Rachel McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario. Growing up she was into figure skating, which she did until she was eighteen. She went to Myrtle Street Public School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She played sport in school and was very active taking part in various activities, like the student council and a help team. She got interested in acting at the age of seven and started appearing in theatre productions from the age of twelve. Later she decided to chase a career as an actress.
Her first appearance on the screen was an MTV pilot called Shotgun Love Dolls. She appeared in The Hot Chick and Guilt by Association, but she really got noticed when she played the bitchy Regina George in Mean Girls. It meant her breakthrough, which was cemented by her starring role in The Notebook in 2004. She since has appeared in many movies including Wedding Crashers, Red Eye, State of Play, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Sherlock Holmes, Morning Glory, Midnight in Paris, The Vow, To the Wonder, About Time and A Most Wanted Man. Continue reading