Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask , My Best Friends Wedding and Theres Something About Mary , and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series . Other highprofile credits include Charlies Angels and its sequel Charlies Angels Full Throttle , The Sweetest Thing , In Her Shoes , The Holiday , What Happens In Vegas , My Sisters Keeper , Knight and Day , The Green Hornet , Bad Teacher , What to Expect When Youre Expecting , The Counselor , The Other Woman , Sex Tape , and Annie .
Diaz was born in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie , was an importexport agent, and her father, Emilio Diaz , worked for the California oil company Unocal as a foreman. Diaz has an elder sister, Chimene . Her fathers family is Cuban, and Diazs ancestors had originally moved from Spain to Cuba. Later they settled in Ybor City, Tampa, before moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, ScotsIrish, German and Cherokee ancestry. Diaz grew up in Long Beach and attended Los Cerritos Elementary School, and then Long Beach Polytechnic High School where she attended school with rapper Snoop Dogg.