In 2013, Diaz was named the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood. For the next year, she worked all over the world on contracts for companies including Calvin Klein and Levi's.
She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask (1994), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), and There's Something About Mary (1998), and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series (2001–2010).
and Roger Ebert felt that the actress, "one of the best-looking women in movies, [...] here looks so dowdy we hardly recognize her [...] Diaz has fun with her talent by taking it incognito to strange places and making it work for a living".
For her role, Diaz earned Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards.
In 2002, Diaz headlined the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing, playing a single woman educating herself on wooing the opposite sex when she finally meets the man of her dreams.
The film was a moderate commercial success with a global gross of US.6 million.