Rachel McAdams

Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (2003–2005), for which she won a Gemini Award. In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the comedy-drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl", and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Rising Star. After a brief sabbatical, she returned to prominence in 2009, by appearing in the political thriller State of Play, the romance The Time Traveler's Wife, and the 2009 mystery film Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, McAdams appeared in the star vehicle comedy film Morning Glory, and went on to star in the films Midnight in Paris (2011), The Vow (2012), and About Time (2013). In 2015, she starred in the second season of the HBO anthology crime drama series True Detective, and portrayed the journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. For the latter, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This was followed by roles in the ...

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Jared Harris  •  Noomi Rapace

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Jared Harris  •  Noomi Rapace

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Midnight in Paris (2011)

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A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Kurt Fuller  •  Mimi Kennedy

About Time (2013)

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The night after another unsatisfactory New Year's party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. They can't change history, but they can change what happens and has happened in their own lives. Thus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year's party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. They can't change history, but they can change what happens and has happened in their own lives. Thus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bill Nighy  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Tom Hollander

Mean Girls (2004)

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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Amanda Seyfried

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Amanda Seyfried

Red Eye (2005)

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Brian Cox  •  Jayma Mays

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Brian Cox  •  Jayma Mays

The Family Stone (2005)

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Diane Keaton  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Dermot Mulroney

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Diane Keaton  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Dermot Mulroney

The Hot Chick (2002)

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Brady
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Anna Faris  •  Matthew Lawrence

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Brady
CAST:  Rob Schneider  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Anna Faris  •  Matthew Lawrence

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

The Little Prince (2015)

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Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne
CAST:  Marion Cotillard  •  Riley Osborne  •  Paul Rudd  •  Benicio del Toro

Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne
CAST:  Marion Cotillard  •  Riley Osborne  •  Paul Rudd  •  Benicio del Toro

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  James Franco  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Marie-Josée Croze

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  James Franco  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Marie-Josée Croze

Aloha (2015)

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Emma Stone  •  Danny McBride

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Emma Stone  •  Danny McBride

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Robin Wright  •  Daniel Brühl

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Robin Wright  •  Daniel Brühl

Passion (2012)

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Karoline Herfurth  •  Paul Anderson

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Karoline Herfurth  •  Paul Anderson

To the Wonder (2013)

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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Javier Bardem  •  Rachel McAdams

Southpaw (2015)

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Naomie Harris  •  Oona Laurence

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Naomie Harris  •  Oona Laurence

The Vow (2012)

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Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Sucsy
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Channing Tatum  •  Sam Neill  •  Scott Speedman

Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Sucsy
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Channing Tatum  •  Sam Neill  •  Scott Speedman

Perfect Pie (2002)

On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time Marie and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Willis Sweete
CAST:  Wendy Crewson  •  Barbara Williams  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Alison Pill

On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time Marie and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Willis Sweete
CAST:  Wendy Crewson  •  Barbara Williams  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Alison Pill

My Name Is Tanino (2002)

During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her camera. He instead cannot forget the girl and he decides to go to the States ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Virzì
CAST:  Corrado Fortuna  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Frank Crudele  •  Mary Long

During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her camera. He instead cannot forget the girl and he decides to go to the States ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Virzì
CAST:  Corrado Fortuna  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Frank Crudele  •  Mary Long

Morning Glory (2010)

A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Harrison Ford  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jeff Goldblum

A young and devoted morning television producer is hired as an executive producer on a long-running morning show at a once-prominent but currently failing station in New York City. Eager to keep the show on air, she recruits a former news journalist and anchor who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Harrison Ford  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Jeff Goldblum
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