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RACHEL McADAMS (Paige) is one of the great young actresses of today. Her breakout role as Regina George in 2004's hit film Mean Girls was just the beginning for this Canadian native.

McAdams followed this auspicious bow with a star turn opposite Ryan Gosling in New Line Cinema's The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavettes further exampling her versatility as an actress.

Recently, she starred in the Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris which has earned McAdams a SAG nomination for "Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture" alongside cast mates Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Carla Bruni, and Michael Sheen. The film has also earned Golden Globe nominations for "Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy," "Best Director," "Best Actor," and "Best Screenplay."

In 2005, she joined Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken to star in New Line's The 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 and co-starring Cillian Murphy. McAdams followed this with the holiday drama The Family Stone, starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes.

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

She next starred with Tim Robbins and Michael Pena in the Neil Burger directed film, The Lucky Ones.

In the summer of 2009, she was seen in New Line's The Time Traveler's Wife, opposite Eric Bana, a romance based on the best-selling novel about a Chicago librarian, Henry (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 complex complications with his marriage and life with Clare.

She next starred in Sherlock Holmes, for Warner Brothers. McAdams 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 in the film directed by Guy Ritchie.

Recently, Rachel starred in the romantic comedy, Morning Glory, alongside Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford. She played Becky Fuller, a producer looking to revive a failing morning show.

Currently, Rachel is reprising her role as Irene Adler in Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows. She recently wrapped up filming on the untitled Terrence Malick Project alongside Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, and Javier Bardem. .

In 2005, McAdams received ShoWest's Supporting Actress of the Year Award as well as the Breakthrough Actress of the Year at the Hollywood Film Awards. In 2009, she was awarded with ShoWest's Female Star of the Year.

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 degree in Theater from York University.


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