11 NOV.
Drew Barrymore

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Happy birthday, Drew Barrymore!

Today the California native turns 44 years old and boy does time fly. Barrymore has been acting since she was a child beginning in the late '70s and officially winning over hearts as Gertie in 1982's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and now she's in her 40s? Seriously, we can barely wrap our heads around this one.

After four decades in the entertainment industry the birthday girl has also managed to make a name for herself as a producer and director. Plus, she has her own beauty brand and is raising two adorable little girls. 

Even though Barrymore is basically a modern-day superhero and entertainment guru, it's her acting gigs that continue to hold a special place in our hearts. That's why we are honoring the actress by looking back at her greatest roles ever on her birthday. 

Throughout her career there have been a ton of standout roles including E.T. but that was only really the beginning.

Barrymore wowed fans in movies like Never Been Kissed, Riding in Cars With Boys and Charlie's Angels. She has also become a rom-com queen with roles including The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, He's Just Not That Into You and Fever Pitch among others.

While we could go on for days about all of the star's best roles and why we continue to watch them years later, we're going to let the movies speak for themselves in our gallery below.

Check out all of Barrymore's iconic roles below and vote for your favorite as we toast to the birthday girl all day long!

Drew Barrymore, E.T.

Universal Pictures

Drew Barrymore, Boys on the Side

Warner Bros. Pictures

Drew Barrymore, Batman Forever

Warner Bros. Pictures


Dimension FIlms

90s Movies Couples, The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

New Line Cinema

Cinderella, Ever After, Drew Barrymore

20th Century Fox

Drew Barrymore, Never Been Kissed

20th Century Fox

Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Charlie's Angels

Drew Barrymore, Riding in Cars With Boys

Columbia Pictures

Drew Barrymore, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Columbia Pictures

Funny Gals, Funniest Moments, Drew Barrymore, 50 First Date

Columbia Pictures

Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymor, Fever Pitch

Darren Michaels/20th Century Fox

Drew Barrymore, Music and Lyrics

Warner Bros. Pictures

Drew Barrymore, He's Just Not That Into You

New Line Cinema

Whip It, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Zoe Bell, Eve, Ellen Page, Andrew Wilson, Krissy Krash

Darren Michaels/Fox Searchlight

Drew Barrymore, Blended

Warner Bros. Pictures

Miss You Already, Drew Barrymore


Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet


Drew Barrymore's Best Role
Which of Drew Barrymore's great roles is your favorite to watch her in?

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