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Little Edie Beale

Played by Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore ("Little Edie" Beale) has amassed an impressive list of films as an actress and producer, and recently added director to her credits. Behind the camera, she is enjoying success as a producer under her own Flower Films banner, with such hits as Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels and 50 First Dates. In addition to producing the films, Barrymore joined Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu to star in both Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

She has starred in a wide variety of other films, including Music & Lyrics, Fever Pitch, 50 First Dates, Lucky You, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Riding in Cars with Boys, Never Been Kissed, which marked Barrymore's producing debut, Home Fries, The Wedding Singer, Firestarter and Irreconcilable Differences, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other film credits include Stephen King's Cat's Eye, Far from Home, Poison Ivy, Guncrazy, for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, Bad Girls, Herb Ross' Boys on the Side, Mad Love, Batman Forever, Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, Wes Craven's Scream, Altered States and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, featuring the scene-stealing performance that launched her career. Barrymore was most recently heard in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, where she voiced the pampered pooch Chloe.

In addition to Grey Gardens, Barrymore has three other films releasing in 2009: He's Just Not That Into You, Everybody's Fine and her feature film directorial debut Whip It!, starring Ellen Page.