Rachel McAdams is a 25-million-dollar Canadian actress. McAdams is recognised for “Mean Girls,” “The Notebook,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “Game Night” (2018). Her portrayal in “Spotlight” got an Oscar nomination. McAdams appeared on TV in “Slings & Arrows” (2003–2005) and “True Detective” (2015).
In 2016, McAdams played Christine Palmer in “Doctor Strange,” which grossed $677.7 million. In 2020, she’ll reprise her role in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” was Netflix’s most-streamed film or TV series in the U.S. during its first weekend of release.
Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario, in 1978. Sandra was a nurse, and Lance drove a truck. Rachel, Kayleen, and Daniel were raised Protestant, and Rachel learnt to figure skate at age 4. McAdams won regional skating medals but resigned at 18 to focus on acting. She played volleyball, soccer, and badminton and was on the student council and Peer Helping Team at Myrtle Street Public School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute.
McAdams attended Shakespeare and Disney summer camps as a child and began acting at age 12. She directed children’s plays and won an acting award at the 1995 Sears Ontario Drama Festival. Rachel earned a BFA from York University in 2001.
McAdams made her TV debut in 2001 with “Shotgun Love Dolls” and “The Famous Jett Jackson” She appeared in “My Name is Tanino,” “Perfect Pie,” and “The Hot Chick” in 2002. She guest-starred in “Earth: Final Conflict” and “Guilt by Association” that year. Rachel played Kate McNab on “Slings & Arrows” from 2003 to 2004, and she had her break-out role in Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” in 2004.
Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and “Saturday Night Live” alums Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, and Ana Gasteyer co-starred alongside McAdams in the $130 million box office hit. Rachel followed “The Notebook” with a streak of hits in 2005: “Wedding Crashers” ($288.5 million), “Red Eye” ($96.2 million), and “The Family Stone” ($92.9 million).
McAdams turned down roles in “Get Smart,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Mission: Impossible III,” and “Casino Royale” from 2006 to 2007. After her absence, she starred in “The Lucky Ones,” “State of Play,” and “Sherlock Holmes” Rachel resumed her role as Irene Adler in 2011’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (which grossed $545.4 million). 2010’s “Morning Glory” starred Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford; 2011’s “Midnight in Paris” and 2012’s “The Vow,” “Passion,” and “To the Wonder” followed.
McAdams co-starred alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in “A Most Wanted Man” in 2014. In 2015, she portrayed The Mother in “The Little Prince,” starred in “Everything Will Be Fine,” “Aloha,” “Southpaw,” and “Spotlight,” and played Detective Antigone “Ani” Bezzerides in “True Detective” season two. Rachel then appears in “Doctor Strange” (2016), “Disobedience” (2017), and “Game Night” (2018). She portrays Icelandic singer Sigrit Ericksdóttir in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” in 2020.
Rachel began dating screenwriter Jamie Linden in April 2016; they had a kid in April 2018. She dated Ryan Gosling and Michael Sheen from “The Notebook.”
McAdams founded the eco-friendly website GreenIsSexy.org in 2007. She’s appeared in Food and Water First Campaign commercials and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Rachel worked with United Way of Canada, Alzheimer’s Association, and Sunshine Foundation of Canada following Hurricane Katrina. She’s a member of Represent.Us’ cultural council, which aims to “unrig America’s corrupt political system.”
McAdams was nominated for an Oscar for “Spotlight” in 2016, and the cast received Screen Actors Guild, Awards Circuit Community, Film Independent Spirit, Gold Derby, and Gotham Awards.
Rachel was nominated for the Awards Circuit Community Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Denver Film Critics Society, North Carolina Film Critics Association, Online Film & Television Association, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, and Satellite Awa. McAdams earned a Gemini Award for “Slings and Arrows” and an Online Cinema Award for “Disobedience”
The cast of “Le Petit Prince” earned a Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short. Rachel had seven MTV Movie Award nominations, winning Best On-Screen Team for “Mean Girls” and Breakthrough Female for “The Notebook” She’s been nominated for 19 Teen Choice Awards, winning six: Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie Love Scene, Choice Movie Liplock, and Choice Movie Chemistry for “The Notebook,” Movies – Choice Actress: Comedy for “Wedding Crashers” and “The Family Stone,” and Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure for “Sherlock Holmes.” In 2005 and 2009, McAdams was voted ShoWest’s Supporting Actress of the Year. Rachel’s star is on Canada’s Walk of Fame.