Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American , , , and . She is a member of the of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of . She made her breakout role as a in 's film (1982).
Following a highly publicized, turbulent childhood marked by and with two stints in , she released her , Little Girl Lost (1991). Barrymore subsequently appeared in a string of successful films, including (1992), (1996), and (1998). She has also starred with in (1998), (2004), and (2014).
In 1995, Barrymore and formed a , , and went on to produce several films in which she also starred, such as (1999), (2000), (2001), (2005), (2007), and her (2009). Barrymore won a and a for her performance in the drama film (2009). She currently stars in the television series .
Barrymore was born in , to actor and aspiring actress Jaid (born Ildikó Jaid Makó). Jaid was born in a in , , to refugees. Barrymore is one of four children with a half-brother, John, who is also an actor. Her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old.
She was born into an acting : All of her — and , and ( Altschuk)—as well as her paternal grandparents, and , were actors, with John being arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation. Barrymore is a of , a of , , and , and a great-great-granddaughter of Irish-born and English-born , all of whom were also actors. She was a great-grandniece of Broadway idol and actor, writer and director .
Her are actress and 's widow Anna Strasberg; Barrymore described her relationship with the latter as one that "would become so important to me as a kid because she was so kind and nurturing." Her is director .
Her first name, "Drew", was the of her paternal great-grandmother, Georgie Drew, and her middle name, "Blythe," was the original of the dynasty founded by her great-grandfather, Maurice Barrymore. Barrymore recounted in her 1991 autobiography, Little Girl Lost, early memories of her father, who left the family when Barrymore was six months old. They never had anything resembling a significant relationship and seldom spoke to each other.
Barrymore grew up on Poinsettia Place in until the age of 7, when she moved to . In her 2015 Wildflower, she says she talks "like a " because she grew up in Sherman Oaks. She moved back to , upon becoming at 14. Barrymore attended at Fountain Day School in West Hollywood and .
In the wake of her sudden stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood. She was already a regular at the racy as a young girl, smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol at age eleven, smoking at age twelve and snorting at age thirteen. Her and constant became a popular subject with the media. She was in at the age of fourteen, and spent eighteen months in an institution for the mentally ill. A suicide attempt, also at 14, put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer (of rock group ) and his wife. The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety." Barrymore later described this period of her life in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost. After a successful for , she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen.
Barrymore's professional career began at eleven months, when she for a dog food commercial. She was nipped by her canine costar, to which she merely laughed and was hired for the job. After her film debut with a small role in (1980), she played Gertie in (1982), directed by . He felt that she had the right imagination for her role after she impressed him with a story that she led a punk rock band.E.T. is the of the 1980s and made her one of the most famous of the time. For her work, she won a for .
In the 1984 of the , Barrymore played a girl with who becomes the target of a secret government agency known as . The same year, she played a young girl divorcing her famous parents in , for which she was nominated for her first for . In a review in the , stated, "Barrymore is the right actress for this role precisely because she approaches it with such grave calm."
She endured a troubled youth and continued to act intermittently during the decade. She starred in the 1985 horror film , written again by . The film received positive reviews and Barrymore was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress. She starred alongside and in the 1989 . of criticized "the fashionable phoniness" of the film, but positively singled out Barrymore for her performance. After her twelve-day rehab treatment at ASAP, Barrymore starred in (1989), as a teenager who gets stranded with her father in the small town in a remote part of the desert. The film went largely unnoticed by audiences and received negative reviews from critics, who dismissed the sexual portrayal of her role.
In the early 1990s, her rebelliousness played itself out on screen and in print. Barrymore forged an image as a manipulative teenage seductress, beginning with (1992), which was a box office failure, but was popular on video and . Her character Ivy was ranked at #6 on the list of the top 26 "bad girls" of all time by . In 1992, Barrymore posed nude for the cover of the July issue of magazine with her then-fiancé, actor , as well as appearing nude in pictures inside the issue.
In the crime thriller (1992), Barrymore starred as a teenager who kills her sexual abusive stepfather, after he teaches her how to use a gun. remarked that she "pulls off impressively" her character, and Barrymore was nominated for the for her performance. In 1993, she took on the role of the younger sister of a murdered ballerina in and starred as a writer followed by what is apparently her evil twin in . Both thrillers were panned by critics and failed to find an audience. She appeared in the western comedy (1994), which follows four former prostitutes on the run following a justifiable homicide and prison escape. , in his review for the film, wrote for : "What a good idea, to make a Western about four tough women. And what a sad movie."
When she was nineteen, she posed for the January 1995 issue of . Steven Spielberg, who is also her godfather, gave her a for her twentieth birthday with a note that read, "Cover yourself up." Enclosed were copies of her Playboy pictures, with the pictures altered by his art department so that she appeared fully clothed. During her appearance on the , Barrymore climbed onto 's desk and bared her to him, her back to the camera, in celebration of his birthday. She modeled in a series of jeans ads during this time.
In (1995), Barrymore played a pregnant girl who wants to escape from her abusive boyfriend. The film went little seen in theaters, but was positively received by critics. In the same year, she briefly appeared in 's film , as Sugar, a moll to (). In 1996, she made a brief but notable appearance in 's slasher . Barrymore read the film's script and was interested in being involved, approaching the production team herself to request a role. The producers were quick to take advantage of her unexpected interest, and signed her to play the lead role of , but when she was faced with unexpected commitments, she instead played the smaller role of Casey Becker.Scream was released to critical acclaim and made an impressive US3 million worldwide. By the mid- and late 1990s, Barrymore re-established her image and continued to be a highly .
In (1998), Barrymore played Julia Sullivan, the love interest of Robbie Hart ().Variety found the film to be a "spirited, funny and warm saga" that serves them up "in a new way that enhances their most winning qualities". Budgeted at US million, the film grossed US3.3 million internationally. Barrymore starred in two other 1998 film releases— and .Home Fries saw her play a pregnant woman unknowingly falling for the stepson of the deceased father of her baby. In the romantic drama Ever After, inspired by the fairy tale , she took on the leading role; the film, which made US million globally, served as a reminder, according to Roger Ebert, of how well Barrymore "can hold the screen and involve us in her characters".
Barrymore voiced the title role of an in the television Christmas special , for which she was nominated for an . After Barrymore and established in 1995, she produced the company's first film, (1999), in which she also starred as an insecure 25-year-old copy editor for the enrolling in high school as part of assigned research. While reviews from critics were mixed, noted: "There are two words which describe why this film works: Drew Barrymore. Her comedic timing and willingness to go all out in her quest for a laugh combine to make Never Been Kissed a gratifying movie-going experience". The film was a commercial success, grossing US.5 million.
In (2000), Barrymore, and played the trio of investigators in . The film was a major box office success and helped solidify the standing between Barrymore and the company. Barrymore starred in (2001), as a teenage mother in a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father (based on 's real-life story). When the production of 's was threatened, Barrymore stepped forward with financing from the company, and played the title character's English teacher. Although the film was less than successful at the box office in the wake of , it reached status after the DVD release, inspiring numerous websites devoted to unraveling the plot twists and meanings.
In 2002, Barrymore starred with and in 's directorial debut , based on the autobiography of television producer . In 2003, she reprised her role as Dylan Sanders in , and starred with in . Flower Films and 's produced (2004), in which Barrymore took on the role of woman with and the love interest of a marine veterinarian (Sandler). Summing up Barrymore's appeal, Roger Ebert, in his review for the film, remarked that Barrymore displayed a "smiling, coy sincerity," in what he described as a "ingratiating and lovable" film.50 First Dates was a commercial success; it made US0.9 million in North America and US6.4 million worldwide.
In the American adaptation of the 1997 eponymous (2005), Barrymore played the love interest of an inmature school teacher (). The film grossed a modest US million worldwide and was favorably by reviewers who felt it "has enough charm and on-screen chemistry between [Fallon and Barrymore] to make it a solid hit". She and starred in , which focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol and an aspiring writer as they struggle to compose a song for a reigning pop diva. The romantic comedy, released in February 2007, received largely positive reviews, with finding the two to be "great together" in it. The film was a commercial success, grossing US5 million globally. Barrymore starred in 's -themed film , as an aspiring singer and the subject of affections of a young and talented poker player. A lukewarm critical and commercial reception greeted the film upon its release, with remarking that her role "belongs in front of a sixth-grade class, not [where the film is set]."
In the commercial hit (2008), Barrymore voiced the titular character, a richly pampered pet who gets dognapped in and has to escape from an evil . She reunited with Never Been Kissed director for the film, after Gosnell called her and offered the script, on which he remarked: "[Drew] clearly understood the character. She has a very endearing nature that comes through in her voice because that’s part of who [she] really is".
In 2009, Barrymore starred in the ensemble comedy , which garnered mixed reviews from critics, who observed her limited time on screen, while it grossed US8 million worldwide. She played the lead role of , the daughter of (), in the film , directed by and based on the 1975 documentary of the same name. The was a huge success, winning five and two . writer Peter Travels found Barrymore to be a "revelation" in her role. Barrymore received a nomination for the 2009 for . She won the for and won the for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries award.
Barrymore made her with the sports dramedy (2009); she also starred opposite and in the film, about a high-schooler (Page) who ditches the teen beauty pageant scene so she participate in an league. Barrymore worked with screenwriter for months on script revisions, with Barrymore pushing her to "avoid her story's tidier prospects, to make things 'more raw and open ended.'" While the film found limited box office receipts, it was favorably received; according to review aggregation website , critics agreed that her "directorial debut has enough charm, energy, and good-natured humor to transcend its many cliches". For her venture, Barrymore garnered nominations for a Bronze Horse at the and for the EDA Female Focus Award at the 2009 . In , her last 2009 film release, Barrymore played the daughter of a recently widowed retiree (). The drama flopped at the box office, but Stephen Holden for considered Barrymore "as ingenuous as ever" in what he described as a "small role".
In 2010, Barrymore starred with in 's . The film follows a couple dealing the ups and downs of a , while commuting between New York City and San Francisco. It garnered generally mixed reviews by critics, who summed it as "timelier and a little more honest than most romantic comedies", and budgeted at US million, the film made US million at the worldwide box office.Barrymore at the 2014 Berlin premiere of
On August 2, 2011, Barrymore directed the music video for the song "Our Deal," for the band , which features , , , , and . Barrymore starred with in the drama (2012), which covers , the 1988 international effort to rescue from being trapped in ice near . The film saw her play Rachel Krameron, based on activist Cindy Lowry. Despite a positive critical reception, the film flopped at the box office.
In (2014), Barrymore played Lauren Reynolds, a recently divorced woman ending up on a family resort with Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler). Film critic dismissed the "hit-and-miss humor" of the story and wrote that "as [Sandler and Barrymore] are concerned, the third time is definitely not the charm", as part of an overall lukewarm critical response. The film, however, ultimately grossed US8 million worldwide. She and starred in (2015), as two long-time friends whose relationship is put to the test when one starts a family and the other becomes ill. Reviewers embraced the film, while it received a limited theatrical release.
Since February 2017, Barrymore has starred in the television series , portraying a family wife who, after experiencing a physical transformation into a , starts craving human flesh. Along with co-star , Barrymore also serves as a executive producer on the series, which was favorably received upon its premiere; felt that "much of [the series' laughs] comes down to the uncrushable Drew Barrymore charm" and furthermore remarked: "The show is a welcome comeback for Barrymore, the eternally beloved grunge-era wild thing—it's not just her big move into TV, but her first high-profile performance anywhere in years. In a way, it circles back to the roles she was doing in the early [90s], playing deadly vixens in flicks like Guncrazy or Doppelganger". A second season was released in March 2018, and a third one is slated for 2019.
Barrymore is set to star in 's romantic comedy film, The Stand-In.
Barrymore became a Cosmetics' model and spokeswoman in 2007. In February 2015, she remained one of the faces of CoverGirl, alongside Queen Latifah and Taylor Swift. The company partnered with her because "she emulates the iconic image of CoverGirl with her fresh, natural beauty and energetic yet authentic spirit," said Esi Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics North America. She brought not only her personality into this endorsement but also her creative side, as she also helped create the ads. She was No. 1 in 's annual 100 Most Beautiful People list in 2007. Later, she was named the new face for the jewelry line. As a model, Barrymore signed a contract with IMG Models New York City. She also was a spokeswoman for Crocs.
She launched a women's fashion line in fall 2017 in conjunction with called Dear Drew which featured a pop-up shop in New York City that opened in November.
In May 2007, Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations and later donated million to the cause. As a guest photographer for a series called "They Shoot New York," she appeared on the cover holding a film camera. She expressed hopes of exposing her work in a gallery one day, as she had documented the most recent decade of her life with a Pentax camera.
At age 16 in 1991, Barrymore became engaged to Leland Hayward, namesake and grandson of Hollywood producer . The engagement was called off a few months later. Barrymore was engaged to and lived with musician and actor from 1992 to 1993.
She married her first husband, Welsh-born Los Angeles bar owner Jeremy Thomas, at age nineteen on March 20, 1994. She filed for divorce from him less than two months later.
In late 1994, Barrymore began dating guitarist , followed by MTV host and in 1999; she and Green were engaged in July 2000 and married a year later. Together, they starred in and Green's directorial film debut . Green filed for divorce in December 2001, which was finalized on October 15, 2002.
In 2002, she began dating drummer shortly after they met at a concert. Their five-year relationship ended in January 2007. She began dating , but they broke up in July 2008. While filming Going the Distance, Barrymore and Long reunited in 2009, but broke up again the next year.
In early 2011, Barrymore began dating art consultant Will Kopelman, the son of former CEO Arie Kopelman. The couple announced their engagement in January 2012, and married on June 2, 2012 in . Four days later, the couple's wedding image appeared on the cover of magazine. Barrymore and Kopelman have two daughters: Olive Barrymore Kopelman (born 2012) and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman (born 2014). On April 2, 2016, Barrymore and Kopelman released a statement confirming they had separated and intended to divorce. On July 15, 2016, Barrymore officially filed for divorce, which was finalized on August 3, 2016.
Barrymore said in an interview with in 2003 that she had always considered herself .
Barrymore is the of and 's daughter, .
In 1999, Barrymore was honored by the with its commemorating her outstanding achievements within the as a child actress.
For her contributions to the film industry, Barrymore received a on the in 2004. Her star is located at 6925 .
Barrymore's films compiled a worldwide box office gross that stood at over US.3 billion. According to 's annual Star Salary Top 10, she was tied for eighth place on the top ten list of actresses' salaries, commanding 10 to 12 million dollars per film for 2006. Barrymore became the youngest person to have hosted (SNL) having hosted on November 20, 1982 at 7 years of age, a record that remained unbroken as of 2018. On February 3, 2007, Barrymore hosted SNL for the fifth time, making her the second female host (after ) in the show's history to do so. She hosted again on October 10, 2009, becoming the first female to host six times.