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Why Is Drew Barrymore So Famous?
Drew Barrymore is a famous American actress, producer, talk show host and author. Due to her successful career, Barrymore has received several awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In addition to nominations for nine Emmy Awards and a British Academy Film Award. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.
In 1999, Barrymore was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star “Lifetime Achievement” Award commemorating her outstanding achievements within the film industry as a child actress.
For her contributions to the film industry, Barrymore received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. It is located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.
Her films compiled a worldwide box office gross that stood at over US$2.3 billion. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Star Salary Top 10, she was tied for eighth place on the top ten list of actresses’ salaries, commanding 10 to 12 million dollars per film for 2006.
Barrymore became the youngest person to host Saturday Night Live, having hosted on November 20, 1982 at seven years of age, a record that remains unbroken as of 2023.
On February 3, 2007, Barrymore hosted SNL for the fifth time, becoming the second female host (after Candice Bergen) in the show’s history to do so. She hosted again on October 10, 2009, becoming the first female to host six times.
Drew Barrymore found herself in a challenging situation when she chose to recommence production of her talk show amidst the Writers Guild of America strike. This move stirred controversy and garnered strong criticism from both writers and labor unions.
The decision was seen as contentious because it contradicted the strike’s objectives and undermined the collective bargaining efforts of the writers.
Barrymore’s choice to continue her show during this sensitive time created a divisive response within the entertainment industry, highlighting the complexities of balancing personal interests with broader labor disputes. The backlash shed light on the broader issues surrounding the strike and the delicate dynamics at play within the entertainment sector.
Age – How old is Drew Barrymore?
As 2023, Drew Barrymore is 48 years old, she was born on February 22, 1975 in Culver City, California, U.S.
Barrymore was born to her parents; actor John Drew Barrymore and aspiring actress Jaid Barrymore who was born in a displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, to Hungarian World War II refugees.
Through her father, Barrymore has three older half-siblings, including actor John Blyth Barrymore. Her parents divorced in 1984.
Drew Barrymore Net Worth
As of 2023, Drew Barrymore is estimated to have a net worth of $130 million. Barrymore has managed to build her fortune basically trough being a successful actress.
Drew Barrymore Husband And Children
Drew Barrymore has been married three times and her recent marriage was with Will Kopelman.
Drew Barrymore survives by her two daughters, Olive who is 10 years old and Frankie, 9 years. She shares her daughters with her ex-husband Will Kopelman.