Barrymore, Drew 1975–

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Barrymore, Drew 1975–


Full name, Drew Blythe Barrymore; born February 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, CA (some sources say Culver City, CA); daughter of John Drew, Jr. (an actor) and Ildiko Jaid (an actress) Barrymore; granddaughter of John Drew Barrymore (an actor); great-granddaughter of Maurice Costello (an actor in silent films); married Jeremy Thomas (a bar owner), March 20, 1994 (divorced, February, 1995); married Tom Green (a comedian and television personality), March, 2001 (divorced, October 15, 2002); engaged to Fabrizio Moretti (a musician), 2004. Avocational Interests: Photography.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Office—Flower Films, 4000 Warner Blvd., Bungalow Three, Burbank, CA 91522.

Career: Actress, director, and producer. Made her television debut in a commercial at the age of eleven months; appeared in television commercials for Puppy Choice dog food, 1975, Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies, 1979, and Rice Krispies cereal, 1981; appeared in print ads for Guess? jeans, 1992–94, and Missoni, 2006; former spokesperson for Lancome; Flower Films (production company), Burbank, CA, cofounder with Nancy Juvonen.

Awards, Honors: Youth in Film Award, most promising newcomer, Film Award nomination, most outstanding newcomer, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1981, Young Artist Award, best young supporting actress in a motion picture, 1983, all for E. T., the Extra-Terrestrial; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a motion picture—musical, comedy, adventure or drama, 1985, both for Irreconcilable Differences; Emmy Award nomination, best performance in children's programming, 1985, for "The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn," ABC Weekend Specials; Saturn Award nomination, best performance by a younger actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1985, for Firestarter; Young Artist Award nomination, best starring performance by a young actress—motion picture, 1986, for Cat's Eye; Young Artist Award nomination, best young female superstar in television, 1988, for Babes in Toyland; Golden Globe Award, best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, Best Actress Award, Mystfest, 1993, both for Guncrazy; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1997, for Scream; MTV Movie Award nomination (with Adam Sandler), best on-screen duo, MTV Movie Award (with Sandler), best kiss, 1998, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress—comedy, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest actress in a motion picture—leading role, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best actress, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, favorite movie actress, 1999, all for The Wedding Singer; Teen Choice Award nomination, film—choice actress, 1999, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress—comedy/romance, 2000, both for Never Been Kissed; Saturn Award, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress—drama/romance, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best actress, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, favorite movie actress, 1999, all for Ever After; Actress of the Year, Hollywood Film Festival, 1999; Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Artist Awards, 1999; Crystal Award, Women in Film Crystal Awards, 1999; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actress—comedy/romance, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest actress in a motion picture—leading role, MTV Movie Award nominations, best female performance and best kiss (with Michael Vartan), Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, favorite movie actress, 2000, all for Never Been Kissed; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding animated program—programming more than one hour, 2000, for Olive, the Other Reindeer; Comedy Star of the Year, ShoWest Convention, 2000; Teen Choice Award nomination, film—choice actress, 2001; Barrymore Award, Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2001; Woman of the Year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard University, 2001; Golden Apple, female star of the year, 2001; Video Premiere Award nomination, best supporting actress, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Skipped Parts; MTV Movie Award (with others), best on-screen team, MTV Movie Award nomination, best fight, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award, favorite movie actress, Blockbuster Entertainment Award (with others), favorite action team, 2001, all for Charlie's Angels; Teen Choice Award nomination, film—choice actress, drama/action adventure, 2002, for Riding in Cars with Boys; MTV Movie Award (with Adam Sandler), best on-screen team, MTV Movie Award nomination, best female performance, Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress-comedy, choice movie chemistry (with Sandler), and choice movie liplock (with Sandler), 2004, People's Choice Award (with Sandler), favorite on-screen chemistry, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award nomination, favorite movie actress, 2005, all for 50 First Dates; Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2004; Special Award, distinguished decade of achievement in film, ShoWest Convention, 2004; MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best dance sequence, 2004, for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle; named "Friend of the United Nations" by Artists for the United Nations, 2004; Audience Award nomination, best international actress, Independent Film and Television Alliance Awards, Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress—comedy, choice movie chemistry (with Jimmy Fallon), choice movie liplock (with Fallon), and choice movie love scene (with Fallon), 2005, all for Fever Pitch.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Margaret Jessup, Altered States, Warner Bros., 1980.

Gertie, E. T., the Extra-Terrestrial (also known as A Boy's Life, E. T. and Me, E. T., and Night Skies), Universal, 1982.

Charlie McGee, Firestarter, Universal, 1984.

Casey Brodsky, Irreconcilable Differences, Warner Bros., 1984.

Amanda, Stephen King's "Cat's Eye" (also known as Cat's Eye), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Joleen Cox, Far from Home, Vestron, 1989.

Cathy Goodwin, See You in the Morning, Warner Bros., 1989.

Fantasy girl, Motorama, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1991.

Ivy, Poison Ivy, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Vampire victim, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (also known as Lost in Time and Space Shift: Waxwork II), Live Entertainment, 1992.

Tinsel Hanley, No Place to Hide (also known as Tipperary), Cannon, 1993.

Bjergen Kjergen, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993.

Lilly Laronette, Bad Girls, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Daisy, Inside the Goldmine, 1994.

Holly, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), Warner Bros., 1995.

Casey Roberts, Mad Love, Buena Vista, 1995.

Sugar, Batman Forever (also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995.

Like a Lady, 1996.

Herself, The Making of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (documentary; also known as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial—A Look Back), 1996.

Skylar Dandridge, Everyone Says I Love You, Miramax, 1996.

Casey Becker, Scream (also known as Scary Movie), Dimension Films/Miramax, 1996.

Lena, the cashier, Wishful Thinking, Miramax, 1997.

Teena Brandon, All She Wanted, 1997.

Hope, Best Men (also known as Independence), Orion Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Josie Geller, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Sally Jackson, Home Fries, Warner Bros., 1998.

Julia Sullivan, The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Danielle de Barbarac, Ever After (also known as Cinderella), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Drew, Models, 1998.

Voice of Akima, Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Titan: After Earth), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Dream girl, Skipped Parts (also known as The Wonder of Sex), Trimark Pictures, 2000.

So Love Returns, 2000.

Dylan, Charlie's Angels (also known as 3 Engel fur Charlie), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, The Master and the Angels (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, Getting G'd Up (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, Angelic Attire: Dressing Cameron, Drew & Lucy (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, Behind the "Scream" (documentary), Dimension Home Video, 2000.

Karen Pomeroy, Donnie Darko (also known as "Donnie Darko" The Director's Cut), Newmarket Films, 2001.

Mr. Davidson's receptionist, Freddy Got Fingered, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Beverly Donofrio, Riding in Cars with Boys, Columbia, 2001.

Penny, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (also known as Confessions d'un homme dangereux), Miramax, 2002.

Herself, The E.T. Reunion (documentary short), 2002.

Live at the Shrine! John Williams and the World Premiere of "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial": The 20th Anniversary, 2002.

Herself, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Celebration (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2002.

Dylan Sanders, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Columbia, 2003.

Nancy Kendricks, Duplex (also known as Der appartement-schreck and Our House), Miramax, 2003.

Lucy Whitmore, 50 First Dates, Columbia, 2004.

Herself, My Date with Drew (documentary), Imagination Worldwide, 2004.

Herself, The Dating Scene (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004.

Herself, Ramones Raw (documentary), Image Entertainment, 2004.

Herself, "Donnie Darko": Production Diary (documentary), Metrodome Distribution, 2004.

Lindsey Meeks, Fever Pitch, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Voice of Drew Barrymore, Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin—The Untold Story (animated), 2005.

Voice of Maggie, Curious George (animated), Universal, 2006.

Billie Offer, Lucky You, Warner Bros., 2006.

Film Work:

Executive Producer, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Producer, So Love Returns, 2000.

Producer, Charlie's Angels (also known as 3 Engel fur Charlie), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Executive producer, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 2003.

Producer, Duplex (also known as Der appartement-Schrek and Our House), 2003.

Producer, Fever Pitch, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Hillary, Star Faires, 1986.

Lindsay Rule, 2000 Malibu Road, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

I Love the '90s: Part Deux, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bobby Graham, Suddenly Love, 1978.

Leslie Bogart, Bogie, CBS, 1980.

Lisa Piper, Babes in Toyland, NBC, 1986.

Jody Wykowski, Conspiracy of Love, CBS, 1987.

Daisy Drew, The Sketch Artist (also known as Drawing Fire), Showtime, 1992.

Anita Minteer, Guncrazy, Showtime, 1992.

Holly Gooding, Doppelganger (also known as Doppelganger: The Evil Within), syndicated, 1993.

Amy Fisher, The Amy Fisher Story (also known as Beyond Control: The Amy Fisher Story), ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration, CBS, 1983.

The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1984.

The Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1985.

Con Sawyer, "The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn," ABC Weekend Specials, ABC, 1985.

Host, "Hansel and Gretel," Great Performances, PBS, 1986.

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (also known as Happy 100th Birthday Hollywood), ABC, 1987.

The Ring, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Voice of letters to Margaret Sanger, The Roots of Roe, 1993.

100 Years of the Hollywood Western, NBC, 1994.

Hollywood's Most Powerful Women, E! Entertainment Television, 1995.

CityKids All Star Celebration, ABC, 1996.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth—A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997.

Woody Allen: A to Z, Turner Classic Movies, 1997.

Barbara Walters Presents: Six to Watch, ABC, 1997.

Hollywood Glamour Girls (also known as Glamour Girls), E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Canned Ham: The Wedding Singer, Comedy Central, 1998.

Ladies Home Journal's Most Fascinating Women of '98, CBS, 1998.

Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998.

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Take a Moment, The Disney Channel, 1998.

The AFI's 100 Years … 100 Stars, CBS, 1999.

Assignment E! With Leeza Gibbons: Hollywood's Youth Obsession, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

Voice of Olive, Olive, the Other Reindeer (animated), Fox, 1999.

Host, AFI's 100 Years … 100 Laughs (also known as AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies), CBS, 2000.

The 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, MTV, 2001.

The Tom Green Cancer Special, MTV, 2001.

(Uncredited) Herself, Who Is Alan Smithee? (documentary), AMC, 2002.

Herself and various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell, NBC, 2002.

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial": 20th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 2002.

101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, The Making of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (documentary), HBO, 2003.

Charlie's Angels Uncensored, MTV, 2003.

The Stars' First Time … On Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart, CBS, 2003.

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004, The N, 2003.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Reel Comedy: 50 First Dates, Comedy Central, 2004.

Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start, MTV, 2004.

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash!, Comedy Central, 2004.

Scream Queens: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 61st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1989.

Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993.

Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1998.

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1998.

The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1999.

The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999.

Presenter, The 6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

The 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '03 (also known as Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards), Nickelodeon, 2003.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005.

Presenter, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005.

Presenter, The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1982, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005.

"EPCOT Center," The World of Disney, CBS, 1982.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1984.

"Italo Marchiony," An American Portrait, CBS, 1984.

Passenger, "Ghost Train," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1985.

Heather Leary, "The Screaming Woman," Ray Bradbury Theatre (also known as Le monde fantasique de Ray Bradbury, Mystery Theatre, Ray Bradbury presente, The Bradbury Trilogy, and The Ray Bradbury Theatre), HBO, 1986.

Susan, "Fifteen and Getting Straight" (also known as "Getting Straight"), CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1989.

Good Morning America, ABC, 1989.

"Former Child Stars," Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1989.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Herself, "Life Cycles," Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS, 1996.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1996, 2004, 2005.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000.

Herself, "Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998.

The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998.

Ruby Wax Meets, 1998.

Herself, "Privacy," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1998.

"The Barrymores: Hollywood's Royal Family," Famous Families, 1998.

"Drew Barrymore," A&E Biography (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

The Martin Short Show, 1999.

Diary, MTV, 2000.

Herself, Nulle part ailleurs (also known as N.P.A.), 2000.

Voice of Sophie, "Insane Clown Poppy," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2000.

Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 2000, 2006.

Mad TV, Fox, 2000, 2001.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003, 2005.

"The 25 Most Powerful People in Entertainment," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Herself, "Charlie's Angels," Player$, G4, 2003.

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003.

"Bernie Mac," A&E Biography (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Matthew's Best Hit TV, 2003.

Herself, Bo' Selecta! (also known as Ho ho ho Selecta!), Channel 4, 2003.

Herself, Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones (also known as Otro rollo), 2003.

Herself, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004.

Herself, "50 First Dates," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004.

Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2004.

Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2004.

Rove Live, Ten Network, 2004.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, "Yksinoikeudella Lordi," 4Pop, 2004.

Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2004.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2004, 2005.

Gertie, 80s, TV3, 2005.

"Sports Obsessions," Dr. Phil, syndicated, 2005.

Today (also known as The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Herself, "Caleta Condor, Chile," Trippin', MTV, 2005.

Herself, Corazon de …, 2005.

Voice of Lana Lockhart, "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2005.

Ahora, 2005.

Also appeared as herself, "Drew Barrymore," Love Chain and "Extreme Close-Up With … Drew Barrymore," Extreme Close Up with …, both E! Entertainment Television.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, Olive, the Other Reindeer (animated), Fox, 1999.

Director, Chose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start, MTV, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

The Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.



Host, Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits, MCA Music Video, 1995.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Bonnie Raitt's "You Got It," 1995; and Swirl 360's "Candy in the Sun."



(With Todd Gold) Little Girl Lost, Pocket Books (New York City), 1989.



Aronson, Virginia, Drew Barrymore, Chelsea House, 2000.

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 139, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1993.

Furman, Leah, and Elina Furman, Happily Ever After: The Drew Barrymore Story, Ballantine, 2000.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th ed., St. James Press, 2000.


Entertainment Weekly, January 24, 1997, p. 58.

Esquire, February, 1994, p. 68.

Harper's Bazaar, December, 1996, p. 178; April, 2004, p. 193.

Interview, July, 1991, p. 88; October, 1994, p. 140; May, 1995, pp. 76, 94.

Movieline, April, 1994, p. 33.

People Weekly, January 16, 1990, p. 70; April 11, 1994, p. 74; May 12, 1997, p. 164; December 25, 2000, p. 98; July 23, 2001, p. 63; February 23, 2004, p. 86; April 25, 2005, p. 92.

Teen People, May 1, 2005, p. 58.

Barrymore, Drew

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Nationality: American. Born: Drew Blyth Barrymore, in Los Angeles, CA, 22 February 1975; granddaughter of John Drew Barrymore (an actor); great-granddaughter of Maurice Costello (an actor in silent films). Family: Married Jeremy Thomas, 20 March 1994 (marriage ended, May 1994). Career: Actress; made her television debut in a commercial at the age of eleven months; founder of production company, Flower Films, with Nancy Juvonen. Awards: Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, for E. T., the Extra-Terrestrial, 1983; Hollywood Film Festival Actress of the Year, 1999; Women in Film Crystal Award, 1999; Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999. Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Films as Actress:


Suddenly, Love (Margolin) (as Bobby Graham)


Altered States (Russell) (as Margaret Jessup); Bogie (Sherman—for TV) (as Leslie Bogart)


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg) (as Gertie)


Irreconcilable Differences (Shyer) (as Casey Brodsky); Firestarter (Mark L. Lester) (as Charlene "Charlie" McGee)


Cat's Eye (Lewis Teague) (as Amanda)


Babes in Toyland (Donner—for TV) (as Lisa Piper)


Conspiracy of Love (Noel Black—for TV) (as Jody Woldarski)


See You in the Morning (Pakula) (as Cathy); Far from Home (Meiert Avis) (as Joleen Cox)


Waxwork II: Lost in Time (Hickox) (as Vampire Victim); Poison Ivy (Katt Shea) (as Ivy); No Place to Hide (Richard Danus) (as Tinsel Hanley); Motorama (Shils) (as Fantasy Girl); Sketch Artist (Papamichael—for TV) (as Daisy); 2000 Malibu Road (Schumacher—series for TV) (as Lindsay); Guncrazy (Davis) (as Anita Minteer)


Wayne's World 2 (Surjik) (as Bjergen Kjergen); Doppelganger (Nesher) (as Holly Gooding); The Amy Fisher Story (Tennant—for TV) (as Amy Fisher)


Inside the Goldmine (Evans) (as Daisy); Bad Girls (Kaplan) (as Lilly Laronette)


Boys on the Side (Ross) (as Holly); Batman Forever (Schumacher) (as Sugar); Mad Love (Bird) (as Casey Roberts)


Scream (Craven) (as Casey Becker); Everyone Says I Love You (Allen) (as Skylar); Like a Lady


Wishful Thinking (Park) (as Lena); Best Men (Davis) (as Hope)


Ever After (Tennant) (as Danielle De Barbarac); Home Fries (Parisot) (as Sally); The Wedding Singer (Coraci) (as Julia Sullivan)


Never Been Kissed (Gosnell) (as Josie Geller) (+ exec pr); Olive, the Other Reindeer (Moore—anim for TV) (as voice of Olive) (+ exec pr)


Titan A.E. (Bluth and Goldman—anim) (as voice of Akima); Charlie's Angels: The Movie (McG) (as Dylan) (+ pr); Skipped Parts (Davis) (as Dream Girl)


Kiding in Cars With Boys (Penny Marshall); Donnie Darko (Kelly) (as Ms. Pomeroy)


By BARRYMORE: books—

Little Girl Lost, New York, 1989.

By BARRYMORE: articles—

Interview, vol. 12, August 1982.

"Barrymore," an interview with Steven Goldman and Matthew Rolston, in Interview, vol. 21, no. 7, July 1991.

Interview with Kevin Koffler, in Seventeen, vol. 51, no. 1, January 1992.

"Tuseday Knight," in Interview, vol. 23, no. 3, March 1993.

"The Name is Barrymore but the Style is all Drew's," in The New York Times, 7 March 1993.

"Drew Barrymore: Little Girl Lost and Found," an interview with Martha Frankel, in Cosmopolitan, vol. 214, no. 5, May 1993.

"Xpansive Drew," an interview with Ricki Lake, in Interview, vol. 24, no. 10, October 1994.

"Drew Barrymore: Wild Thing," an interview with Chris Mundy, in Rolling Stone, no. 710, 15 June 1995.

"Drew Does Cinderella: Young Hollywood's Brightest Star Takes on a Classic Heroine," an interview with Jessica Shaw, in Seventeen, vol. 57, no. 8, August 1998.

On BARRYMORE: books—

Zannos, Susan, Drew Barrymore, Bear, 2000.

On BARRYMORE: articles—

Mackay, Kathy, "Those Lips, Those Eyes, That Name: The Newest Barrymore in movies is E.T.'s Earthly Sister," in People Weekly, vol. 18, 19 July 1982.

Barrett, Katherine, "Drew Takes a Holiday," in Ladies Home Journal, vol. 99, December 1982.

"A Day in the Life of Drew Barrymore," in People Weekly, vol. 22, 12 November 1988.

Park, Jeannie, "Falling Downpand Getting Back Up Again," in People Weekly, vol. 33, no. 4, 29 January 1990.

Kaufman, Joanne, "Child Star, Child Addict," in Ladies Home Journal, vol. 107, no. 3, March 1990.

"Drew Barrymore Is," in Esquire, vol. 121, no. 2, February 1994.

"Imagine," in Interview, vol. 24, no. 5, May 1994.

Cunningham, Kim, "She Moves the Male," in People Weekly, vol. 43, no. 25, 26 June 1995.

van Meterm, Jonathan, "Drew on Top," in Harper's Bazaar, no. 3421, December 1996.

Strauss, Bob, "It Had to Be Drew," in Entertainment Weekly, no. 363, 24 January 1997.

"Drew Barrymore," in People Weekly, vol. 47, no. 18, 12 May 1997.

Ressner, Jeffrey, "Too Good to Be Drew?" in Time (New York), vol. 152, no. 5, 3 August 1998.

Weinraub, Bernard, "Living Happily So Far," in The New York Times, 7 August 1998.

Millea, Holly, "Drew's Rules," in Premiere (Boulder), vol. 11, no. 13, September 1998.

Lockhart, Kim, "Drew Barrymore: Princess of the Big Screen," in Teen Magazine, vol. 43, no. 1, January 1999.

Deitch Rohrer, Trish, "True Drew: After 23 Years as an Actress, 24 Year-Old Drew Barrymore is Starting a Whole New Career as a Producer," in In Style, vol. 6, no. 3, 1 March 1999.

Sales, Nancy Jo, "Teen Peaks," in Vogue, vol. 189, no. 7, July 1999.

Desalvo, Robert B., "A Decade of Scream Queens: The Ten Divas of Dread that Make it Hip to be Scared," in Playboy, vol. 46, no. 12, December 1999.

Ault, Susanne, "ShoWest Taps Carrey, Barrymore, Minghella," in Variety (New York), vol. 377, no. 10, 24 January 2000.

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Granddaughter of the legendary John Barrymore, Drew Barrymore made her own acting debut at age 3 in the 1987 TV movie, Suddenly Love. Three years later, Barrymore appeared on the big screen in the 1980 science fiction drama, Altered States. But it was in 1982 that the precocious, sweet-faced, blond tyke burst into the American consciousness in one of the most popular movies of all time, E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial. Playing the youngest of three children who help E.T. find his way home, Barrymore launched her film career by capturing the hearts of moviegoers of all ages.

Throughout her childhood, Barrymore appeared in a wide range of big and small screen films, the best-known of which was Firestarter (1984), in which she played the petulant Charlie McGee, a little girl with telekinetic fire-starting abilities linked to her bouts of anger. But Barrymore's acting career soon took a back seat to her troubled personal life. At age nine, Barrymore had her first drink, by ten she was smoking pot, and by the time she was 12 she was hooked on cocaine. Two years later, she attempted suicide, and began a string of stints in rehab. Despite finding steady work in little-seen films such as Babes in Toyland (1986), See You in the Morning (1989), and Far From Home (1989), the caliber of Barrymore's acting disintegrated along with her personal life. Soon her tabloid appearances outnumbered her acting roles, and many saw Drew as heir to the "Barrymore curse."

In 1989, the 15-year-old became the youngest person ever to publish a memoir, Little Girl Lost, which chronicled her battles with addiction. But beneath the teenager's troubles lay a steely determination to succeed in the family business. Riding the wave of publicity sparked by her memoir and a nude photo shoot in Interview, the 17-year-old Barrymore began an impressive comeback in Poison Ivy (1992), playing a part that cleverly mirrored her off-screen tabloid persona of a sluttish and seductive teen.

During the early 1990s, Barrymore was everywhere—on screen, on talk shows, on magazine covers, on billboards. And her movie career flourished. Despite a few misguided choices such as The Amy Fisher Story, America embraced Drew's bad girl persona in films such as Bad Girls and Batman Forever. But slowly more subtlety and depth began to find its way into her roles. In Boys on the Side (1995), playing the spunky Holly, one of three women who escape their lives by driving cross country together, she earned the praise of Roger Ebert who wrote that she was developing into "an actress of great natural zest and conviction."

Even as the wider public focused on wild Drew moments such as her chest-baring incident on The David Letterman Show, Barrymore was struggling to earn the respect of the movie industry powers-thatbe after forming her own production company, Flower Films. With her star in the ascendant, in 1996 the 21-year-old Barrymore earned critical praise for her diverse performances in Wes Craven's Scream and Woody Allen's Mad About You. As Casey Becker in Scream, Barrymore's ability to convey palpable fear set the tone for the film that many felt revitalized the horror genre. That same year, Barrymore successfully played against type as the fiancée of a proper young man in the Woody Allen musical.

Barrymore's growing reputation as a competent and compelling actress led to a string of immensely popular movies. In the Cinderella remake Ever After (1997), Barrymore starred as the intelligent, spirited, book-loving, and beautiful stepdaughter who wins the heart of a prince. Barrymore's next star turn was undoubtedly her most popular film since E.T. As Julia, the warm-hearted waitress in The Wedding Singer, Barrymore's soulful spunk proved the ideal counterpoint to Adam Sandler's nerdy and forlorn Robbie Hart, and the romantic comedy became the surprise blockbuster of 1998.

By 1999, Barrymore was earning $3 million a picture, and had won the respect of Hollywood as a talented actress, an audience favorite, and one of the rare young female stars who can single-handedly carry a picture. In Never Been Kissed, Drew winningly played Josie Geller, a nerdy newspaper employee sent undercover back to high school. Though the film was not a critical success, Barrymore's star remained undimmed. From child star to troubled teen to blonde bombshell to box office gold, Drew Barrymore has spent most of her life in the public eye. But she is just now beginning to come into her own as a film actress—and one can only eagerly await the performances yet to emerge from one of the film industry's most exciting young stars.

—Victoria Price