Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress who became known to the international audience after playing the leading roles in Mean Girls, The Notebook, and Wedding Crashers. She was cast to play the main role as Ani Bezzerides on the HBO crime drama True Detective and later portrayed journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight, which earned her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Rachel also starred as Christine Palmer in the MCU’s Doctor Strange.
Rachel McAdams Biography
Rachel Anne McAdams
Birthday / Date of Birth
Rachel McAdams was born on 17 November 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada.
She’s currently 44 years old.
Harbord Village, Toronto, Ontario
Her ancestry is English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and distant Dutch.
Rachel attended Myrtle Street Public School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas, Ontario.
She took a four-year theater program at York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honors degree in 2001. During his time, she worked with the Toronto-based Necessary Angel Theatre Company.
- Father – Lance McAdams (Truck Driver)
- Mother – Sandra McAdams (née Gale) (Nurse)
- Siblings – Kayleen McAdams (Younger Sister) (Celebrity Makeup Artist), Daniel McAdams (Younger Brother)
Rachel McAdams has been dating screenwriter Jamie Linden since April 2016. Together, they have a son, born on April 10, 2018. The couple welcomed their daughter in 2021.
She had been in relationships with stars Ryan Gosling, Ben Jackson, Michael Sheen, and Patrick Sambrook in the past.
- In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
- In centimeters – 163 cm
- In meters – 1.63 m
- In Kilograms – 54 kg
- In Pounds – 119 lbs
- Measurements – 33-24-34
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32A
She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
- Fair complexion with a few small moles on her face and neck
Rachel McAdams made her onscreen debut in the 2002 comedy film My Name is Tanino as Sally Garfield.
In 2001, McAdams made her first appearance in an episode of the television show Shotgun Love Dolls.
She is recognized for her roles in films including Mean Girls (2004), The Notebook (2004), Sherlock Holmes (2009), and Sherlock Holmes film series, Spotlight (2015) and Doctor Strange (2016).
Rachel McAdams Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Favorite Actress – Laura Dern, Joan Cusack, Samantha Morton, Renée Zellweger, Kate Winslet, Juliette Lewis
- Favorite Color – Purple
Rachel McAdams Net Worth
As of 2023, Rachel McAdams has a total net worth of $25 million US dollars. The budding actress lives in a Victorian-style house near Harbord Village in Toronto, Canada. She holds a U.S. green card but has remarked, “The world has become so small these days, and most films aren’t shot in Hollywood anymore, so there’s no point living there.”
Rachel McAdams Facts
While studying acting at York University in Toronto, she appeared in numerous stage and student film productions.
She worked at a McDonald’s for three years along with her sister, Kayleen McAdams, and her brother, Dan McAdams.
Rachel was ranked #14 on Maxim’s “Hot 100 Women” list in 2005 and #17 on the list in 2006.
She was largely considered for the role of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four (2005), but the role was offered to Jessica Alba.
She originally auditioned for the role of Cady in Mean Girls, but was asked to play Regina, the role which earned her international fame and several accolades.
Rachel has won several MTV Movie Awards including one for Best Breakthrough Female Performance for ‘Mean Girls’ in 2005.
In 2007 she was named by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
She is allergic to horses.
She was ranked #15 in Ask Men Australia’s top 99 “most desirable women” list in 2007 and #35 on the list in 2011.
She was ranked #63 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
McAdams was considered for the role of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006), but Eva Green was cast instead.
In 2020, she starred in the Netflix musical comedy film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga with Will Ferrell.