Woman Crush Wednesday: Cameron Diaz

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           She is Cameron Michelle Diaz, also known as Cameron Diaz. She is an American actress and former model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include the two Charlie’s Angels films, voicing the character Princess Fiona in the Shrek series, Any Given Sunday, Knight and Day, The Holiday, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher and Sex Tape.

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          Diaz has received four Golden Globe Award nominations for her performances in the movies, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky,Gangs of New York, and There’s Something About Mary for which she also won the New York Film Critics Best Lead Actress Award. She is also a BAFTA Nominee. In 2013, Diaz was named the highest paid actress over 40 in Hollywood.

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          Diaz has had long-term relationships with video producer Carlos de la Torre, actor Matt Dillon, actor/singer Jared Leto, singer/actor Justin Timberlake, and New York Yankees baseball star Alex RodriguezDiaz is unmarried and has no children. On why she has never married, Diaz told Esquire magazine in October 2012, “It just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to.” As of 2014, she is dating guitarist Benji Madden.

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           Diaz received substantial defamation damages from suing American Media Incorporated, after The National Enquirer had claimed she was cheating on Justin Timberlake. She endorsed Al Gore publicly during 2000. Diaz wore a T-shirt that read “I won’t vote for a son of a Bush!” while making publicity visits for Charlie’s AngelsDiaz has also been involved with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the first and largest nonprofit organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has spoken as an advocate for military families. Although she was quoted by a 1997 Time magazine article as saying she was germophobic, Diaz specifically denied this on the June 26, 2009, edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, saying that a small comment she made twelve years earlier regarding public bathroom doorknobs was distorted out of proportion.

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           On April 15, 2008, Diaz‘s father, Emilio Diaz, died at the age of 58 from pneumonia.

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           Cameron Diaz is passionate about the environment and is well known for her green activism. Vogue magazine has even brought attention to her commitment to sustainability. Diaz is an early adopter of the Prius in efforts to take part in reducing carbon emissions. Diaz has also worked with Al Gore on helping to promote his ‘Live Earth‘ campaign, raising awareness of climate change. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she explains the three-year plan to give everybody the information they need to start making a difference not only as individuals, but as a community, and why these changes need to take place.

To know more about Cameron Diaz, just go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Diaz

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