Born in San Diego, California, Cameron Diaz traveled the world as a model (from ages 16 to 21) before making
her screen debut in "The Mask" (1994). She was adorable in 1997's "My Best Friend's Wedding", and again in 1998's hilarious
"There's Something About Mary" (which brought her a New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Actress). Her critical
acclaim increased with 1999's "Being John Malkovich", which brought her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.
2000 brought the over-the-top "Charlie's Angels" and the considerably more subdued "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At
Her". 2001's "Vanilla Sky" (a remake of the intriguing Spanish film "Open Your Eyes") brought Diaz several Best Supporting
Actress nominations; that year, she also lent her voice to the wildly popular animated feature "Shrek". In 2002 she
co-starred in Martin Scorsese's epic "Gangs of New York".
Cameron Diaz deserves a lot of credit. After "The Mask", she could clearly have coasted along on her
stunning looks alone. Instead, she devoted herself to mastering her craft, and has earned critical respect playing demanding