On Halloween 31 2009. BartenderGirl.com had the
pleasure to make drinks for Drew Barrymore. Actress.
Born Drew Blythe Barrymore, on February 22, 1975, in Los
Angeles, California. The daughter of actor John Drew
Barrymore Jr. and Ildiko Jaid, Barrymore's
great-grandparents were actors Maurice Barrymore and
Georgiana Drew, and her grandparents were actors John
Barrymore and Dolores Costello. The director Steven
Spielberg is her godfather.
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a talented young actress, has been as well known for her
wild antics off-screen as for her acting ability. Ildiko
Jaid, estranged from husband John Barrymore Jr., began
taking her daughter to auditions as a baby. The youngest
Barrymore appeared in her first television commercial
for Puppy Choice dog food before she was a year old.
She made her big screen debut at the age of four in Ken
Russell's Altered States (1980). At the age of seven,
Barrymore landed her most famous role as Gertie, the
adorable little sister in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
(1982). The role pushed Barrymore into the spotlight.
After the movie she appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show
with Johnny Carson, and became the youngest-ever host of
Saturday Night Live.
Jaid began taking her daughter to night clubs, and it
was at Studio 54 and the China Club that Barrymore
developed a pre-teenage fondness for drugs and alcohol.
At age 13, an enraged Barrymore became violent when she
was unable to throw her mother out of the house. She was
placed in a rehabilitation center, and later wrote of
the experience in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost.
Because of her reputation as a wild child in trouble,
film projects were slow to materialize. Barrymore made
some minor films, including Irreconcilable Differences,
Firestarter and Cat's Eye. In the 1990s, she began
starring in a series of films that exploited her
bad-girl image, including Poison Ivy (1992), Guncrazy
(1992), and The Amy Fisher Story (1993), a made-for-TV
movie based on the Joey Buttafuoco scandal.
Barrymore entered into a short-lived marriage to bar
owner Jeremy Thomas at age 19, which lasted from March
to May of 1994. She continued her controversial behavior
throughout the early 1990s by posing nude for spreads in
Andy Warhol's Interview and in Playboy. She also made
headlines when she exposed herself on live TV to a
shocked David Letterman during his Late Night show
Her luck began to change in 1995, when Barrymore founded
her own production company, Flower Films. The same year,
she gave a solid performance in the film Boys on the
Side co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker.
The next year she made a memorable terror-filled
appearance in the blockbuster Scream (1996) and
co-starred in Woody Allen's musical Everybody Says I
Love You (1996).
In 1998, she proved her strength as a romantic leading
lady when she co-starred in the popular comedy, The
Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler and in Ever After, a
version of the Cinderella story co-starring Anjelica
In 1999, she earned her first credit as an executive
producer with the likable comedy Never Been Kissed, in
which she also starred. The next year, she also produced
and starred in the hit film Charlie's Angels, playing
alongside Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray. The
movie became a blockbuster hit, bringing in more than
$40 million in its opening weekend.
Charlie's Angels signaled the beginning of true
financial success for Flower Films. Barrymore's next
choice for the company was the dark drama, Donnie Darko,
starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film, in which Barrymore
also co-starred, became an instant cult classic and was
nominated for more than a dozen independent film awards.
In 2002, Barrymore appeared as the love interest of
Chuck Barris in the critically acclaimed biopic,
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, also starring Sam
Rockwell. Through this performance, Barrymore's
reputation as a legitimate film actress was finally
Barrymore brought back her successful Charlie's Angels
franchise in 2003 with Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
This time, she also brought actress Demi Moore and
comedian Bernie Mac onboard. The film was another
box-office smash. That same year Flower Films also
released the comedy Duplex, in which Barrymore starred
with Ben Stiller.
The next year, Barrymore starred in another Flower Films
movie, 50 First Dates, a romantic comedy co-starring
Adam Sandler. She also earned a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. Flower Films—and Barrymore— kept busy the
next few years, producing such films as Fever Pitch
(2005), Music and Lyrics (2007) and the recent box
office hit, He's Just Not That Into You (2009).
Barrymore is reportedly in talks to direct the third
movie in the Twilight film series, Eclipse.
Barrymore's other recent acting projects include Lucky
You (2007), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and the
biopic Grey Gardens (2009) co-starring Jessica Lange.
In addition to acting, Barrymore has a successful career
as a model, becoming the face of CoverGirl Cosmetics and
Gucci Jewelry in 2007. That same year, she was listed
No. 1 in People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful
After her marriage with Thomas ended in 1994, Barrymore
has had a string of romantic relationships. In 2000, she
became engaged to the eccentric Canadian comic Tom
Green, of MTV's The Tom Green Show. After many false
wedding rumors (some started by Green himself), the pair
eloped in March 2001. The couple filed for divorce six
months later. Since then, she has been linked to Strokes
drummer Fabrizio Moretti and actor Justin Long.
Barrymore and Long split in 2008.
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