Drew Barrymore is an award-winning American actress from Culver City, California, who first caught the attention as a 7-year-old alien-loving cutie in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi movie, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Being a part of Barrymore’s family, Drew has appeared in a slew of successful films such as Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side, Mad Love, Scream, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer, Big Miracle, and Miss You Already. She played Sheila Hammond in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet from 2017 until its cancellation in 2019.
As a teenager, her acting career was in jeopardy due to drug and alcohol abuse, but she bounced back with “bad girl” roles and established a name for herself in the industry, eventually landing at the top of the Hollywood A-list. Through all her accomplishments in the creative industry, she was conferred with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. Besides all this, Drew owns a production company, a range of beauty staples under the Flower label, and has published two memoirs so far.
Drew Barrymore Biography
Drew Barrymore was born on the 22nd of February 1975, at the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California, United States of America. She is currently 47 years old.
|Birth Name||Drew Blythe Barrymore|
|Date of Birth||February 22, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Culver City, California, U.S|
|Age||47 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Author, Entrepreneur, Producer|
|Ethnicity||English, Irish, German, Hungarian|
Family and Education
Drew Barrymore comes from a family of actors. Her father, John Drew Barrymore Jr., was a well-known actor, and her mother, Jaid Barrymore (née Makó, was a model and aspiring actress. Despite California native, she’s got English, Irish, and German roots from her father while her mother was of Hungarian descent.
Her paternal grandparents, John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, and her paternal great-grandparents, Maurice and Georgie Drew Barrymore, Maurice and Mae Costello (née Altschuk) were also actors. She is the niece of Diana Barrymore, who is also an actor. Steven Spielberg is her godfather while actress Sophia Loren and Lee Strasberg’s widow, Anna Strasberg, are her godmothers.
Drew has three half-siblings, John Blyth Barrymore, an actor, Blyth Dolores Barrymore, and Jessica Blyth Barrymore. She received elementary education from Fountain Day School in West Hollywood and was a school drop-out.
Drew Barrymore Personal Life
Without a doubt, Barrymore received widespread media coverage for her romantic relationships with many men. She began dating Leland Hayward, namesake and grandson of Hollywood producer Leland Hayward, where she was 16 years old and became engaged shortly after. However, things didn’t go well between the two and the couple called off the engagement after a couple of months.
Following her relationship with Hayward, Barrymore got into a relationship with musician and actor Jamie Walters in 1992 and they lived together but they broke up the following year.
On March 20, 1994, she married Welsh-born Los Angeles bar owner Jeremy Thomas but the relationship didn’t long last. She was 19 and Thomas was 32 at the time of their marriage. They parted ways in May of that year and she got a divorce from him on February 18, 1995.
After that, she briefly dated guitarist Eric Erlandson between 1995 and 1996 before getting engaged to Tom Green, a Canadian host, and comedian of MTV’s The Tom Green Show fame in July 2000. They got married in March 2001 and they starred together in Charlie’s Angels and Green’s directorial film debut, Freddy Got Fingered. The marriage ended in less than nine months and the pair got divorced in October 2002.
After that, Barrymore had a short-lived relationship with her Charlie’s Angels co-star, Sam Rockwell. She then ended her five-year relationship with The Strokes drummer in January 2007.
Barrymore began actor and comedian Justin Long shortly after they met on the set of He’s Just Not That Into You. This relationship, as well, didn’t last long and ended in July 2008. They got together while working in the movie, Going the Distance, but broke up again the next year.
Barrymore and art consultant Will Kopelman started dating in February 2011 and got married a year later. She gave birth to their first child, daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman, on September 26, 2012. Their second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, was born on April 22, 2014.
On April 2, 2016, the couple announced their separation through a joint statement, and she filed for divorce on July 15, 2016, which was finalized on August 3, 2016.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 4 inches|
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 58 kg|
Pounds – 129 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Lisp sweet voice|
Drew Barrymore launched her acting career at the age of five, playing Margaret Jessup in Ken Russell’s Altered States (1980). Her first adult appearance came in 1994 when she played Lilly Laronette in the western adventure film, Bad Girls, alongside fellow actors Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell.
In 1985, Barrymore starred in an episode of kid’s anthology series, ABC Weekend Specials, as Con Sawyer. This appearance marked her small-screen debut and has since guest-starred in many television series and films.
Drew Barrymore landed her first major role at the age of seven, playing Gertie, the adorable little sister in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982). It was one of her most successful films and it brought in her a lot of fame and recognition. She received critical praise for her performance in the film that eventually catapulted her to stardom.
In 2000, she gave an exceptional performance in the super hit film Charlie’s Angels, co-starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray. She produced the movie under the banner Flower Films, which collected over $125 million at the worldwide box office.
In addition to the aforementioned blockbuster movies, Barrymore has also appeared in critically acclaimed movies such as Boys on the Side, Scream, Everybody Says I Love You, The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, 50 First Dates, Music and Lyrics, He’s Just Not That Into You, Grey Gardens, Whip It, Miss You Already and Santa Clarita Diet.
- TV Show – The Colbert Report
- Musicians – The Beatles, Daft Punk, Lauryn Hill, Coldplay, Ratt, Beck Hansen, The Beach Boys
- Liquor – Barrymore Wines, Budweiser
Drew Barrymore Net Worth
Though Barrymore has had ups and downs throughout her life, her life is already a success story. She achieved great success not only as an actress but also as a producer and director.
In fact, she left no stone unturned when it comes to her career endeavors. Her career as a singer and television personality has already proved that she is truly focused and committed to her work and can embrace anything thrown at her.
As of 2023, Drew Barrymore’s net worth is estimated to be around $125 million.
Social Media Presence
Not only has Barrymore earned a lot of fame and success throughout her life but also gained a significant fan following. This beautiful and passionate actress has amassed 15.2 million followers on her @drewbarrymore Instagram page and the numbers are growing still.
She can be found on Twitter and Facebook under her name, where she’s got over 550 thousand and 8.2 million followers.
Drew Barrymore Facts
She had a knack for acting from a very young age since every other member of her family is an actor.
She, at seven years old, became the youngest person ever to host Saturday Night Live.
Her parents divorced when she was nine years old.
Barrymore was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine in 1997.
She, at age nineteen, posed nude for Playboy. Her godfather, Steven Spielberg, gifted guilt for her 20th birthday with the note “Cover yourself up.” Also enclosed was a copy of the altered January 1995 issue of Playboy magazine so that she was shown fully clothed. It was done by Spielberg’s art department.
In 1995, she founded a production company called Flower Films with her close friend, Nancy Juvonen.
Barrymore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 3, 2004.
She was the face of CoverGirl Cosmetics and Gucci Jewelry in 2007. That same year, People magazine placed her in their “100 Most Beautiful People” list.
Barrymore was also named an ambassador against hunger for the World Food Program in 2007.
She didn’t complete high school.
She is allergic to garlic, bee stings, perfume, and coffee.
Barrymore released an autobiography, Little Girl Lost, when she was 16 in 1991 and released her second memoir, Wildflower, in 2015.
She is the godmother of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.