A native of Canada, McAdams first captured the attention of Hollywood when she landed the starring role in the comedy The Hot Chick in 2002. She then starred in two very different back-to-back hits: the acclaimed comedy Mean Girls, directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Tina Fey and also starring Lindsay Lohan; and Nick Cassavetes' romantic drama The Notebook, opposite Ryan Gosling.
In summer 2005, McAdams starred with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the smash hit comedy Wedding Crashers. Later that year, she starred in Wes Craven's thriller Red Eye, alongside Cillian Murphy, and joined the ensemble cast of the holiday drama The Family Stone, with Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes. McAdams was named Supporting Actress of the Year at the 2005 ShoWest Convention, and received the Hollywood Breakthrough Award at the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival.
McAdams more recently starred with Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in filmmaker Ira Sachs' independent, 1940s-set drama Married Life, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival; and the 2008 indie release The Lucky Ones, opposite Tim Robbins. Earlier this year, she starred in Kevin Macdonald's thriller State of Play, with Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren.
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Rachel McAdams Facts
|Birthday||October 7, 1978 (43)|
|Birthplace||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Rachel McAdams compared to you?|
|Red Eye (2005)|
|Wedding Crashers (2005)|
|Mean Girls (2004)|
|The Notebook (2004) (breakthrough)|
|The Hot Chick (2002)|