The beautiful, multi-talented award-winning actress Drew Barrymore, who was among Hollywood 100 most beautiful young women in the world in 2003 was born on February 22, 1975, in Culver City California in the United States of America. Being born in a family of entertainers, she gained early fame as a child. She gained popularity and caught the attention of movie lovers as a cute little girl who was 7 years old at the time she played a role in the E.T. Extraterrestrial in 1982.
Drew Barrymore Wiki
At the tender age of 10, Drew Barrymore battled with smoking marijuana and consuming too much alcohol. Four years later, when she was fourteen, she went to rehab. After eighteen months, she was declared an adult and released from rehab but she left her parents to live all by herself in a rented apartment.
The young actress soon dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting. In an interview with Oprah when she was fifteen, she described feeling overweight, alone and inadequate, with a busy mother who had no time and paid no attention to her psychological needs as a child, as the factors that led her to take succor in drinking and other vices. She also revealed that she had to do many odd jobs, including being a cleaner after leaving rehab in order to survive.
She returned to acting and starred in many movies such as Irreconcilable Difference, Cats Eye, Poison Ivy, to name a few. In 1995 at age 20, she began Flower Films, a movie production with her first and very successful movie, ‘Never Been Kissed Before’. The next year, she released another movie titled ‘Charlie’s Angels’. The movie was a big break and it raked in lots of money with the accompanying popularity. Putting it in perspective, the movie moved her career as an actress and as a producer to another level.
She had since then starred in other movies including First 50 Dates, Fever Pitch, Whip It, and a lot more. In 2014, she was given a Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has authored two book titled, ‘Little Girl Lost’ and ‘Wildflower’. Both stories are about her struggles and how she overcame them.
Drew Barrymore’s Husband/Divorce/Kids
Drew was first married to Jeremy Thomas in 1994 at the age of 19 but the marriage lasted for only two months and she was officially divorced in 1995. Then in 2001, she married Tom Greene who was a comedian at the time, he soon filed for a divorce which was finalised in 2002.
In early 2011, Drew Barrymore started dating Art Consultant, Will Kopelman, the son of Ariel Kopelman, a famous businessman and former COO of channels. They announced their engagement one year later in January 2012. The actress wedded her beloved Will in June the same year and the couple has two children from their marriage which ended in a divorce in 2016. Reports have it that they tried to make the marriage work but their personalities were two opposites and Barrymore admitted that she was bisexual.
The actress has two daughters, Olive Barrymore Kopelman who was born in 2012 and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, born two years later in 2014. Her children are dear to her and she has their names tattooed on her hand. The prepared mother promises to always be available and give her kids a normal life.
Drew Barrymore Mother/Parents
Drew’s parents, actors John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore got married in 1971 and divorced in 1984 after thirteen years together leaving little Drew in her mother’s custody. Her mother, Jaid was born on May 8, 1946, in Brandenburg in West Germany, and her father, John Barrymore was born on June 4, 1932. He was a member of the family film business with his father and siblings.
After their divorce, John became absent in Drew’s life, battling with alcohol addiction for years until he ran out of money and was diagnosed with cancer. With no money to take care of himself, Drew Barrymore took care of him until his death in November 2004.
Jaid Barrymore had a rather complex relationship with her child, being a lady with little experience about child upbringing, she took her daughter to parties where no child her age should be seen hanging around. Jaid, now in her sixties, is being taken care of by her beloved daughter, Drew Barrymore.
Drew Barrymore Height/Weight
With such an amazing personality and lifestyle, everyone would want to know how tall or short this brave actress must be. The stunning actress is 1.63 m (5 feet 4 inches). Drew Barrymore who had an image problem as an adolescent developed a healthy lifestyle and weighs 57 kg which is a pretty good size for a lady her age.