Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, Извънземното (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation. Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to actors John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Ildiko Jaid Mako). Her father came from a long showbusiness legacy, as the son of actors John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, while her mother was the daughter of Hungarian refugees. Despite a turbulent adolescence, Barrymore's star was officially on the rise during the mid-1990s; following a string of "bad girl" parts in Отровната Айви (1992), Огнестрелна лудост (1992), and, well, Лоши момичета (1994), she made notable appearances in Забранено за момчета (1995), Woody Allen's Всички казват, че те обичам (1996), and the game-changing horror hit Писък (1996). An eclectic mix of high-profile and low-key film projects followed - such as Сватбеният певец (1998), Имало едно време: История за Пепеляшка (1998), Целуни ме (1999), Ангелите на Чарли (2000), Дони Дарко (2001), Момчетата на моя живот (2001), and Самопризнанията на един опасен ум (2002) - proving to once-cynical audiences that Barrymore was not only a capable leading lady, but also a gifted and versatile actor. Headline parts in 50 първи срещи (2004), Момиче за един сезон (2005), and Текст и музика (2007) came next, followed by the critically-lauded Grey Gardens (2009), for which she earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale. In 2009, Barrymore - whose production company, Flower Films, has spawned several lucrative features - made her long-awaited directional debut with the comedy-drama Разбий ги! (2009); TIME Magazine hailed her as "a sensitive director who knows how and when to let an emotional moment linger on the screen." Alongside a recurring guest spot (as the voice of Jillian; 2005-13) on Семейният тип (1998), recent acting roles have included Любов от разтояние (2010), Чудо сред ледовете (2012), Заедно по принуда (2014), Miss You Already (2015), and the acclaimed Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2017), on which she stars and serves as executive producer.