Nov. 17th, 1978
London, Ontario, Canada
Rachel McAdams' Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2010 - Morning Glory
2009 - The Time Traveler's Wife
2009 - Sherlock Holmes
2009 - State of Play
2008 - The Lucky Ones
2007 - Married Life
2005 - The Family Stone
2005 - Wedding Crashers
2004 - The Notebook
2004 - Mean Girls
2002 - The Hot Chick
Guest TV Roles
Rachel McAdams was raised in St. Thomas, Ontario. Starting at the age of four, she competed in figure skating. By the age of 13, she was performing in Shakespearean productions in summer theater camp.
In high school, McAdams intended to apply to college to study cultural studies, because studying theater would be "a bit of a joke". At the last minute, a drama teacher encouraged her to audition to be a drama major. She eventually majored in theater at York University and graduated with honors and a B.F.A. degree.
She began her professional on-screen career with an appearance on the Disney series "The Famous Jett Jackson" (1998) followed by a pilot for MTV. After a few more films, she hit it big after her appearance in the hits Mean Girls (2004) and The Notebook (2004).