On August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California, Cameron Diaz was born. She was raised in California’s Long Beach. Snoop Dogg was a classmate of hers at Long Beach Polytechnic, where she attended high school.
Diaz described her upbringing as being thrifty. Her family saved up Coke cans to sell for extra cash because they valued that $20.
At age 16, Cameron received a contract with Elite Model Management and started modeling for a living. She is blonde, leggy, and absolutely stunning. She scored numerous high-profile fashion campaigns and print jobs throughout her first five years of modeling while residing overseas in countries like Japan, Australia, and Paris.
Cameron Diaz’s Net Worth
Cameron Diaz is an actress and model from California who is worth $140 million. She first became well-known after being in “The Mask” in 1994. Since then, she has stayed on the A-list, has been in dozens of movies, and has made hundreds of millions of dollars just from acting salaries. Cameron is the fifth highest-earning U.S. actress right now, with more than $7 billion in ticket sales at the box office.
Cameron Diaz Success
In spite of having no prior acting experience, Diaz returned to Southern California at the age of 21 and auditioned for and was given the part of the female lead opposite Jim Carrey in the 1994 movie “The Mask.” After getting the part, she enrolled in her first acting class. With a global box office haul of more than $340 million, the film was a massive blockbuster and made Cameron an overnight sensation.
Over the following few years, more film work came in, including 1997’s “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” After appearing in the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” a year later, Cameron’s career would advance even further. In addition to earning $369 million worldwide, that film also led to Diaz’s first Golden Globe nomination.
She received more nominations for awards soon after for “Being John Malkovich,” which received rave reviews right away. In addition to “Charlie’s Angels,” which earned $264 million worldwide, Diaz appeared in “Vanilla Sky,” for which she was nominated for four significant awards, and the Academy Award-winning movie “Gangs of New York.”
In Her Shoes, The Holiday, What Happens in Vegas, My Sister’s Keeper, Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher, Sex Tape, Annie, and other Diaz movies are just a few examples.
Princess Fiona was voiced by Diaz in the Shrek film series, with “Shrek 2” bringing in $919 million worldwide.
Cameron Diaz Notable Salaries
From 1998 through 2011, Cameron’s career was at its pinnacle, and she made more than $160 million in basic film salary during that time. Her starting pay for a leading role in a film or television production is currently at least $10 million, and it has gone as high as $20 million in the past.
For her work on “There’s Something About Mary,” she was paid $2 million. She made $12 million for the film “Charlie’s Angels,” followed by $20 million for the film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
\She was only the third actress in the annals of Hollywood history to reach the milestone of a movie payday of $20 million. Because of her work on “Gangs of New York,” she made $17.5 million.
Cameron received a total of $3 million for his work on the first “Shrek” film. She made $10 million for the sequel that came out in 2004.
Cameron Diaz- Bad Teacher Paycheck
Cameron took a huge compensation cut (about $1 million) for the 2011 picture “Bad Teacher,” opting instead to get a lucrative share of the film’s total earnings. Over $210 million was made from the film internationally, and when all the dust settled, Cameron had $42 million. That’s enough to be one of the 20 largest single-film payouts ever paid by an actor.
Cameron Diaz Personal Life
Benji Madden, the band’s original frontman, and Cameron have been married since the year 2015. They were brought together by Nicole Richie, whose husband Joel, Benji’s brother, she has been married to since 2010.
Cameron Diaz Property
Cameron has substantial real estate holdings, notably in New York and California, but also elsewhere in the United States. When she bought her property in 2001 for $1.34 million, it was located high above the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
While she still owns the home, she moved her family onto a considerably larger Beverly Hills estate that she purchased from actress Candice Bergen in 2010 for $9.5 million. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are neighbors who own the house down the street, which Nicole bought in 2015 for $6.7 million.
Cameron’s Greenwich Village apartment, which she had owned for many years, sold for $4 million in 2015. However, Cameron still has a place to sleep in New York City, due to the $9.5 million condo she purchased in the Chelsea area in 2013.
Cameron and Joel bought a Beverly Hills mansion in October 2020 for $14.7 million. Located on 1.7 acres, this 9,000-square-foot mansion features 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The house is situated in an exclusive Beverly Hills enclave.