Rachel McAdams

  • Birth Name: Rachel Anne McAdams
  • Birth Place: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began competing in figure skating at age 4 and continued with the sport until she was 18. 
  • Performed Shakespeare at the Original Kids Theatre in her home town at the age of 12.
  • First TV performance was as a girl with bulimia in a 2001 episode of The Famous Jett Jackson.
  • Prepared for her role of Southern belle Allie Hamilton in The Notebook (2004) by taking etiquette lessons.
  • Won a 2005 MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female for her role in Mean Girls and also shared one with Notebook costar Ryan Gosling for Best Kiss.
  • Arrived at a photo shoot for the March 2006 issue of Vanity Fair magazine only to bow out at the last minute because she reportedly had a change of heart about posing nude.
  • Voiced a polar bear in a 2015 video by Greenpeace, highlighting the dangers of Arctic oil drilling.

Awards

  • 2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Daniel McAdams — Brother
  • Ryan Gosling — Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Sheen — Ex-significant Other
  • Kayleen — Sister
  • Lance McAdams — Father
  • Sandy McAdams — Mother
  • Josh Lucas — Ex-significant Other

College

  • York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BFA in Theater, 2001)
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