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DREW BARRYMORE (Penny), a successful actress since childhood, has been captivating movie-going audiences for nearly two decades. Since her screen debut, her unique talent and on-screen charisma have earned her critical acclaim and her movies box-office success. 

Barrymore was most recently seen in a cameo role in "Donnie Darko.” The film, which she produced with her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone, has received three Independent Spirit Award nominations. Prior to that, Barrymore starred in "Riding in Cars With Boys,” directed by Penny Marshall. Previously, she starred with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu in Columbia's "Charlie's Angels,” directed by McG, and produced by Flower Films and Leonard Goldberg. Production on "Charlie's Angels 2,” which is currently underway, re-teams Barrymore with Diaz and Liu. Earlier this year, she completed a starring role in "Duplex” opposite Ben Stiller, which Flower Films is producing with Stiller's Red Hour Films. Next up Barrymore and Juvonen will produce the "Confederacy of Dunces” for Miramax. 

Barrymore's 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. Reiley and Michael Vartan. 

Barrymore also starred with Anjelica Huston in the hit "Ever After” for director Andy Tennant. The film has grossed over $100 million in worldwide box-office and was an instant sell-out on home video. 

She also appeared in the quirky romantic comedy "Home Fries” for director Dean Parisot. The film also starred Luke Wilson, Jake Busey, and Catherine O'Hara. She starred opposite Adam Sandler in the 1998 smash hit romantic comedy "The Wedding Singer” and also appeared in 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 appeared in classic style in the box-office hit "Scream,” directed by Wes Craven and featuring Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, and Skeet Ulrich. 

Barrymore made her feature film debut in the 1980 film "Altered States” with William Hurt. Her next film was "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” where her portrayal of Gertie earned her a Youth in Film Award and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Award nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then went on to star in such films as Stephen King's "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 starring roles in "Gun Crazy,” which 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.” She has also appeared in the telefilms "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.” 

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, 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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