Beautiful, versatile and award-winning actress Drew Barrymore, who was named one of Hollywood’s 100 most beautiful young women in 2003, was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City, California, in the United States of America. Born into a family of entertainers, she achieved fame as a child. She gained popularity and attracted the attention of movie lovers as a cute little girl of 7 years old when she played a role in the E.T. Extraterrestrial in 1982.
Drew Barrymore Wiki
At the tender age of 10, Drew Barrymore struggled with smoking marijuana and consuming too much alcohol. Four years later, when she was fourteen years old, she went into rehab. After eighteen months she was declared of age and released from rehab, but she left her parents to live all alone in a rented apartment.
The young actress soon dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress. In an interview with Oprah when she was fifteen years old, she described the feeling of being overweight, alone and inadequate, with a busy mother who had no time and paid no attention to her psychological needs as a child, as the factors that led her to assist with drinking and other vices. She also revealed that she had to do many odd jobs, including cleaning after rehab, in order to survive.
She returned to acting and starred in many films including Irreconcilable Difference, Cats Eye, Poison Ivy, to name a few. In 1995, at the age of 20, she started Flower Films, a film production with her first and very successful film “Never Been Kissed Before”. In the following year, she released another film called “Charlie’s Angels”. The film was a big breakthrough and brought in a lot of money, with the popularity that came with it. The movie relativized her career as an actress and producer and brought her to a new level.
Since then, she had starred in other movies, including First 50 Dates, Fever Pitch, Whip It, and many others. In 2014 she was awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has written two books with the titles “Little Girl Lost” and “Wildflower”. Both stories are about her struggles and how she overcame them.
Drew Barrymore’s Husband/Divorce/Kids
Drew was first married to Jeremy Thomas in 1994 at the age of 19, but the marriage lasted only two months and she was officially divorced in 1995. In 2001, she then married Tom Greene, who was a comedian at the time, and he soon filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2002.
In early 2011 Drew Barrymore began a relationship with art consultant Will Kopelman, son of Ariel Kopelman, a famous businessman and former COO of Channels. One year later, in January 2012, they announced their engagement. The actress married her beloved Will in June of the same year, and the couple have two children from their marriage, which ended in divorce in 2016. They reportedly tried to make the marriage work, but their personalities were two opposing characters, and Barrymore admitted that she was bisexual.
The actress has two daughters, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born in 2012, and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, born two years later, in 2014. Her children are dear to her and she gets their names tattooed on her hand. The prepared mother promises to always be available and to give her children a normal life.
Drew Barrymore Mother/Parents
Drew’s parents, the actor’s John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore married in 1971 and divorced in 1984 after thirteen years together, but little Drew remained in the care of his mother. Their mother, Jaid, was born on May 8, 1946, in Brandenburg, West Germany, and their father, John Barrymore, was born on June 4, 1932. Together with his father and his siblings he was active in the film business of the family.
After their divorce, John became absent from Drew’s life and struggled with alcohol addiction for years until he ran out of money and was diagnosed with cancer. Since he had no money to support himself, Drew Barrymore took care of him until his death in November 2004.
Jaid Barrymore had a rather complex relationship with her child as she was a lady with little experience in raising children and took her daughter to parties where no child of her age should be seen. Jaid, now in her sixties, is looked after by her beloved daughter Drew Barrymore.
Drew Barrymore Height/Weight
With such an amazing personality and lifestyle, everyone would want to know how tall or short this brave actress must be. The stunning actress is 1.63 m (5 feet 4 inches). Drew Barrymore who had an image problem as an adolescent developed a healthy lifestyle and weighs 57 kg which is a pretty good size for a lady her age.