RACHEL McADAMS' (Mary) transformative
performances have established her as one of
Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors.
McAdams' 2013 has
been very busy. First up
was Terrence Malick's To
the Wonder, opposite Ben
Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and
Javier Bardem, which was
released in April. The romantic drama centered on a
man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown
after his marriage to a European woman falls apart. The
film premiered at the 2012 Venice International Film
Festival and then screened at the Toronto International
Film Festival. McAdams can also be seen in Brian De
Palma's Passion, opposite Noomi Rapace. In the film, an
ambitious advertising executive plots revenge after her
boss and mentor steals her idea. Passion, which made
its world premiere at the 2012 Venice International Film
Festival and then went onto the Toronto International
Film Festival, is set for a limited U.S. release this fall.
In addition, McAdams recently wrapped production on
Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, starring opposite
Philip Seymour Hoffman.
McAdams will soon begin production on Cameron
Crowe's next film, opposite Bradley Cooper and Emma
Stone. The film is set to begin production in October.
Additionally, she will lend her voice to a character in The
Little Prince, alongside James Franco and Jeff Bridges.
Recently, McAdams starred in three box-office
hits from three very different genres: Sherlock Holmes:
A Game of Shadows, in which she reprised her role
as Irene Adler, opposite Robert Downey Jr.; the
romantic drama The Vow, alongside Channing Tatum;
and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which earned
McAdams a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion
Picture, alongside Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Adrien
Brody, Marion Cotillard, Carla Bruni and Michael
Sheen. The film also won a Golden Globe for Best
Screenplay -- Motion Picture and earned nominations
for Best Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical, Best
Director -- Motion Picture and Best Performance by an
Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical. It was
also nominated for four Oscars, including one win for
Best Writing, Original Screenplay. Midnight in Paris is
Allen's highest-grossing film to date.
McAdams' film credits include Morning Glory,
opposite Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford; Guy
Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes; The Time Traveler's Wife;
Neil Burger's The Lucky Ones; Married Life, which
premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film
Festival; The Family Stone, opposite Keaton and
Sarah Jessica Parker; Wes Craven's Red Eye, opposite
Cillian Murphy; Wedding Crashers, opposite Owen
Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken; Nick
Cassavetes' The Notebook, opposite Ryan Gosling; and
In 2005, McAdams received ShoWest's Supporting
Actress of the Year Award as well as Breakthrough Actress honors at the Hollywood Film Awards. In 2009,
she was named ShoWest's Female Star of the Year.
McAdams was born and raised in a small town
outside of London, Ontario. Involved with theater while
growing up, she went on to graduate with honors from
York University with a BFA in theater.