|Date of Birth
||22 February 1975,
|Place of Birth
||Culver City, California, USA
With a natural flair for comedy and a warm, engaging demeanor, Drew Barrymore has come a long way since her big-screen breakout in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Despite a troubled and much-publicized adolescence during which she appeared in only a handful of films, Barrymore's star was officially on the rise during the 1990s with notable appearances in Poison Ivy (1992), _Bad Girls (1994)_ , Boys on the Side (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and horror megahit Scream (1996/I).
Higher-profile turns in The Wedding Singer (1998), Ever After (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) and Donnie Darko (2001) followed, proving to once-cynical audiences that Barrymore was not only a capable leading lady, but also a gifted and versatile actor.
Recent big-screen ventures have included the comedies Duplex (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005) and Music and Lyrics (2007). Next up is a headlining role in Curtis Hanson's poker drama Lucky You (2007), opposite Eric Bana.