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Rachel McAdams

1978-11-17 London, Ontario, Canada

Image of Rachel McAdams


Canadian actress Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario. Rachel’s parents Lance and Sandra encouraged her talent in performing arts at an early age when she started figure skating at 4, and later acting at 12.  Throughout her education Rachel starred in numerous student productions before ultimately earning her BFA in Theater at York University in 2001. Although Rachel’s first major casting was her lead role in the Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows, she is best known for her breakout roles in Mean Girls (2004), and Wedding Crashers (2005). Since then Rachel has starred in a variety of  films such as Red Eye (2005), Family Stone (2005), State of Play (2005), The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009), and Sherlock Holmes (2009). Throughout her career Rachel has received several nominations and awards for her  performances.  In 2005 she received three wins and five nominations at the MTV Movie Awards for her work in The Notebook, and in 2009 won the Female Star of the Year Award from ShoWest.  Rachel has dated a few of her co-stars including Ryan Gosing from The Notebook (who she was once engaged to), and more recently Michael Sheen from Midnight in Paris.


Sherlock Holmes 3 Irene Adler 2021-12-21
Game Night Annie Davis 2018-02-22
Disobedience Esti Kuperman 2017-09-10
Sonic Sea Narrator (voice) 2016-04-22
Doctor Strange Dr. Christine Palmer 2016-10-25
Every Thing Will Be Fine Sara 2015-04-02
Southpaw Maureen Hope 2015-03-24
Spotlight Sacha Pfeiffer 2015-11-06
The Little Prince The Mother (voice) 2015-07-29
Aloha Tracy Woodside 2015-05-27
A Most Wanted Man Annabel Richter 2014-07-25
To the Wonder Jane 2013-02-22
About Time Mary 2013-08-16
Passion Christine Stanford 2012-09-07
The Vow Paige Collins 2012-02-05
Midnight in Paris Inez 2011-05-11
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Irene Adler 2011-11-22
Morning Glory Becky Fuller 2010-11-10
Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented Herself - Irene Adler 2010-03-30
Sherlock Holmes Irene Adler 2009-12-23
State of Play Della Frye 2009-04-17
The Time Traveler's Wife Clare Abshire 2009-08-14
The Lucky Ones Colee Dunn 2008-09-26
Married Life Kay Nesbitt 2007-09-12
Red Eye Lisa Reisert 2005-08-04
The Family Stone Amy Stone 2005-12-14
Wedding Crashers Claire Cleary 2005-07-13
Mean Girls Regina George 2004-04-30
The Notebook Allie Hamilton 2004-06-25
Guilt by Association Danielle Mason 2002-03-13
The Hot Chick Jessica Spencer/Clive Maxtone 2002-12-13
My Name Is Tanino Sally Garfield 2002-09-05
Perfect Pie Patsy Grady (age 15) 2002-09-11
Eurovision Sigrit Ericksdottir