CAMERON DIAZ (Joy McNally) is a four-time Golden Globe® nominee and one of contemporary Hollywood's most popular screen actresses. After making a major impression debuting opposite Jim Carrey in the action-comedy The Mask, Diaz was seen in a string of well-regarded independent films including The Last Supper; Ed Burns' She's the One; Feeling Minnesota, with Keanu Reeves; Head above Water; Keys to Tulsa; and Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary, co-starring Ewan McGregor.
Then, in 1997, the actress achieved bona fide star status when she appeared along with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney in the hugely successful romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding playing the beautiful, vulnerable, and vocally challenged Kimberly.
Fortune shined on Diaz again the next year when she starred as the object of both Ben Stiller's and Matt Dillon's wacky affections in the Farrelly Brothers' surprise hit There's Something About Mary. The edgy comedy earned Diaz her first Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
After a role in the thriller Very Bad Things, she went on to co-star with John Cusack in the boldly original Being John Malkovich. For her transformative role as the dowdy, pet-obsessed Lotte Schwartz, Diaz received her second Golden Globe nomination, this time in the Best Supporting Actress category.
The next few years marked a series of major milestones for the actress when she appeared in the enormously popular Charlie's Angels feature remake; as the voice of Princess Fiona in the animated mega-smash Shrek; in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, opposite Tom Cruise; and in Martin Scorcese's lauded epic, Gangs of New York. The latter two roles earned Diaz her third and fourth Golden Globe Award nominations.
Other big-screen appearances during this time included Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her, The Invisible Circus, and The Sweetest Thing.
The sequels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third followed for Diaz, along with lead roles in Curtis Hanson's In Her Shoes and Nancy Meyers' The Holiday.
The actress will next be seen in Richard Kelly's sci-fi thriller The Box, with Shrek Goes Fourth currently slated for release in 2010.