THE OTHER WOMAN
CAMERON DIAZ (Carly) 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. She has since
starred in more films that have grossed more than $100 million internationally
than any other actress, ranking fourth overall behind Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and
As a follow-up to "The Mask," Cameron chose a small, independent ensemble
film called "The Last Supper" with first-time feature director, Stacy Title. In
the black comedy, she played a condescending, liberal graduate student amongst a
talented ensemble cast that included Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard and Courtney B.
Vance. Her third feature was writer/director Steven Baigelman's offbeat love
story, "Feeling Minnesota," in which she co-starred with Keanu Reeves, 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' follow-up to his
critically-acclaimed "The Brothers McMullen," a working-class romantic comedy
called "She's the One" and starred opposite Harvey Keitel in the thriller, "Head
In 1996, Cameron was named ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow by the National
Association of Theatre Owners and "My Best Friend's Wedding" - her first studio
film since "The Mask" - would go on to become one of the biggest hits of the
summer of 1997 and one of the 10 top-grossing films of that 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
Following the dark comedy, "Very Bad Things," written and directed by
actor-filmmaker Peter Berg and starring Christian Slater and Jon Favreau,
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
Cameron played the tough young owner of a professional football team in
Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday," part of an all-star cast including Al Pacino,
Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool J, James Woods and Ann-Margaret. Her career
continued to soar with Sony Pictures' feature film version of the iconic 70's
television series, "Charlie's Angels," opposite Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and
Bill Murray. The film broke the domestic box office record for a non-holiday
weekend and grossed $265 million worldwide, winning two MTV Movie Awards for
Best On-Screen Team and Best Dance Sequence. The sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full
Throttle," was released in 2003 and grossed over $250 million worldwide. Cameron
also appeared in "The Invisible Circus," and Rodrigo Garcia's "Things You Can
Tell Just By Looking At Her" with Glenn Close, Calista Flockhart, Amy Brenneman
and Holly Hunter.
She first provided the voice of the feisty Princess Fiona in DreamWorks'
worldwide animated hit "Shrek" with Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow in
2001. "Shrek" was one of the most successful films of any genre that year,
setting box office records and breaking more records with its release on video
and DVD and appearing on dozens of critics lists of the best movies of 2001. The
sequel, "Shrek 2," also became one of the largest box-office hits ever, but was
surpassed by "Shrek the Third," which broke records in 2007, becoming the
third-biggest opening in U.S. box office history and the films would attract the
voice talents of such artists as Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Justin
Timberlake and John Cleese, among many others.
In November 2007, ABC premiered DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek the Halls," a
half-hour special starring Shrek, Fiona and their friends, followed by the
Halloween special, "Scared Shrekless" in 2010, both becoming instant holiday
classics. With the final installment, 2010's "Shrek Forever After," the series
has grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
Cameron co-starred in Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky," with Tom Cruise and
Penelope Cruz. Her performance as Julie Gianni was nominated for a Golden Globe
Award, an AFI Award and a SAG Award and Cameron was chosen Best Supporting
Actress by the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Chicago Film Critics
Association. In Spring 2002, she starred in the sexy comedy, "The Sweetest
Thing," with Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. She was nominated for another
Golden Globe for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated
"Gangs of New York," which was shot on location in Rome and also starred
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson.
She starred in the critically acclaimed "In Her Shoes," opposite Toni
Collette and Shirley MacLaine for director Curtis Hansen and opposite Jude Law,
Kate Winslet and Jack Black in Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy, "The Holiday." Her
films also include "What Happens in Vegas," opposite Ashton Kutcher, the
emotional family drama, "My Sister's Keeper," directed by Nick Cassavetes and
the sci-fi thriller "The Box." She reunited with Cruise in 2010 for the
action-packed "Knight and Day," directed by James Mangold, which grossed over
$260 million worldwide. In 2011, she appeared in another worldwide box office
hit, Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" with Seth Rogen, which brought in over
$227 million worldwide.
In 2011, Cameron dominated the box office once again with the dark comedy
"Bad Teacher," directed by Jake Kasdan, which became her 17th movie to cross the
$100 million mark worldwide, grossing over $216 million globally and earning
Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Movie Comedy. Of her
performance in the film, one critic rhapsodized: "Cameron Diaz eats the screen
in 'Bad Teacher' and the screen says thank you. It hasn't been eaten like this
since the gifted actress-comedienne starred in 'There's Something About
Mary'â€¦Diaz herself joins the comic skills of Carole Lombard to a body that looks
like a scenic railway. Her heroine's indefatigable delinquency is put over with
charm and gusto, spring cleaning an entire history of classroom movies."
She headlined an all-star cast in the film adaptation of the popular book
series, "What to Expect When You Are Expecting" in May, 2012 and starred
opposite Colin Firth and Alan Rickman in the Coen Brothers' remake of the crime
She was seen most recently in Ridley Scott's ensemble drama, "The Counselor,"
alongside Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Upcoming projects include "Sex Tape," a comedy that reunites her with her "Bad
Teacher" director Jake Kasdan and co-star Jason Segel and the movie musical,
Over the course of 2004 and early 2005, Cameron took on a worldwide adventure
with MTV for a 10-episode series, entitled "Trippin,'" which she also executive
produced. Joined by an ever-changing group of travelers, Cameron and her crew
explored some of the most exotic, environmentally unique places on the planet
while discovering ways to help preserve them. She will be an executive producer
on the upcoming CBS comedy series based on "Bad Teacher."
In early 2014, Cameron will add author to her list of accomplishments with
the publication of The Body Book, offering health and wellness advice and
inspiration for young women,addressing fitness, nutrition and well being.
In addition to Golden Globe nominations for her performances in "There's
Something About Mary," "Being John Malkovich," "Vanilla Sky" and "Gangs of New
York" and numerous other awards and nominations, Cameron has been honored with a
People's Choice Award as Favorite Leading Lady in 2007 and received
Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice "Wannabe" Award, recognizing her as a role model in
2008. After being honored as ShoWest's Female Star of Tomorrow in 1996, she came
full circle as the organization's Female Star of the Year in 2011. She achieved
another career pinnacle in 2009, when she received a star on the legendary
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cameron is currently the international Brand Ambassador for TAG Heuer's Link
Lady collection of timepieces. Her partnership with the company also serves to
benefit and raise awareness for programs that empower women, including UN Women.
Cameron grew up in Southern California and her family's lineage includes
Cuban, German and Native American.
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