Drew Barrymore’s BiographyDrew Barrymore is the most scandalous actress of the 90-s Hollywood, who had to survive through thick and thin in her early youth, overcome addiction, and rise again, like a phoenix through ashes. Not only did Drew Barrymore get back into acting and develop her unique talent, but she also became a producer, director, and successful business-woman. Net worth: $125 million.
Childhood and early rolesDrew is a successor of a famous acting dynasty, coming from Maurice Barrymore, a famous British 19th-century actor of tragedies. All of his descendants, including the girl's father, likewise devoted their lives to acting.
In desperate need of money, Drew's mum kept walking from one acting agency to another, searching for work and often taking her little daughter to auditions with her. At one of such auditions, she was offered to film with the child in a dog food commercial. This is how 9 months Drew first appeared on the screen. This offer was soon followed by others, and soon the girl started to earn more than her mother. Jaid even rented a new flat in a bohemian district of Los Angeles, where she could party with her friends and paid little attention to her daughter.
Loving to be the center of attention, Drew Barrymore tried to copy grown-ups around her, drunk and smoked a lot, used bright makeup, not seeing that she looked ridiculous. Her mother indulged the daughter, thinking that this would fuel the interest towards her persona too. As a result, at the age of 9, the girl started to regularly consume alcohol, at the age of 11 – she smoked marijuana, and at the age of 13, she developed an addiction to cocaine.
Having awoken from the drug high, she reconsidered all her past life, which then seemed like sheer hell, and wrote a book, called Little Girl Lost. After the book was published, Drew did not want to go back to her mother and filed a lawsuit to deprive her of any parental rights. Having won the suit, the mother was no longer able to appropriate a single penny of her daughter’s revenue, which was still significant.
Adult CareerIt was again Steven Spielberg who helped Drew to manage her funds wisely. He advised the young woman to invest in a production company. The director understood that a girl with such a bad reputation would struggle to an ear back the recognition and respect of the public, and he was absolutely correct.
In 1995 Drew followed Spielberg's advice and founded a production company. Ever since then the actress’s career started to develop. In 1998 Barrymore got the lead in a brilliant comedy «The Wedding Singer», with amazing Adam Sandler. The picture took the lead at the box office and brought Drew 7 million dollars.
Drew Barrymore's Personal LifeThe actress has been married three times, but none of the attempts to create a family were successful. Drew’s first husband was the owner of the bar, where 19-year old Drew liked to go. Their deep talks could not provide a strong foundation for their marriage, and a month and a half the couple broke up.
In August 2017, the actress got through a nasty divorce, after which she had to piece herself back together. Refusing to succumb to depression completely and lose faith in herself, the actress used her role in the TV Show Santa Clarita Diet to find refuge, where the portrayed a zombie-woman.