Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Drew Barrymore



Profile
Name: Drew Barrymore
Birth Name: Drew Blythe Barrymore
Height: 5' 4''
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: February 22, 1975
Birth Place: Culver City, California, USA
Profession: Actress, Producer, Director
Education: Didn't complete high school
Husband/Wife: Tom Green (comedian; born on July 30, 1971; engaged in July 2000; married on July 7, 2001; divorced on October 15, 2002), Jeremy Thomas (bar owner; married on March 20, 1994; divorced)
Relationship: Fabrizio Moretti (drummer band The Strokes; b. June 2, 1980), Jamie Walters (actor; b. June 13, 1969; announced engagement in August 1992; broke up in January 1993), Eric Erlandson (musician; b. January 9, 1963)
Father: John Drew Barrymore Jr. (aka John Drew; actor; born on June 4, 1932; died on November 29, 2004 in Los Angeles)
Mother: Ildiko Jad Barrymore (aka Jaid; actress, author; born in 1947)
Half Brother: John Blyth Barrymore (actor; born on May 15, 1954)
Grand Father: John Barrymore Sr. (actor; died on May 29, 1942; pneumonia and cirrhosis of the liver)
Grand Mother: Dolores Costello (actress; died on March 1, 1979; emphysema)
Aunt: Diana Barrymore (actress; b. March 3, 1921; d. January 25, 1960)
Claim to fame: As Gertie in the E.T.: Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Biography
Drew Blythe Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975. Parented by the famous Hollywood-royalty Barrymore family, she first began acting at the tender age of 11 months in a TV commercial. At 7, Drew was starring in box-office record-breaker E.T. (1982). The flip side of this child stardom was revealed when she dropped out of school at 14 and published her co-written autobiography, Little Girl Lost (1990). Drinking at 9, dope-smoking at 10 and coke-snorting at 12 were some of the stops on Barrymore's descent. After a string of roles in little-seen movies, Drew played an amoral teen seductress in Poison Ivy (1992). The role brought her minor-icon status that was further cemented by a Guess add shot by Ellen Von Unwerth. It was a jeans ad campaign which highlighted her white trash sex appeal.

Barrymore tends to fare best in high-spirited, low-class projects like The Amy Fisher Story (tv movie, 1993), Guncrazy (1992), and the short-lived twenty-something soap 2000 Malibu Road (1992), rather than in mid-budget Hollywood fodder like Bad Girls (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), and Mad Love (1995) Less than two months after her March 1994 marriage to an LA bar owner, Drew filed for divorce; she subsequently became involved with Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson, whose praises she invariably sang on her many TV talk show appearances. After many nude public appearances, including the David Letterman, and the China Club, Drew has finally begun to settle down. She has begun to throw off her bad girl attitude and settle for a more womanly one. Drew is now a spokesperson, and actress for a women's condom commercial which aired on MTV.

Drew's more recent moves in showbiz, include her excellent performance in Wes Craven's "Scream"(1996), her role in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"(1996), and "The Wedding Singer"(1997). In 1996. on a film shoot, Drew met Luke Wilson, whom she broke up with in 1999 Drew is now enjoying her life. She played a Cinderella with Girl Power in the movie "Ever After"(1998), she played a pregnant fast-food worker in "Home Fries"(1998), and played Luke Wilson's fiance in the movie "Best Men" (1998). She has begun to focus on her work as a producer, scoring hits with 'Never Been Kissed' and the critically acclaimed 'Donnie Darko' (2001) in which she had a small role. Her most recent acting credit was the sequel to the hit 'Charlie's Angels'.

Filmography
2007 Lucky You
2007 He Loves Me
2007 Music and Lyrics
2007 Grey Gardens
2006 Curious George
2005 Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High
2005 Fever Pitch
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
2004 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [4]
2004 50 First Dates
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 Duplex
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2001 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [3]
2001 Donnie Darko
2001 Freddy Got Fingered
2001 Riding in Cars With Boys
2000 Olive, the Other Reindeer
2000 Charlie's Angels
2000 Titan A.E.
2000 Skipped Parts
1999 Never Been Kissed
1999 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [2]
1998 Best Men
1998 Ever After
1998 The Larry Sanders Show: Putting the "Gay" Back in Litigation
1998 Home Fries
1998 The Wedding Singer
1997 Wishful Thinking
1996 Everyone Says I Love You
1996 Scream
1995 Boys on the Side
1995 Mad Love
1995 Batman Forever
1994 Inside the Goldmine
1994 Bad Girls
1993 The Amy Fisher Story
1993 No Place to Hide
1993 Doppelganger: The Evil Within
1993 Wayne's World 2
1992 Poison Ivy
1992 Sketch Artist
1992 Guncrazy
1991 Motorama
1991 Waxwork II: Lost in Time
1989 Far from Home
1989 See You in the Morning
1989 Far from Home
1987 A Conspiracy of Love
1986 Babes in Toyland
1986 Strange Tales: Ray Bradbury Theatre
1985 Cat's Eye
1984 Irreconcilable Differences
1984 Firestarter
1982 Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore [1]
1982 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
1980 Altered States
1980 Bogie

Executive Producer
2001 Donnie Darko
2000 Olive, the Other Reindeer
1999 Never Been Kissed

Producer
2008 He's Just Not That Into You
2007 He Loves Me
2005 Fever Pitch
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 Duplex
2000 Charlie's Angels

Awards
Golden Globe
1984 Best Supporting Actress Irreconcilable Differences

Trivia
* Has been named 2007's Most Beautiful Person by People magazine. (April 26, 2007)
* Has signed on as the latest celebrity spokesmodel for CoverGirl. (April 12, 2007)
* Admitted she would love to be like actress-turned-singer Juliette Lewis and launch a music career. (February 9, 2007)
* Even though she suffers from crippling panic attacks, she refuses to take any type of anti-depressant medication because she is terrified it could change her personality. (September 19, 2006)
* Is desperate to start a family, saying she can't ignore her maternal instincts anymore. (August 17, 2006)
* Asked Angelina Jolie for travel advice when she decided to visit African schools. (March 17, 2006)
* Is obsessed with ice cubes.
* Was the 4th highest paid woman in Hollywood. (2005)
* Wants turn to directing when she loses her good looks. (July 18, 2005)
* Has revealed she would love to make another CHARLIE'S ANGELS film. (July 2, 2005)
* Has mended her troubled relationship with her mother Jaid Barrymore after the death of her father John in 2004. (April 9, 2005)
* The Boston Red Sox's World Series baseball win October 27, 2004 forced a rewrite of FEVER PITCH starring Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. The sport-based comedy originally depicts the Red Sox losing just as the baseball team has for the past 85 years.
* Discovered that reading is the best way to combat her insomnia.
* Is looking forward to becoming a mum but predicts it's still a long way off, because she wants to be ready before she takes on motherhood. (April 2, 2004)
* Thrilled fans with a rowdy impersonation of troubled rocker Courtney Love when she appeared on comedy show Saturday Night Live. (February 16, 2004)
* Keeps a painting done by the walrus from 50 FIRST DATES.
* Is the first person to be named ‘A Friend of the UN by a new organization called ‘Artists for the UN,’ a partnership between the United Nations and Global Vision for Peace which hopes to encourage artists to support the ideals, vision and mandate of the United Nations in seeking global solutions to world problems. (February 6, 2004)
* Received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame on February 3, 2004.
* Blamed Demi Moore for overshadowing CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE -- The action sequel failed to match the success of the 2000 original and Barrymore believes the publicity Moore attracted adversely affected the film. (October 17, 2003)
* Confessed to sleeping with a long line of women during her troubled teenage years, which saw her battling a drug addiction from the age of 11. (July 17, 2003)
* The new Charlie's Angels film is set to earn Barrymore $40 million because she bought the rights to the '80s TV series before the first film was made through her production company Flower Films -- She has already netted $40 million from the first film, which made $400 million. (May 6, 2003)
* CHARLIE'S ANGELS sequel earned Barrymore $40 million because she bought the rights to the '80s TV series before the first film was made through her production company Flower Films -- She has already netted $40 million from the first film, which made $400 million.
* Barrymore is being kept busier than ever while filming the second installment to hit movie CHARLIE'S ANGELS because she has so many costume changes – she admits that her constant change of appearance in the movie has proved quite a memorable experience. (January 23, 2003)
* Barrymore has faced her fears of flying by jumping out of an airplane at 14,000ft -- the actress admits she still gets terrified when she has to fly, but she can cope with her fears so much better thanks to a spot of skydiving. (December 24, 2002)
* Barrymore has lashed out at stars who adopt children - because she suspects they avoid natural births because of the unpleasant physical consequences. (August 2002)
* Is reportedly a huge fan of HAPPY DAYS spin-off which starred Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall as Milwaukee brewery workers.
* Her performing career started very early when she first did a Puppy Choice dog food commercial at 11 months and at 2 years old, she got her first actual role in a made-for-TV movie, Suddenly Love.
* Has come to terms with losing everything in a house fire earlier this year - and is almost grateful for the cleansing experience. An electrical fault caused her Beverly Hills home to burn to the ground.
* She started doing marijuana at 10 and cocaine followed a few years later. In 1988, she entered a drug rehab center but only lasted 18 days. Later that year, she was readmitted for 3 months and came out with renewed determination for a fresh start. Unfortunately, she was unable to completely shake her addictions and regressed back to drugs. Rock bottom came in July, 1989 when she tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrists. Another 3 months of rehab followed and this time, Drew emerged triumphant.
* Had just five months of marriage to comedian Tom Green.
* In the original draft of HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001), Barrymore, a self-exclaimed Harry Potter fan, had a cameo.
* In ROAD TRIP (2000), the motel clerk reads an issue of Celebrity Skin magazine with her face on the cover. At the time, she was engaged to actor Tom Green who plays Barry Manilow in this movie.
* Originally cast as Sidney Prescott in SCREAM (1996) (now played by Neve Campbell). But, due to schedule conflicts, Barrymore offered to play the much smaller role of Casey Becker.
* She and Neve Campbell did not meet Roger L. Jackson, the actor who played the Voice before shooting commenced. Whenever they are talking on the phone to the killer, they are actually talking to him.
* SUDDENLY, LOVE (1978), a television movie-of-the-week marked her very first professional acting job. She was cast by the film's director, 'Margolin, Stuart', who was a friend of Drew's mother, Jaid Barrymore. In her role as Bobby, the two year-old Drew played a baby boy.
* The filmmakers of SHOWGIRLS (1995) wanted 'Madonna' to play Cristal Conners and Barrymore to play Nomi Malone. The name card Gaye takes off the mirror when she shows Nomi her table in the dressing room even says Drew.
* The real life Beverly D'Onofrio in RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS (2001) has a master's degree in creative writing. She, who portrays D'Onofrio in the film, is a high school dropout. To keep her looking scared and crying, director of SCREAM (1996) Wes Craven kept telling her real life stories about animal cruelty. She is a keen animal lover and vegetarian in real life.
* Stephen King wrote the script of CAT'S EYE (1985) with Barrymore in mind to star because of her performance in FIRESTARTER (1984).
* In EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU (1996) the actors sing their own songs except for Barrymore, who convinced Woody Allen that her singing was too awful even for the realistic singing voices he was after. She said she doesn't even sing in the shower.
* A close friend of Edward Norton.
* She was a huge HARRY POTTER fan, even going so far as to read bits of the books to the cast and crew during production of CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000). At the beginning of the film, during the clips of previous jobs, she can be seen wearing a Harry Potter disguise, complete with robes, black hair and round black glasses.
* She was the executive producer and co-star of DONNIE DARKO (2001).
* Wrote a book called little girl lost when she was 14.
* Drew began her career at 11 months in a dog food commercial.
* Started smoking at age 9.
* Her first kiss was from a guy named Brecken in the back of her mom's car.
* Her first slowdance was from Emilio Estevez.
* She is half Hungarian on her mother's side.
* Her fave TV show is THE SIMPSONS.
* Is a natural brunette.
* She is allergic to Garlic.
* Since 1994, Drew has managed her own production company, Flower Films, and she served as executive producer of her most recent movies.
* Nominated for Best Fight at MTV Movie Awards for CHARLIE'S ANGELS. (2001)
* Nominated for Best Kiss at MTV Movie Awards for NEVER BEEN KISSED (2000) -shared with Michael Vartan.
* Nominated for Best Female Performance at MTV Movie Awards for NEVER BEEN KISSED. (2000)
* Nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming More Than One Hour) at Emmy Awards for Olive, the Other Reindeer. (2000)
* Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for THE WEDDING SINGER (1998) - shared with Adam Sandler
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made at Golden Globe Awards for TV for GUNCRAZY. (1993)
* Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES. (1985)
* Nominated for Outstanding Newcomer at BAFTA Awards for E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. (1983)

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