As a longtime Drew Barrymore superfan, I‘m thrilled to provide this in-depth introduction to the multi-talented Hollywood darling. Here are the key details about the iconic actress, producer, and director:
|Full Name||Drew Blythe Barrymore|
|Birthday||February 22, 1975|
|Birth Place||Culver City, California, United States|
|Height||5‘4" (163 cm)|
|Net Worth||$125 million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube|
Early Life and Child Star Fame
Drew comes from an illustrious theater and acting family, as the granddaughter of renowned actor John Barrymore. She landed her first gig at age 11 months appearing in a dog food commercial!
At age 7, Drew won our hearts playing the adorable Gertie in Steven Spielberg‘s smash hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). That role launched her into instant fame as one of the most popular child actors of the 80s. Despite such early success, she endured a turbulent childhood marked by addiction and emancipation from her mother at age 14.
"I grew up fast and medicated myself as I went along. I had a mom who partied with me. I was given alcohol as a kid." – Drew on her childhood
Surviving Growing Pains to Become a Hollywood Force
As a teenager, Drew‘s rebellious behavior made headlines. She shared that this period was "just chaos" and her "rite of passage". But after overcoming those growing pains, Drew took control of her life and strategically rebuilt her career.
She launched the production company Flower Films in 1995, making her debut as a producer. She first won me over with her charming performances in rom-coms like The Wedding Singer (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), and 50 First Dates (2004). But she also proved her versatility taking on grittier roles in dramas like Boys on the Side (1995) and Riding in Cars with Boys (2001).
"I‘m not squeamish about anything. I was never ashamed of drug abuse or being out of control." – Drew on overcoming her early struggles
Becoming a Triple Threat
Beyond dazzling audiences on screen, Drew emerged as a powerhouse producer and director:
- Producer: Drew produced the blockbuster hits Charlie‘s Angels (2000), Charlie‘s Angel‘s: Full Throttle (2003), Donnie Darko (2001), Whip It (2009), He‘s Just Not That Into You (2009) and many more through Flower Films.
- Director: Drew made her directorial debut with the roller derby comedy Whip It (2009), followed by a segment of the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2019) and the sitcom The Stand In (2021).
She also found success as an entrepreneur, launching the affordable cosmetics line Flower Beauty in 2013 which is now available globally.
Giving Back and Inspiring Others
Drew has been a dedicated advocate for children, animals, and women:
- UN World Food Programme Ambassador
- ASPCA supporter
- UNICEF ambassador
She also launched the company Beautiful in 2009 to boost women‘s confidence. Drew summed up her inspirational attitude saying:
“Accept who you are. It is the only way to be happy.”
Still Delighting Fans Today
Now in her late 40s, Drew continues lighting up screens. She starred in and produced the hit Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet from 2017-2019. This year, she‘s starring in the sci-fi thriller The Dude alongside Lucy Liu.
With her incredible resilience, comedic timing, business acumen, and heart of gold, it‘s clear why Drew Barrymore remains one of Hollywood‘s most beloved talents. She has handled fame and fortune with grace since childhood. Drew is sure to keep entertaining us with her iconic sunny spirit for years to come!