Her parents divorced in , when she was nine years old. She was a great-grandniece of Broadway idol John Drew, Jr. They never had anything resembling a significant relationship and seldom spoke to each other. In her memoir Wildflower, she says she talks "like a valley girl " because she grew up in Sherman Oaks. She moved back to West Hollywood , upon becoming emancipated at She was already a regular at the racy Studio 54 as a young girl, smoking cigarettes at the age of nine, drinking alcohol at age eleven, smoking marijuana at age twelve and snorting cocaine at age thirteen.
Her nightlife and constant partying became a popular subject with the media. She was in rehab at the age of fourteen,   and spent eighteen months in an institution for the mentally ill.
The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety. After a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation , she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen. She was nipped by her canine costar, to which she merely laughed and was hired for the job.
After her film debut with a small role in Altered States ,  she played Gertie in E. He felt that she had the right imagination for her role after she impressed him with a story that she led a punk rock band. The same year, she played a young girl divorcing her famous parents in Irreconcilable Differences , for which she was nominated for her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She starred in the anthology horror film Cat's Eye , written again by Stephen King. Vincent Canby of The New York Times criticized "the fashionable phoniness" of the film, but positively singled out Barrymore for her performance.
The film went largely unnoticed by audiences and received negative reviews from critics, who dismissed the sexual portrayal of her role. Barrymore forged an image as a manipulative teenage seductress, beginning with Poison Ivy , which was a box office failure, but was popular on video and cable.
In , she took on the role of the younger sister of a murdered ballerina in No Place to Hide and starred as a writer followed by what is apparently her evil twin in Doppelganger. Both thrillers were panned by critics and failed to find an audience.
Roger Ebert , in his review for the film, wrote for Chicago Sun-Times: And what a sad movie. Barrymore read the film's script and was interested in being involved, approaching the production team herself to request a role. The producers were quick to take advantage of her unexpected interest, and signed her to play the lead role of Sidney Prescott , but when she was faced with unexpected commitments, she instead played the smaller role of Casey Becker.
While reviews from critics were mixed, CNN noted: Her comedic timing and willingness to go all out in her quest for a laugh combine to make Never Been Kissed a gratifying movie-going experience". The film was a major box office success and helped solidify the standing between Barrymore and the company. Full Throttle ,   and starred with Ben Stiller in Duplex. Flower Films and Adam Sandler 's Happy Madison Productions produced 50 First Dates , in which Barrymore took on the role of woman with short-term memory loss and the love interest of a marine veterinarian Sandler.
The romantic comedy, released in February , received largely positive reviews, with the Washington Post finding the two to be "great together" in it. She reunited with Never Been Kissed director Raja Gosnell for the film, after Gosnell called her and offered the script, on which he remarked: Barrymore made her directorial debut with the sports dramedy Whip It ; she also starred opposite Ellen Page and Marcia Gay Harden in the film, about a high schooler Page who ditches the teen beauty pageant scene so she participate in an Austin roller derby league.
In Everybody's Fine , her last film release, Barrymore played the daughter of a recently widowed retiree Robert De Niro. The film follows a couple dealing the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship , while commuting between New York City and San Francisco.
Film critic James Berardinelli dismissed the "hit-and-miss humor" of the story and wrote that "as [Sandler and Barrymore] are concerned, the third time is definitely not the charm",  as part of an overall lukewarm critical response.
Reviewers embraced the film, while it received a limited theatrical release. Along with co-star Timothy Olyphant , Barrymore also serves as a executive producer on the single-camera series,  which was favorably received upon its premiere;  Rolling Stone felt that "much of [the series' laughs] comes down to the uncrushable Drew Barrymore charm" and furthermore remarked: In a way, it circles back to the roles she was doing in the early [90s], playing deadly vixens in flicks like Guncrazy or Doppelganger".
She brought not only her personality into this endorsement but also her creative side, as she also helped create the ads. She also was a spokeswoman for Crocs. She launched a women's fashion line in fall in conjunction with Amazon. She filed for divorce from him less than two months later.
Green filed for divorce in December , which was finalized on October 15,