Child Star to Hollywood Vet
Barrymore, now 42, first landed huge success in the 1982 sci-fi E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which was directed by her godfather, Steven Spielberg. The following year, she presented at the Academy Awards at age 4.
Today, Barrymore is a box office success. She’s starred in a strings of hits — including Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels and He’s Just Not That Into You. She’s added director to her résumé and currently stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet, which was picked up for a second season.
“It was just like my worst nightmare,” Barrymore said of the split during The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February. Still, the pair have remained amicable and coparent their daughters Olive, 4, and Frankie, 2. “I got two families,” she continued. “I went from, like, zero to two and it’s a miracle and a blessing, and we do it in a way that I think a lot of other people are probably doing it too and sometimes, again, the road is different than what you tried to make it or what you expected and you just figure it out and figure it out with grace.”
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