In her 2015 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 14.
is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer.
She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. Following a highly publicized, turbulent childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse with two stints in rehab, she released her autobiography, Little Girl Lost (1991).
In 1995, Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen formed a joint production company, Flower Films, and went on to produce several films in which she also starred, such as Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), and her directorial debut Whip It (2009).
Barrymore won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the HBO drama film Grey Gardens (2009).
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.In the 1984 science fiction horror adaptation of the 1980 eponymous Stephen King novel Firestarter, Barrymore played a girl with pyrokinesis who becomes the target of a secret government agency known as The Shop.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 endured a troubled youth and continued to act intermittently during the decade.She starred in the 1985 anthology horror film Cat's Eye, written again by Stephen King.