Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, host, author, model and entrepreneur.
Actress Drew Barrymore quickly gained fame as a child star. She then struggled with drug addiction and notoriety, before re-emerging as a talented actress, producer and entrepreneur.
Idiko Jaid, estranged from her husband, began taking her daughter to auditions when Barrymore was an infant. The actress appeared in a TV commercial for Puppy Choice dog food for her first birthday.
Barrymore made her big screen debut at the age of five in Ken Russell’s Altered States (1980). At the age of seven, she landed one of her most famous roles: playing Gertie, the adorable little sister of E.T .: The Extraterrestrial (1982).
Barrymore married Will Kopelman in June 2012. The couple had their first child, daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman, on September 26, 2012. In an interview with Haute Living, Barrymore talked about her enthusiasm for family life. Their second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman, was born on April 22, 2014. The couple decided to split up in 2016.
In 2007, Barrymore was appointed Ambassador Against Hunger for the World Food Program.