Rachel McAdams

Actress
Canadian actress Rachel McAdams first came to the attention of U. S. audiences playing a pair of ber-bitchy teen queens in both "The Hot Chick" (2004) and "Mean Girls" (2004). Thanks to those rather harsh characters ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1978 in London, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Everything Will Be Fine 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guys Choice 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Guest

Little Prince 2015 (Movie)

The Mother (Voice)

Passengers (Columbia Pictures) 2015 (Movie)

Aurora (Actor)

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

Maureen Hope (Actor)

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Sacha Pfeiffer (Actor)

True Detective 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)

Annabel Richter (Actor)

Who Do You Think You Are? 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

About Time 2013 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Vow 2012 (Movie)

Paige (Actor)

Midnight in Paris 2011 (Movie)

Inez (Actor)

Passion 2011 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Irene Adler (Actor)

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

Becky Fuller (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Irene Adler (Actor)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Della Frye (Actor)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

Clare (Actor)

Married Life 2008 (Movie)

Kay Nesbitt (Actor)

The Lucky Ones 2008 (Movie)

Colee Dunn (Actor)

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Eye 2005 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Wedding Crashers 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

Amy Stone (Actor)

Wedding Crashers 2005 (Movie)

Claire Cleary (Actor)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Regina George (Actor)

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

Allie Hamilton (Actor)

Perfect Pie 2002 (Movie)

Patsy (Age 15) (Actor)

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

My Name Is Tanino 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guilt By Association (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams first came to the attention of U. S. audiences playing a pair of über-bitchy teen queens in both "The Hot Chick" (2004) and "Mean Girls" (2004). Thanks to those rather harsh characters, audiences were understandably surprised by her effectively heartwarming performances in the sentimental Nicholas Sparks romance "The Notebook" (2004) and as a likeable girl-next-door in the comedy smash "Wedding Crashers" (2005). The sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, sometimes pink-haired actress enjoyed roles just as unpredictable as her appearance, delivering all of them with the same sparkling panache as her flair for personal style. Her romances with actors Ryan Gosling, Josh Lucas and Michael Sheen fascinated the press and fans alike, proving the actress' appeal extended beyond the screen. After turning to horror for the compelling "Red Eye" (2005), McAdams threw moviegoers for a loop yet again with starring roles in the retro thriller "Married Life" (2008) and in an adaptation of the best-selling novel "The Traveler's Wife" (2008), before playing a junior reporter in the political thriller "State of Play" (2009). That same year, she co-starred in the studio blockbuster "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) and later reprised her role in the sequel, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (2011), while starring opposite Owen Wilson in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" (2011). Thanks to wide-ranging performances and an utterly likable onscreen persona, McAdams kept audiences on their toes in a variety of films.

Relationships

Ryan Gosling Actor

Companion
Met while filming "The Notebook" (2004) Split confirmed by Gosling in a October 2007 GQ interview Reportedly began dating again in August 2008 Split for a second time in 2009 Called McAdams one of the "loves of his life"

Josh Lucas Actor

Companion
Began dating in January 2009 No longer together

Lance McAdams

Father

Sandy McAdams

Mother

Daniel McAdams

Brother

Kayleen McAdams

Sister

Michael Sheen Actor

Companion
Rumored to be dating as of October 2010 Split February 2013

EDUCATION

York University

Toronto , Ontario
Graduated with Honours

Original Kids Theatre Company

London , Ontario
Summer theatre camp

Central Elgin Collegiate Institute

St. Thomas , Ontario
Starred in the Award-winning student production "I Live in a Little Town"

Milestones

2015

Co-starred opposite Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Cameron Crowe's "Aloha."

2015

Starred in Wim Wenders' "Every Thing Will Be Fine."

2015

Co-starred in the second season of HBO's acclaimed "True Detective."

2014

Co-starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anton Corbijn's espionage thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

2013

Starred in the Richard Curtis romance "About Time"

2013

Appeared in "To the Wonder" by Terrence Malick

2012

Co-starred with Channing Tatum in romantic drama "The Vow"

2011

Directed by Woody Allen in "Midnight in Paris"; again co-starred with Owen Wilson

2011

Reprised role opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

2010

Played a morning show producer in the comedy "Morning Glory"

2009

Played junior political reporter in the political thriller "State of Play"

2009

Co-starred with Eric Bana in the film adaptation of "The Time Traveler's Wife"

2009

Played the role of Irene Adler alongside Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"

2008

Played an Iraq War veteran in Neil Burger's "The Lucky Ones" opposite Tim Robbins and Michael Peña

2005

Co-starred with Cillian Murphy in the suspense thriller "Red Eye"

2005

Played Owen Wilson's love interest in the comedy "The Wedding Crashers"

2005

Cast as the youngest member of the titular family in "The Family Stone"

2004

Cast as Regina George, the high school "queen-bee" in the Tina Fey scripted comedy "Mean Girls"

2004

Co-starred with Ryan Gosling in Nick Cassavetes' film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Notebook"

2003

Cast in the six-part Canadian series "Slings and Arrows" (The Movie Network)

2002

Made feature debut in the Italian film "My Name Is Tanino"

2002

Starred as Patsy in the Canadian film "Perfect Pie"; earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2002

Cast in the titular role in the film "The Hot Chick" alongside Rob Schneider

2001

Professional acting debut on the Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson"

2001

Cast in the lead role for the MTV series "Shotgun Love Dolls" (pilot never aired)

Bonus Trivia

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"I'd like to get back to the secrecy of film, when people didn't know what happens off screen or what you wear in your everyday life. Everybody knows everything. I think it loses a little bit of its magic. And I don't think being able to act means you're necessarily able to explain anything." – McAdams on what she'd change about Hollywood, The Los Angeles Times, May 8, 2005

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An outspoken environmentalist, McAdams co-founded the lifestyle blog Green Is Sexy in 2007.

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Although she holds an American green card, McAdams prefers to live in Toronto, Ontario rather than settling in Los Angeles.

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McAdams' age came into question following a series of differing opinions about the year she was born. Some sources listed her birth year as 1976, while her representatives stated that her birth year was 1978.

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