Read here 20 facts you probably didn’t know about the famous actress Rachel McAdams!
1. Rachel Anne McAdams was born in London, Ontario (Canada) on November 17, 1978.
2. She and Ryan Gosling earned a number of Teen Choice Awards for their roles in The Notebook including Choice Movie Chemistry and Choice Movie Liplock.
3. She graduated with a theatre degree from York University in Canada.
4. She made her first onscreen performance in “The Famous Jett Jackson” (Disney, 1998-2002) as Hannah, the bulimic older sister of one of the main characters.
5. She has dated her co-stars Michael Sheen, Josh Lucas and Ryan Gosling.
6. She got her initial role as April O’Neal of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a school play.
7. She starred in Sherlock Holmes alongside Robert Downey, Jr.
8. She joined David Rothenberg’s on-camera acting class in Toronto, Canada with fellow stars Scott Speedman, Kenneth Mitchell, Polly Shannon, and David Sutcliffe.
9. After starring in the 2002 comedy film The Hot Chick, she went on to play leading roles in Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, Midnight in Paris and The Time Traveler’s Wife. She also played Ani Bezzerides in the second season of HBO’s crime series True Detective.
10. At 10 years old, Rachel also became involved with the Original Kids Theatre Company in London, appearing in productions of Shakespeare and other classics. She won her first acting award in 1995 when a high school play “I Live In A Little Town” was featured in the Ontario Showcase of the Sears Drama Festival.
11. She worked at one of McDonalds’ stores for three summers.
12. She wants to play Cheetara in a ThunderCats movie.
13. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were one of Hollywood’s cutest couples for a long ol’ time, a fact made even more interesting when you learn that they absolutely hated – like, seriously hated – one another during the filming of romantic drama The Notebook. Not even in a jokey way, people; they both thought the other person was downright awful in every way.
14. Rachel McAdams is the kind of actor who really likes to get stuck into her roles. So when Woody Allen cast her in romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, she saw it as the perfect opportunity to learn the language of love.
15. Rachel McAdams received her script for ‘The Notebook’ the night before she auditioned for the role — while she was at another movie’s premiere! She beat out nine other stars, including Jessica Biel, for the part of Allie.
16. Rachel McAdams has shared the screen with a lot of very famous and very wonderful male co-stars over the years, but her “dream co-star” might not be the one you’d expect. When asked in an interview with Glamour magazine who her dream co-star was, McAdams picked Owen Wilson
17. Believe it or not, but Rachel McAdams, Hollywood superstar, actually lives with her brother, Daniel, in Canada.
18. A competitive figure skater since age 4, McAdams quits at 18 in favor of acting. “Getting up at 5 a.m. was a constant struggle,” she tells Elle. “I hung up my boots and haven’t picked them up since.” That’s not to say she doesn’t miss the sport. “I miss skating,” she tells Parade. “But I used to get so nervous before competitions. I’d wake up in a cold sweat. I don’t miss that.” She later graduates with honors in drama from Toronto’s York University.
19. To play Regina George, the cliquey queen bee whose regime is toppled by Lindsay Lohan in the box office hit Mean Girls, McAdams gets a taste of high school high life. “Getting to do it the way the popular girls do it was fun: to layer on makeup and have long, straight platinum-blonde hair,” she tells In Style. “I certainly didn’t look like that in high school.”
20. Looking at her filmography, Rachel McAdams seems pretty cool with nudity; there are a good number of Rachel McAdams movies out there in which she bares all for the camera. And yet she walked out of a Vanity Fair cover shoot back in 2006 after realising that said shoot required her to be naked.
Rumour has it that she fell out with her publicist in the aftermath and subsequently fired the woman based on the fact that she hadn’t been told that the Tom Ford-directed shoot meant she had to be in the buff.