Career: Drew made her film debut in the 1980 film Altered States. A year later she played Gertie in E.T. The role which made her famous and, at the age of eight received a Golden Globe nomination for, was her role in 1984 film Irreconcilable Differences. After a notoriously troubled childhood, teenage Drew was cast in several rebellious roles in films including Poison Ivy and Guncrazy. Her career was reinvigorated in the mid-1990s with a cameo role in Scream, followed by leading roles in romantic comedies including Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates and Music and Lyrics. In 1995 she formed production company Flower Films, which produced Charlie’s Angels in 2000. Her directorial debut, Whip It was released in 2009 and in 2010 she won a SAG Award and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.
Relationships: At the age of 16, Drew became engaged to Leland Hayward, grandson of the Hollywood producer of the same name. They called off their engagement after a few months and soon afterwards she began a relationship with musician and actor Jamie Walters which lasted from 1992-1993. She was married to bar owner Jeremy Thomas from 20thMarch to 28th April 1994. On 7th July 2001 she married comedian Tom Green, but he filed for divorce in December 2001. In 2002, she began a five-year relationship with Fabrizio Moretti, drummer for The Strokes. She later had an on-of relationship with actor Justin Long, but they split up in 2010 and she started dating art consultant Will Kopelman. Drew and Will married in 2012 and are expecting their first child together.
FYI: Drew’s godparents are actress Sophia Loren and director Steven Spielberg.