Birth Date: November 17, 1978
Birth Place: London, Canada
Notable Films: Mean Girls, The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris, Southpaw
Awards: (Nominated) Academy Award (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role | Spotlight)
Rachel McAdams Biography:
Actress Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada. From a young age, McAdams would attend various acting summer camps, including the Shakespeare Summer Camp and the Disney Summer Camp as well as helping out with her own local theater productions in London. Despite her love for acting, McAdams didn’t see it as a viable career option and intended to enroll at the University of Western Ontario to major in cultural studies. However, her drama teacher persuaded Rachel to expand her acting skills so she decided to enroll in a four-year theater program at York University in Canada instead. After she had graduated with her Bachelor of Arts, McAdams took the plunge and moved to the United States to become a professional actress and was snapped up by agents within months. Her first movie debut was in the popular comedy, Hot Chick (2002) alongside the likes of Anna Faris and Rob Schneider. After the success of Hot Chick, McAdams’ name began to circulate among the top Hollywood producers, when she then landed her break-out role as Regina George in Mean Girls (2004). That same year, she was offered the chance to act alongside Ryan Gosling in the ultimate romantic-comedy, The Notebook, which once more propelled McAdams’ name throughout the world of Hollywood, and she soon became a much sought-after actress. Since these two major roles, Rachel McAdams has gone on to star in movies such as The Wedding Crashers, About Time, Red Eye, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Sherlock Holmes, Midnight in Paris and Spotlight.