Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress and producer, who came out of alcohol and drug addiction in her adolescence. She is the 5th generation of the famous acting Barrymore family. Here are some interesting facts about Drew Barrymore you may not be aware of.
1. Early life and family
Drew Blythe Barrymore was born in Los Angeles on February 22, 1975, to an American actor John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore, an aspiring actress. They divorced in 1984, when she was just 9. She has a half-brother and two half-sisters.
2. Problematic childhood
3. Her godfather
4. Her hobbies
5. Fire in her Beverly Hills mansion
In 2001 her $3 million Beverly Hills mansion caught fire. Luckily, Barrymore and her then fiance, Tom Green were able to escape. It took around an hour for 55 firefighters in 11 engines to drench the flames.
6. Actors she idolize
She is a huge fan of American actor John Malkovich and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, and enjoys watching movies like Harold and Maude, Paper Moon, Annie Hall.
7. What she likes to listen?
She likes The Beatles, Daft Puck, Coldplay, Lauryn Hill, Beck and The Strokes. In 2002, a punk band from York, Pennsylvania, recorded a song called “Barry Loves Drew Barrymore” on limited edition.
8. Favorite food
She likes to have peanut butter with bananas, macaroni with cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
9. Net worth and assets
Drew has net worth around $125 million. She owns many luxury homes, such as an $8 million home in Los Angeles, a $7 million Mediterranean themed mansion in Montecito, California, etc.
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10. Philanthropic work
She has interest in noble causes and had donated $1 million to the World Food Program to help children in Africa. Also, she’s an ambassador against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Program, and is also involved in the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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11. Marilyn Monroe pose
12. Among Hot 100
13. Name in Guinness Book of Record
In 1990, she finished her autobiographic book called “Little Girl Lost”, when she was just 14. Due to this, she became the youngest person to write an autobiography by Guinness Book of Record.
14. Allergy issues
15. Reading likings
She likes to read books, like “The Happy Hocky Family” and “Flying Jake.”, and her favorite poet is E.E. Cummings.
16. Her best friends
17. Personal life
In 1994, she married Jeremy Thomas, a Los Angeles bar owner, but filed for divorce in less than 2 months. In 2001, she married Tom Green, an MTV host and comedian, but divored in 2002. In 2012, she married Will Kopelman, an art consultant, and has two daughters: Olive Barrymore Kopelman and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman.
18. Awards received