Rachel Anne McAdams is the daughter of Sandra Kay Gale, a nurse, and father Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She was born in London, Ontario, Canada on November 17, 1978. As a teenager her parents would send her to summer theater camps where she became very involved with acting. In 2001 she graduated with honors from York University with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
She made her television debut in 2001 in a MTV pilot Shotgun Love Dolls, which she filmed during her spring break. The following year she made her big Hollywood debut in the comedy The Hot Chicks. However her breakout role came when she portrayed Regina George in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls. She followed that film with the box office successes that was the romantic drama, The Notebook, when she played Allie Hamilton alongside Ryan Gosling. McAdams and Gosling became romantically involved in 2005. Though the couple's relationship ended, they were engaged on two different occasions.
2005 proved to be one of her most successful years. McAdams filmed three movies in which she demonstrated her flexibility. The romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the thriller Red Eye and the holiday drama The Family Stone padded her resume. Rachel McAdams also won 3 MTV Movie Awards, 1 ShoWest Award, 4 Teen Choice Awards and a Hollywood Film Award.
In 2006 McAdams took a short break from the movies. She returned in 2008 when she co-starred in the not so successful film Married Life. In 2009 McAdams returned to the big screen success when she played Della Frye in the thriller, State of Play. Since then McAdams retuned to work and has played in big screen movies The Time-Travelers Wife, Sherlock Holmes, Morning Glory and Midnight Paris. One of her most memorable roles was when she co-started opposite to Channing Tatum in the romantic drama The Vow, based on a true story. The Vow became her biggest box-office hit in a leading role thus far.
|The Little Prince (2016)||The Mother|
|Spotlight (2015)||Sacha Pfeiffer|
|Southpaw (2015)||Maureen Hope|
|Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)||Sara|
|A Most Wanted Man (2014)||Annabel Richter|
|About Time (2013)||Mary|
|To the Wonder (2013)||Jane|
|The Vow (2012)||Paige|
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)||Irene Adler|
|Midnight in Paris (2011)||Inez|
|Morning Glory (2010)||Becky Fuller|
|Sherlock Holmes (2009)||Irene Adler|
|The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)||Clare|
|State of Play (2009)||Della Frye|
|The Lucky Ones (2008)||Colee|
|Married Life (2008)||Kay|
|The Family Stone (2005)||Amy Stone|
|Red Eye (2005)||Lisa Reisert|
|Wedding Crashers (2005)||Claire Cleary|
|The Notebook (2004)||Allie Hamilton|
|Mean Girls (2004)||Regina George|
|The Hot Chick (2002)||Jessica|
|My Name Is Tanino (2002)||Sally Garfield|
|Guilt by Association (2002)||Danielle|
|Perfect Pie (2002)||Patsy at 15|