At age 13, Barrymore was checked into rehab for several drug habits she had developed from age 9. In 1995, she, along with Nancy Juvonen, formed a production company Flower Films. The following year, she made her comeback in Wes Craven's horror film Scream. This was followed by the 1998 romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, starring opposite Adam Sandler. In 2000, Barrymore starred in the film adaption of Charlie's Angels. Subsequently, she has appeared in comedies such as 50 First Dates, Fever Pitch, Music and Lyrics and starred in the drama film Lucky You opposite Eric Bana. Barrymore is currently working on the projects He's Just Not That into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Everybody's Fine. Since then, she has received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2007, Barrymore appeared in the cover of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue.
Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donated over $1 million dollars to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl's newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci's newest jewelry line. She was first married to Jeremy Thomas on March 1994, but the marriage ended two months later. Her second marriage was to comedian Tom Green in July 2001. However, Green filed for divorce in December 2001. Since then, she has dated The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti (2002–2007) and actor Justin Long.
Barrymore was born into the acting profession, her great-grandparents Maurice Barrymore and Georgie Drew Barrymore, Maurice Costello and Mae Costello (née Altschuk) and her grandparents John Barrymore and Dolores Costello were all actors; John Barrymore was arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation. She is the grand-niece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and Helene Costello and the great grandniece of John Drew, Jr., actress Louisa Drew, and silent film actor/writer/director Sidney Drew.She is also the god-daughter of director Steven Spielberg.
Her first name, Drew, was the maiden name of her paternal great-grandmother, Georgie Drew Barrymore; her middle name, Blyth, was the original surname of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather, Maurice Barrymore.
Barrymore's career began when she auditioned for a dog food commercial at eleven months old. When she was bitten by her canine co-star, the producers were afraid she would cry, but she merely laughed, and was hired for the job. She made her film debut in Altered States (1980), in which she got a small part. A year later, she landed the role of Gertie, the younger sister of Elliott, in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which made her famous. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 for her role in Irreconcilable Differences, in which she starred as a young girl divorcing her parents. In a review in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert states: "Barrymore is the right actress for this role precisely because she approaches it with such grave calm." He concludes with saying that "The Drew Barrymore character sees right through all of this. She doesn't care about careers, she wants to be given a happy home and her minimum daily requirement of love, and, in a way, the movie is about how Hollywood (and American success in general) tends to cut adults off from the natural functions of parents.
I really love my body and the way it is right now. There's something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they're huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy in. It's uncomfortable. I've learned something, though, about breasts through my years of pondering and pontificating, and that is: Men love them, and I love that.
On February 3, 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One of her most recent roles has involved her becoming a recurring character in the hit animated comedy Family Guy as Brian Griffin's shallow girlfriend, Jillian. She has since appeared in four episodes. She was the subject of the 2005 documentary My Date with Drew. In it, an aspiring filmmaker and a fan of Barrymore's, uses his limited resources in an attempt to gain a date with her.
In 2007, Barrymore appeared in the films Music and Lyrics and Lucky You. On February 3, 2007, Barrymore hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the fifth time, making her the second female host in the shows history to do so (Candice Bergen being the first) and still remains the youngest celebrity to host the show (Barrymore hosted in 1982 at age seven). Barrymore has a worldwide box office gross that stands at over $2.3 billion. According to The Hollywood Reporter's annual Star Salary Top 10, she is one of the actresses with the second highest salary per movie for 2006.
It was announced on April 11, 2007 that Barrymore became CoverGirl Cosmetics' newest model and spokeswoman. In April 2007, Barrymore reached No. 1 in People's annual 100 Most Beautiful People list. In May 2007, Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme and on March 3, 2008, she donated $1 million to the Programme. In June 2007, Gucci announced that Barrymore would be the new face for their jewelry line. Barrymore is signed to IMG Models New York City.
In March 2007, former magazine editor Jane Pratt claimed on her Sirius Satellite Radio show that she had a romance with Barrymore in the mid-nineties. This was after Barrymore's own 2004 admission that she considered herself bisexual, commenting: "A woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful. Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else. When I was younger I used to go with lots of women. Totally. I love it".
|1980||Altered States||Margaret Jessup|
|1982||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||Gertie|
|1984||Firestarter||Charlene "Charlie" McGee|
|Irreconcilable Differences||Casey Brodsky|
|1985||Cat's Eye||Our Girl, Amanda (all segments)|
|1986||Babes in Toyland||Lisa Piper|
|1989||See You In The Morning||Cathy Goodwin|
|Far From Home||Joleen Cox|
|1992||Waxwork II: Lost in Time||Vampire Victim #1|
|1993||The Amy Fisher Story||Amy Fisher|
|No Place to Hide||Tinsel Hanley|
|Wayne's World 2||Bjergen Kjergen|
|1994||Inside the Goldmine||Daisy|
|Bad Girls||Lilly Laronette|
|1995||Boys on the Side||Holly Pulchik-Lincoln|
|Mad Love||Casey Roberts|
|1996||Everyone Says I Love You||Skylar Dandridge|
|1998||The Wedding Singer||Julia Sullivan|
|Ever After||Danielle de Barbarac|
|Home Fries||Sally Jackson|
|1999||Never Been Kissed||Josie Geller|
|Olive, the Other Reindeer||Olive (voice)|
|2000||Skipped Parts||Fantasy Girl|
|Titan A.E.||Akima (voice)|
|Charlie's Angels||Dylan Sanders|
|2001||Donnie Darko||Karen Pomeroy|
|Freddy Got Fingered||Mr. Davidson's Receptionist|
|Riding in Cars with Boys||Beverly Donofrio|
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Penny|
|2003||Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Dylan Sanders|
|2004||50 First Dates||Lucy Whitmore|
|2005||Fever Pitch||Lindsey Meeks|
|2006||Curious George||Maggie (voice)|
|2007||Music and Lyrics||Sophie Fisher|
|Lucky You||Billie Offer|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Chloe (voice)|
|Grey Gardens||Edith Bouvier Beale||post-production|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Mary||awaiting release|