Cameron Diaz is an American actress and a model. She first started her modeling career at an early age of 16, with the Elite Model Management. Now Cameron Diaz is famous all around the world for her entertaining roles in many movies. She was ranked 5 in Forbes magazine amongst the richest 20 women in the entertainment category.
Early Life of Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California, to parents Emilio Diaz and Billie Diaz. Her father worked for an oil company, and her mother was an import/export agent. She wasn’t an only child, she had a sister, Chimene Diaz.
Most of her childhood she spent in Long Beach. She went to Los Cerritos Elementary School, and after that, she went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School. The interesting fact was that she attended high school with the famous rapper Snoop Dogg.
Cameron Diaz’s Personal Life
Cameron Diaz had many relationships with her fellow colleges and famous persons. She was in a long-term relationship with Carlos de la Torre, with actor Jared Leto, actor and singer Justin Timberlake, actor Matt Dillon, and even with the professional baseball shortstop. And currently, she is married to Benji Madden, the lead guitarist and backing vocalist from the Good Charlotte band.
Cameron Diaz’s Career
Cameron started her modeling career with the Elite Model Management when she was 16 years old. She did modeling for 5 years, and then she returned to California. While she was modeling she worked with massive companies like Calvin Klein and Levi’s. When she was 17 she was the cover model for the July 1990 issue of Seventeen.
With the help of her agent from Elite Model Management, she got an audition for a movie. She didn’t have any prior experience with acting, but she did get the part. And it was the part in the movie The Mask, with Jim Carrey. Fortunately for her, the movie was a big hit, and that’s where her career started. She starred in many other movies like My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something about Mary.
She got many award nominations and she won many awards in her career. She got the best-supporting-actress nomination at the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG for the role in the movie, Being John Malkovich. She got a nomination for Best supporting actress for Golden Globe awards, SAG awards and Critic’s Choice Award, for the role in the movie Vanilla Sky. One of the big movies that made her very popular was the movie Charlie’s Angels. And she got an Academy Award with the movie Gangs of New York.
Besides traditional acting, Cameron also lends her voice for Princess Fiona in the Shrek franchise. And one of her best-payed roles was the one in the movie Charlie’s Angels, she got $20 million for that role. In the year 2009, she got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Diaz started writing books, and in 2013 she published a book, The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand and Love Your Amazing Body. She was a co-author on the book, alongside Sandra Bank. And that book was second on the New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.
Cameron Diaz is also involved with the first non-profit organization for veterans of wars in Afganistan and Iraq. She is helping veterans of America, who fought the war in Afganistan and Iraq, and she is a spokesperson for the military families.
The estimated net worth of Cameron Diaz is an astonishing $120 million. Most of the wealth she earned from her roles in various movies, but she also earned a lot from her modeling. Some of the profit came from her book sale, and her roles in animated movies, where she lent her voice. She has a grandiose 5000 square feet estate in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, that cost $10 million. She owns a very simple car, Toyota Prius. But she also owns a Tesla Model S, and a metallic black Maserati Quattroporte.