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DREW BARRYMORE - first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old, a 1978 episodic television debut The Waltons as Melissa in season 7: episode 4 and her film debut in Altered States in 1980. In 1982, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles. Barrymore started smoking at 9, drinking at 11, and started doing cocaine by the time she was 13. Barrymore entered rehab at age 13 only to try to commit suicide by age 14 and have to check into a facility again, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side, and Everyone Says I Love You, Charlie's Angels.

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman arrive at the Chanel Dinner celebrating the release of Drew Barrymore's new book 'Find It In Everything' at Chanel Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress, 39, and her art advisor husband, Kopelman, 36, have welcomed their second daughter. Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, confirms Barrymore’s rep Chris Miller. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Drew Barrymore arrives at the Chanel Dinner celebrating the release of Drew Barrymore's new book 'Find It In Everything' at Chanel Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress, 39, and her art advisor husband, Will Kopelman, 36, have welcomed their second daughter. Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, confirms Barrymore’s rep Chris Miller. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Drew Barrymore arrives at the Chanel Dinner celebrating the release of Drew Barrymore's new book "Find It In Everything" at the Chanel Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 39-year-old, who is expecting her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman any day now, is joining other famous families at Safe Kids Day, an educational playdate that raises funds and awareness of preventable childhood injuries. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Mark Wahlberg, Piers Morgan, Kelsey Grammer and Ciara are among the celebrities expected at the Los Angeles event Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Drew Barrymore arrives at the Chanel Dinner celebrating the release of Drew Barrymore's new book "Find It In Everything" at the Chanel Boutique in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 39-year-old, who is expecting her second daughter with husband Will Kopelman any day now, is joining other famous families at Safe Kids Day, an educational playdate that raises funds and awareness of preventable childhood injuries. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Mark Wahlberg, Piers Morgan, Kelsey Grammer and Ciara are among the celebrities expected at the Los Angeles event Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, file)