DREW BARRYMORE (Lauren) has been a favorite of film audiences for almost three
decades. She is also enjoying success behind the camera as a producer under her
own Flower Films banner, which has produced such hits as "He's Just Not That
Into You," "Never Been Kissed" and "50 First Dates," and the actioners
"Charlie's Angels" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." In addition to
producing the "Charlie's Angels" features, Barrymore joined Cameron Diaz and
Lucy Liu to star in both films, which, together, grossed more than half a
billion dollars worldwide. She is currently executive producing the Esquire
Network reality series "Knife Fight," a dynamic live cooking competition,
featuring top chefs and celebrity judges, now in its second season.
Barrymore won a 2010 Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and
earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance opposite Jessica Lange in
HBO's "Grey Gardens." She has also earned praise from both critics and audiences
for her performances in a wide range of comedies, including "He's Just Not That
Into You," with Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johansson; "Fever
Pitch," in which she starred with Jimmy Fallon under the direction of the
Farrelly brothers; George Clooney's acclaimed biographical satire "Confessions
of a Dangerous Mind," with Sam Rockwell; Penny Marshall's "Riding in Cars with
Boys"; "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates," both opposite Adam Sandler;
"Home Fries," opposite Luke Wilson; and "Never Been Kissed," which marked
Barrymore's producing debut; "Music and Lyrics," opposite Hugh Grant; and the
drama "Lucky You," for director Curtis Hanson. She also lent her voice to the
animated features "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and "Curious George."
In 2009 Barrymore made her feature film directorial debut with the roller derby
comedy "Whip It," in which she also starred with Ellen Page and Juliette Lewis,
and also starred in "Everybody's Fine," with Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale and
Sam Rockwell. She went on to direct the 2011 short "Our Deal," starring such
talent as ChloĆ« Moretz, Shailene Woodley and Miranda Cosgrove.
Among her recent star turns were roles in the romantic comedy "Going the
Distance," opposite Justin Long, and director Ken Kwapis' drama "Big Miracle."
She also continues to voice the character Mrs. Lockhart in Seth McFarlane's
irreverent hit comedy series "Family Guy."
Barrymore made her film debut at age five in the 1980 science fiction thriller
"Altered States." However, it was her scene-stealing performance as the
precocious Gertie in Steven Spielberg's 1982 blockbuster "E.T.: The
Extra-Terrestrial" that catapulted the young actress to stardom. She went on to
star in the thriller "Firestarter" and the comedy "Irreconcilable Differences,"
for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Her many other film credits include "Cat's Eye," written by Stephen King; "Far
from Home"; "Poison Ivy"; "Guncrazy," for which she received another Golden
Globe nomination, for Best Actress; "Bad Girls"; Herbert Ross' "Boys on the
Side"; "Mad Love"; "Batman Forever"; Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You";
Andy Tennant's "Ever After"; and Wes Craven's horror hit "Scream," which
launched a successful franchise.