A successful actress since childhood, DREW BARRYMORE (Dylan) has been captivating moviegoing audiences for nearly two decades. At age six, on an audition for Poltergeist, Drew landed a role in what would become one of the most popular films in movie history, Steven Spielberg's E. T. The Extraterrestrial. Since that time, her unique talent and on screen charisma have earned her critical acclaim, and her movies, box-office success.
Her 30th 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 partner Nancy Juvonen's Flower Films. The film grossed over $100 million worldwide and featured a stellar ensemble cast of talent, including David Arquette, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Michael Vartan.
Barrymore also starred with Anjelica Huston in the summer hit EverAfter for director Andy Tennant and
20th 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 Warner Bros. quirky romantic comedy Home Fries for director Dean Parisot. The film also starred Luke Wilson, Jake Busey and Catherine O'Hara.
Her other credits include New Line's 1998 smash-hit romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandier, and the highly successful Woody Allen ensemble Everyone Says
I Love You, which also featured Edward Norton, Tim Roth, Alan Alda, Julia Roberts and Goldie
Hawn. She also appeared, in classic style, in the box-office hit Scream, which was directed by
Wes Craven and featured Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich.
A dedicated philanthropist, Barrymore often donates her time and resources to a number of charities. She is actively involved in volunteering and supporting animal rights issues, anti-fur campaigns, urging young people to vote and advocating for children's rights.
Barrymore made her feature film debut in the 1980 film Altered States with William Hurt. Her next film was E. T The Extraterrestrial, in which her portrayal of 'Gertie' earned her a Youth in Film Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then went on to star in such films as the big- screen adaptation of Stephen King's Firestarter, Irreconcilable Differences, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress; and the miniseries "Stephen King's Cat's Eye," written especially for her, in which she played five different roles. More recent films for Barrymore include starring roles in Gun
Crazy, a role that earned her another Golden Globe nomination; Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, Mad Love and Batman Forever. Other film credits include Tipperary and Doppelganger. Barrymore has also appeared in television films such as "The Amy Fisher Story," "15 and Getting Straight," "Suddenly Love," "Bogie," "Babes In Toyland," "A Conspiracy of Love" and the television series "2000 Malibu Road."
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