Washington D.C. -- Cameron Diaz will receive the "CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, which will be held March 28-31, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Diaz will be presented with this special honor during Columbia Pictures' event on March 30.
"Since making her debut on the big screen in The Mask, Cameron Diaz has continued to capture the attention of audiences around the world with her inescapable charm, innate comedic timing, and unparalleled screen presence," noted Neuhauser. "From the outrageously comedic There's Something About Mary, to the action packed Charlie's Angels, and the critically acclaimed Being John Malkovich, Diaz has proven to audiences that she can take on any role and we are thrilled to be able to present such a remarkable actress with the ‘CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.'"
Diaz can be seen this summer in the Columbia Pictures release Bad Teacher, in theaters June 24. Diaz stars as Elizabeth, a teacher who is foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg, and produced by Jimmy Miller and David Householter.
Diaz first gained Hollywood's attention at the age of 21 with her feature film debut in The Mask. Starring as femme fatale Tina Carlisle the role launched her career into motion pictures. Since her big screen debut Diaz has gone to star in such films as The Brothers McMullen, My Best Friend's Wedding, There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Any Given Sunday, Charlie's Angels, The Holiday, The Green Hornet, Knight and Day, and the successful Shrek franchise, just to name a few. She begins production on the Coen Brothers' remake of the crime comedy Gambit in April, starring opposite Colin Firth.