About this Famous Person
American actress, producer, and former fashion model
Source : Tim DOWLING
Diaz was born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie, was an import-export agent, and her father, Emilio Diaz, worked for the California oil company Unocal as a foreman. Diaz has an elder sister, Chimene. Her father's family was Cuban, and Diaz's ancestors had originally moved from Spain to Cuba. Later they settled in Ybor City, Tampa, before moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Diaz grew up in Long Beach and attended Los Cerritos Elementary School, and then Long Beach Polytechnic High School.