Drew Barrymore is best known for being an American actress, but she has also been a producer, an author, a director, and a model. She made her acting debut in 1982’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, playing the main character’s six-year-old younger sister Gertie. As a teenager, Drew fell into trouble with drug and alcohol problems before sobering up and getting her Hollywood career back on track. She starred opposite Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer (1998), appeared as one of Charlie’s Angels in two movies, and won a Golden Globe award for her performance in HBO’s Grey Gardens. She also wrote about her time in rehab in the self-autobiographical book Little Girl Lost (1991).
Born on February 22, 1975 in Culver City, California, her zodiac sign is Pisces. Her middle name is Blythe.
Drew Barrymore does not have a clear cut religion, but she is a very spiritual person. If one had to speculate, she would fit within a new age religion based upon her hippie-like spirituality. This free-loving nature also seemed to contribute to her third marriage’s disintegration. (1)
She is known for meditating and has said that she believes we are “all fields of energy and you have the choice whether to be a positive or negative field of energy.”
While married to now ex-husband Will Kopelman she embraced his religion of Judaism but never officially converted. “It’s a beautiful faith and I’m so honored to be around it. It’s so family-oriented,” Barrymore said in 2013. (2)
It is well known the Drew is an avid Democrat. She is very passionate and outspoken on gay rights and animal rights. She vocally supported former president Barack Obama and was once a PETA spokeswoman until she parted ways with vegetarianism.
She has been married three times so far:
Drew’s first husband was Jeremy Thomas, a bar owner she met when she was 19. The couple were married in 1994. Two months later they had filed for divorce.
The second marriage was to comedian Tom Green. When they said I do, it was 2001. One year later, they were officially divorced.
Drew’s third marriage was to Will Kopelman, an art consultant. Married in June 2012, their union was the longest of Barrymore’s marriages to date, lasting until August 2016. Their union produced two daughters, Olive (born 2012) and Frankie (2014).
“It was just like my worst nightmare. I so wanted to raise kids in this ultratraditional way and do everything so the polar opposite of my experience,” Drew said of her failed third marriage. (3)
Drew is the godmother of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Francis Bean Cobain.
By the time Drew was nine years old she had begun smoking cigarettes. At age 11 she was drinking alcohol, followed by marijuana at 12 and abusing cocaine at 13. She was also a regular party-goer on the Los Angeles and New York City club scene in the early 1980s, which drew considerable attention from the press and star tabloids.
Drew’s problems caught up to her at the age of 14. After a suicide attempt she checked herself into rehab, followed by a year and a half in a mental institution. Drew also officially emancipated herself from her parents, essentially removing them as her legal guardians. By the age of 15 she was living on her own as an adult.
Drew comes from Hollywood acting royalty. Four of her great-grandparents were actors, and her father’s parents were also actors.
Drew’s father was the actor John Barrymore, known for many television roles in the 1950s and 1960s.
Drew’s mother was an aspiring actress named Jaid Mako.
Director Steven Spielberg is Drew’s godfather, and actress Sophia Loren is one of her two godmothers. The widow of director Lee Strasberg, Anna, is Drew’s other godmother.
1: Daily Mail
3: US Magazine