Cameron Diaz, was born in San Diego, California. Her mother, Billie Joann, is an import-export agent, and her father, Emilio Luis Diaz (1949–2008). Her father's family were Cuban (of Spanish descent), and settled in Tampa's Ybor City, later moving to California, where Emilio was born. Her mother has English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Diaz was raised in Long Beach, California, and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.