Rachel McAdams

Born Nov 17, 1978

Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, McAdams initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as My Name Is Tanino, Perfect Pie (for which she received a Genie Award nomination) and Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award). Her first Hollywood movie was the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on November 17, 1978.


2001 - 2004 8 More Events
In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-drama The Family Stone. … Read More
McAdams took a break from her film career from 2006 to 2007. "There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen, a lot of voices around me, and I wanted to step away so I could hear my own voice again", McAdams said in 2013. "Truthfully, I never really wanted to be a big movie star. … Read More
After a two-year career break, McAdams appeared in two limited release films in 2008; the film noir Married Life and the road trip comedy-drama The Lucky Ones.


She returned to prominence in 2009 by appearing in the political-thriller State of Play, the science-fiction romantic drama The Time Traveler's Wife and the mystery action-adventure film Sherlock Holmes. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, McAdams starred with her The Family Stone co-star Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford in the comedy Morning Glory directed by Roger Michell, where she played a television producer attempting to improve the poor ratings of a morning television program. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old 1 More Event
The Notebook has appeared on many Most Romantic Movies lists. "I'm so grateful to have a film that people respond to in that way", McAdams told Elle in 2011. "It was a big deal".
2012 33 Years Old In 2012, McAdams starred opposite Channing Tatum in the romantic drama The Vow, based on a true story. … Read More
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, McAdams appeared opposite Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick's romantic drama To the Wonder. … Read More
2014 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, McAdams starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in an adaptation of John le Carré's espionage thriller A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anton Corbijn. … Read More
In 2015, her most high-profile roles were in season two of HBO's crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight. … Read More
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