Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T., l'extra-terrestre (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 troubled and much-publicized adolescence, and a string of "bad girl" parts in lurid crime dramas such as Fleur de poison (1992), Barrymore's star was officially on the rise during the mid-1990s, with notable appearances in Avec ou sans hommes (1995), Woody Allen's Tout le monde dit I love you (1996), and the game-changing horror hit Scream (1996). An eclectic mix of high-profile and low-key film projects followed - such as Wedding singer - Demain on se marie! (1998), À tout jamais: Une histoire de Cendrillon (1998), Collège attitude (1999), Charlie et ses drôles de dames (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), Écarts de conduite (2001), and Confessions d'un homme dangereux (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 Amour & amnésie (2004), The Perfect Catch (2005), and Le come back (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 Bliss (2009), emerging as "a sensitive director who knows how and when to let an emotional moment linger on the screen" (TIME). Alongside a recurring guest spot (as the voice of Jillian) on Les Griffin (1998), recent acting roles have included Trop loin pour toi (2010), Miracle en Alaska (2012), Famille recomposée (2014), Miss You Already (2015), and the acclaimed Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2017), on which she stars and serves as executive producer.