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Cameron Diaz – who is she?

January 31, 2013

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Cameron Diaz was as born as “Cameron Michelle Diaz” on August 30, 1972 in San Diego, California – the youngest of two sisters.  Her family moved to Long Beach where she grew up. Her father, who died in 2008, worked in the oil business as a Field Gauger for UNOCAL.  He was a second-generation Cuban American – Diaz’ grandfather moved to the US in the 60s.  Her mother – who is of English, German and Cherokee Native American descent – worked as an import-export agent.

She went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School, but even at that early stage she was focusing on her modelling and acting career.  In interviews she has talked about her childhood as “safe and positive”, but has also said that for a period of time she was a victim of teasing and bullying.

Cameron Diaz has described herself as an “adventurous, independent and a tough kid”.  She left home at 16 and spent 5 years traveling and working around the world (doing mostly modelling work for Elite in locations such as Australia, Mexico, Paris and Japan.

She returned to California at the age of 21, when her talent agent secured her an audition for the female lead in the movie The Mask. Although she had no previous acting experience, she made a very good impression and was cast as “Tina Carlyle”, a sultry lounge singer.

Cameron Diaz is famous for her striking blue eyes.  She is 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) tall and weighs 119 pounds (54 kg).  She is one of the richest celebrities in the world – in fact according to, she is the richest Hispanic celebrity in the world.

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