Thursday, October 13, 2011

Drew Barrymore Is An American Actress, Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Model

Barrymore at the premiere for He's Just Not That Into You in 2009

Drew Barrymore Appeared On The Cover Holding A Pentax K1000 Film Camera-

Drew Barrymore
Born Drew Blyth Barrymore
February 22, 1975 (age 36)
Culver City, California, United States
Occupation Actress, film director, screenwriter, producer, model
Years active 1978–present
Spouse Jeremy Thomas (m. 1994–1995)
Tom Green (m. 2001–2002)
Parents John Drew Barrymore
Jaid Barrymore
Relatives John Barrymore (grandfather)
Drew Barrymore is Hollywood's reigning Queen of Cute. After giving moviegoers many reasons to smile through her work in E.T., she became the drug-addled poster girl for everything that was wrong with Young Hollywood.

Having experienced a career rebound through sex appeal (a now-legendary Playboy spread shot by Ellen von Unwerth), screen horror (Scream), lovably awkward 1980s-style romance (The Wedding Singer), and girl power (the Charlie's Angels movies), Drew Barrymore now wears three creative hats -- actor, writer and director.

Nevertheless, she still delivers that unique brand of Drew appeal (think: lisp, short hair and goofy smile) that her many male and female fans have come to love over the years.

Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, film director, screenwriter, producer and model. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American actors and granddaughter of John Barrymore.

She first appeared in an advertisement when she was 11 months old. Barrymore made her film debut in Altered States in 1980. Afterwards, she starred in her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actors, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.

Following a turbulent childhood which was marked by drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost.

She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, and Everyone Says I Love You. Subsequently, she established herself in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.

In 1995, she and business partner Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films, with its first production the 1999 Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. Flower Films has gone on to produce the Barrymore vehicle films Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, and Music and Lyrics, as well as the cult film Donnie Darko.

Barrymore's more recent projects include He's Just Not That into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Everybody's Fine and Going the Distance. A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore appeared on the cover of the 2007 People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue.

Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donated over US$1 million to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl's newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci's newest jewelry line.

In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.


Year                Title                Role                            Notes
2009             He's Just Not That Into You Mary Harris
2009 Grey Gardens Edith Bouvier Beale  Made-for-cable HBO film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
2009 Everybody's Fine Rosie
2009 Whip It Smashley Simpson also director
2010 Going the Distance Erin Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Star
2012 Big Miracle Rachel Kramer
Year Film Notes
2004          Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start Director; Documentary
2009 Whip It Directorial debut
2011 Our Deal Music Video for Best Coast
Year Film Notes
Producer credits
1999        Never Been Kissed Executive producer
2000 Charlie's Angels Producer
2001 Donnie Darko Executive producer
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Producer
2003 Duplex Producer
2005 Fever Pitch Producer
2009 He's Just Not That Into You Executive producer
2009 Whip It Executive producer
Nominated—Bronze Horse


Recent work-

In 2010, Barrymore reunited with former partner Justin Long on the set of Going the Distance, directed by Nanette Burstein. A R-rated romantic comedy about a couple dealing the ups and downs of a long distance relationship while commuting between New York City and San Francisco, the largely improvised film garnered generally mixed reviews by critics, who summed it as "timelier and a little more honest than most romantic comedies."

Budgeted at US$32 million, the film became a moderate financial success at a worldwide box office total of US$40 million.

In 2011, it was announced that Barrymore has been cast alongside John Krasinski in Ken Kwapis's Big Miracle (2012), a romantic drama based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales from being trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska.

In May 2007, Barrymore was named Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme and later donated $1 million to the cause. In September 2010, 

Barrymore was confirmed to play the role of Ganga in the Indian Bollywood film The Lifestyle – In Generation Next to be directed by Santosh Kumar Jain, to be released in 2012.

Several articles and interviews reported Barrymore's taste for photography. As a guest photographer for a magazine series called "They Shoot New York," she appeared on the cover holding a Pentax K1000 film camera. She hopes to expose her work in a gallery one day, as she documented the last decade of her life with a Pentax camera.

Personal life-

Head and shoulders shot of a smiling Barrymore with her hair up, wearing a strapless black dress.
Barrymore at the Music and Lyrics London premiere, 2007
In 1991, at the age of 16, Barrymore became engaged to Leland Hayward, grandson of Hollywood producer Leland Hayward. After a few months, this engagement was called off. Barrymore was engaged to and lived with musician/actor Jamie Walters in 1992–93.

She was married to Welsh bartender turned bar owner Jeremy Thomas from March 20 to April 28, 1994. Barrymore married comedian Tom Green on July 7, 2001. Green filed for divorce in December 2001. The divorce was finalized on October 15, 2002.


In 2002, Barrymore began dating The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti, soon after they met at a concert. Their five year relationship ended on January 10, 2007.

She dated actor Justin Long, but they confirmed their split in July 2008. The couple reunited in 2009 and co-starred in the 2010 film Going the Distance. The two then reportedly split again in 2010 and Drew started dating the son of former Chanel CEO Will Kopelman.

 source- From Wikipedia

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