Who is Drew Barrymore?
Drew Barrymore is an award-winning American actress, director, and producer from a family of famous actors and is widely known for her comedic roles.
Culver City, California, United States of America
Her early life and career beginnings
She was born Drew Blythe Barrymore to American actor John Drew Barrymore and aspiring actress Jaid Barrymore. Her parents divorced in 1984, and she has three older half-siblings from her father.
Barrymore grew up in West Hollywood until seven when she moved to Sherman Oaks. She attended Fountain Day School in West Hollywood and Country School.
As a young girl, she led a reckless nightlife and partying and landed in rehab at thirteen. She attempted suicide at fourteen and was checked back into rehab. After the entire trouble she went through. She moved into her own house at fifteen.
Having come from a long line of actors from her paternal family, it was no surprise that Barrymore developed an interest in acting at a young age. She made her film debut with a small role in the Altered States; after that played Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. E.T was the highest-grossing film of the 80s and made Barrymore a famous child star.
She starred in Cat’s Eye, See You in the Morning, Poison Ivy, Gun Crazy, No place to Hide, Far From Home, Doppelgänger, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, The Wedding Singer, Home Fries, Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, Riding in Cars with Boys, Grey Gardens and a host of others, all in the 1990s and 2000s.
Her professional career life
In 2009, her directorial debut film Whip It received positive reviews from critics, albeit it performed poorly in the box office.
She starred in the films Going the Distance in 2010, Big Miracles in 2012, Blended in 2014, Miss You Already in 2015, and the Netflix television series Santa Clarita Diet that premiered on February 3, 2017.
2020 saw the talented actress starring in the romantic comedy film The Stand-In, after which she launched a syndicated daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show.
Barrymore announced that she was taking an indefinite break from acting on March 11, 2021, after giving movie lovers a wonderful screen time.
Barrymore’s skillful acting earned her several nominations and awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, Bafta Awards nominees. She was a Golden Globe winner in 2010.
Appearance in Television Commercials
Barrymore appeared in a dog-food commercial at only eleven months.
Her personal life
Barrymore married Los Angeles bar owner Jeremy Thomas on March 20, 1994. She filed for a divorce barely two months after.
She met guitarist Eric Erlandson, and they began dating in late 1994; they were engaged in July 2000 and married a year later. He filed for divorce a year later and finalized it on October 15, 2002.
She began dating Will Kopelman in early 2011, and they married on June 2, 2012. They have two children Olive and Frankie. Barrymore filed for divorce on July 15, 2016, finalized a month later.
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