Profile of Cameron Diaz
Which US presidential candidate did Cameron Diaz endorse in the 2000 presidential election?
Hi I'm Logan Tittle for About.com, and here's a look at one of America's favorite blue-eyed blondes, actress and model Cameron Diaz.Cameron Michelle Diaz was born in San Diego in 1972 as the youngest of four sisters. She once described herself as an "adventurous … tough kid." She began modeling when she was 16, and it's reported she was discovered at a Hollywood party by a photographer who helped her get a contract with the Elite Modeling Agency. She's worked for companies like Calvin Klein and Levi's.In 1994, she was cast in The Mask alongside Jim Carrey despite having no real acting experience. It was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year, and it's credited with turning Diaz into a sex symbol. Following were a few independent films like The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota, She's the One, and Head Above Water. In 1998, she starred in There's Something About Mary, and got a Golden Globe nomination for the role. The next year, she got another Globe nomination for her work in Being John Malkovich.2001's Vanilla Sky and 2002's Gangs of New York earned her more Globe nominations, and in 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked her the richest Hispanic female celebrity. CEOWORLD magazine listed her as one of its Top Accomplished Women Entertainers.Diaz endorsed Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, and is an advocate for military families. She's involved in the nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.In the early '90s Diaz had a relationship with video producer Carlos de la Torre. Later in the '90s she dated actor Matt Dillon. She was once engaged to musician/actor Jared Leto, though it was called off. From 2003 to 2006, she dated singer Justin Timberlake, and more recently she dated the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.Diaz's father, who passed away in 2008, is of Cuban descent. When she was a teen she traveled around the world in pursuit of her modeling career, to places like Japan, Mexico and Australia.Among her achievements:Thanks for watching our profile of actress and model Cameron Diaz. For more, visit About.com.