Feb. 22nd, 1975
Culver City, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Host
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Charming, free-spirited and - above all - talented, Drew Barrymore has come a long way since her big-screen breakout in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Despite a troubled and much-publicized adolescence during which she appeared in only a handful of films, Barrymore's star was officially on the rise during the mid-90s with notable appearances in Poison Ivy (1992), Bad Girls (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and Wes Craven's Scream (1996). Turns in The Wedding Singer (1998), EverAfter (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) and Donnie Darko (2001) followed, proving to once-cynical audiences that Barrymore was not only a capable leading lady, but also a gifted and versatile actor. Recent projects have included 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), Curtis Hanson's Lucky You (2007) and the forthcoming Grey Gardens (2009).
Since early 2009, Barrymore has appeared in print and television advertisements for Cover Girl cosmetics products. A survey from a Los Angeles marketing research firm of celebrity spokespeople had Barrymore ranked 3rd on their "most wanted" list of female celebrity endorsers (trailing only 'Cindy Crawford' and 'Halle Berry', and placing ahead of the likes of 'Catherine Zeta-Jones', 'Denise Richards', 'Katie Holmes' and 'Heather Graham').
- Lived with 'David Crosby' (qv) and his wife for over a year.
- 3 February 2004: Got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining her famous relatives 'Ethel Barrymore' (qv), 'John Barrymore (I)' (qv) and 'Lionel Barrymore' (qv) as recipients of that honour.
- Her godmothers are 'Sophia Loren' (qv) and 'Anna Strasberg' (qv).
- (1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
- Referenced by name in the Invertigo song "Typical".
- EdenPark, a punk band from York, Pennsylvania, recorded a song called "Barry Loves Drew Barrymore" on their limited edition, 2002 vinyl release, "Journey To The Center Of Skull Mountain.".
- (February 2001) Her $3-million Beverly Hills mansion caught fire while she and fiance 'Tom Green (III)' (qv) were inside sleeping. The couple made it safely out, but the house was ruined.
- (1984) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.