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Drew Barrymore Biography

Drew Barrymore
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Pisces
  • Name: Drew Barrymore
  • Birth Name: Drew Blythe Barrymore
  • Father: John Drew Barrymore
  • Mother: Ildiko Jaid Barrymore
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Culver City
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Model and actress
  • Net Worth: $125 million
  • Eye Color: Drack brown
  • Hair Color: Drack brown
  • Face Color: White
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Will Kopelman (m. 2012), Tom Green (m. 2001), Jeremy Thomas (m. 1994)
  • Children: Olive Barrymore Kopelman, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman
  • Divorce: Will Kopelman (Div.2016), Tom Green (Div.2002), Jeremy Thomas (div.1995)
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Synopsis

Drew Barrymore is a famous American model, actress, director as well as a producer who rose to fame as a child artist with her portrayal of Gertie in 1982 American science fiction fantasy film, ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’.

In 2007, PEOPLE Magazine listed Barrymore among the 100 most beautiful people. Barrymore has also been a recipient of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Barrymore has married thrice till date.She married Jeremy Thomas in 1995, Tom Green in 2002, and Will Kopelman in 2012 where all her marriages turned into divorces.

Early life and education

Drew Barrymore was born Drew Blyth Barrymore on 22nd February 1975 at the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California. She belongs to White-American ethnicity & holds an American nationality. 

Barrymore is born to Jaid Barrymore, a struggling actress then and John Drew Barrymore, an actor. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother, John, an actor.

At the age of two, Barrymore acted in the TV movie, Suddenly, Love. Her first audition was for Gainsburger Puppy food Commercial in 1986 at the age of eleven.  She has also worked in television commercials.

Career

Drew Barrymore made her debut as a child actor in 1980's American science-fiction horror film, Altered States. A year later, she was cast in one of the highest grossing movies, Steven Spielberg’s ‘E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial.’

In 1984, Barrymore was nominated in Golden Globe award for the best supporting role in a Motion picture category for Irreconcilable Differences.

The same year, at the age of fourteen, she walked into a phase of substance abuse which continued till Barrymore was admitted in a rehab.

Barrymore was cast in movies Poison Ivy, Gun-Crazy , the Joey Buttafuoco scandal story The Amy Fisher Story which exploited her rebellious girl image.

In 1995, Barrymore launched her production house ‘Flower Films.’ The following year, she was cast in ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Boys on the Side’ where both became commercially successful movies.

In 1996, Barrymore made a cameo appearance in American slasher film ‘Scream’ and also starred in American musical comedy film, ‘Everybody says I love you.’

In 1999, Barrymore’s company produced the romantic comedy film ‘Never Been Kissed.’ The movie became a sleeper hit, and Barrymore earned credit as the executive producer.

The next year, Barrymore’s company released an American crime drama television series, ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ in which Barrymore also played a prominent role. This success solidified her standing in Hollywood.

In 2002, Barrymore’s performance in the biopic ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ was hugely acclaimed, and she received the status of a highly talented actress.

Since 2004, Barrymore has acted and produced various successful movies such as ’50 First Dates’, ‘Fever Pitch,’ ‘Music and Lyrics,’ ‘Lucky You,’ ‘Grey Gardens’, ‘Going the Distance.’

Personal life

Barrymore has married thrice till date.She married Jeremy Thomas in 1995, Tom Green in 2002, and Will Kopelman in 2012 where all her marriages turned into divorces.

In 1991, Barrymore got engaged to Leland Hayward III, but they ended their engagement. She was also engaged to American star, Jamie Walters in 1992. Again, a year later the duo ended their engagement.   

On 20th March 1994, Barrymore married a bar owner, Jeremy Tomas but they filed for divorced within few weeks and the divorced was finalized in 1995.

During her engagement with Tomas, Barrymore was linked to MTV host as well as a comedian, Tom Green. They got engaged in July of 2000 and a year later, they tied the knot.

The duo together starred in 2000 American action comedy film, Charlie’s Angels and also in American surrealist black comedy film, Freddy Got Fingered which was Green's directorial debut film.

However, after being together for one year, they filed for divorce in December of 2001, which was finalized on 15th October 2002.

In 2011, Barrymore dated art consultant Will Kopelman who is the son of Arie Kopelman, a former Chanel CEO. The couple engaged in January of 2012 and got married on 2nd June 2012 in Montecito, California.

Four days later, their wedding image appeared on the cover of PEOPLE magazine. They have two daughters: Olive Barrymore Kopelman and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.

 On April 2, 2016, the duo released a statement confirming they had separated & intended to divorce. On 15th July 2016, she officially filed for divorce, which was finalized on 3rd August 2016.

Besides her marital and engaged relationship, Barrymore was linked with Balthazar GettyDavid Arquette (1991), Edward Norton, Corin Nemec, Sam Rockwell, Spike Jonze and Henry Thomas.

Barrymore was in a long-term relationship with American actor & singer, Corey Feldman in 1989. She was also rumored to have a relationship with Ed Westwick, Christian Bale, and Rick Salomon

Net worth

Drew Barrymore’s estimated net worth is $125 million. In the early 2000s, Drew Barrymore was one of the highest paid actresses and reportedly charged around $15 million per movie. 

Now, the 50 first dates actress has her own her beauty line and her wine company, Flower Beauty. Barrymore was a co-creative director and spokesperson for Cover Girl for seven years before launching the company, it also added to her income.

In addition, Barrymore has her own production house, Flower movie, which nets her a substantial amount of profit. She has also produced blockbuster movies including 50 First Dates, Charlie’s Angels, Music, and Lyrics and Never Been Kissed. 

Barrymore owns several luxury homes and has fleet of luxury cars. She owns an $8 million home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. She is also the proud occupant of $7 million Mediterranean themed mansion in Montecito, California.

Besides, Barrymore dedicates a lot of time to charity work. She is the anti-Hunger Ambassador of the UN World Food Program. She has contributed $1 million to that cause. She has also put in a lot of effort for philanthropic organizations including Shops For Charity, the Red Cross, The Rescue Train & ASPCA.   

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