Drew Barrymore (b. 1975) became famous as a child actress in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. One of her scenes included Sesame Street footage in the background. A clip of her performance was included in the Muppet Babies episode "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?"
Parlaying her successful childhood career into adulthood, she has gone one to not only act, but also produce and direct. In 2020, she became a talk show host as well.
Her television work includes voice over work on Family Guy and The Simpsons, and guest hosting Saturday Night Live. On the big screen, Barrymore starred in and produced the recent Charlie's Angels movies, and played Sugar in Batman Forever.
- In Sesame Street Unpaved, it's pointed out that Elmo shares his astrological sign, Aquarius, with Drew Barrymore ("who was about Elmo's size when she starred in E.T.").
- In the Elmo's World episode "Drawing," the TV voice announced The Nancy Drew Mysteries with Drew Barrymore as coming up.