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Drew Barrymore Timeline
Feb. 22, 1975
Drew Barrymore is born into the infamous Barrymore family in Culver City, California to John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (born Ildiko Jaid Mako). Her grandfather is John Barrymore
and her grandmother is Dolores Costello
. Her great aunt and uncle are Ethel Barrymore
and Lionel Barrymore
Makes her debut in a dog food commercial. During the take, she is bitten by her canine co-star.
Dec. 4, 1978
Plays Bobby, a baby boy, in her acting debut in the TV movie Suddenly, Love
Dec. 12, 1980
Plays Margaret Jessup in her theatrical debut in Altered States
June 11, 1982
Plays Gertie in the Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Nov. 20, 1982
Hosts Saturday Night Live
, the youngest person ever to do so.
May 11, 1984
Gets her first leading role playing Charlene 'Charlie' McGee in Stephen King's Firestarter
with Heather Locklear.
Sept. 28, 1984
Plays Casey Brodsky in Irreconcilable Differences
Begins drinking alcohol.
Her parents break up.
Begins smoking marijuana.
Begins snorting cocaine.
She enters rehab.
She and her mom, Jaid, have a falling out.
Publishes her autobiography, Little Girl Lost
May 8, 1992
Plays Ivy in Poison Ivy
. The movie rekindles her career.
Models as a Guess?
March 20, 1994
Marries Jeremy Thomas, a Los Angeles bar owner. They are married at his bar by a clairvoyant minister from a psychic hotline.
April 20, 1994
Divorces Jeremy Thomas.
Poses nude in Playboy
Steven Spielberg, her godfather, sends her a quilt for her upcoming birthday that says "Cover Yourself Up". Wrapped within the quilt is the Playboy
issue in which she posed nude. Inside the magazine, every nude picture of her has been altered by Spielberg's art department in such a way that she is fully clothed.
June 6, 1995
Plays Sugar in Batman Forever
with Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, and Nicole Kidman
Poses as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of John Kennedy Jr.'s magazine, George
Sept. 20, 1996
On the Late Show with David Letterman
she climbs up on Letterman's desk and flashes her breasts at him as a birthday present.
Dec. 20, 1996
Plays Casey Becker in Scream
with David Arquette, Courteney Cox-Arquette, and Neve Campbell.
Is named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People
Nov. 3, 2000
Plays Dylan Sanders in Charlie's Angels
with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. She meets Luke Wilson
on the set and they begin a romance.
Jan. 1, 2001
Plays Karen Pomeroy in Donnie Darko
Her $3,000,000 mansion catches fire while she and fiance Tom Green are sleeping. They make it out alive but the mansion is ruined.
Marries Tom Green in the South Pacific.
July 7, 2001
Marries Tom Green a second time for the benefit of family and friends in a private ceremony in Malibu.
Tom Green files for divorce.
Oct. 15, 2002
The divorce is finalized.
June 27, 2003
Plays Dylan Sanders in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
with Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.
Sept. 26, 2003
Plays Nancy Kendricks in Duplex
with Ben Stiller.
Feb. 13, 2004
Plays Lucy Whitmore in 50 First Dates
with Adam Sandler.
Is engaged to Fabrizio Moretti, drummer for The Strokes
Feb. 3, 2004
Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Nov. 29, 2004
Her father, John Drew Barrymore, dies. Before he does, Drew flies herself and her mother to New York to reunite the family. Drew had been quietly paying for her dad's bone marrow cancer treatment for the last two years.
April 8, 2005
Stars in the Farrelly Brothers comedy, Fever Pitch
, with Jimmy Fallon.
It is announced that she will be the new face of Italian fashion house Missoni.