Feb. 22nd, 1975
Culver City, California, USA
Drew Barrymore's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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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').
- Great-granddaughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore. Great-great granddaughter of Louisa Drew. Great-grand-niece of 'Sidney Drew' (qv). Grand-niece of 'S. Rankin Drew' (qv), 'Ethel Colt' (qv), 'John Drew Colt' (qv), and 'Samuel Colt' (qv).
- (1984) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
- Referenced in the 'Tim Sandlin' (qv) book "Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty" as the future governor of California.
- Became a Boston Red Sox fan during the filming of the movie _Fever Pitch (2005)_ (qv).
- 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.".
- Published an autobiographic book titled "Little Girl Lost" (co-written by herself and contributor 'Todd Gold' (qv)) in 1990. At the time of completing the book she was 14.
- Ranked #40 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
- (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.