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CAMERON DIAZ (Fiona) made her feature film debut at age 21, captivating moviegoers as femme fatale Tina Carlisle in "The Mask.” In addition to becoming one of Jim Carrey's biggest hits, "The Mask” gained distinction as the film that launched Cameron Diaz' career in motion pictures.

As a follow-up to "The Mask,” Cameron chose a small, independent film called "The Last Supper” with a first-time feature director. The black comedy, released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, gave Cameron the chance to play a condescending, liberal graduate student amongst a talented ensemble cast that included Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner and Courtney B. Vance. An art house hit, "The Last Supper” was the beginning of two years of non-stop work in feature films.

Her third feature was writer/director Steven Baigelman's offbeat love story, "Feeling Minnesota,” in which Cameron co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Vincent D'Onofrio, playing a white trash bride who falls in love with her brother-in-law. She went on to play a cold, manipulative New Yorker in Edward Burns eagerly-anticipated follow-up to his critically-acclaimed "The Brothers McMullen,” a working-class romantic comedy called "She's the One,” which, once again, Burns wrote, directed and starred in. 

In 1996, Cameron was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theatre Owners. Cameron's first studio film since "The Mask,” "My Best Friend's Wedding,” became one of the biggest hits of the summer of 1997 and one of the 10 top-grossing films of the year. 

Starring opposite Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett as a sweet debutante on the eve of her nuptials, "My Best Friend's Wedding” gave Cameron an opportunity to show yet another side of her many talents, capturing the hearts of critics and moviegoers in the process. Her performance earned her the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy, voted on by more than 11 million customers of Blockbuster Video internationally.

In "A Life Less Ordinary” -- from yet another talented young filmmaker, director Danny Boyle of "Trainspotting” and "Slumdog Millionaire” fame -- Cameron starred opposite Ewan McGregor, playing a spoiled, unhappy rich girl who falls in love with the janitor who accidentally kidnaps her.

For her performance in the title role in the romantic comedy "There's Something About Mary,” Cameron was honored with the New York Film Critics Circle Award as Best Actress, in addition to a Golden Globe nomination, the American Comedy Award, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Movie Actress and the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the 20th Century Fox feature was released to worldwide box-office success in July, 1998 and also set records in its subsequent release on video and DVD.

Following the dark comedy, "Very Bad Things,” written and directed by actor-filmmaker Peter Berg and starring Christian Slater, Cameron starred in "Being John Malkovich,” opposite John Cusack, Catherine Keener and John Malkovich. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Spike Jonze, the film captured the imaginations of filmgoers around the world and Cameron's performance was nominated for a Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the British Academy of Film (BAFTA) Award, while the film amassed numerous awards, nominations and other honors for the film, cast and filmmakers. Critics raved about the film and the performances, including Cameron's portrayal of Lotte, which was described by one critic as "such a subtle and seamless performance that, even if you're a fan, you may go for most of the movie without recognizing her.” 

Her career continued to soar with Sony Pictures' feature film version of the 70's television series, "Charlie's Angels,” opposite Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray, which broke the domestic box office record for a non-holiday weekend and has grossed $265 million worldwide. The Angels won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and were selected Favorite Action Team and Cameron was singled out for Best Dance Sequence at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards, voted on by the viewers of MTV. The film's sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle,” was released in 2003 and grossed over $250 million worldwide.

Cameron grew up in Southern California and her family's lineage includes Cuban, German and Native American.

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