Drew Blyth Barrymore was born into one of America's greatest acting families on February 22, 1975. She is the granddaughter of the legendary John Barrymore, a successful actress, film producer and director whose net worth is estimated to be $125 million. She began her acting career while still a child with a role in the 1980 film, Altered States. The role that made her famous occurred when she performed in E.T., the Extraterrestrial. Barrymore struggled with drugs and alcohol while still young and chronicled her experiences in her autobiography, "Little Girl Lost." Once she sobered up and straightened out, she made a successful transition to adult roles and in 1990 started her own production company, Flower Films. Drew Barrymore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and serves as Ambassador against Hunger for the U.N World Food organization. She recently donated more than $1 million to this organization. Her performances have not gone unnoticed. She has received the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV miniseries for her role as Little Edie in Grey gardens.