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Drew Barrymore is an American actress, producer and director, and is the granddaughter of famous actor John Barrymore and the goddaughter of legendary director Steven Spielberg. She made her film debut at just five years old in Altered States (1980), before starring in Hollywood blockbuster E.T. (1982), which cemented her place as one of the most recognisable child actors in the business.
Her early fame led to a turbulent childhood for Drew, which was marred by drug and alcohol abuse, and included two well-publicised stints in rehab before the age of 14. She made her transition from child star to adult actress successfully, starring in Poison Ivy (1992), Bad Girls (1994), Boys On The Side (1995) and Scream (1996).
But it is for romantic comedies, such as The Wedding Singer (1998) that she became most renowned for. In 1995, she partnered with Nancy Juvonen and formed her own production company, Flower Films - its first production was Never Been Kissed (1999). They went on to produce Charlie's Angels (2000), 50 First Dates (2004) and cult classics like Donnie Darko (2000). Her more recent projects include Everybody's Fine (2009), Whip It (2009) and Going The Distance (2010). In 2010, she was also commended with a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her part as Little Edie in TV show Grey Gardens.
Drew Barrymore is a strident philanthropist, and in 2007 was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme. Drew's personal life has been just as complex as her working life - the actress had been engaged twice, and had married a Welsh bar owner, Jeremy Thomas, by the time she was in her early 20s. They split in 1994. In 2001, she married comedian Tom Green.
The marriage lasted a year, before they split and she started dating Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Their five-year relationship ended in 2007. She has been in a on-off relationship with fellow actor Justin Long since 2007.