Rachel McAdams young
November 17, 1978
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
34-24-35 in | 87-61-89 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario, Canada, on November 17, 1978, is a Canadian actress.
Young Rachel McAdams first started performing in Disney and Shakespeare summer camps and in school stage productions.
She got her television debut in MTV pilot Shotgun Love Dolls (2001), in role as Beth Swanson.
She made her big screen debut in comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002) in role as Sally Garfield.
She landed her Hollywood debut in teen comedy film The Hot Chick (2002) in role as Jessica Spencer / Clive Maxtone.
Her breakout performances came as Regina George in teen comedy movie Mean Girls (2004) and as Allison "Allie" Hamilton in romantic film The Notebook (2004).
Eurovision (2020) comedy in role as Sigrit Ericksdottir opposite Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan and Dan Stevens
Game Night (2018) black comedy in role as Annie, with Jason Bateman
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sacha Pfeiffe in biographical drama film Spotlight (2015).
She portrayed Christine Palmer in superhero film Doctor Strange (2016) opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) romantic science fiction with Eric Bana
Sherlock Holmes (2009) mystery period action opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law
The Vow (2012) romantic drama with Channing Tatum
Southpaw (2015) sports drama with Jake Gyllenhaal
Midnight in Paris (2011) fantasy comedy directed by Woody Allen
Aloha (2015) romantic comedy with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper
Wedding Crashers (2005) romance comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn
About Time (2013) romantic comedy drama opposite Margot Robbie
State of Play (2009) political thriller opposite Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck
The Family Stone (2005) comedy drama with Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Keaton
Disobedience (2017) romantic drama with Rachel Weisz
She won a Gemini Award for her role as Kate McNeil in Canadian TV series Slings & Arrows (2003-2005).
She played Ani Bezzerides in season two of HBO's anthology crime drama True Detective (2015).
Attended Myrtle Street Public School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute.
Has English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.
She is allergic to horses.
She received a record five MTV Movie Award nominations in a single year.
Avoided flying airplanes until age 22.
Started figure skating at the age of four.
Is a vegetarian.
Practices kundalini yoga.
Likes shopping at Vintage clothing stores.
Lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She dated Ryan Gosling (2004-2008), Josh Lucas (2009), Ben Jackson (2009-2010), Taylor Kitsch (2015-2016), Patrick Sambrook (2013-2014) and Michael Sheen (2010-2013).
She started dating American screenwriter Jamie Linden in 2016, they have a son.
I guess you have to be really open to your acting partners and believe in the story
I want to work with great directors and try not to put too much pressure on myself and just read things for the story and recognize when I'm drawn to something for the right reasons and try to maintain some sanity.
As strange as movie making is, doing love scenes for the first time with someone you've never even said hello to does work in terms of having a fresh quality to a relationship.
I confess I am a romantic. I love romance, and I think it's really fun and delicious and some of my favorite films are love stories. I think that you just get a chance to fall in love with the characters so much and you get to explore their lives so deeply.
I always wish I could go back and see the people that I love as children.
I love auditioning. Since 'The Notebook' and 'Wedding Crashers,' I don't have to audition anymore, and I miss it. You get to show your interpretation of the character. I get nervous when I don't audition. What if they hate what I want to do?
I think love is the through line and it's universal and it doesn't matter what period of time, time or place, or people, that's something we all connect to. That's the thin thread that I think keeps it altogether.
My mother never put an emphasis on looks. She let us grow up on our own time line. She never forced any beauty regimen into my world.