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Drew Barrymore Biography
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975 in Culver City, California) is an American film and television actress and producer.

She is the granddaughter of stage actor John Barrymore, and great-niece of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore. Her father, John Drew, and half-brother, John Blyth, are also actors (although they haven't had the critical or commercial success the other Barrymores have enjoyed). About her name: "Drew" was the maiden name of great-grandmother, Georgiana; "Blythe" was the original surname of the dynasty founded by great-grandfather, Maurice.

She became extraordinarily famous as a child actor when she co-starred in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T.. In the wake of such sudden renown, she had a wild childhood, becoming involved with drugs and alcohol by the time she was just 8 years old. She has also publicly declared herself to be bisexual, stating "I have always considered myself bisexual" in a 2003 interview with New Woman magazine.

She was the youngest host ever of the program Saturday Night Live, at the age of 7 on November 20, 1982. She performed in a skit where she revealed she had killed E.T.

On February 3, 2004, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She was delivered by Dr. Paul Fleiss, father of Heidi Fleiss. (Interview on The Tonight Show, January 22, 2003.)

Spielberg is her godfather. He gave her a quilt for her 20th birthday with a note "Cover yourself up." Enclosed was a copy of the January 1995 issue of Playboy for which she posed nude, with the pictures altered by his art department so that she appeared fully clothed.

She is the godmother of singers Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Francis Bean.

Her height is 5'4" (162.5 cm), her measurements are 34C-24-34, and her weight is estimated at 112 pounds.

Films she has acted in include:

50 First Dates (2004)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Ever After (1998)
Home Fries (1998)
Scream (1996)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Batman Forever (1995)
Boys on the Side (1995) (nude)
Bad Girls (1994) (nude)
Doppleganger (1993) (nude)
No Place to Hide (1993)
Guncrazy (1992) (nude)
Poison Ivy (1992)
Far from Home (1989)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Firestarter (1984)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Altered States (1980)
She was married to bartender Jeremy Thomas from March 20 to April 28, 1994, and to comedian Tom Green from July 7, 2001 to October 15, 2002 (Green filed for divorce in December 2001). She is currently engaged to drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes.
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