Rachel Mcadams

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Rachel McAdams (born 17.11.1978)
Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress whose film appearances include 'The Notebook', 'The Vow', 'Mean Girls' and 'Midnight in Paris'.

Rachel McAdams: Childhood
Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario and grew up in St Thomas. Her parents are nurse Sandra and former truck driver Lance.
She attended Myrtle Street Public School and later Central Elgin Collegiate Institute where she played sports and was in the student council, Crimestoppers program and Peer Helping Team. She enrolled at York University on their theatre program and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honours degree.
She began figure skating when she was 4 and competed in competitions until she was 18. She became interested in acting at 7 and went to Disney and Shakespeare summer camps. At 12, she was in the Original Kids Theatre Company and she later directed children's theatre.
She had a summer job at McDonalds for three years.

Rachel McAdams: Acting career
Rachel McAdams first TV appearance was on an MTV pilot called 'Shotgun Love Dolls' in 2001. She made her feature film debut in the same year in 'My Name is Tanino'.
In 2002, she had a starring role in the Hollywood flick 'The Hot Chick' in which she plays a popular high school cheerleader who accidently swaps bodies with a criminal.
Her breakthrough role came with 'Mean Girls' in 2004 where she played queen bee Regina George. The film grossed $129 million worldwide and landed her with two MTV Awards.
2004 also saw her appear in the tear-jerker romance 'The Notebook' alongside Ryan Gosling. The pair initially did not get on during filming, but later began dating.
In 2005, she starred in 'Wedding Crashers' which grossed over $285 million worldwide as well as thriller 'Red Eye' and 'The Family Stone'.
In 2006, she was asked to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair with Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson but refused to take part in the photoshoot on discovering it was to be a nude shoot. Keira later spoke of her respect for Rachel making that decision.
Rachel took a break from acting between 2006 and 2007 even turning down offers for roles in hit films such as 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'Casino Royale', 'Mission: Impossible III' and 'Get Smart'.
In 2008, she appeared in the film noir 'Married Life' alongside Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper, and 'The Lucky Ones' which grossed the least out of all her films.
In 2009, she played a reporter in 'State of Play', starred in science-fiction romance 'The Time Traveller's Wife' and appeared in 'Sherlock Holmes' alongside Robert Downey Jr., a film which earned $524 million at the box office.
In 2010 she played a television producer in 'Morning Glory' and 2011 saw her appear in Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' for which Allen won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She also starred in the Holmes sequel 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'.
In 2012 she starred with Channing Tatum in 'The Vow' and will soon appear in the romance 'To the Wonder' as well as 'A Most Wanted Man' and 'About Time'.

Rachel McAdams: Personal life
Rachel McAdams currently lives in Harbord Village in Toronto in a house with her brother as well as holding a U.S. green card.
She practises Kundalini yoga and enjoys cooking and gardening.
She was in a relationship for two years with her 'Notebook' co-star Ryan Gosling from 2005. In 2009, she dated actor Josh Lucas and was until 2013 dating Michael Sheen who was her 'Midnight in Paris' co-star.
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A Most Wanted Man

12th September 2014 -

 Movie Review

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8th September 2014 -

 News

Rachel McAdams, the American actress best known for The Notebook, Midnight in Paris and Sherlock Holmes, is being lined up to play the female lead in True Detective 2, reports suggest. The actress, 35, is...

Rachel McAdams In 'True Detective 2' Talks & Other Cast Rumours

7th September 2014 -

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30th July 2014 -

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Rachel McAdams Embarrassed By Notebook Audition Footage

23rd July 2014 -

 News

The romantic film, which has just celebrated its ten year anniversary, was a global hit and launched the careers of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Yet when presented with footage from her audition, McAdams couldn't...

Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams 'Screamed' At Each Other Whilst Filming 'The Notebook'

3rd July 2014 -

 News

Everyone may rave about Ryan Gosling's chivalrous portrayal of Noah Calhoun in The Notebook but he was hardly as gallant off screen with his co-star Rachel McAdams. The Notebook's director, Nick Cassavetes, spoke to VH1...

What Chemistry? Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams Fought During ‘The Notebook’ Filming

2nd July 2014 -

 News

The Notebook has just turned ten, bringing the classic romance movie back into the headlines with a deluge of new interviews and trivia regarding the film. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, who play the couple...

Rachel McAdams' 'The Notebook' Audition Tape Will Give You Shivers

26th June 2014 -

 News

Once of the world's best-loved romance movies, The Notebook, has just turned ten, marking a decade since the then little-known actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were catapulted into the spotlight with their breath-taking performance...

'Mean Girls' 10 Years On: Memes, Memories, And The Cult Of Mean

30th April 2014 -

 News

It's ten years since hit high school comedy Mean Girls was released. Yes, yes: we know it makes you feel old and all that jazz but what's more impressive than the simple passing of 3652.4...

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings

24th April 2014 -

 News

Amazingly, its been a decade since the release of Mean Girls, the movie that has become a touch stone of pop culture for millennial teens. Written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan, Mean Girls...

A Most Wanted Man

14th April 2014 -

 Video

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Still 'Mean Girls'? Tracking Down The Stars of the 2004 Movie

15th March 2014 -

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13th March 2014 -

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Calm Down! Tina Fey Crushes 'Mean Girls' Sequel Rumours, But Reveals A Musical Version

12th March 2014 -

 News

Tina Fey has put a stop to all the Mean Girls sequel rumours that have been circulating lately, saying that a follow-up to the oft-quoted 2004 teen hit is out of the question. Fans are...

A Most Wanted Man

20th January 2014 -

 Video

Gunther Bachmann is a German spy who has been enlisted by both German and American Secret Services to track down a Chechen-Russian immigrant named Issa in Hamburg who claims to be the heir to an...

Wonder Woman Movie: Who Do You Want For The Leotard and Lasso?

6th November 2013 -

 News

Following Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy and the recent Superman epic 'Man Of Steel', there seems to be one obvious direction to go in next for DC Comics with their film franchises: a Wonder Woman...

About Time

5th September 2013 -

 Movie Review

Curtis has said he may stop making movies, and on the basis of this film you can kind of see why: he's clearly in a rut. While this romance attempts a bit of magical whimsy,...

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30th August 2013 -

 News

Brian De Palma, a man once considered the finest director on the planet having helmed The Untouchables and Scarface, returns this week with Passion - a thriller based on the 2010 French movie Love Crime....

A Week In Movies: Jennifer promotes the Millers, Angelina goes evil, Coogan moves beyond Alan Partridge

16th August 2013 -

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We're the Millers had a huge premiere in London this week, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Will Poulter were all over town promoting the film before walking the blue carpet in Leicester Square....

'About Time' Premieres In London: Did Critics Enjoy Richard Curtis' Swansong?

9th August 2013 -

 News

When Richard Curtis announced that he was stepping away from filmmaking after three decades of movies, fans of his sweet and touching rom-coms looked forward to the final piece from the romantic comedy maestro who...

Richard Curtis Bows Out Of Filmmaking: What's His Secret Rom-Com Formula?

1st August 2013 -

 News

Master of the romantic comedy genre, Richard Curtis, who helped bring us some of Britain's best-loved romance films of the last three decades has said that he thinks upcoming film About Time will be his...

Richard Curtis, Director Of Bridget Jones, Notting Hill To Retire From Filmmaking

31st July 2013 -

 News

Richard Curtis, king of the romantic comedy genre, has decided that the soon-to-be-released About Time will most likely be his last. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, best known for his screenwriting skills for The Boat That Rocked,...

British Stalwart Richard Curtis To Put Down Camera and Quit Directing

31st July 2013 -

 News

Undoubtedly the king of British rom-com, Richard Curtis has enjoyed a long and successful career, writing or helming some of the country’s most-loved films.In addition to his Oscars and Bafta nominations/wins, he can probably add...

A Week In Movies: Pacific Rim Launches, The Wolverine Shows Himself And Gwyneth Deals With Sex-Addiction

5th July 2013 -

 News

This week's big world premiere was for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, which was held in Mexico City on Monday with cast members Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kikuchi. They were joined by British...

Passion Trailer - Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams [Trailer]

3rd July 2013 -

 News

Passion is set for its U.S release, and in light of that, a new trailer has been released, showing the thrilling battle between Noomi Rapace and Rachal McAdams in a sometimes horrifying trailer. Check...

Passion

3rd July 2013 -

 Video

Christine is a manipulative and unpredictable chief of an advertising company. When she reins in a new assistant, Isabelle, they quickly become embroiled in a conflict as the latter puts Christine's position of power in...

Richard Curtis Returns With Latest Rom-Com 'About Time' [Trailer]

14th May 2013 -

 News

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Curtis, the man behind British romantic-comedy behemoths Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, is back with his latest foray into the best-loved movie genre. 'About Time' stars Domhnall Gleeson as...

About Time

14th May 2013 -

 Video

Tim Lake is 21-years-old and not exactly what you call an expert in the art of getting girlfriends. However, all that's about to change when his father lets him in on an incredible secret the...

Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe Movie: Is It The New 'Jerry Maguire'?

12th April 2013 -

 News

Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Cameron Crowe's still untitled movie, about a military contractor on a top-secret mission in Hawaii. Bradley Cooper plays the contractor who is teamed with an Air Force pilot,...

Rachel McAdams Hair Hits Headlines As Star Opts For Red Locks

5th April 2013 -

 News

The Canadian actress doesn’t have to do much to get herself in the headlines but this time around, it’s Rachel McAdams’ hair that’s got her noticed. Perhaps she’s opted for a bold new look since...

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