Creator / Drew Barrymore

Born February 22, 1975, Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actor, film producer and film director. She was a child actor coming from a famous acting family—nay, from acting royalty—and the granddaughter of John Barrymore and grand-niece of Lionel Barrymore. Her first main role was in the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She is Saturday Night Live's youngest female celebrity host (Barrymore hosted when she was seven years old in 1982, half the age of SNL's former youngest female host, Jodie Foster, who was 14 when she hosted in 1976) and the only other female member of SNL's "Five Timers Club" (a club for celebrities and musicians who have performed on the show more than five times) along with Candice Bergen.

After a turbulent preteen and teenage life filled with drug abuse, alcoholism, and worries that Drew may be succumbing to the same problems her actor ancestors had (the "Barrymore curse"), she matured into a fine actress, making mostly cleverly written romantic comedies.

In 1995 she formed a production company called Flower Films which produced movies as a vehicle for the actress, such as Never Been Kissed and Charlie's Angels, although her company has also made productions in which she does not appear, like the films Animal (2014) and How To Be Single (2016), and the TV series revival of Charlie's Angels.

Barrymore is the subject of (and appears in) the 2004 documentary My Date with Drew. From 2012-14 she co-hosted Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials with Robert Osborne.

As a Producer her films include:

As an Actress her films include:

Tropes in the acting work of Drew Barrymore:

  • Autobiography: Little Girl Lost (1990). She appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person to publish one.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Actually inverted. First became famous as a child, so when she began to get teenage/adult roles in the 1990s, many moviegoers probably felt they were seeing her for the first time.