DREW BARRYMORE (Akima) has been a successful actress for almost two decades. At age six, she landed a role in what would become one of the most popular films in cinematic history, E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Barrymore will next star with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Charlie 's Angels,
directed by McG. The movie is produced by Barrymore and her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen, Leonard Goldberg, Jenno Topping and Betty Thomas.
Barrymore's most recent release and thirtieth film was the romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, for Fox 2000. The film was directed by Raja Gosnell and marked the first production for Barrymore and Juvonen's Flower Films. The film grossed over $100 million worldwide and featured a stellar ensemble, including David Arquette, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Michael Vartan
Barrymore starred with Anjelica Huston in the hit Ever After, for director Andy Tennant and Twentieth Century Fox. The film grossed over $100 million in worldwide box office and was an instant sell-out on home video..
She also appeared in the quirky comedy Home Fries for director Dean Parisot. The film also starred Luke Wilson, Jake Busey and Catherine O'Hara.
Barrymore's other credits include the smash-hit romantic comedy The Wedding Singer opposite Adam Sandler. She co-starred in the highly successful Woody Allen ensemble Everyone Says ILove You, which also featured Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Alan Alda, Julia Roberts and Goldie Hawn. She appeared, in classic style, in the box-office hit Scream, directed by Wes Craven, and featuring Courteney Cox Arquette, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich.
A dedicated philanthropist, Barrymore often donates her time and resources to a number of charities. She is a strong supporter of the non-profit Female Health Foundation and The Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and also is actively involved in volunteering and raising funds for the Wildlife Waystation, which rescues and offers sanctuary to animals, big and small, from around the world.
Over the years, her screen work has earned her numerous honors including awards from Women In Film, Blockbuster Entertainment, MTV and Nickelodeon Kids Choice.
Barrymore made her feature film debut in Altered States, with William Hurt, in
1980. Her next film was E.T., where her portrayal of Gertie earned her a Youth in Film
Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Artists (BAFTA) Award
nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then went on to star in films such as
Firestarter, Irreconcilable Differences (for which she received a Golden Globe
nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and Stephen King 's Cat's Eye, written especially for her, in which she played five different roles. More recent films include Gun Crazy (earning another Golden Globe nomination), Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, Mad Love and Batman Forever.
Other film credits include Tipperary and Doppelganger. She also appeared in television films such as "The Amy Fisher Story," "Suddenly Love,"
"15 and Getting Straight," "Bogie," "Babes in Toyland" and "A Conspiracy of Love," and in the series "2000 Malibu Road."
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