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Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978)is a Canadian actress. Her breakout role was for portraying the "Queen Bee" Regina George in the 2004 hit film Mean Girls. She then starred in the film adaptation of The Notebook and the hit comedy Wedding Crashers. Her other film credits include The Family Stone, Red Eye and The Time Traveler's Wife. More recently she starred in Guy Ritchie's 2009 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes as Irene Adler and in 2010's Morning Glory as Becky Fuller.
Contents
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Awards and achievements
* 4 Personal life
* 5 Filmography
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Early lifeRachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario, and grew up in the nearby city of St. Thomas. Her father, Lance, is a truck driver, and her mother, Sandra, is a nurse She has a younger brother, Daniel, and a younger sister, Kayleen. She took up competitive figure skating at the age of four and acting at age 1 at a summer theatre camp in St. Thomas, Ontario named Original Kids. When the company extended to a year-round company (and eventually relocated to London, Ontario), she was invited to continue with them. She attended the Myrtle Street Public School and the publicly-funded secondary school Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas from grade nine to OAC and starred in the Award-winning student production I Live in a Little Town. She graduated from York University in Toronto with Honors and a BFA degree in Theatre in 2001 her fourth year at York, she played a child in "The Piper" – a workshop led by a creative team from Toronto's Necessary Angel Theatre Company. CareerWith Robert Downey, Jr. at San Diego Comic-Con, July 2009.McAdams played a leading role in the film The Hot Chick alongside Rob Schneider, but her most noticeable breakthrough role was when she starred as Regina George, the school's popular prom queen, in 2004's Mean Girls. She was much older than the character she played. McAdams had previously appeared in the Canadian television series Slings and Arrows, co-starring Paul Gross. She played a main role in the first season, but due to her rising stardom was written out of the second season, appearing in only the first episode. She followed Mean Girls with the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook, with Ryan Gosling, with whom she would later begin an off-screen romanceIn 2005, she played Owen Wilson's love interest in Wedding Crashers and then starred in the suspense thriller Red Eye as Lisa Reisert, where she played a young woman held captive aboard a red-eye flight by criminal-for-hire and assassin Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy). McAdams also starred in The Family Stone where she was part of an ensemble cast alongside Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Luke Wilson, Brian J. White and Claire Danes. She auditioned for the role of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four, but lost the part to Jessica AlbaMcAdams' career slowed down in 2006. She was originally signed on as the female lead in The Last Kiss but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, and the role was given to Jacinda Barrett. She decided to take a year off from acting, to spend time with friends and family. McAdams then agreed to star in the drama Married Life with Pierce Brosnan and Patricia Clarkson. She turned down the role of Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale and as well as Anne Hathaway's role in Devil Wears Prada and a significant role in Mission Impossible McAdams opted out of a cover shoot for Vanity Fai in which she was to appear alongside two other young Hollywood actresses, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley upon finding out it was to be nude. When McAdams appeared on set and discovered it was nude, she politely declined, according to KnightleyIn her interview with PARADE Magazine, McAdams states, "When you're playing a fictional character, it's as normal and mundane as eating breakfast. What bothers me is our culture's obsession with nudity. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. I think this overemphasis with nudity makes actors nervous. There's the worry about seeing one's body dissected, misrepresented, played and replayed on the InternetRachel McAdams had a busy 2009, starring in 3 major studio releases. She first starred in the political thriller State of Play alongside Academy Award winners Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren. Production wrapped in April 2008 and the film was released theatrically April 17, 2009.McAdams arrives at The Lucky Ones premiere during the 2008 Toronto International Film FestivalMcAdams also played the title role of Clare Abshire in The Time Traveler's Wife opposite Eric Bana, which was released on August 14, 2009. The film was based on Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel of the same name. Later in 2009, McAdams starred in Guy Ritchie's film Sherlock Holmes based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. McAdams played the role of Irene Adler alongside Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. Filming began in October 2008. Sherlock Holmes was released on Christmas Day 2009McAdams co-starred with Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum in Morning Glory, released in the US on 10 November 2010 movie opened in fifth place for the opening weekend, grossing $9.2 millionMcAdams has widely been praised for her role as Becky Fuller, a breakfast television producer, in Morning GloryMcAdams is involved in three upcoming projects: Woody Allen's next film Midnight in Paris, due in 2011; The Vow, alongside Channing Tatum, due in 2012; and an upcoming Terrence Malick film, rumoured to be titled The Burial All three are currently in post-production.Sherlock Holmes 2 is currently filming but McAdams has not yet been officially asked to reprise her role as Irene Adler. It is rumored that she may not appear in this sequelAwards and achievementsMcAdams received popular acclaim for roles in both Mean Girls and The Notebook and was honored for her work, including five nominations and three wins at the MTV Movie Awards in 2005. McAdams beat competition including BeyoncĂ© Knowles and Jessica Alba. She won the MTV award for "Best Kiss" along with Ryan Gosling in The NotebookMcAdams was nominated for a Genie Award for her role in Perfect PieShe was also nominated for the BAFTA's Orange Rising Star award, which acknowledges the new talents in the acting industryShe hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's 2006 Scientific and Technical Awards. McAdams received a Civic Award for her contribution to culture from the city of St. Thomas in 2006.In April 2009, she was awarded the Female Star of The Year by ShoWestMcAdams won for "Actress Action Adventure" award on the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, for her role on Sherlock Holmes. She was also nominated for the "Actress Sci-Fi" award, for The Time Traveler's Wif Personal lifeMcAdams dated Ryan Gosling, whom she had met during the making of The Notebook from 2004 to February 2007 subsequently dated actor Josh Lucas for four months in 2009In late 2010, McAdams began dating actor Michael Sheen, her Midnight in Paris co-star Filmography
Films Yea RoleNotes
2002 My Name is Tanino Sally Garfield
2002 Perfect Pie Patsy Grady (age 15)
2002 Hot Chick, TheThe Hot Chick Jessica Spencer/Clive Maxtone
2004 Mean Girls Regina George Won—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Won—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
2004 Notebook, TheThe Notebook Allison "Allie" Hamilton Won—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
2005 Wedding Crashers Claire Cleary
2005 Red Eye Lisa Reisert Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2005 Family Stone, TheThe Family Stone Amy Stone
2008 Married Life Kay Nesbitt
2008 Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky Ones Colee Dunn
2009 State of Play Della Frye
2009 Time Traveler's Wife, TheThe Time Traveler's Wife Clare Abshire
2009 Sherlock Holmes Irene Adler Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Morning Glory Becky Fuller
2011 Midnight in Paris Unknown
2012 The Vow Paige
2012 Untitled Terrence Malick Project Jane
Television Year Title Role Notes
2001 Shotgun Love Dolls Beth Swanson Pilot Episode
2001 Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson Hannah Grant Season 3, Episode 19: Food for Thought
2002 Guilt by Association Danielle Mason TV Movie
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Christine Bickwell Season 5, Episode 12: Atavus High
2003 Slings and Arrows Kate McNeil Lead role for 1 seasonrachel mcadams
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