Drew was born in the old theatrical family. Barrymore began dynasty of actors from the English tragedian of the 19th century, Maurice Barrymore. Following was a silent film star John Barrymore, Drew's grandfather. Then came actor John Drew Barrymore Jr., father of the actress. Mum was a Hungarian actress Ildiko Jad Mako. Drew spent his childhood in an atmosphere of bohemian Los Angeles hangouts. With mum future actress went to «Trouba-dour» and «Comedy Store». The girl did not play with toys and empty bottles, vodilas not with peers and buddies mom. The latter, however, and helped start a career Barrymore.
Drew Barrymore's career developed rapidly. Until the year baby started acting in commercials. In two years, the young actress has played in the film "Unexpected love" and five - in telekartine "Gods." In 1982, 7-year-old actress auditioned for the movie "Alien" struck all its immediacy and fascinated of Steven Spielberg. The girl told the director confided that she has a punk band that toured. After these revelations role in the film was in her pocket. The film became a cult hit and successful from a financial point of view. The actress also has turned from an ordinary girl's pride in the United States. Job offers began to pour in from all sides.
The roles, however, were not as successful as in "Alien", but noticeable. For example, the role of "Firestarter". And for a job "irreconcilable contradictions" minor Drew was nominated for the "Golden Globe".
The transition to adult time
In 1986, Drew lightning turned into a superstar after eccentric Lisa in "Adventure". Further, already held the star has played in the film "secret love" and "Fifteen are on the mend." However, all roles were teenagers, adults not getting work actress. Directed by Drew appreciate the game, however, they were not willing to put up with scandalous behavior Barrymore on the set, constant bickering and arrests for drug possession. Drew, in theory, was to be one of the many teenage actresses, which has lost its appeal with age. But she soon realized this, and come to his senses. She's in the early '90s, after the insane popularity, he returned to work on small roles - a "Malibu Road," "Moe, Larry Sanders," "Wax Museum 2". Actress brilliantly in 1992, played the role of a schoolgirl, which corresponds with the convicted murderer in "Crazy Arms". During the work it was even awarded the "Golden Globe".
However, the actor, the child was difficult to adjust to adult roles. Barrymore decided this issue is very original. She changed the role and played the sexy villain. Here, we pay attention not to the age, and the machinations of the heroine. The next step Drew played in the film "Poison Ivy". In the story, the actress seduced her best friend's dad.
This was followed by the cycle of stellar roles. However, all the heroines were wild, otvyaznye, drunken and drug-addicted criminals. Therefore, the image of an amoral seductress permanently glued to the actress. After starring in the movie "doppelganger" followed by work in the "Amy Fisher Story." Even ordinary could not overshadow the perfect game actress. She constantly proves that talented and professional. However, not all movies with Drew were successful. After the break, it was unsuccessful western "Bad Girls". The next was the work of "Wild Love" where she played sovratitelnitsu a respectable young man. It helped Barrymore experience of being in a mental hospital, which can "boast" is not all. But in the following picture Drew Barrymore starred with some stars, for example, with Joel Schumacher, Goldie Hawn, Whoopi Goldberg, Val Kilmer. They appeared in the frame of the movie "Boys on the Side," "Everyone Says I Love You." But in "My second me!" Drew played a calculating killer, and "Scream" has itself become a victim.
Since 1996, the actress began to return to the image of a sweet girl. Example - the role of Cinderella in the movie "Ever After" in 1998. The film, however, was not very popular. But the tape has become a hit of the same year, "The Wedding Singer." Drew appeared on the screen along with Adam Sandler. Here the actress became a co-author of the script. The popularity of the actress took off, exactly as her fees. Now she earns $ 7 million per picture.
In the new century, Drew Barrymore was engaged in charity work and prodyuserstva. She created her production company, primarily the brainchild of which was the film "Charlie's Angels 2". Adventure gathered a good cashier, and besides, once again demonstrated the great game of the actress. The second part of the comedy came out spectacular than the first. It was the chase, explosions and melee fights. In the picture we were involved Drew Barrymore, as well as Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. Yet it is well-known role, the actress - Lucy in the film in 2004, "50 First Dates." A year later came the painting "Fever Pitch," and in 2007 was followed by film "Lucky You." Many pictures Drew Barrymore began performing as an actress and as a producer. Among these paintings: "They are all good," "Slap it!" "I promise - not to marry."
The actress has always found time for personal life, even though employment furious at the shooting. What actress can remember, she has always tried to balance properly between professional and personal life. In spring 1994 Drew married Jeremy Thomas. He was serving on a merchant ship, as well as in charge of the bar in Los Angeles "Room". The couple before the wedding had known each other for about two years, but the family lasted only six weeks. Already a popular and famous, Barrymore reconciled with her mother. The woman repented of your sins and for the first time in many years, waited for a call from her daughter. Now Drew had met her new love. Before the wedding, however, did not make it, but she says that she is happy. She says that she is in the best phase of his life and is confident that it will be even better.
The actress is constantly something interested. For a long time she loved everything that somehow associated with zebras. For she always admired animals in the zoo and on TV, I bought a lot of toy zebras, as well as striped clothes. In the book "a little lost girl" in 14 years Drew wrote that first tried alcohol 9 a year later tried marijuana, and 12 reached the cocaine.
Drew can not overcome insomnia. She suffers up to four hours in the morning and then goes to sleep. The actress says that over the years the illness is getting worse. The drugs do not help.
In the wake of her sudden stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood. She was already a regular at the notorious Studio 54 as a young girl, smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol at age eleven, smoking marijuana at age twelve and snorting cocaine at age thirteen. Her nightlife and constant partying became a popular subject with the media. She was in rehab at the age of fourteen, where she spent eighteen months in an institution for the mentally ill. A suicide attempt, also at age fourteen,[contradictory] put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby (of rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame) and his wife. The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety. " Barrymore later described this period of her life in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost. After a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen.