Rachel McAdams is an award-winning actress, producer, and philanthropist. She has been in the spotlight since her breakout role as Regina George in 2004’s Mean Girls. Since then, she has gone on to star in a number of high profile films such as The Notebook, Midnight In Paris and Spotlight.
McAdams was born in London Ontario Canada on November 17th 1978. She began her acting career at age 12 when she joined the Original Kids Theatre Company where she participated in numerous stage productions. This early experience led to her first feature film roles including My Name Is Tanino (2002) and Perfect Pie (2002). After appearing briefly in Hot Chick (2002), McAdams gained international recognition with her role as Regina George in Mean Girls (2004). Following this success, McAdams starred opposite Ryan Gosling for The Notebook (2004), which earned them both critical acclaim.
Since then Rachel McAdams has appeared in a string of successful films including Wedding Crashers (2005), Red Eye (2005), Sherlock Holmes (2009/2011) and Doctor Strange (2016). In 2015 she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance alongside Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton for Spotlight (2015). Apart from acting Rachel also produces movies through her production company ‘Freak Show Films’ which focuses primarily on female centric stories.
Outside of work Rachel is known to be very philanthropic; donating time and money to various charities such as World Vision Canada, Stand Up To Cancer UK and Free The Children International among others. She currently lives between Toronto, Los Angeles and New York City splitting time amongst these cities while working on projects that interest her most.
In conclusion it can be said that Rachel McAdams is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars who continues to shine no matter what role she takes up or project she works upon making sure each one becomes memorable. Her commitment towards helping those less fortunate speaks volumes about the kind person that lies beneath all the fame & glamour associated with being a celebrity.
Rachel McAdams began her performing arts training at the age of four. She later studied theater at York University in Toronto and appeared in a number of student productions. After graduating in 2001, McAdams landed her first professional role in the TV movie My Name is Tanino. The following year, she made her feature film debut in the slasher flick Ginger Snaps.
McAdams’ breakout role came in 2004 with the dramedy Mean Girls. She played Regina George, the stylish and manipulative queen bee of a high school clique. The movie was a commercial and critical success, and McAdams’ performance earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance.
That same year, McAdams starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the hit romance The Notebook. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the film told the story of a young couple (Gosling and McAdams) who fall in love in the 1940s and are forced to part ways. The movie was a box office hit, and McAdams’ performance earned her a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
In 2005, McAdams starred in the hit comedies Wedding Crashers and The Family Stone. She also appeared in the Oscar-winning drama Sherlock Holmes that year. The following year, McAdams starred in the psychological thriller Red Eye and the science fiction romance The Time Traveler’s Wife.
In 2010, McAdams starred in the hits Morning Glory and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. She also appeared in the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris that year. The following year, McAdams starred in the romance The Vow and the mystery thriller Passion. She also appeared in the action flick The Bourne Ultimatum that year.
McAdams has since appeared in such films as About Time (2013), True Detective (2014), Aloha (2015), Doctor Strange (2016) and Disobedience (2017). She will next be seen in the highly anticipated film Suburbicon, which is set for release in October 2017.