• Birth name: Rachel Anne McAdams
• Date of Birth: November 17, 1978
• Place of Birth: London, Ontario (Canada)
• Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
• Mother: Sandra Kay Gale
• Father: Lance McAdams
• Siblings: Kayleen McAdams, Daniel McAdams
• Representation: WME, Magnolia Entertainment
Canadian actress Rachel McAdams’ career already spans over fifteen years. The audience might know her from popculture hit “Mean Girls”, modern day romantic classic “The Notebook”, Guy Ritchie’s reinvention of “Sherlock Holmes” or more recently from the HBO’s “True Detective” or Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”. Here’s an in-depth look at Rachel’s career, from early life until her recent Academy Award nomination (Best Supporting Actress) for “Spotlight”.
The early life to the early career: From her childhood to auditioning for The Notebook
The breakthrough to the it girl: From triple billing in Wedding Crashers, Red Eye and The Family Stone to it girl
The pause to the return: From reassessing what’s next to working with Hollywood veterans
The filmmakers: From Cannes debut to working with acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick
The spotlight to the future: From Oscar nomination to what could be next
This biography is exclusively written by Rachel McAdams Online and information gathered from interviews and articles. Last updated on May 15, 2017.