RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS
A successful actress since childhood, DREW BARRYMORE 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.
Barrymore starred with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Columbia Pictures'
"Charlie's Angels," directed by McG. The movie was produced by
Barrymore and her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen and Leonard Goldberg.
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 Juvonen's Flower Films. The movie grossed $100 million worldwide
and featured a stellar ensemble cast including David Arquette, Molly Shannon,
John C. Reilly and Michael Vartan.
Barrymore also starred with Anjelica Huston in the hit "Ever After"
for director Andy Tennant and 20th Century Fox. The film has grossed over $100
million in worldwide box office and was an instant sell-out on home video.
She also appeared in 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 opposite Adam Sandler. She also appeared in the
highly successful Woody Allen ensemble "Everyone Says I Love You" for
Miramax, 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," directed by Wes Craven and featuring Courteney Cox, Neve
Campbell and Skeet Ulrich.
A dedicated philanthropist, Barrymore often donates her time and resources to
a number of charities. Drew is a strong supporter of the non-profit Female
Health Foundation, helping to draw attention to the foundation's current
campaign to increase awareness about the growing need for safe sex education and
condom use. She is also actively involved in volunteering and raising funds for
the Wildlife Way Station, which rescues and offers sanctuary to animals big and
small from around the world.
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