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.

2019Sherlock Holmes 3 as Irene Adler
2018Disobedience as Esti Kuperman
2018Game Night as Annie
2016Doctor Strange as Dr. Christine Palmer
2016The Little Prince as The Mother (voice)
2016Sonic Sea as Narrator (voice)
2015Every Thing Will Be Fine as Sara
2015Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer
2015Southpaw as Maureen Hope
2015Aloha as Tracy Woodside
2014A Most Wanted Man as Annabel Richter
2014True Detective as Ani Bezzerides
2013About Time as Mary
2013To the Wonder as Jane
2012Passion as Christine Stanford
2012The Vow as Paige Collins
2011Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows as Irene Adler
2011Midnight in Paris as Inez
2010Morning Glory as Becky Fuller
2009Sherlock Holmes as Irene Adler
2009The Time Traveler's Wife as Clare Abshire
2009State of Play as Della Frye
2008The Lucky Ones as Colee Dunn
2007Married Life as Kay Nesbitt
2005The Family Stone as Amy Stone
2005Red Eye as Lisa Reisert
2005Wedding Crashers as Claire Cleary
2004The Notebook as Allie Hamilton
2004Mean Girls as Regina George
2003Slings and Arrows as
2002The Hot Chick as Jessica Spencer/Clive Maxtone
2002Perfect Pie as Patsy Grady (age 15)
2002My Name is Tanino as Sally Garfield
2002Guilt by Association as Danielle Mason
1953The Academy Awards as Rachel McAdams