, became America's sweetheart after her captivating performance as "Gertie" in the Steven Spielberg smash hit E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial) Prior to that though, she made her television debut in a dog food commercial at the age of eleven months, and made her feature film debut at the age of five, with a small role in the 1980s film "Altered States".
But it was the huge success of the film E.T. in 1982 that endeared Barrymore to millions of audience members around the globe. However she had a troubled adolescence succumbing to a destructive lifestyle ruled by drugs, alcohol and excessive partying. But she bounced back professionally and personally by the time she hit 21 years of age, with a cameo appearance in the successful film "Scream" and a book under her belt titled "Little Girl Lost" detailing her struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Other major films to follow suit were the infectious "The Wedding Singer" and "Never Been Kissed" and one of last year's most anticipated and celebrated films "Charlie's Angels" starring alongside Cameron Diaz and Lucy Lui.
Full Name: ANDREW (DREW) BLYTHE BARRYMORE
Nicknames: Daisy, Lulu, D.
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Lucky Number: #2
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Godfather: Steven Spielberg
Family: Mother (Jaid), Father (John), Siblings - 2 half sisters (Jessica, Blythe), 1 half brother (John)
Best Friends: Courtney Love, Cameron Diaz, and Adam Sandler
Pets: 3 dogs, chickens, roosters and parakeets
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (natural): Brunette
Fave Bands: Prince, Hole and Beck
Fave Actors: Val Kilmer, Edward Norton
Fave Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Jodie Foster
Fave TV Shows: Letterman, The Simpsons
Fave Colour: Carmine
Habits: Twirling her hair and shoving it in her ears!
Allergies: Bee Stings, coffee, perfume and garlic
Dislikes: Ice cream, chocolate, pimples and technology
Tattoos: a large cross above her right ankle, a butterfly on her belly, a group of flowers on her belly, a cherub on her lower back and a tiny moon on her right big toe.
DID YOU KNOW that DREW......????
Is a strict vegetarian.
Is Godmother to Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean.
Once dreamed she was the 5th Spice Girl.
Loves to burp.
Thought about being a lifeguard as a child.
Planned to release her own perfume as a child called "Drew".
Still sucked her thumb at the age of sixteen.
Talks to the mirror.
Absolutely loves junkfood.
Loves to wear fresh flowers in her hair.
Is famous for making peace signs.
Had breast reduction surgery at sixteen.
Loves to reinvent her appearance.
Believes in fate.
1982 - Youth Film Award.
1982 - Bafta nomination for most outstanding newcomer.
1984 - Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress.
1992 - Golden Globe award for best actress.
FILMOGRAPHY (in brief)
2001 - Skipped Parts
2000 - Charlie's Angels
2000 - Titan A.E.
1999 - Never Been Kissed
1998 - Ever After: A Cinderella Story
1998 - The Wedding Singer
1997 - Best Men
1997 - Everyone Says I Love You
1997 - Wishful Thinking
1996 - Scream
1995 - Batman Forever
1995 - Boys on the Side
1995 - Mad Love
1994 - Bad Girls
1993 - The Amy Fisher Story
1993 - No Place To Hide
1993 - Wayne's World II
1992 - Poison Ivy
1984 - Firestarter
1984 - Irreconcilable Differences
1982 - E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
1980 - Altered States
- Annemarie Failla
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