Drew Barrymore. biography
Drew Blyth Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975, in Los Angeles to Jaid and actor John Drew Barrymore Jr. amongst a long family line of performers, including her godfather Steven Spielberg.
Drew started building her acting career at a young age, appearing in a commercial for Puppy Choice before turning 1-year-old and making her on-screen debut in the horror flick Altered States (1980) at the age of four. By the age of 7, Drew had grabbed the attention of Hollywood with her reputable role as Gertie in the family drama E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982).
Drew went on to become the youngest host on Saturday Night Live, but as she entered her teen years, her rebellious side started to emerge. With the help of her mother, Drew began going to nightclubs and developing a drug and alcohol habit. She was eventually sent to rehab after she tried throwing her mom out of the house when she was 13-yars-old.
Emerging from rehab with a reputation as the troubled teen, Drew struggled to find groundbreaking projects and was forced to take on overlooked films, including the sci-fi thriller Firestarter (1984), the dramedy Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Stephen King's horror comedy Cat's Eye (1985), the made-for-TV drama A Conspiracy of Love (1987) and the thriller Far From Home (1989).
The young actress then used her bad girl notoriety to her advantage by playing the disturbed character in the thriller Poison Ivy (1992), the crime drama Guncrazy (1992), the horror thriller Doppelganger (1993), the made-for-TV drama The Amy Fisher Story (1993) and the romance drama Mad Love (1995) opposite Chris O'Donnell.
That same year, Drew appeared to be regaining Hollywood's respect with the launch of her production company Flower Films and a notable performance in the dramedy Boys on the Side alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker. A year later, Drew landed a role in Woody Allen's comedy musical Everyone Says I love You with Goldie Hawn and Julia Roberts, followed by the blockbuster horror hit Scream.
Drew's official break came in 1998, when she co-starred alongside Adam Sandler in the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, ensued by the dramedy Ever After: A Cinderella Story and the romantic comedy Home Fries opposite Luke Wilson.
In 1999, Drew further expanded the depth of her career by making her producing debut and starring in the popular romantic comedy Never Been Kiss. She found similar success when she produced and starred alongside Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz in the box-office hit Charlie's Angels (2000), which grossed over $40 million in its opening weekend. Flower Films continued to rake in the benefits when Drew decided to produce and co-star in the dark drama Donnie Darko (2001) - a cult classic hit that acquired various awards.
After starring in the biopic comedy Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Drew was finally recognized as a respected actress when she starred in the award-winning biopic Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) with Sam Rockwell and George Clooney.
Flower Films and Drew found additional success in 2003, with the release of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and the comedy Duplex. Soon after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004, profits continued to come in with Drew acting as producer and starring in the romantic comedies 50 First Dates (2004) with Adam Sandler, Fever Pitch (2005) opposite Jimmy Fallon, Music and Lyrics (2007) alongside Hugh Grant, He's Just Not That Into You (2009) as well as the sport drama Whip It (2009). She also starred in the drama Everybody's Fine (2009) with Robert De Niro.
Towards the end of 2009, Drew's work was ultimately acknowledged following her critically-acclaimed performance in the made-for-TV biopic Grey Gardens (2009) alongside Jessica Lange, for which she earned a 2009 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress, the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie and the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Made for Television Film.
Later that same year, Drew starred in the romantic comedy Going the Distance (2010) opposite Justin Long followed by the drama Big Miracle (2012).
Drew's most recent projects include, Family Guy (2005-2013) and the comedy The Familymoon (2014) opposite Adam Sandler.
Drew Barrymore Dating History Timeline – Husband & Ex-Boyfriends
1989 - 1989
Drew and fellow-actor Corey Feldman briefly fooled around while their careers were peaking in the '90s, but it never developed into a real date.
1991 - 1992
In 1991, Drew was engaged to Leland Hayward, the grandson of Hollywood producer Leland Hayward, but the wedding date was canceled soon after it was set.
1992 - 1993
A year following her failed engagement to Hayward, Drew got engaged to Jamie Walters. Her second attempt lasted longer than her first, but the couple ultimately called it off in 1993.
February 1994 - April 1994
Yearning for a chance at the married life, Drew finally tied the knot with Welsh bartender Jeremy Thomas on March 20, 1994, after dating for only 6 weeks. Drew later told People magazine "We're trying to figure out (living arrangements) now. Usually people live together first and then get married. I guess we're doing it the old-fashioned way. Kind of."
Obviously their way was the wrong way, because the two divorced 2 months later.
Drew was rumored to be in a relationship with actor Edward Norton while they were on set of Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You in 1996 - though it was never confirmed.
October 1997 - 1999
Drew and actor Luke Wilson first met when they co-starred in the action comedy Best Men (1997) and started dating soon after. The romance blossomed into a full on relationship when they starred in the romantic comedy Home Fries (1998). That year, Drew expressed her feelings for Luke, saying, "From the moment I saw him, I realized he was the most incredible person I'd ever been so fortunate to meet."
The two met and were the perfect duet, a loving feeling that they'd later forget and reset.
1999 - 2001
Drew developed a crush on comedian Tom Green when he made an appearance in Charlie's Angels and began dating once filming came to an end. After sticking by Tom's side while he struggled with testicular cancer, the comedian proposed on July 8, 2000, in Cabo San Lucas. They went on to tie the knot in 2001, but divorced 5 months later. According to them, they remained friends following the split.
April 2002 - 2007
Drew first met Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti at a concert in California. They dated for five years before calling it quits - days after Drew admitted in an interview that she wanted to start a family.
2007 - July 2008
Drew and fellow-actor Justin Long immediately hit it off when they co-starred in He's Just Not That Into You (2007). They seemed like the perfect Hollywood couple until they broke up in July 2008. Reportedly, the two reunited in the spring of 2009, but it was unknown if it was for romantic reasons or for their upcoming film Going the Distance.
September 2008 - September 2008
Drew was rumored to be hooking up with Gossip Girl hunk Ed Westwick after they were photographed locking lips at a Kings of Leon concert in New York.
February 2011 - Present
Drew and art consultant Will Kopelman started dating in February 2011, and spent the rest of the year making public appearances together, including some PDA action at a Lakers game in April.
In January 2012, Will proposed to Drew while on their Christmas vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The two tied the knot on June 2, 2012, at her home in Montecito, California. They went on to welcome their daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman on September 26, 2012.
"It was positively the best moment of my life," Drew said as she described the first moment she laid eyes on Olive in a December 2012 interview with People magazine. With her troubled childhood upbringing in the back of her mind, Drew went on to say that Olive would have "boundaries and consistency and protection and traditions," adding, "I'm trying to do things differently than I grew up... I've got some really great blueprints of not what to do."