Cameron Diaz is a model and actress who is from California. The actress and model came into the public eye in 1994 when she appeared in “The Mask”. She has been an A-list Hollywood actress and has appeared in dozens of movies. She has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from her salary. Cameron is the fifth actress who has appeared in the highest-grossing U.S movies.
Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California. She lived in Long Beach, California during her childhood. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic and went to school together with Snoop Dogg.
Diaz was brought up in a poor household. Her family collected soda cans to earn extra money. Cameron entered the world of modeling when she signed with Elite Model Management at the age of 16. She soon became a model professionally. She appeared in high-profile fashion campaigns and lived abroad in places as Japan, Australia, and Paris during her modeling career.
Success and Career
Diaz returned back to Southern California at the age of 21. She had no acting experience but managed to sign a movie opposite Jim Carrey. Her debut film “The Mask” was a huge hit and grossed over $340 million worldwide. Cameron signed many more movies in the next few years that include “My Best Friend’s Wedding“.
Cameron received many award nominations during her career. The movie “Being John Malkovich”, made her into a big star. Diaz has featured in many other successful movies such as “Charlie’s Angels “Vanilla Sky” and others.
Other Diaz films that earned her massive success include:
- “In Her Shoes”
- “The Holiday”
- “What Happens in Vegas”
- “My Sister’s Keeper”
- “Knight and Day”
- “The Green Hornet”
- “Bad Teacher”
- “Sex Tape”
Cameron Diaz has a net worth of $140 million. She retired from the entertainment industry in 2014. She earned $200 – $250 during her peak career. She is one of the very few actresses to have earned more than $20 million for a film role.
Cameron earned around $160 million from her film salaries. She appeared in many commercially successful movies and has appeared in movies like “There’s Something About Mary”. Her paycheck was $12 million for the movie “Charlie’s Angels”. She received $20 million for being a part of the sequel of “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle“. She was also a part of the “Shrek” movie, for which she earned $3 million.
Cameron retired from her professional acting career in 2014. The actress hasn’t returned to the entertainment world again but her fans are hoping to see their favorite actress back on screen. She hasn’t been a part of any film or television project since 2014.
Cameron is happily married to Benji Madden who is the founder of Good Charlotte. The couple got married in 2015. Cameron was introduced to Benji through Nicole Richie who is married to Benji’s brother Joel.