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Drew Barrymore



The granddaughter of John Barrymore and grandniece of Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore was born in Culver City, California on February 22, 1975. From there, she didn't waste much time getting in front of the cameras, making her first commercial at nine months and her first television movie, Suddenly Love, at the age of two. Two years later, she made her film debut, appearing as William Hurt's daughter in Altered States (1980). At the advanced age of seven, Barrymore became a true celebrity, thanks to her role as the cherubic Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The huge success of that 1982 film endeared Barrymore to millions of audience members, but following leads in two more films, Irreconcilable Differences and Firestarter (both 1984), the young actress began to succumb to a destructive lifestyle defined by drugs, alcohol, and too much partying. A child expected to behave like an adult, Barrymore began drinking at the age of nine and started taking drugs a short while later.



Unsurprisingly, observers began writing Barrymore off as just another failed child star when she was barely into her teens. She made a string of (largely forgettable) movies, many of which only reinforced her image as a has-been. However, in the middle of her teen years, Barrymore entered rehab, cleaned herself up, and wrote an autobiography, Little Girl Lost, which detailed her travails with drugs and alcohol. In the early 1990s, she entered another phase in her career, gaining notoriety for playing a series of vampy, trampy trailer-park Lolitas. In this capacity, she turned in memorable performances in Poison Ivy (1992), the 1993 made-for-TV The Amy Fisher Story, and Batman Forever (1995), all of which featured her pouting seductively and showing more thigh than all the Rockettes combined. Barrymore's on-screen antics were ably complemented by the off-screen reputation she was forming at the time: first she could be seen posing nude with then-boyfriend Jamie Walters on the cover of Interview magazine, then modeling for a series of racy Guess ads, flashing David Letterman during an appearance on The Late Show as a "birthday present" to the host, and finally posing nude for Playboy in 1995.



In 1996, Barrymore's image underwent an abrupt and effective transformation from slut to sweetheart. With a brief but memorable role in Wes Craven's Scream and a lead in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You that featured her as a Kelly Girl for the '90s, Barrymore's career received an adrenaline shot to the heart. She began working steadily again, and she reshaped her offscreen persona into that of a delightful and sweet-natured girl trying to mend her ways. This new image was supported by her screen work, much of which featured her as a chaste heroine. Her starring role as the "real" Cinderella in Ever After (1998) was a good example, and it had the added advantage of turning out to be a fairly solid hit. Barrymore's other major 1998 film, The Wedding Singer, was another hit, further enhancing her reputation as America's new sweetheart. The following year, the actress all but put the final nail in the coffin of her wild-child reputation of years past, starring as the nerdy, lovelorn twenty-something reporter who bears the titular condition of Never Been Kissed. That movie not only marked a notable transition in Barrymore's reputation, but an advancement in her cinematic career as well. Expanding her role from actress to producer, Barrymore would continue starring in and producing such efforts as Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001).



Though some may have suspected that her millennial transition from sweetheart to skull-cracker in Charlie's Angels may have signaled a shift towards more action oriented roles -- and despite her return to the role in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) -- Barrymore once again charmed audiences with another emotional comedy, Riding in Cars With

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
47% How To Be Single
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2016
70% Miss You Already
  • Jess
2015
50% Animal
  • Executive Producer
2014
14% Blended
  • Lauren
2014
No Score Yet Happy Camp
  • Executive Producer
2014
73% Big Miracle
  • Rachel Kramer
2012
53% Going the Distance
  • Erin
2010
46% Everybody's Fine
  • Rosie
2009
84% Whip It
  • "Smashley Simpson"
  • Producer
  • Director
2009
100% Grey Gardens
  • Little Edie
2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You
  • Executive Producer
  • Mary
2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler
  • Actor
2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Chloe
2008
29% Lucky You
  • Billie Offer
2007
62% Music and Lyrics
  • Sophie Fisher
2007
69% Curious George
  • Maggie
2006
No Score Yet Date School
  • Actor
2006
65% Fever Pitch
  • Lindsey Meeks
  • Producer
2005
91% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Ramones Raw
  • Actor
2004
71% My Date With Drew
  • Actor
2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Lucy Whitmore
2004
35% Duplex
  • Producer
2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Penny
2003
43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle
  • Dylan Sanders
  • Producer
2003
49% Riding in Cars With Boys
  • Beverly Ann Donofrio
2001
11% Freddy Got Fingered
  • Receptionist
2001
86% Donnie Darko
  • Executive Producer
  • Karyn
2001
68% Charlie's Angels
  • Producer
  • Dylan
2000
51% Titan A.E.
  • Akima
2000
No Score Yet Skipped Parts
  • Dream Girl
2000
No Score Yet Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Olive
  • Executive Producer
1999
57% Never Been Kissed
  • Josie Geller
  • Executive Producer
1999
31% Home Fries
  • Sally
1998
91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • Danielle De Barbarac
1998
13% Best Men
  • Hope
1998
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Julia Sullivan
1998
0% Wishful Thinking
  • Lena
1997
79% Scream
  • Casey Becker
1996
79% Everyone Says I Love You
  • Skylar
1996
40% Batman Forever
  • Sugar
1995
28% Mad Love
  • Casey
1995
73% Boys on the Side
  • Holly
1995
9% Bad Girls
  • Lilly Laronette
1994
No Score Yet Inside the Goldmine
  • Daisy
1994
No Score Yet Doppelganger
  • Holly Gooding
1993
60% Wayne's World 2
  • Bjergen Kjergen
1993
No Score Yet No Place to Hide
  • Tinsel Hanley
1993
No Score Yet The Amy Fisher Story
  • Amy Fisher
1993
No Score Yet Sketch Artist
  • Daisy
1992
37% Poison Ivy
  • Ivy
1992
60% Motorama
  • Fantasy Girl
1992
63% Guncrazy
  • Anita Minteer
1992
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time
  • Vampire Victim
1991
44% See You in the Morning
  • Cathy Goodwin
1989
No Score Yet Far from Home
  • Joleen Cross
1988
No Score Yet A Conspiracy of Love
  • Jody
1987
No Score Yet Babes in Toyland
  • Lisa Piper
1986
69% Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye'
  • Amanda
1985
62% Irreconcilable Differences
  • Casey Brodsky
1984
39% Firestarter
  • Charlene 'Charlie' McGee
1984
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Gertie
1982
86% Altered States
  • Margaret Jessup
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Odd Mom Out
2015
  • Meredith
0% Charlie's Angels
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet First Dates
2015
  • Actor
  • Narrator
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
Santa Clarita Diet
2017
  • Sheila
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Host
  • Performer
  • Guest

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