Who Is Rachel McAdams?
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Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. She got her start in acting in Canadian television, before making it big in Hollywood. She rose to fame in the mid-2000s, after starring in several blockbuster comedies and romantic comedies, such as Mean Girls, The Notebook, and Wedding Crashers. Throughout the 2000s, McAdams enjoyed an ‘It girl’ status in Hollywood thanks to the success of her films. She has successfully made the transition from rom-com roles to more serious acting.
Career Focus: Acting, Activism
Popular Works: The Hot Chick (2002, Tom Brady), Mean Girls (2004, Mark Waters), The Notebook (2004, Nick Cassavetes), Wedding Crashers (2005, David Dobkin), The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009, Robert Schwentke), Sherlock Holmes (2009, Guy Ritchie), Midnight In Paris (2011, Woody Allen), The Vow (2012, Michael Sucsy), Spotlight (2015, Tom McCarthy), Doctor Strange (2016, Scott Derrickson), Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein)
Date of Birth: 17-11-1978
Current State & Country: Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Los Angeles, California, USA
Home State & Country: London, Ontario, Canada
Weight: 119 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $16,000,000
Educational Credentials: Myrtle Street Public School, Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She has a theater degree from York University.
McAdams runs a website called GreenIsSexy.org. She is an environmental activist, and is said to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Her house also runs on Bullfrog renewable energy. McAdams does not own a car – Instead, she travels around her hometown on a bike or by walking. However, she uses a car when she’s in Los Angeles, because according to her, it’s a hard town to cycle in. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, McAdams volunteered to be a part of the cleanup project in Louisiana, and Mississippi. She also became a judge at a Live Earth and TreeHugger panel event in 2007. Other supported charities and organizations include the Food & Water First Movement, whose main goal is to preserve source water and prime farmlands in Ontario.
She has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Career History of Rachel McAdams
McAdams’ first TV appearance was in an MTV drama called Shotgun, in which she plays the role of Beth Swanson. This drama was filmed while she was still studying at York. In the same year, she made her first film appearance, in a comedy called My Name Is Tanino. Paolo Virzi is the director of this film, and it came out in 2002. Not long after that, McAdams debuted in Hollywood through another comedy film called The Hot Chick. In it, McAdams’ character accidentally swaps bodies with a petty criminal played by comedian Rob Schneider.
McAdams’ breakout role came in 2004, when she played the role of popular high school student Regina George in the film Mean Girls. Her co-stars in the film include Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey. Mean Girls is based after a non-fictional advice book called Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. In the same year, McAdams had yet another breakout role, in the romantic drama film, The Notebook. Critics praised McAdams’ chemistry with her co-star and then-boyfriend, Ryan Gosling. The following year, she appeared in the comedy movie The Wedding Crashers with Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Bradley Cooper.
After taking a two-year break, McAdams came back to Hollywood and did several more films, including 2007’s Married Life, 2008’s The Lucky Ones, and 2009’s State of Play, which was based after a popular British political drama series. In 2009, she starred opposite Eric Bana in The Time Traveler’s Wife, and played the mysterious Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes. This film was based after the popular books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
McAdams also appears in several indie films, notably 2011’s Midnight In Paris, which was directed by Woody Allen. In the film, she plays the role of Inez, the selfish and shallow fiancée of Owen Wilson’s time-travelling character, Gil. Despite only appearing in several scenes, McAdams’ performance in the film still gained plenty of praise. The film itself received critical praise, and was even nominated for several Oscars.
In 2015, McAdams starred in the drama film Spotlight, alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Stanley Tucci. Once again, she gained praise for her performance, but this time, she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Although she didn’t win, Spotlight still won Best Picture. The film is based on a true story about a child-abuse scandal that happened in the Boston Catholic Church. The following year, she played the role of Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange, based after the Marvel superhero of the same name. McAdams is set to reprise the role in the sequel.
Personal Life of Rachel McAdams
McAdams is the daughter of Sandra Gale, a licensed nurse, and Lance McAdams. She divides her time between Los Angeles, and her hometown of Toronto, Canada. Her birthplace is in London, also located in Ontario. McAdams’ birthday is on November 17, 1978. She has two younger siblings – A sister named Kayleen, and a brother named Daniel. When she was a child, McAdams took up figure skating as a hobby, and even won several awards in skating competitions. She is of Welsh, English, Scottish, and Irish descent.
McAdams was not a fan of school, and would often make excuses not to attend it. Despite that, she was still a very active student and joined several extra-curricular programs like soccer, badminton, and volleyball.
McAdams has dated several men throughout her career. One of her most notable relationships is with her The Notebook co-star, Ryan Gosling. They had plenty of fans who liked seeing them together, and thought they were the perfect couple – Unfortunately, their relationship only lasted for four years. Her other ex-boyfriends include Ben Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Kitsch, Kit Harrington, Josh Lucas, and Michael Sheen.
McAdams is currently in a relationship with screenwriter, Jamie Linden. They met in 2016. She and Linden welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2018.
Net Worth of Rachel McAdams
Her current net worth is at around $16M. She has had a successful acting career, so this amount isn’t surprising. A lot of the films she appears in are also blockbusters. Doctor Strange, which is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, grossed over $200M while Wedding Crashers garnered over $180M.
Controversial News About The Life & Career Of Rachel McAdams
After the arrest of media mogul Harvey Weinstein for harassment, McAdams, along with fellow actress Selma Blair, revealed that they have been sexually harassed by writer and director James Toback. Apart from those two, Toback has victimized over 200 women in Hollywood. Toback would reportedly invite ladies to a hotel and promise them great acting roles in Hollywood. He would also compliment their acting skills. This can be dangerous because acting supposedly lets you expose your own vulnerabilities towards an audience.
Rumors and Frequently Asked Questions About Rachel McAdams
McAdams has always been a recluse when it comes to public attention, so it’s not surprising that she didn’t confirm her pregnancy until months later. During her pregnancy, she never really told the media if she was having a son or a daughter – And until now, nobody even knows what the baby’s name is. She seems to enjoy motherhood though, saying that she has always wanted a baby for so long now.