Drew Barrymore was born into the famous Barrymore family of actors who trace their acting history in the United States to the late 1800s. Young Drew got into the family business at a young age. Perhaps too young, since she fell victim to drug and alcohol abuse as a teen.
Despite her teenage hiccups, Barrymore has had a successful career as an adult. She is famous for her roles in The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, and Fever Pitch. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.