Cameron born August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California. She is a successful model and star actress. Cameron is the daughter of a second generation Cuban American father, and a mother who is of Native American, Italian, and German decent.
Her talent landed her in such magazines as Mademoiselle and Seventeen, and in advertising campaigns for such companies as Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola, and Levi's. After leaving home at 16, she toured the world modeling for five years, and her successful career took her to Japan, Australia, Morocco, and Paris. Cameron returned to California at the age of 21.
In 1994, Cameron won her first film role in the blockbuster action-comedy "The Mask", starring rubber faced comic Jim Carey. With no previous acting experience, she originally auditioned for a supporting character in the film. Twelve callbacks later, however, she was hired to play Tina Carlyle, the female lead. After the success of "The Mask", Diaz was touted as the next big thing in Hollywood and was wooed by a number of prominent filmmakers to appear in their projects.
While training to star in the live-action film version of the popular martial arts video game "Mortal Kombat", Cameron sustained a wrist injury, which caused her to back out of the film. Instead, she made a string of smaller, independent films, including "The Last Supper"; "Feeling Minnesota", co-starring Keanu Reeves; "She's the One" , co-starring Ed Burns and Jennifer Aniston; and "Head Above Water", co-starring Harvey Keitel.
In 1997, Cameron won rave reviews for her portrayal of a sweet bride-to-be opposite Julia Roberts in the playful comedy hit "My Best Friend's Wedding". Despite her undeniable box office appeal, Cameron continued to appear in relatively low budget independent films, including "Very Bad Things", "Malkovich", and "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her".
In the fall of 2000, she starred alongside Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as one of the three female detectives at the heart of the hit big screen remake of Aaron Spelling's "Charlie's Angels". Her upcoming projects include Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York", co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio.