Rachel McAdams

43, from London, Ontario, Canada

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Biography

Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (2003–2005), for which she won a Gemini Award.

In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl", and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Rising Star.

After a brief sabbatical, she returned to prominence in 2009, by appearing in the political thriller State of Play, the romance The Time Traveler's Wife, and the 2009 mystery film Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, McAdams appeared in the star vehicle comedy film Morning Glory, and went on to star in the films Midnight in Paris (2011), The Vow (2012), and About Time (2013). In 2015, she starred in the second season of the HBO anthology crime drama series True Detective, and portrayed the journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. For the latter, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This was followed by roles in the superhero film Doctor Strange (2016), the romantic drama Disobedience (2017), and the comedies Game Night (2018) and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020).

Timeline

2022Aged 44

  • Poster for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Dr. Christine Palmer

  • Poster for Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

    Barbara Simon

2020Aged 42

  • Poster for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    Sigrit Ericksdottir

2018Aged 40

  • Poster for Game Night

    Annie Davis

2017Aged 39

  • Poster for Disobedience

    Esti Kuperman

2016Aged 38

  • Poster for Sonic Sea

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Doctor Strange

    Dr. Christine Palmer

2015Aged 37

  • Poster for Every Thing Will Be Fine

    Sara

  • Poster for Southpaw

    Maureen Hope

  • Poster for Aloha

    Tracy Woodside

  • Poster for The Little Prince

    The Mother (voice)

  • Poster for Spotlight

    Sacha Pfeiffer

2014Aged 36

  • Poster for A Most Wanted Man

    Annabel Richter

2013Aged 35

  • Poster for To the Wonder

    Jane

  • Poster for About Time

    Mary

2012Aged 34

  • Poster for The Vow

    Paige Collins

  • Poster for Passion

    Christine Stanford

2011Aged 33

  • Poster for Midnight in Paris

    Inez

  • Poster for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Irene Adler

2010Aged 32

  • Poster for Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented

    Herself - Irene Adler

  • Poster for Morning Glory

    Becky Fuller

2009Aged 31

  • Poster for Sherlock Holmes

    Irene Adler

  • Poster for State of Play

    Della Frye

  • Poster for The Time Traveler's Wife

    Clare Abshire

2008Aged 30

  • Poster for The Lucky Ones

    Colee Dunn

2007Aged 29

  • Poster for Married Life

    Kay Nesbitt

2005Aged 27

  • Poster for Wedding Crashers

    Claire Cleary

  • Poster for Red Eye

    Lisa Reisert

  • Poster for The Family Stone

    Amy Stone

2004Aged 26

  • Poster for Mean Girls

    Regina George

  • Poster for The Notebook

    Allison "Allie" Hamilton

2002Aged 24

  • Poster for Guilt by Association

    Danielle Mason

  • Poster for My Name Is Tanino

    Sally Garfield

  • Poster for Perfect Pie

    Patsy Grady (age 15)

  • Poster for The Hot Chick

    Jessica Spencer / Clive Maxtone