She has also earned praise from both critics and audiences for her performances in a wide range of comedies, most recently including the romantic comedies Fever Pitch, in which she starred with Jimmy Fallon under the direction of the Farrelly brothers, and 50 First Dates, opposite Adam Sandler. Barrymore also starred in the dark comedy Duplex, opposite Ben Stiller, for director Danny De Vito; George Clooney's widely acclaimed biographical satire Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, with Sam Rockwell; Penny Marshall's Riding in Cars With Boys; Never Been Kissed, which marked Barrymore's producing debut; Home Fries, opposite Luke Wilson; and the smash hit comedy The Wedding Singer, opposite Adam Sandler.
Barrymore made her feature film debut at the age of five in the science fiction thriller Altered States. However, it was her scene-stealing performance as the precocious Gertie in Steven Spielberg's 1982 blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial that catapulted the young actress to stardom. She went on to star in the thriller Firestarter and the comedy Irreconcilable Differences, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Her other film credits include Stephen King's Cat's Eye; Far From Home; Poison Ivy; Guncrazy, for which she received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress; Bad Girls; Herbert Ross' Boys on the Side; Mad Love; Batman Forever; Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You; and Wes Craven's horror hit Scream, which launched a successful franchise. Barrymore also stars opposite Eric Bana in Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, out in March 2007.
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Drew Barrymore Facts
|Birth Name||Drew Blythe Barrymore|
|Birthday||February 22, 1975 (42)|
|Birthplace||Culver City, California, USA|
|Height||5' 4" (1m63) How tall is Drew Barrymore compared to you?|
|Awards||2010 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie (for Grey Gardens)|
|2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (for Grey Gardens)|
|2004 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Team (for 50 First Dates)|
|2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Team (for Charlie's Angels)|
|1998 MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss (for The Wedding Singer)|
|Curious George (2006)|
|50 First Dates (2004) as Lucy|
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Dylan|
|Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) as Beverly|
|Charlie's Angels (2000) as Dylan|
|Never Been Kissed (1999) as Sadie|
|Ever After (1998) as Danielle|
|Home Fries (1998)|
|The Wedding Singer (1998) as Julia|
|Batman Forever (1995) as Sugar|
|Boys on the Side (1995)|
|Mad Love (1995)|
|Scream (1995) as Casey Becker|
|Bad Girls (1994)|
|E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (breakthrough)|