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Name: Rachel McAdams  
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Date of Birth: 7th October 1976
Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Actress
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Rachel McAdams (born October 7, 1976) is a Canadian actress. She was born in London, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in St. Thomas, Ontario. At the age of four, she took up competitive figure skating. She took up acting at age thirteen at a summer theater camp.

Rachel attended Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas from grade nine to OAC (An optional 13th year for Ontario students before university, which was phased out in 2003). She later graduated from York University with honours, where she studied theatre.

She had a large role in the film The Hot Chick, alongside Rob Schneider, but her career really took off when she starred as Regina George, popularity queen and resident bitch of her school, in the 2004 hit Mean Girls. She starred opposite Hollywood It-Girl Lindsay Lohan (who was ten years her junior). Mean Girls got McAdams' name into many homes around the United States, as it was such a big hit.

She followed Mean Girls with the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel The Notebook, alongside Ryan Gosling. In 2005, she played the engaged daughter of an important political leader in The Wedding Crashers. She starred opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Her most recent role was in the thriller Red Eye.

McAdams received critical acclaim for both roles and was honoured for her work, most recently a record number of five nominations, and three wins, at the MTV Movie Awards in 2005.


  • The Family Stone (2005) – Amy Stone
  • Red Eye (2005) – Lisa Reisert
  • Wedding Crashers (2005) – Claire Cleary
  • The Notebook (2004) – Allie Hamilton
  • Mean Girls (2004) – Regina George
  • Slings & Arrows (2003) (TV series) – Kate McNab
  • The Hot Chick (2002) – Jessica Spencer/Clive Maxtone
  • Perfect Pie (2002) – Patsy (age 15)
  • My Name Is Tanino (2002) – Sally Garfield
  • Guilt by Association (2002) (TV) – Danielle
  • Shotgun Love Dolls (2001) (TV series) – Beth
Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson on the cover of "Life" magazine for the movie "Wedding Crashers"


  • "I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward." - Rachel McAdams
  • "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."- Rachel McAdams
  • "Yeah. I still live in Canada, so it's not quite the same. And when I'm in L.A., I'm in a car; you don't have the contact with the public. It's not so bad. It's still pretty much the same. I still feel pretty normal-ish." - Rachel McAdams
  • "McAdams, who has Wes Craven's "Red-Eye" chiller opening in mid-August, is still getting asked about her and Ryan Gosling's jaw-dropping kiss on last month's MTV Movie Awards. After the "Notebook" movie couple won the award for Best Kiss, she leapt into his arms and planted a big one on him. Turns out it was Gosling's doing. Says Rachel, "Ryan was whispering in my ear as we're winning the award. He's like, 'You go that way, I'll go this way, and we'll meet in the middle,' " she recounts. 'I was like, 'What?!? You better not chicken out or I'll kill you!' It was fun." - Rachel McAdams


  • Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling currently are dating in real life. The twosome appeared together at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 14, according to US Weekly. They were working together as a couple in movie The Notebook, but they started dating shortly after filming finished.
  • Oddly enough, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, as well as working together and dating, were born in the same hospital in the same city (St. Joesph's Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada).

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