Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Birthday to Actress, Producer Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore was born today, February 22, in 1975. She is an actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

Following a highly publicized, turbulent childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse with two stints in rehab, she released her autobiography, Little Girl Lost (1991). Barrymore appeared in a string of successful films, including Poison Ivy (1992), Scream (1996), and Ever After (1998). She is also known for co-starring with Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer (1998), 50 First Dates (2004) and Blended (2014).

In 1995, she and Nancy Juvonen formed a joint production company, Flower Films, and it went on to produce several films in which Barrymore also starred, such as Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001) and her directorial debut Whip It! (2009) and Fever Pitch. Barrymore won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Grey Gardens (2009). She currently stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2017).

Barrymore said in an interview with Contact Music in 2003 that she had always considered herself bisexual. She divorced from her husband Will Kopelman in 2016, with whom she married in 2012. They have two daughters.

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