister, Chimene. Her father's family were Cuban (of Spanish ancestry), and settled in Tampa's Ybor City, later moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Diaz was raised in Long Beach, California.
She has had many notable roles in blockbuster movies including:
- Tina Carlyle in The Mask
- Mary Jensen in There's Something About Mary
- Kimberly Wallace in My Best Friend's Wedding
- Natalie Cook in Charlie's Angels
- Princess Fiona in Shrek
- Jenny Everdeane in Gangs of New York
- Christina Walters in The Sweetest Thing
- Maggie Feller in In Her Shoes
- Choo, Christophe (2010-08-17). "Cameron Diaz is home’s star owner du jour". Christophechoo.com. http://www.christophechoo.com/cameron-diaz-is-homes-star-owner-du-jour/. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- Cameron Diaz splashes out $10million on sprawling English country home-style mansion in Beverly Hills
- "Family ties, Father & mother". People. May 20, 2004. http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,639320_3,00.html. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- FilmReference.com: Cameron Diaz Biography (1972–)
- "YouTube interview about her Spanish-Cuban roots". Youtube.com. 2011-06-28. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohVWRTSOHE. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- "CAMERON DIAZ: A Life Less Ordinary: Interview". Urbancinefile.com.au. http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=594&s=interviews. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- Jenkins, David (January 9, 2003). "Girl, interrupted". The Daily Telegraph (UK). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4729585/Girl-interrupted.html. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "Cameron Diaz: Hollywood crowd-pleaser". BBC News. July 29, 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4717013.stm. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- Hawk, Mason (1998). "A Cheap Date With Cameron Diaz". NYRock. http://www.nyrock.com/spc/1998/diaz.asp. Retrieved January 8, 2014.