Drew Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, and was first recognized for her performance in “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” which gained her fame as a child actress. She has starred in multiple successful movies, including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Batman Forever,” and “Scream.” Barrymore has won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She currently hosts her own talk show called “The Drew Barrymore Show.” Join us in celebrating her birthday!
Born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, Drew Blythe Barrymore belongs to the Barrymore family of actors. All of her paternal great-grandparents, paternal grandparents, and parents were actors. Her father, John, is arguably the most successful actor of his generation. Her godmothers are Sophia Loren and Anna Strasberg, while her godfather is the acclaimed director Steven Spielberg.
She began her career with a small role in the film “Altered States” in 1980, followed by Gertie in “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” in 1982. The film became the highest-grossing film of the 1980s, making her one of the most famous child actors. In addition, she won a Young Artist Award for best supporting actress.
Due to her sudden fame, Barrymore experienced a troubled childhood. Her constant partying at the age of 13 resulted in her going to rehab. Soon after, she released an autobiography titled “Little Girl Lost,” where she spoke about her drug and alcohol abuse struggle. Between 1990 and 2010, she starred in various commercially successful movies such as “Charlie’s Angels,” “Batman Forever,” “Scream,” and “Fever Pitch,” to name a few.
Barrymore was engaged to Leland the III in 1991, but the engagement was called off a couple of months later. She was then engaged to Jamie Walters for a year from 1992 to 1993. Barrymore married Jeremy Thomas, a Los Angeles bar owner, on March 20, 1994, and filed for divorce less than two months later. She dated Eric Erlandson II in late 1994, followed by Tom Green (M.T.V. host and comedian) in 1999. They got engaged in July 2000 and married a year later. He filed for divorce in December 2001. In 2002, Barrymore dated Fabrizio Moretti, The Strokes drummer. Their relationship ended in January 2007. Next, she began dating Justin Long and they broke up in July 2008. In early 2011, Barrymore dated art consultant Will Kopelman. They announced their engagement in January 2012 and married on June 2, 2012, in Montecito, California. They have two daughters, Olive and Frankie. On July 15, 2016, she officially filed for divorce and finalized it on August 3, 2016.
Along with being a very successful actress, she is the founder of the production company “Flower Films,” which has produced several projects in which she has starred. Her other business ventures include a range of cosmetics under Flower, including lines in perfume and eyewear, a range of wines, and a clothing line. In 2015, a collection of her autobiographical essays were published in a book titled “Wildflower” by E. P. Dutton. In addition, she is currently the host of her own talk show called “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
Drew Barrymore gets her acting breakthrough with her role in “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial.”
The actress wins the Young Artist Award for Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement.
Barrymore receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Barrymore makes her directorial debut for "Whip It."
Barrymore launches a women's fashion line called Dear Drew with Amazon.com, which features a pop-up shop in New York City.
On September 14, 2020, Barrymore launches a daytime talk show called “The Drew Barrymore Show.”
Why We Love Drew Barrymore
She talks openly about her mental health
Having gone through her experiences, she is quite transparent about her emotional state. She admits that some days are challenging but always makes sure to get back up again.
She is a thrill-seeker
Barrymore revealed that she is a thrill-seeker in an interview with Oprah. She is always on the lookout for an amusement ride that can make her heart drop into her stomach. Her favorite ride is the “Big Shot” in Las Vegas.
Comedy is her favorite genre
She revealed that she loves watching comedy movies and series the most in an interview. What’s not to love about comedy?
5 Surprising Facts
She has two songs named after her
Two different artists, S.Z.A. and Bryce Vine, have named songs after Barrymore.
The godmother of Frances Bean Cobain
Barrymore is a godmother to Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994.
Youngest host of Saturday Night Live
On November 20, 1982, at seven years old, Barrymore was the youngest person ever to host “Saturday Night Live.”
English, Irish and German ancestry
The actress’s father has Irish, English, and German ancestry, while her mother is of Hungarian descent.
Allergic to coffee
Drew Barrymore is allergic to coffee, perfume, garlic, and bee stings.
Drew Barrymore FAQs
Is Drew Barrymore in a relationship?
Barrymore isn’t dating anyone specifically, but she has been married thrice in the past.
Why did Drew Barrymore live alone at 14?
Drew Barrymore was emancipated at 14 and moved back to West Hollywood.
How many movies did Drew Barrymore do with Adam Sandler?
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have starred in three movies together and have great on-screen chemistry. They have released romantic comedy films every decade.
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