18 Interesting Facts About Drew Barrymore

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.

Drew Barrymore

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1. Early life and family

drew barrymore at studio 54Drew 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.
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2. Problematic childhood

Drew Barrymore partyingWhen she was 9, she started accompanying her mother to night clubs, and it was at Studio 54 and the China Club, where she developed interests in drugs and alcohol.
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3. Her godfather

Drew Berrymore-Steven SpielbergFamous director Steven Spielberg is Barrymore’s godfather, as he directed her in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, when she was a child.
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4. Her hobbies

Drew barrymore dancingShe loves doing photography, yoga and snorkeling.
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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.
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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.
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7. What she likes to listen?

DrewBarrymore Feb 09She 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.
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8. Favorite food


She likes to have peanut butter with bananas, macaroni with cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
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9. Net worth and assets

Drew BarrymoreDrew 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

Drew Barrymore at the press conference for artists UNShe 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

drew barrymore george magazine cover girlIn 2006, at Bill Clinton’s 50th birthday, she posed as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of George magazine, to honor him.
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12. Among Hot 100

t 2007 tribeca film festivalIn 2008, she was ranked #40 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100, and also listed as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, by People magazine.
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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.
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14. Allergy issues

Drew Barrymore- Berlin 2014She has some allergy issues with garlic, bee stings, perfume and coffee.
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15. Reading likings

She likes to read books, like “The Happy Hocky Family” and “Flying Jake.”, and her favorite poet is E.E. Cummings.
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16. Her best friends

drew barrymore with cameron diazShe has a great friendship with Cameron Diaz , since Charlie’s Angels. Also, a good friend of Nancy Juvonen, with whom she has a production company called Flower Films.
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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.
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18. Awards received

Drew BarrymoreHer awards list includes: Golden Globes, Academy of Science Fiction, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice Awards, etc.
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