Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress with a net worth of $25 million.
Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress and activist. She made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick.
In 2004, McAdams became a famous person because she was in the movie Mean Girls.
Who Is Rachel McAdams
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in Canada. She has an education from a theater degree program at York University. After that, she did many Canadian films and TV shows. In 2002, she won a Gemini Award for her work on the show Slings and Arrows.
In 2002, Rachel McAdams made her Hollywood debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. She 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 and the thriller Red Eye. She was called Hollywood’s new “it girl” and she got a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.
After a break, she came back in 2009 by appearing in the political thriller State of Play, the romance The Time Traveler’s Wife, and the mystery film Sherlock Holmes.
In 2010 she appeared in the comedy Morning Glory and then went on to appear in more films. She appears in Midnight in Paris (2011), The Vow (2012), and About Time (2013).
In 2015, she starred in the second season of the HBO crime drama series True Detective and played a journalist in Spotlight.
She received a nomination for an Academy Award in 2016 for her work. In 2017, she acted in Disobedience, and in 2018 she acted in Game Night. Next year, 2020, she will be acting as a singer on Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
Rachel McAdams Early life
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978. She grew up in St. Thomas and lived with her mom, dad, sister Kayleen, and brother Dan. Rachel is of Scottish, English, Irish, and Welsh descent.
Her fifth great-grandfather, James Gray, was a Loyalist Ranger in the American Revolution. He left after the Battles of Saratoga.
When she was four years old, she started skating and turned down an offer to go to Toronto for training when she was nine years old because she wanted to do pair skating. She competed in skating until she was 18 and won some awards in her region.
After that, it became only a hobby for her because it prepared her for doing physical acting by teaching her how to be “in tune” with her body.
McAdams went to school at Myrtle Street Public School and later Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She said she didn’t like schoolwork. She would pretend to be sick so she could stay home. But McAdams was very active in student life.
McAdams played sports, she worked with Crime Stoppers, and she was a peer helper too. McAdams worked at McDonald’s for 3 years during the summer holidays because it paid well and gave her a chance to meet lots of people from different places.
McAdams started to be interested in acting when she was seven years old. Her parents didn’t stop her but they didn’t get her an agent. She went to summer camps for Disney and Shakespeare. When she was 12, she did theater in London with Original Kids Theatre Company.
She also did theater at school too, especially when she won a performance award at the Sears Ontario Drama Festival when she was 17 years old.
McAdams was inspired by two of her teachers. One taught her English and the other drama. Her teacher told McAdams she could become an actor, so she went to university for four years to get a degree in theater.
This is why it takes four years to get a degree in theater. While at university, McAdams worked with Necessary Angel Theatre Company for two years before graduating with honors in 2001.
Rachel McAdams Career
In 2001, McAdams made her debut on TV. She appeared in a pilot from MTV called “Shotgun Love Dolls” and an episode from the Disney Channel show “The Famous Jett Jackson.”
In 2002, she appeared in 2 movies: “My Name is Tanino” and “Perfect Pie”. McAdams also guest-starred on the science-fiction series “Earth: Final Conflict” and had a part in the TV movie called “Guilt by Association”.
Rachel played Kate McNab on seven episodes of “Slings & Arrows.” She made her movie debut in 2004. Her character was Regina George in the movie Mean Girls, which was written by Tina Fey.
In McAdams’ movie, she acted with Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and “Saturday Night Live” alums Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, and Ana Gasteyer. The film made $130 million at the box office. Later there was a Broadway musical of it.
In 2004, Rachel’s movie “The Notebook” was a success and made $116.1 million. She also had successes in 2005: “Wedding Crashers” ($288.5 million), “Red Eye” ($96.2 million), and “The Family Stone” ($92.9 million).
Some Quotes from Rachel McAdams
“I did do some Shakespeare on film, and it was really difficult. It is really interesting because I was doing a series in Canada called ‘Slings and Arrows.’ In the series, they were talking about a company that is based around the Stratford Festival.”
“I like to watch love stories. Sometimes they are about people who fall in love with each other. I think it is fun to watch them.”
Rachel McAdams started her career in theater.
The acting bug bit McAdams when she was a little girl. She started as a competitive figure skater when she was just 4 years old but acting soon became her passion.
At the age of 12, after seeing a children’s theater group performance, she convinced her mother to let her join the group and become an actress.
I told my mother that I needed to be in it. I said if I wasn’t in it, then I would die. And she agreed and let me act in theater productions.
I studied theater and got a degree from New York University in Toronto about 10 years ago. Now, when the Los Angeles Times interviewed me, they said that one day, when there is a children’s theater group, maybe I will be its director!
Rachel McAdams Awards and Nominations:
McAdams was nominated for an Academy Award. She acted in a movie called “Spotlight”. The people in the movie won awards like “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role” and “Best Ensemble”.
Rachel and her movie “Spotlight” made a lot of awards. Rachel was nominated for an award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and The Awards Circuit Community Awards, Broadcast Film
Critics Association Awards, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Denver Film Critics Society, North Carolina Film Critics Association, Online Film & Television Association, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
McAdams won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series and an International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2006, her movie “Wedding Crashers,” “The Family Stone,” and “Red Eye” won the Hollywood Film Award for Breakthrough Actress. And in 2008, she won a Behind the Voice Actors Award with the cast of the French animated film Le Petit Prince.
Rachel has won seven MTV Movie Awards. One was for Best On-Screen Team with Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried, and she also won the award for Breakthrough Female for “Mean Girls” and Best Kiss (shared with Ryan Gosling) for “The Notebook.”
She has been nominated 19 times, and she won the prizes six times. She was nominated for Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Choice Movie Love Scene, Choice Movie Liplock, and Choice Movie Chemistry for “The Notebook.”
She was also nominated for Movies –Choice Actress: Comedy for “Wedding Crashers” and “The Family Stone.” Finally, she was nominated for the prize of Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure in Sherlock Holmes.
Rachel McAdams – Environmental activism
McAdams is an environmentalist. She ran a website called GreenIsSexy.org with two friends for five years from 2007 to 2011. They talked about eco-friendly lifestyles there. Her house is powered by Bullfrog renewable energy, too.
McAdams travels around Toronto by bike and does not have a car, but drives in Los Angeles because it is “a harder town to bike in.” McAdams also volunteered in Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina happened there.
McAdams has been a judge on a TreeHugger/Live Earth judging panel. She also helped raise money for Canada For Haiti in 2010.
McAdams helped with Matter of Trust’s “hair boom” efforts following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and she supported Foodstock in 2011 to protest against the proposed limestone mega quarry in Melancthon.
McAdams filmed two promotional videos for the Food & Water First Movement, aiming to preserve prime farmland and source water in Ontario.
Conclusion: Rachel McAdams Net Worth
Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. She started acting in 2002, and she had some parts in Hollywood movies.
Her first one was the comedy “The Hot Chick”. In 2004, she starred in “Mean Girls” and “The Notebook”.
In 2005, Rachel played the lead role in the romantic comedy “Wedding Crashers”, the thriller “Red Eye”, and the drama film The Family Stone. After 2008, she starred in two limited-release films: Married Life and The Lucky Ones.