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Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress best known for her role in the teen comedy ‘Mean Girls’

InformationDetail
BirthdayNovember 17, 1978
NationalityCanadian
FamousEnvironmentalists, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
IdeologiesEnvironmentalists
SiblingsDaniel McAdams, Kayleen McAdams
Known asRachel Anne McAdams
Universities
  • York University (2001)
  • Myrtle Street Public School
  • Central Elgin Collegiate Institute
Birth PlaceLondon
Height163cm
GenderFemale
FatherLance McAdams
MotherSandra McAdams
Net Worth$14 million as of Jan 16,2017
Sun SignScorpio
Born inLondon

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Who is Rachel McAdams?

Stunningly pretty and talented, Rachel McAdams is an actress who is best known for her roles in ‘Mean Girls’, ‘The Notebook’, and ‘Wedding Crashers’. As a young girl she discovered her love for skating. She was just four when she began competitive figure skating and had won several awards by the time she was a teenager. She was bitten by the acting bug too when she was a preteen. After watching a theater performance by children she announced to her parents that she wanted to act. She became deeply involved in drama as a high school student and began directing children’s theatrical production even before she was 20. After beginning her acting career in Canada, she moved to the U.S. in search of better opportunities. She found her big breakthrough when she was cast as Regina in the teen comedy ‘Mean Girls’—the youthful looking lady was 25 when she effortlessly fit into the character of the beautiful teenager! The movie was a big hit and soon she was inundated with several offers of movie roles. The actress believes in really getting into the role and even took a course in sailing when she had to play a sailor in ‘Wedding Crashers’. The beautiful actress is also a passionate environmentalist and is involved with various social causes.

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Childhood & Early Life

Rachel McAdams was born to Sandra and Lance. She has two younger siblings. Her mother is a nurse while her father is a truck driver turned furniture mover.

As a child she began figure skating and won many regional awards in the sport. Even though she was very skilled at skating, she never considered it to be more than a hobby.

She developed her interest in acting as a child and attended Disney and Shakespeare summer camps. She has also appeared on the Original Kids Theatre Company, London productions.

She attended the Myrtle Street Public School before joining the Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She participated in sports and served on the student council.

She joined the four-year theatre program in York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honours degree in 2001.

Career

She made her movie debut in the 2002 comedy film ‘My Name is Tanino’, an Italian-Canadian co-production.

Her first Hollywood movie also happened in 2002. She played a high school student in ‘The Hot Chick’ whose body is magically swapped with that of a criminal.

She got her first big breakthrough in 2004 when she was selected to play Regina George, a beautiful but manipulative teenager in ‘Mean Girls’. The film was a huge commercial hit and she was highly praised for her role.

She was flooded with film offers following the success of ‘Mean Girls’. She played the role of Allie Hamilton in ‘Notebook’ in 2004 which also starred Ryan Gosling. The movie did well at the box office and received several awards.

She played Clare Cleary, an environmental activist in the romantic comedy ‘Wedding Crashers’ in 2005. The movie became a very huge hit reaching No. 2 at the box office on its first weekend. She acted in two more films the same year: ‘The Red Eye’ and ‘The Family Stone’.

She had become very popular by now and was in much demand. She was invited along with Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley to appear on the March 2006 cover of ‘Vanity Fair’. She, however, opted out when she learned it was a session without clothes.

She took a short break from acting during 2006 and most of 2007. She got several lucrative movie offers which she turned down.

She returned to the big screen in late 2007 with the movie ‘Married Life’ in which she played Kay, a young widow who is pursued by two considerably older men played by Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper.

The year 2009 was a very productive one for her. She acted in three films, ‘State of Play’-a political thriller, ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’-a romantic drama, and the action mystery ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

She portrayed a television producer Becky Fuller in ‘Morning Glory’ (2010). The film revolved around how Becky tries to revive a failing morning show and improve its ratings. The movie was considered a star vehicle for the actress.

In 2011, she starred in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ in which she played the role of Inez. Her role was critically praised and the movie went on to become a very big commercial grosser.

She appeared in three movies in 2012: ‘The Vow’, ‘Passion’, and ‘To the Wonder’. Her upcoming films include ‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other untitled projects.

Major Works

She rose to international fame with her portrayal of the teenager beauty Regina George in ‘Mean Girls’. She won many awards and the movie was listed among the Greatest Ever High School Movies by the ‘Entertainment Weekly’.

Her role in the romantic comedy ‘The Notebook’ was critically appreciated and earned her many accolades. She played the love interest of Ryan Gosling in the movie. The film has since then acquired a cult following.

Awards & Achievements

She won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for ‘Slings and Arrows’ in 2004.

She has won several MTV Movie Awards including one for Best Breakthrough Female Performance for ‘Mean Girls’ in 2005.

Personal Life & Legacy

She had been in relationships with fellow actors Ryan Gosling and Michael Sheen in the past. Currently she shares a home with her brother in Canada.

She is a dedicated environmentalist and support several eco-friendly social causes.

Trivia

She was once touted as the next Julia Roberts.

She loves cooking and would have opened a restaurant if she had not been an actress.

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Rachel McAdams awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2005Best On-Screen TeamMean Girls (2004)
2005Breakthrough FemaleMean Girls (2004)
2005Best KissThe Notebook (2004)

Rachel McAdams biography timelines

  • // 17th Nov 1978
    Rachel McAdams was born to Sandra and Lance. She has two younger siblings. Her mother is a nurse while her father is a truck driver turned furniture mover.
  • // 2001
    She joined the four-year theatre program in York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honours degree in 2001.
  • // 2002
    She made her movie debut in the 2002 comedy film ‘My Name is Tanino’, an Italian-Canadian co-production.
  • // 2002
    Her first Hollywood movie also happened in 2002. She played a high school student in ‘The Hot Chick’ whose body is magically swapped with that of a criminal.
  • // 2004
    She got her first big breakthrough in 2004 when she was selected to play Regina George, a beautiful but manipulative teenager in ‘Mean Girls’. The film was a huge commercial hit and she was highly praised for her role.
  • // 2004
    She was flooded with film offers following the success of ‘Mean Girls’. She played the role of Allie Hamilton in ‘Notebook’ in 2004 which also starred Ryan Gosling. The movie did well at the box office and received several awards.
  • // 2004
    She won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for ‘Slings and Arrows’ in 2004.
  • // 2005
    She played Clare Cleary, an environmental activist in the romantic comedy ‘Wedding Crashers’ in 2005. The movie became a very huge hit reaching No. 2 at the box office on its first weekend. She acted in two more films the same year: ‘The Red Eye’ and ‘The Family Stone’.
  • // 2005
    She has won several MTV Movie Awards including one for Best Breakthrough Female Performance for ‘Mean Girls’ in 2005.
  • // 2006
    She had become very popular by now and was in much demand. She was invited along with Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley to appear on the March 2006 cover of ‘Vanity Fair’. She, however, opted out when she learned it was a session without clothes.
  • // 2009
    The year 2009 was a very productive one for her. She acted in three films, ‘State of Play’-a political thriller, ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’-a romantic drama, and the action mystery ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
  • // 2010
    She portrayed a television producer Becky Fuller in ‘Morning Glory’ (2010). The film revolved around how Becky tries to revive a failing morning show and improve its ratings. The movie was considered a star vehicle for the actress.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she starred in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ in which she played the role of Inez. Her role was critically praised and the movie went on to become a very big commercial grosser.
  • // 2012
    She appeared in three movies in 2012: ‘The Vow’, ‘Passion’, and ‘To the Wonder’. Her upcoming films include ‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other untitled projects.

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Rachel McAdams's FAQ

  • What is Rachel McAdams birthday?

    Rachel McAdams was born at 1978-11-17

  • Where is Rachel McAdams's birth place?

    Rachel McAdams was born in London

  • What is Rachel McAdams nationalities?

    Rachel McAdams's nationalities is Canadian

  • What is Rachel McAdams ideologies?

    Rachel McAdams's ideologies is Environmentalists

  • Who is Rachel McAdams siblings?

    Rachel McAdams's siblings is Daniel McAdams, Kayleen McAdams

  • What was Rachel McAdams universities?

    Rachel McAdams studied at York University (2001), Myrtle Street Public School, Central Elgin Collegiate Institute

  • How tall is Rachel McAdams?

    Rachel McAdams's height is 163

  • Who is Rachel McAdams's father?

    Rachel McAdams's father is Lance McAdams

  • Who is Rachel McAdams's mother?

    Rachel McAdams's mother is Sandra McAdams

  • What is Rachel McAdams's sun sign?

    Rachel McAdams is Scorpio