RACHEL M cADAM S (Becky Fuller) is one of the great young actresses of today. Her breakout role as Regina George in 2004’ s hit film Mean Girls was just the beginning for this Canadian native. McAdams followed this auspicious bow with a star turn opposite Ryan Gosling in New Line Cinema’ s The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes further exampling her versatility as an actress.
In 2005, she joined Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken to star in New Line’ s The Wedding Crashers. The film made more than $250 million at the domestic box office. She next tackled DreamWorks’ thriller Red Eye, directed by Wes Craven and co-starring Cillian Murphy. McAdams followed this with the holiday drama The Family Stone, starring Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes. McAdams then explored the independent film world with Married Life, starring with Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper and Patricia Clarkson. The film, directed by Ira Sachs, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007.
She next starred with Tim Robbins and Michael Peña in the Neil Burger directed film, The Lucky Ones.
Last summer, she was seen in New Line’ s The Time Traveler’ s Wife, opposite Eric Bana, a romance based on the best-selling novel about a Chicago librarian, Henry (Bana) and his artist wife, Clare (McAdams). Bana’ s character has a rare gene disorder that causes him to involuntarily time travel and this creates complex complications with his marriage and life with Clare.
Recently, Rachel starred in Sherlock Holmes, for Warner Brothers. McAdams played Irene Adler, one of the most notable female characters in the original Sherlock Holmes stories. She is a spirited character who holds her own opposite the charming, but cagey Holmes. She stars opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the film directed by Guy Ritchie.
Currently she is filming Midnight in Paris alongside Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard written and directed by Woody Allen.
In 2005, McAdams received ShoWest’ s Supporting Actress of the Year Award as well as the Breakthrough Actress of the Year at the Hollywood Film Awards. In 2009, she was awarded with ShoWest’ s Female Star of the Year.
McAdams was born and raised in a small town outside of London, Ontario. Involved with theater growing up, she went on to graduate with honors with a BFA degree in Theater from York University.
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