Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a American actress/part-time voice artist and former model of Spanish-Cuban and Caucasian descent.
Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie's Angels (2000) films, Bad Teacher, and voicing the character Princess Fiona for the Shrek series. Diaz received Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
In 2013, she co-wrote the health book, The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand and Love Your Amazing Body with Sandra Bark. In 2016, she wrote a second health book called The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time.
She married Benji Madden, the lead guitarist of Good Charlotte, in 2015. They have a daughter born in 2019.
In 2017, she said she was tired of traveling to film movies, then confirmed her retirement from acting in March 2018.
In 2020, she and her business partner Katherine Power launched an organic wine brand called Avaline.
Filmography on TV Tropes:
- The Mask (1994): Tina Carlyle
- The Last Supper (1996): Jude
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997): Kimberly Wallace
- A Life Less Ordinary (1997): Celine Naville
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998): Blonde TV Reporter
- There's Something About Mary (1998): Mary Jensen
- Very Bad Things (1998): Laura Garrety-Fisher
- Being John Malkovich (1999): Lotte Schwartz
- Any Given Sunday (1999): Christina Pagniacci
- Charlie's Angels (2000): Natalie Cook
- Shrek: Princess Fiona (voice)
- Vanilla Sky (2001): Julie Gianni
- The Sweetest Thing (2001): Christina Walters
- Gangs of New York (2002): Jenny Everdeane
- In Her Shoes (2006): Maggie Feller
- The Holiday (2006): Amanda Woods
- What Happens in Vegas (2008): Joy McNally
- My Sister's Keeper (2009): Sara Fitzgerald
- The Box (2009): Norma Lewis
- Knight and Day (2010): June Havens
- Bad Teacher (2011): Elizabeth Halsey
- Gambit (2012): PJ Puznowski
- What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012): Jules Baxter
- The Counselor (2013): Malkina
- In a World… (2013): Herself
- The Other Woman (2014): Carly Whitten
- Sex Tape (2014): Annie
- Annie (2014): Colleen Hannigan
Cameron Diaz's work provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Used in half her movies; for example, Knight and Day and Charlie's Angels (2000).
- Author Appeal: Diaz loves doing crowd sing-alongs in her movies.
- Darker and Edgier: Vanilla Sky was a start.
- Dance Party Ending: The vast majority of her comedies feature an ending using this trope. Shrek, There's Something About Mary, and Charlie's Angels (2000), to name a few.
- The Lad-ette: She has done these in There's Something About Mary and the Shrek films. In Any Given Sunday, her father was an American Football team owner and possible ex-player who raised her like she was a guy.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Well-known for her striking blue eyes.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her roles often highlight her good looks. Averted with her role in Being John Malkovich where the crew went to great lengths to downplay her looks.
- Nice Girl: Her characters tend to be sweet, kind, caring and loving.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: There's Something About Mary, The Mask, Shrek and My Best Friend's Wedding.
- Statuesque Stunner: With her 5'9" height and Ms. Fanservice reputation, Diaz definitely qualifies.