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Canadian-native RACHEL MCADAMS (Della Frye) made a double impact on the film world with her starring film debut in Disney's The Hot Chick and Nick Cassavetes' The Notebook, for New Line Cinema.

McAdams followed this auspicious bow with a star turn, opposite Lindsay Lohan, in Paramount Pictures' Mean Girls, written by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey and produced by Lorne Michaels.

In 2005, McAdams joined Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken and starred in New Line Cinema's Wedding Crashers. The film made more than $250 million at the domestic box office. She next tackled DreamWorks' thriller Red Eye, directed by Wes Craven, which co-starred Cillian Murphy. McAdams followed this with the holiday drama The Family Stone, which starred Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes.

McAdams then explored the independent film world with Married Life, which also starred Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. The film, directed by Ira Sachs, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007.

McAdams next starred with Tim Robbins and Michael Peña in the Neil Burger-directed film The Lucky Ones.

This summer, she will be seen in New Line Cinema's The Time Traveler's Wife, starring opposite Eric Bana. The film is a romance based on the bestselling novel about a Chicago librarian (Bana) and his artist wife Clare (McAdams). Bana's character has a rare gene disorder that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and this creates complications for his marriage and life with Clare.

McAdams has just finished filming Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros. She plays Irene Adler, one of the most notable female characters in the original Sherlock Holmes stories. She is a spirited character who holds her own opposite the charming but cagey Holmes. She stars opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie and is scheduled for release this Christmas.

In 2005, McAdams received ShoWest's Supporting Actress of the Year Award as well as the Breakthrough Actress Award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

McAdams was born and raised in a small town outside of London, Ontario. Involved with theater growing up, she went on to graduate with honors with a BFA in theater from York University.


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