Drew Barrymore Biography

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

Score: 9 / 10
Released: February 13, 1998
Director: Frank Coraci
Producer: Robert Simonds, Jack Giarraputo
Studio: Alliance Films
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, Matthew Glave, Alexis Arquette, Christina Pickles
Genre: Comedy
Length: 95 minutes
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Drew Barrymore Biography


Date of Birth: February 22, 1975

Born in Los Angeles, Drew Barrymore hails from a long line of talented actors. Daughter of John Barrymore Jr., Drew appeared in a television commercial before her first birthday and made her movie debut in 1980 in Ken Russell's Altered States. She won the hearts of moviegoers everywhere at the age of seven in Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982) and followed that up with starring roles in Firestarter (1984) and Irreconciliable Differences (1984).

It was about that time that Barrymore's seemingly bright future took a turn for the worse. She had her first adult beverage when she was just nine years old, and was snorting cocaine by the time she was 12. She was confined to a rehab clinic after an attempted suicide and revealed the story of her tormented life a book titled Little Girl Lost.

Barrymore returned to the screen in 1989 and began a slow climb back into popularity with moderately successful films like See You In The Morning, Far From Home, and Poison Ivy. "I've been through way too much to be insecure," she says. "I've got huge balls. But I've been humbled. That makes you grateful for every day you have."

Films such as The Wedding Singer (1998) with Adam Sandler and Ever After (1998) made audiences fall in love with Barrymore all over again, and with her popularity at an all time high, she stepped into the producer's shoes for Charlie's Angels (2000), as well as playing a starring role. The film was a huge success and Barrymore returned for the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). She teamed up with Adam Sandler again for 50 First Dates (2004) and Jimmy Fallon in Fever Pitch (2005).

Having been nominated for a Golden Globe twice before (the first time when she was nine for Irreconciliable Differences), Barrymore was third time lucky—winning in 2010 for her work in the TV movie Grey Gardens. More recently, she starred in the Catherine Hardwicke drama Miss You Already (2015).

Drew has been married several times. Her first was to Jeremy Thomas, but the marriage lasted less than two years. Her second marriage was to Canadian comedian Tom Green, and in this case, they separated after five months and the marriage was dissolved shortly after.

Drew married art advisor Will Kopelman in June 2012 and they have two daughters together, Olive and Frankie.

Filmography (actor):

Miss You Already (2015)
Blended (2014)
Big Miracle (2012)
Going the Distance (2010)
Whip It (2009)
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Grey Gardens (2008)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) (voice)
Lucky You (2007)
Music and Lyrics (2007)
Curious George (2006) (voice)
Fever Pitch (2005)
50 First Dates (2004)
Duplex (2003)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Barbarella (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Duplex (2002)
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
So Love Returns (2000)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
Titan A.E. (2000) (voice)
Skipped Parts (2000)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
Ever After (1998)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Home Fries (1998)
Best Men (1997)
Wishful Thinking (1997)
Scream (1996)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Like a Lady (1996)
Batman Forever (1995)
Mad Love (1995)
Bad Girls (1994)
Boys on the Side (1994)
Doppelganger (1993)
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Guncrazy (1992)
No Place to Hide (1992)
Poison Ivy (1992)
Motorama (1992)
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
Far From Home (1989)
See You in the Morning (1989)
Cat's Eye (1985)
Firestarter (1984)
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Altered States (1980)

Filmography (director):

Whip It (2009)


Actor Miss You Already (2015)
Actor Blended (2014)
Actor Big Miracle (2012)
Actor Whip It (2009)
Director Whip It (2009)
Producer Whip It (2009)
Actor Lucky You (2007)
Actor Music and Lyrics (2007)
Actor Curious George (2006)
Actor Fever Pitch (2005)
Producer Fever Pitch (2005)
Actor 50 First Dates (2004)
Actor Duplex (2003)
Producer Duplex (2003)
Actor Donnie Darko (2001)
Actor Titan A.E. (2000)
Actor Never Been Kissed (1999)
Producer Never Been Kissed (1999)
Actor Ever After (1998)
Actor Home Fries (1998)
Actor Batman Forever (1995)
Actor Mad Love (1995)