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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