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Rachel McAdams


Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 was performing in Shakespearean productions in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Midnight in Paris
(2011)
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Irene Adler
(2009)
Mean Girls
Mean Girls Regina George
(2004)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Christine Palmer
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Game Night (post-production)
Annie
  Sherlock Holmes 3 (announced)
Irene Adler (rumored)
 2017 Disobedience
Esti Kuperman
 2016 Doctor Strange
Christine Palmer
 2015/I Spotlight
Sacha Pfeiffer
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Detective Ani Bezzerides
- Omega Station (2015) ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
- Other Lives (2015) ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
- Down Will Come (2015) ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
 2015 Southpaw
Maureen Hope
 2015/I Aloha
Tracy Woodside
 2015/I The Little Prince
The Mother (voice)
 2014 A Most Wanted Man
Annabel Richter
 2013/I About Time
Mary
 2012 Passion
Christine
 2012 To the Wonder
Jane
 2012 The Vow
Paige
 2011 Midnight in Paris
Inez
 2010 Morning Glory
Becky
 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Irene Adler
 2009 State of Play
Della Frye
 2008 The Lucky Ones
Colee
 2007 Married Life
Kay Nesbitt
 2005 The Family Stone
Amy Stone
 2005 Red Eye
Lisa Reisert
 2005 Wedding Crashers
Claire Cleary
 2003-2005 Slings and Arrows (TV Series)
Kate McNab
- Season's End (2005) ... Kate McNab
- Playing the Swan (2003) ... Kate McNab
- Mirror up to Nature (2003) ... Kate McNab
- Outrageous Fortune (2003) ... Kate McNab
- Madness in Great Ones (2003) ... Kate McNab
 2004 The Notebook
Allie
 2004 Mean Girls
Regina George (as Rachel Mcadams)
 2002 The Hot Chick
Jessica
 2002 Perfect Pie
Patsy (age 15)
 2002 My Name Is Tanino
Sally Garfield
 2002 Guilt by Association (TV Movie)
Danielle
 2002 Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series)
Christine Bickwell
- Atavus High (2002) ... Christine Bickwell
 2001 Shotgun Love Dolls (TV Movie)
Beth
 2001 The Famous Jett Jackson (TV Series)
Hannah Grant
- Food for Thought (2001) ... Hannah Grant
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Other Works:

Series of TV commercial, "realtor.com presents 'Let's Get Real (Estate),'" for the realtor.com app.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rachel Mcadams

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Yeah. I still live in Canada, so it's not quite the same. And when I'm in L.A., I'm in a car; you don't have the contact with the public. It's not so bad. It's still pretty much the same. I still feel pretty normal-ish. See more »

Trivia:

Was Jon Favreau's first choice to play Pepper Potts in Iron Man (2008), but she turned the role down. Gwyneth Paltrow was subsequently cast instead. See more »

Trademark:

Fair complexion with a few small moles on her face and neck

Nickname:

Rach

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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