Drew Barrymore

Actress, Producer, Director
Actress, producer and director Drew Barrymore rode a career rollercoaster before hitting the age of 25, surviving childhood stardom and adolescent drug addiction - to say nothing of a tragic family legacy of great ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (129)

Miss You Already 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

2014 mtvU Woodie Awards Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Herself

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Lauren (Actor)

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Miracle 2012 (Movie)

Rachel Kramer (Actor)

Oprah Prime 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

Erin (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Everybody's Fine 2009 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

Smashley Simpson (Actor)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Chloe (Actor)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

Billie Offer (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Sophie Fisher (Actor)

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Curious George 2006 (Movie)

Maggie (Voice)

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

Lindsey (Actor)

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Trippin' 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

Lucy Whitmore (Actor)

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: 50 First Dates 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels Uncensored 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Penny (Actor)

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Karen Pomeroy (Actor)

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

Davidson's Receptionist (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Riding in Cars With Boys 2001 (Movie)

Beverly Donofrio (Actor)

Skipped Parts 2001 (Movie)

Fantasy Girl (Actor)

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Drew Barrymore 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

of Akima (Voice)

Best Men 1999 (Movie)

Hope (Actor)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

Josie Geller (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Pariah 1999 (Movie)

The Lavender Mob (Actor)

Seventeen: The Faces For Fall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: The Wedding Singer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ever After 1998 (Movie)

Danielle (Actor)

Hollywood Glamour Girls 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Take a Moment 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wedding Singer 1998 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Wishful Thinking 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Goldmine 1997 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Woody Allen: A to Z 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

CityKids All Star Celebration 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

Skylar (Actor)

Hollywood's Most Powerful Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 1996 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Sugar (Actor)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

Mad Love 1995 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Bad Girls 1994 (Movie)

Lilly Laronette (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

Fantasy Girl (Actor)

No Place To Hide 1993 (Movie)

Tinsel Hanley (Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Bjergen Kjergen (Actor)

2000 Malibu Road 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Poison Ivy 1992 (Movie)

Ivy (Actor)

The Sketch Artist 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ring 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

15 and Getting Straight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Far From Home 1989 (Movie)

Joleen Cross (Actor)

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

Cathy Goodwin (Actor)

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Conspiracy of Love 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Babes in Toyland 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hansel und Gretel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Screaming Woman 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985 (Movie)

Our Girl (Actor)

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

Charlie McGee (Actor)

Irreconcilable Differences 1984 (Movie)

Casey Brodsky (Actor)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

Gertie (Actor)

Altered States 1980 (Movie)

Margaret Jessup (Actor)

Bogie (TV Show)

Actor

Doppelganger (TV Show)

Actor

Grey Gardens (TV Show)

Actor

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Actor

The Amy Fisher Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (15)

Knife Fight 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Animal 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tough Love 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Charlie's Angels 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tough Love: The Wards Get Real 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tough Love Couples 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Barrymores 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Producer

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

("The Cold Hard Truth") (Song Performer)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("Way Back Into Love (Demo Version)") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Actress, producer and director Drew Barrymore rode a career rollercoaster before hitting the age of 25, surviving childhood stardom and adolescent drug addiction - to say nothing of a tragic family legacy of great talent, but also great pain - only to work her way up to Hollywood A-lister. Steven Spielberg's science fiction blockbuster "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) first launched the dimpled and precocious seven-year-old, though her image was shattered by tabloid photos of her partying at New York night clubs and three stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction by the time she was just 13 years old. Following several years of teen angst typecasting in low-budget features like "Poison Ivy" (1992), Barrymore's big, open smile resurfaced and she was tapped by filmmakers for the free-spirited energy she brought to the screen. A naturally charming lead in romantic comedies, Barrymore won over male and female audiences by playing slightly offbeat but sincere sweethearts in hits like "The Wedding Singer" (1998), "50 First Dates" (2004) and "Music and Lyrics" (2007). Her down-to-earth appeal also led to popularity in empowerment-themed chick flicks, ranging from the melodramatic "Boys on the Side" (1995) to the sublimely fun "Charlie's Angels" film franchise, which she also produced as co-owner of her own Flower Films. Well after her dark years were behind her, Barrymore continued to make entertainment news for the occasional spontaneous nudity incident or whirlwind marriage, but nothing could mar her hard-won status as a perennially popular actress and successful producer-turned-director.

Relationships

David Arquette Actor

Companion
Together c. 1991 Later co-starred in "Scream" (1996) and "Never Been Kissed" (1999)

John Drew Barrymore Actor

Father
Born June 4, 1932; was estranged from daughter for most of his life; died Nov. 29, 2004

John Barrymore Actor

Grandfather
Highly acclaimed matinee idol of stage and screen in the 1920s and 30s; known as 'The Great Profile'; died in 1942

Jaid Barrymore Actor

Mother
Born May 8, 1946; separated from Barrymore's father before her birth; they divorced in 1984 Mother and daughter had a strained relationship Posed for Playboy magazine in September 1995, eight months after her daughter did in January 1995

John Blyth Barrymore Actor

Half-Brother

Blyth Barrymore

Half-Sister
Born in 1962; daughter of John Barrymore and Gabriella Palazzoli

Diana Barrymore Actor

Aunt

Jessica Barrymore

Half-Sister
Older; daughter of John Barrymore and Nina Wayne

Ethel Barrymore Actor

Great-Aunt

Maurice Barrymore

Great-Grandfather
Born in 1847 Popular stage actor and matinee idol Died of syphilis in 1905

Lionel Barrymore Actor

Grand-Uncle
Born in 1878; famed, prolific actor who worked primarily in Hollywood over the course of his lengthy career; Oscar winner as Best Actor for "A Free Soul" (1931); died in 1954

Olive Barrymore Kopelman

Daughter
Born Sept. 26, 2012; father, Will Kopelman

Dolores Costello Actor

Grandmother

Maurice Costello Actor

Great-Grandfather

Helene Costello Actor

Great-Aunt

Jeremy Davies Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 1999 No longer together

Brandon Davis

Companion
Briefly dated in 2002 No longer together

Georgianna Drew

Great-Grandmother
Born in 1855 Died in 1893

John Drew

Great-Great-Grandfather

Louisa Drew

Great-Great-Grandmother
First woman theater manager in the U.S.

Eric Erlandson

Companion
Guitarist for the rock group Hole (featuring Courtney Love) Dated c. 1995 No longer together

Tom Green Actor

Husband
Met in November 1999 Began dating in March 2000 Green made a cameo in "Charlie's Angels" (2000) on Barrymore's recommendation Announced engagement in July 2000 After months of speculation and false announcements, confirmed they had eloped in March 2001 to the South Pacific Remarried in a ceremony on July 7, 2001 Green filed for divorce on Dec. 17, 2001 Divorce finalized on Oct. 15, 2002 (Barrymore reportedly received the Los Angeles house and Green paid Barrymore $307,000)

Leland Hayward III Actor

Companion
At the age of 16, Barrymore became engaged to the grandson of Hollywood producer Leland Hayward The engagement was called off after just a few months

Spike Jonze Actor

Companion
Dated briefly in 2007 No longer together

Val Kilmer Actor

Companion
Rumored to have been involved c. 1995; Barrymore has said they were only friends

Will Kopelman

Husband
Son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman Reportedly dated as of February 2011 Announced engagement in January 2012 Married June 2, 2012 at Barrymore's two-acre estate in Montecito, CA

Justin Long Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "He's Just Not That Into You" (2009) Began dating in August 2007 Split in July 2008 Began dating again in early 2009 No longer together

Fabrizio Moretti

Companion
Drummer for the band The Strokes Began dating in May 2002 Briefly split in the Fall of 2002 Rumored to be engaged in January 2003 Ended relationship in January 2007

Phedon Papamichael Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated c.1992 No longer together

Alex Piro Actor

Companion
Dated in 2002 No longer together

Joel Shearer

Companion
Dated in 2002 No longer together

Anna Strasberg Actor

Godmother

Jeremy Thomas

Husband
Welsh-born Married March 20, 1994 after a five-week courtship; together for 19 days Barrymore filed for divorce May 10, 1994 Divorce finalized Feb. 18, 1995

Jamie Walters Actor

Companion
Announced engagement in August 1992 Broke up in January 1993

Luke Wilson Actor

Companion
Together from 1996-99 Appeared together in "Best Men" (1997) and "Home Fries" (1998)

Milestones

2012

Starred in "Big Miracle," a drama centered on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle

2011

Executive produced the small screen revamp of "Charlie's Angels" (ABC)

2011

Directed the music video for garage-pop trio Best Coast's single "Our Deal," starring actors Chloë Moretz and Tyler Posey

2010

Co-starred opposite Justin Long in "Going the Distance," a romantic comedy about long-distance relationships

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the bestselling book He's Just Not That Into You; also produced through her company Flower Films

2009

Portrayed Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale opposite Jessica Lange as 'Big Edie,' in the HBO film "Grey Gardens"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a TV Movie

2009

Made directorial debut with the film "Whip It!"; also produced and co-starred in the film with Ellen Page

2008

Lent her voice to the live-action comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

2007

Starred opposite Hugh Grant in the romantic comedy "Music & Lyrics"

2007

Co-starred with Eric Bana in "Lucky You," a drama directed by Curtis Hanson

2005

Co-starred with Jimmy Fallon in the Americanized version of Nick Hornby's "Fever Pitch," directed by the Farrelly Brothers

2004

Reunited with Adam Sandler for the comedy "50 First Dates," playing a chronic amnesiac

2003

Reprised role in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"; made under her production banner Flower Films

2002

Played the female lead in George Clooney's directorial debut "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

2001

Executive produced and played supporting role of an English teacher in the critically acclaimed film "Donnie Darko"

2001

Played a teenage mother in a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father (based on the real-life story of Beverly D'Onofrio) in Penny Marshall's "Riding in Cars With Boys"; also executive produced

2000

Co-starred with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in big screen version of the 1970s TV series "Charlie's Angels"

1999

Starred as an awkward twenty-something reporter who returns to high school for an undercover assignment in "Never Been Kissed"

1998

Played a character based on Cinderella in the romance "Ever After"

1998

Starred opposite Adam Sandler in the popular romantic comedy "The Wedding Singer"

1996

Played featured role as Edward Norton's fiancee in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"; had singing voice dubbed

1996

Made cameo appearance as a high school student targeted by the masked killer in "Scream"

1995

Starred opposite Chris O'Donnell as his free-spirited, mentally ill romantic interest in "Mad Love"

1995

Cast as the flirtatious Holly in "Boys on the Side," also featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker

1994

Founded the production company Flower Films, Inc.

1993

Played 'Long Island Lolita' Amy Fisher in the ABC TV-movie "The Amy Fisher Story"

1992

Directed by Davis in "Guncrazy" (shown at film festivals before airing on Showtime prior to its 1993 theatrical release)

1992

First starring film role, "Poison Ivy"

1992

TV series debut as regular, had featured role on the short-lived serial "2000 Malibu Road" (CBS)

1991

Lived with film director Tamra Davis and her husband briefly

1990

At age 15, filed papers to become legally emancipated from her parents

1986

Starred in the NBC TV remake of "Babes in Toyland"

1984

Starred as a young girl divorcing her parents in "Irreconcilable Differences"

1984

Played the title character in the sci-fi thriller "Firestarter"

1982

Played Gertie, the younger sister, in Steven Spielberg's classic "E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial"

1980

Made first film appearance in a bit part in "Altered States"

1980

TV-movie debut in "Bogie" (CBS); played Leslie Bogart as a child

Acted in television commercials as a baby

Bonus Trivia

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Barrymore began smoking cigarettes at age nine, drinking alcohol by the time she was 11, smoking marijuana at 12, and snorting cocaine at 13. She was in rehab at age 13.

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A suicide attempt at age 14 put Barrymore back in rehab, followed by a three month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. The following year she petitioned the juvenile court for emancipation. The actress moved into her own apartment and has never relapsed.

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"Right off, I fell in love with Steven. In many ways he was, and always will be, the dad I never had." – Barrymore on working with Steven Spielberg, from Little Girl Lost (1990)

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"It's Ms Barrymore whose presence illuminates the screen. She's come a long way since 'E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial' and possibly, she has much further to go after she graduates from her Lolita roles." – Vincent Canby reviewing "Guncrazy" in The New York Times, Jan. 27, 1993

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"Drew reminds me of Jodie Foster. When you're a child actor, you grow up precocious because you're around adults all the time. Jodie was like that, and Drew is, too. She's very real, there's none of this phony-baloney business. She sees herself like the guys who do the lights. She sees herself as just another worker on a film." – director Jonathan Kaplan quoted in Us, May 1994

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When she posed nude for Playboy magazine in January 1995, Barrymore received a birthday surprise from her godfather Steven Spielberg that consisted of a quilt with the note, "cover yourself up," as well as an issue of the magazine with pictures altered by Spielberg's art department so that the actress appeared fully clothed.

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"I think she conquered many demons early in life, and she's come out the other end an extraordinary human being. The nice thing about Drew is she's gotten strong but not tough." – director Joel Schumacher quoted in Newsday, May 21, 1995

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"I can't see myself the way other people see me. I'm not insecure. I've been through way too much f***ing sh*t to be insecure. I've got huge balls. But I've been humbled. That makes you grateful for every day you have." – from "Drew Barrymore: Wild Thing" by Chris Mundy, Rolling Stone, June 15, 1995

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"No one in my family can make any mistakes from the grave, at least. From the grave you're sacred, you have no flaws. Of course, I only know the pleasures of being alive, and I wouldn't trade them in. Until my time is up." – Barrymore to Details, February 1997

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"This is my analogy of how Drew works a room. You give Drew a box with a piece of lint in it. 'Oh!' She throws her arms around you. 'Thank you! How did you know this was my secret passion? This is the best gift I've ever gotten, because you knew that secretly I love lint!' That's Drew. She's always on. always up, always wide-eyed." – an unidentified acquaintance quoted in Premiere, September 1998

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When she was a child and appeared on the party circuit with her mother, Barrymore was dubbed 'The Badger' by actor Gary Busey because 'she was shorter than everyone else, moved faster and darted around close to the ground.' – from Us, November 1998

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"When I first met her, I used to say she was an 8-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman in the same body. Now I see a mature young businesswoman who is not only looking after her own best interests [but] also has a lot of serious people asking that she look after their best interests, too. And she's doing it." – Nancy Juvonen, Barrymore's partner in Flower Films, quoted in Us, November 1998

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"I didn't get much theater growing up. I can see my family turning in their graves when I say that." – Barrymore quoted in Parade, March 28, 1999

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"I don't sit and think in my head, 'You're a role model,' because I think that would make me contrived." – Barrymore to Daily News, April 8, 1999

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"I don't feel bitter about anything in the past. Even if it all ended today, how fun is that I've gotten to be both [the diabolical] Poison Ivy and [the sweet] Danielle in 'Ever After'? I want to do everything, be a pirate, get to run around and look bad [on screen], get to dress up and look good!" – Barrymore on being named a recipient of the Women in Films Crystal Award, quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, June 11, 1999

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Barrymore was named 2001 Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University.

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In February 2001, one of her pet dogs alerted Barrymore and her then-fiancée Tom Green of a fire that ultimately destroyed their home.

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In February 2004, Barrymore officially joined her famous showbiz relatives – her father John D. Barrymore, grandfather John Barrymore, great uncle Lionel Barrymore and great aunt Ethel Barrymore – when she was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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"If I hadn't married Tom, I wouldn't be as strong as I am now. These intense tornadoes that I walk away from, though ridiculous, embarrassing, uncomfortable, have taught me so much." – Barrymore on her five month marriage to Tom Green in Us April 19, 2004

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Barrymore was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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"I'm still trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I want to be. I'm getting there, at my own pace." – Barrymore to People, April 25, 2005

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"I want to be terrified. I want full-tilt, 80-mile-an-hour heading into a brick wall." – Barrymore on how she chooses roles, quoted in Elle, October 2006

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Barrymore graced the cover of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People issue in 2007.

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"I'm in my thirties now, and I really want to try all the things that I haven't gotten to do yet, like directing, and doing a drama. I've produced and gotten to do a lot of optimistic love stories, and that was so where I was at for 10 years in my life. And now I feel like, 'Okay, now I know how to do that.' I wanted to get scared again." – Barrymore quoted in Elle magazine, May 2009

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"Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free." – Barrymore to InStyle magazine, October 2009

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