Drew Barrymore Biography
Drew Barrymore started an acting career when she was only 11 months old. She auditioned for a dog food commercial and was hired for the job. Her film debut was in the 1980 film, Altered States. However, it was in her role as Gertie in the Spielberg movie, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which made Drew Barrymore a star.
By mid-90s, Drew Barrymore became a troubled child, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol by age 9, smoking marijuana at 10 and snorting cocaine at 13 years old. She was placed in rehab when she was 13 and again at age 14. Drews nightlife and partying habits became a popular subject with the media.
At age 17, Drew Barrymore was recognized to have a bad girl image and sex symbol role, which led a lead role in the 1992 movie, Poison Ivy. The film became a huge success at its first release. In 1995, she posed nude for Playboy and Spielberg gave her a quilt for her 20th birthday with a note saying Cover Yourself Up. During this time, she also appeared in five movies nude.
In 1996, Drew Barrymore made a successful comeback in the box-office hit, Scream. She became a household name in romantic comedies, such as The Wedding Singer, Wishful Thinking, Home Fries, Never Been Kissed, 50 First Dates, Fever Pitch, Lucky You and Music & Lyrics. She also produced and starred in the 2000 major box-office success, Charlies Angels.
In 2001, Drew Barrymore played a serious role in the film, Riding in Cars with Boys, which was based on the real-life story of Beverly DOnofrio. She appeared in another Charlies Angels movie, Charlies Angels: Full Throttle. On February 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has hosted Saturday Night Live for five times and remains the youngest star (at age 7) to host the show. Drew Barrymore is also on the top 10 list of highest-paid celebrities and ranks second highest salary per movie for 2006.
Drew Barrymore married Jeremy Thomas from March to April 1994. She also married comedian Tom Green from July 2001 to October 2002, but the relationship ended when Green filed for divorce in December 2001. In 2002, Drew dated the drummer of The Strokes, Fabrizio Moretti, but broke up in January 2007.