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Name: Rachel McAdams

Real name: Rachel Anne McAdams

Birth date: 7 of October 1978 (40 y.o.)

Place of birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Height: 165 cm Weight: 52 kg

Birth Sign: Libra

Chinese zodiac: Horse

Occupation: actress

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Rachel McAdams’s biography

Fragile blonde Rachel McAdams became a star suddenly, appearing in the Mean Girls but she became famous for her roles in serious films, where she managed to reveal her potential of a great dramatic actress: The Notebook, Red Eye etc..
In the photo: Rachel McAdamsIn the photo: Rachel McAdams


Rachel Anne McAdams was born in Canadian London on November 17, 1978. A little over a year later, a boy named Ryan Gosling was born in the same hospital where the first daughter of Lance, a driver at the furniture store and nurse Sandra was born. Years passed and he also became an actor and played with Rachel in The Notebook beautiful melodrama.
Rachel McAdams in childhood and nowRachel McAdams in childhood and now
Since three years old the girl was engaged in figure skating and achieved considerable success, becoming the winner of local and regional competitions. On the set of The Vow, she tried to teach her partner Channing Tatum to skate, but she suffered a fiasco: Rather, he taught me to dance hip-hop on ice.

In the early 90s The McAdams’, who already had two more children by that time, Daniel and Kayleen, were offered to give Rachel to a sports school in Toronto, but they refused, listening to their daughter, for whom sports was no longer a lifelong duty. Having taken part in a theatrical performance at the summer camp, Rachel fell for dramatic art, especially with Shakespeare’s plays and ancient Greek tragedies and began to dream of cinema.
Yet in childhood Rachel fell for dramatic artYet in childhood Rachel fell for dramatic art
Overall, Rachel describes her childhood as very happy. Every evening the whole family gathered around the dinner table and shared the details of the day. She really misses these family dinners with her parents, brother and sister. The McAdams’s children spent summers on the shores of the Great Canadian Lakes, and in the winter wandered through the snow-covered forests and built snow castles.

In 1996, Rachel became a student at York University, her school teachers who taught literature and cultural studies helped her to prepare for the entering exams.
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Rachel’s first appearance in the movie was her episodic role in The Famous Jett Jackson comedy series. In the Shotgun Love Dolls fantasy action the actress, who had already received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, got the main role. Also in her homeland the future star appeared in the My name is Tanino and the Perfect Pie comedies, and in the Guilt by Association drama, where her partners were famous Canadian actors. The pictures brought Rachel popularity only in Canada, and it didn’t satisfy the girl, and she went to conquer the Hollywood Heights.

Fast start

The Canadian actress’s very first casting at the Hollywood film studios, gifted her with one of the main roles in Tom Brady’s debut film The Hot Chick. Rachel looked surprisingly harmonious in the company of Rob Schneider, who ironically once woke up in the body of a school prima donna, whom Rachel played. The very funny and light picture is considered one of the best pictures about body exchange and the Hollywood debut of Rachel McAdams.
A shot from The Hot ChickA shot from The Hot Chick
In the Mean Girls comedy the actress brilliantly played a school bitch, spoiled and selfish, on the background of whom Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Seyfried were clearly losing. For this work Rachel received an MTV award.
Mean Girls - trailer
Her role in The Notebook drama again brought the young actress an MTV award. The case in the picture brought her to Ryan Gosling. It is known that more experienced and well-known Ashley Judd and Reese Witherspoon claimed for the role of Allie, but director Nick Cassavetes approved Rachel, who struck him with a combination of tenderness and passion at the audition.
The Notebook - trailer
The Notebook is included in the golden fund of cinema and is the favorite of millions of people. Gorgeous Gena Rowlands sparkled in the role of elderly Allie. Greg Marsden also starred in the film.

Best roles

In the 2005 bright comedy, Rachel played in the company of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, playing one of the Cleary sisters, who became a hard nut to crack for two desperate womanizers. The star line-up for the Wedding Crashers includes Christopher Walken, Will Ferrell and Jane Seymour.
Rachel McAdams in the Wedding CrashersRachel McAdams in the Wedding Crashers
In the Red Eye thriller Rachel’s partner was Irishman Cillian Murphy, who played the prudent and cynical criminal who decided to use the acquaintance with the character of McAdams Lisa to carry out the murder. Lisa's father was played by Brian Cox.
Red Eye: Rachel McAdams and Cillian MurphyRed Eye: Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy
The actress was lucky enough to play with Tim Robbins in the 2008 The Lucky Ones drama, which also starred John Heard.
Inimitable Rachel McAdamsInimitable Rachel McAdams
The Time Traveler's Wife melodrama with elements of detective and fantasy didn’t deserve awards and received a lot of negative reviews from film critics, however, it became another victory for the actress on her way to the Hollywood Olympus, as the audience appreciated the picture. Her partner was Eric Bana, who played Henry, who suffers from a mysterious disease - chrono-insufficiency, which rather complicates his life, but allows him to move in time.
Eric Bana and Rachel McAdamsEric Bana and Rachel McAdams
In 2009 Rachel embodied the image of Irene Adler in the story of the investigations of Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie. The famous detective was played by Robert Downey Jr. and Watson was played by Jude Law. Mark Strong and Eddie Marsan were also in the picture. Rachel's brilliant performance of the legendary gambler is rightly considered the best, at different times Adler was played by Charlotte Rampling, Lara Pulver, Morgan Fairchild and Natalie Dormer. The second part of the film was released in 2011.
Rachel McAdams in the Sherlock HolmesRachel McAdams in the Sherlock Holmes
Alongside Owen Wilson, playing the role of a writer and a hopeless dreamer, Rachel starred in the Midnight in Paris fantasy drama .The director of the film was Woody Allen himself, which many film stars consider a great honor to work with. Tom Hiddleston, Kathy Bates and Michael Sheen also played in the picture, which won worldwide recognition and almost all the film awards.
Rachel McAdams with Owen WilsonRachel McAdams with Owen Wilson
In 2012 there were two pictures with McAdams: the To the Wonder drama, where she played with Javier Bardem and Ben Affleck, and the Passion thriller, where the beloved and at the same time the rival of Rachel’s character was Isabelle, played by Noomi Rapace.
Rachel McAdams on the evolution of her appearance
In the second season of the True Detective, released in late 2014, Rachel played the assistant to the sheriff, detective Antigone Bezzerides, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn also played in the series, deserving the title of cult.

In the A Most Wanted Man political thriller the actress played lawyer Annabel Richter, who became a pawn in the FBI hunt for an international terrorist. The film is dedicated to the memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played his last role in it - the head of a special unit of the FBI, Günther Bachmann. The film also starred Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss and Willem Dafoe.
A shot from the A Most Wanted ManA shot from the A Most Wanted Man
Alongside James Franco the actress worked on the Everything will be fine drama, which tells about a tragedy, which the hero Franco was responsible for. Charlotte Gainsbourg also played a role in the hard story, which didn’t leave the audience indifferent.

Several pictures were released in 2015, starring Rachel: the Southpaw drama, where she starred in a duet with Jake Gyllenhaal, the Spotlight historical thriller, which won an Oscar, where she played alongside Mark Ruffalo, as well as the Aloha comedy, where she became part of the stellar team of Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray and Emma Stone.
Southpaw - trailer
In the 2016 cult fantasy about the adventures of Doctor Strange the actress was lucky to work with Benedict Cumberbatch, Dane Mads Mikkelsen and elven diva Tilda Swinton.
Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdamsTilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams
In 2017 Rachel played the lead role in the Disobedience melodrama, where her partner was Rachel Weisz. The picture was rather coolly appreciated by critics who did not notice the chemistry between the characters of McAdams and Weiss, but the audience liked the love story of two women who had become outcasts in the orthodox Jewish community.
A shot from the DisobedienceA shot from the Disobedience
The premiere of the Game Night comedy thriller took place in 2018, where Rachel played Annie, who along with her friends turned out to be involved in a dangerous game, in which life turned out to be a bet. The comedy was highly appreciated by the viewers and film critics; the friends of McAdams’s character were played by Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen and Kyle Chandler.

Rachel McAdams’s personal life

In contrast to her film career Rachel’s personal life was not as lucky at first. Her first romance happened on the set of The Notebook with the same boy who was born in the same clinic as she - with Ryan Gosling.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdamsRyan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Their relationship lasted more than five years, after which the actress began to date English gentleman Michael Sheen, whom she met while working on the Midnight in Paris In 2012 the actors even announced the estimated date of their wedding but the engagement did not take place. Both Rachel and Michael refused to give any explanation.
Rachel McAdams and Michael SheenRachel McAdams and Michael Sheen
Rachel's relationship with screenwriter Jamie Linden became known to the society in 2016. Linden is two years younger than the actress, in spring 2018 they had a son, whose name Rachel categorically refuses to announce and declares that she intends to hide him from the attention of the press for as long as possible.
Rachel with her sonRachel with her son
In the interview for Elle following her childbirth, the star shared with the journalists that she is enjoying the happiness of motherhood and plans to devote her son the maximum of her time, in connection with which she would be acting less.

Rachel McAdams Nowadays

In 2020 the third film about brilliant Sherlock and his faithful friend Watson is going to be released, where the actress will once again delight fans with playing Irene Adler. The main cast of the film will also remain the same.
Sherlock Holmes – trailer 2020
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