Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

  • Highest Rated: 97% Spotlight (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Aloha (2015)
  • Birthday: Nov 17, 1978
  • Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
  • Possessing the sort of stylish, model-esque good looks that wouldn't be out of place in the glossy pages of Vogue, actress Rachel McAdams got her start on Canadian television before graduating to Hollywood features. Though McAdams' early screen roles found her specializing in the bitchy teen princess to maximum effect, closer inspection reveals a skilled dramatic actress who no doubt has the talent to move beyond the high-school trappings of such comedies as The Hot Chick and Mean Girls.Born to a truck driver and a nurse in London, Ontario, Canada, McAdams warmed to the spotlight early on by taking up competitive skating at just four years old. Though she would remain on the ice well into her teens, the toll of constant competition eventually frazzled her nerves, and she soon began gravitating toward the stage. Beginning in summer theater camp at the age of 13, the burgeoning actress' smooth handling of Shakespeare eventually led her to enroll in theater studies at York University. In the years that followed, McAdams' comfort on the stage translated exceptionally well to the screen, and a role as a bulimic teen in the popular Disney series The Famous Jett Jackson found the rising starlet making an impressive small-screen debut. Supporting roles in such television series as Shotgun Love Dolls and made-for-TV features such as Guilt by Association were quick to follow. After climbing the credits to make her feature debut in My Name is Tanino, McAdams was nominated for a Genie award (the Canadian equivalent of an Oscar) for her performance in 2002's Perfect Pie. The film, which cast her as a small-town girl whose best friend makes the big time by becoming a celebrated opera singer, provided McAdams with her breakout role, and she soon set her sights on Hollywood. Her bags packed for the trip west and stars shining in her eyes, the talented McAdams soon caught the eyes of studio heavies and was cast as a popular but excruciatingly cruel high-school teen who learns a hard lesson in The Hot Chick. McAdams made a move to weekly television in 2003 with a supporting role in Slings and Arrows before once again returning to torment the unpopular crowd in 2004's Mean Girls. A big-screen adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman's popular book Queen Bees and Wannabes, the film was also notable as the screenwriting debut of Saturday Night Live writer/cast member Tina Fey. Moving away from the cruel halls of high school, McAdams next appeared opposite Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, the feature adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' top-selling novel. A romantic drama concerning a young couple separated by war, The Notebook found McAdams in a notably more sympathetic role.In 2005, she pulled off an impressive triple-feat with roles in three very different movies. First, she played the female lead in Wedding Crashers, a surprise, raunchy comedic hit. Her next film was in the thriller Red Eye, where she squared off against Cillian Murphy. Her third film of the year was the family dramedy The Family Stone, with McAdams playing the sardonic younger sister of the family. After this busy year, McAdams opted to take a nearly two-year break.She returned quietly, doing some smaller films, before returning in 2009 to main-stream fare with State of Play and The Time Traveler's Wife, and finally, playing Irene Adler in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. In 2011, she was nominated for a SAG Ensemble Award for Midnight in Paris, once again paired up with Owen Wilson (her co-star from Wedding Crashers), in a film that won Woody Allen an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. She also reprised her role in the Sherlock Holmes sequel, A Game of Shadows. In 2012, McAdams returned to her romantic-drama roots and starred in The Vow, opposite Channing Tatum.McAdams continued to alternate between romcoms and other genres, like Richard Curtis' About Time and Brian De Palma's thriller Passion. In 2015, she took on a supporting role in Spotlight, earning McAdams her first Oscar nomination

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Office

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84% Disobedience Esti Kuperman 2018
85% Game Night Annie $33.6M 2018
89% Doctor Strange Christine Palmer $232.7M 2016
93% The Little Prince The Mother 2016
97% Spotlight Sacha Pfeiffer 2015
60% Southpaw Maureen Hope $42.4M 2015
20% Aloha Tracy Woodside $15.7M 2015
87% A Most Wanted Man Annabel Richter $14.1M 2014
69% About Time Mary $18.5M 2013
34% Passion Christine Stanford $58.2K 2013
46% To The Wonder Jane $0.6M 2013
31% The Vow Paige $125.1M 2012
60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Irene Adler $186.9M 2011
93% Midnight in Paris Inez $55.5M 2011
55% Morning Glory Becky Fuller $31M 2010
69% Sherlock Holmes Irene Adler $208.8M 2009
39% The Time Traveler's Wife Clare $63.4M 2009
84% State of Play Della Frye $37M 2009
37% The Lucky Ones Colee $0.2M 2008
54% Married Life Kay Nesbitt $1.2M 2008
52% The Family Stone Amy Stone $59.9M 2005
79% Red Eye Lisa Reisert $57.9M 2005
75% Wedding Crashers Claire Cleary $209.3M 2005
53% The Notebook Allie $81.1M 2004
84% Mean Girls Regina George $86M 2004
22% The Hot Chick Jessica/Clive 2002
No Score Yet Perfect Pie Patsy (age 15) 2002
No Score Yet My Name is Tanino Sally Garfield 2002
No Score Yet Guilt by Association Danielle 2002

TV

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78% True Detective
2014
Ani Bezzerides
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2009

QUOTES FROM Rachel McAdams CHARACTERS

Annabel Richter
Not only is this man wanted, I would dare to say that he is the most wanted.
Jessica
Booger! I told you not to go through my things! What are you doing wearing my bra?
Booger
I'm not wearing it. I am simply holding it against my chest.
Regina George
120 calories and 48 calories from fat. What percent is that?
Gretchen Weiners
Um..48 into 120?
Regina George
I'm only eating foods with less than 30% calories of fat.
Cady Heron
It's 40%. Well, 48 over 120 equals x over a 100 and then you cross multiply and get the value of x.
Regina George
Whatever. I'm getting cheese fries.
Allie
What happens if a car comes?
Noah
We die.
Cady Heron
I hate her! I mean, she's really failing me on purpose, just because I didn't join that stupid Mathletes! She was so queer, she was like, "I'm pusher Cady, I'm a pusher."
Regina George
Hahaha!!! What does that even mean?
Cynthia
You are so my hero.
Lisa Reisert
Lets open the bar.
Cynthia
Champagne?
Lisa Reisert
Oh, anything but a Bay Breeze...
Lisa Reisert
Oh, anything but a Bay Breeze.
Lisa Reisert
Is it Jack for short?
Jackson
No. I haven't gone by Jack since i was ten years old.
Jackson
No. I haven't gone by Jack since I was ten years old.
Jackson
Last names Rippner.
Lisa Reisert
Jack Rippner.. Jack thee.. Ooohh.
Lisa Reisert
Jack Rippner. Jack thee, ooohh.
Jackson
There you go.
Lisa Reisert
That wasn't very nice of your parents.
Jackson
That's what i told them. Before i killed them.
Jackson
That's what I told them, before I killed them.
Lisa Reisert
That's actually my seat.
Jackson
You're kidding.
Lisa Reisert
Well, i don't know. that says 18G
Lisa Reisert
Well, I don't know. That says 18G
Jackson
You're not kidding.
Jackson
I'll fix it up!..
Jackson
I'll fix it up!
Lisa Reisert
Not in my house!....
Lisa Reisert
Not in my house!
Regina George
So you're, like, really pretty.
Cady Heron
Thank you.
Regina George
So you agree?
Cady Heron
What?
Regina George
You think you're really pretty?
Karen Smith
You wanna do something fun? You wanna go to Taco Bell?
Regina George
I can't go to Taco Bell! I'm on an all-carb diet! God, Karen, you are so stupid!
Regina George
This is Susan from Planned Parenthood. I have her test results. If you could have her call me as soon as she can? It's urgent. Thank you!
Gretchen Weiners
Regina, you're wearing sweatpants. It's Monday.
Regina George
So?
Karen Smith
So that's against the rules and you can't sit with us.
Regina George
Whatever. Those rules aren't real.
Karen Smith
They were real that day I wore a vest!
Regina George
It was because that vest was disgusting!
Gretchen Weiners
YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US!
Regina George
Gretchen, stop trying to make *fetch* happen. It's not going to happen!
Regina George
Boo, you whore.
Regina George
*On the phone* Oh this is Suzanne from planned parenthood. Can you get her to call us back? We have her test results. It's urgent. *Puts phone down* She's not going anywhere!
Regina George
Why don't I know you?
Cady Heron
I'm new. I just moved here from Africa.
Regina George
What?
Cady Heron
I used to be home-schooled.
Regina George
Wait... what?
Cady Heron
My mom taught me at home...
Regina George
No, I know what home-school is, I'm not retarded! So you've actually never been to a real school before? Shut up! Shut up!
Cady Heron
I didn't say anything
Cady Heron
I didn't say anything.
Regina George
Wait you're from Africa? But you're, like, really pretty.
Cady Heron
Thank you.
Regina George
So you agree?
Cady Heron
What?
Regina George
You think you're really pretty?
Cady Heron
Oh... I don't know
Cady Heron
Oh... I don't know.
Gretchen Weiners
That is so fetch!
Regina George
Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!
Regina George
Your bracelet is really pretty where did you get it? I love it!
Cady Heron
Oh my mom made it.
Gretchen Weiners
So Fetch!
Regina George
What is fetch?
Gretchen Weiners
Oh, it's like slang, from... England.
Cady Heron
Wait Regina, I didn't mean for this to happen!
Regina George
To find out that everyone hates me? I don't care!
Cady Heron
Wait Regina, just listen!
Regina George
No! Do you know what everyone says about you behind your back? Hmm? They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak, that's a less hot version of me! Yeah, so don't try to act so innocent! You can take that fake apology, and shove it right up your hairy c-!
Cady Heron
(Narrating) And that's how Regina died, no I'm totally kidding but she was hurt. Some people say the bus meant to hit her, but that was just a rumor. Other people said that 'I' pushed her. That was a even worse rumor.
Cady Heron
[narrating] And that's how Regina died, no I'm totally kidding but she was hurt. Some people say the bus meant to hit her, but that was just a rumor. Other people said that 'I' pushed her. That was a even worse rumor.
Cady Heron
Hey!
Regina George
Why were you talking to Janis Ian?
Cady Heron
I don't know, I mean, she's so weird, she just, you know, came up to me and started talking to me about crack.
Regina George
She's so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Janis Ian. We were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It's so embarrassing. I don't even... Whatever. So then in eighth grade, I started going out with my first boyfriend Kyle who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and Janis was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with Kyle, she'd be like, "Why didn't you call me back?" And I'd be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-girls pool party, I was like, "Janis, I can't invite you, because I think you're lesbian." I mean I couldn't have a lesbian at my party. There were gonna be girls there in their *bathing suits*. I mean, right? She was a LESBIAN. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she's on crack.
Irene Adler
Why are you always so suspicious?
Sherlock Holmes
Shall I answer Chronologically? Or Alphabetically?
Sherlock Holmes
Shall I answer chronologically? Or alphabetically?
Irene Adler
Holmes, don't be late for dinner!
Sherlock Holmes
I've never been late in my life!
Gretchen Weiners
So Fetch!
Regina George
What is fetch?
Gretchen Weiners
Oh, it's like slang, from... England.
Sherlock Holmes
You my methods.
Irene Adler
Shall we get to work?
Karen Smith
So if you're from Africa, why are you white?
Regina George
Oh my god Karen! You can't just ask people why they're white.
Paige
I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree about red velvet cake, to live within the warmth of your heart, and always call it home.
Regina George
Get in loser, we're going shopping.
Karen Smith
(On the phone with Regina) I can't go out tonight *fake coughs*. I'm sick.
Karen Smith
[on the phone with Regina] I can't go out tonight *fake coughs*. I'm sick.
Regina George
Boo you whore! *hangs up*.
Paige
paige:Are you trying to make me diabetic or just fat?
Paige
Are you trying to make me diabetic or just fat?
Clare
What, you think that I wanted this life... this husband that disappears without any kind of warning? Do you think anyone would want that? Who would want that?
Henry
You have a choice.
Clare
I never had a choice.
Henry
I can't stay
Henry
I can't stay.
Clare
I know
Clare
I know.
Regina George
"I want to lose 3 pounds..."
Regina George
I want to lose 3 pounds...
Lisa Reisert
Listen pull the fire alarm!
Cynthia
Lisa what the hell-
Lisa Reisert
get everyone out! you've got to go up there now and physically tell them, tell them that Keefe is a target (Cynthia don't know what to do and what to believe), Cynthia keefe is a target! Somebody's going to kill him!!!
Lisa Reisert
Get everyone out! you've got to go up there now and physically tell them, tell them that Keefe is a target [Cynthia don't know what to do and what to believe] Cynthia keefe is a target! Somebody's going to kill him!
Karen Smith
(in a fake sick voice) i cant go out, im sick *cough* cough*
Karen Smith
[in a fake sick voice] I can't go out, I'm sick. *cough* cough*
Regina George
Boo, you whore
Regina George
Boo, you whore.
Lisa Reisert
...So you think think this is personal now?
Jackson
just finishing the job..
Jackson
Just finishing the job.
Lisa Reisert
well you're too late, everyone's alive, in that hotel every single person is alive, what? you didn't know? you failed, ... Jack....
Lisa Reisert
Well you're too late, everyone's alive, in that hotel every single person is alive, what? you didn't know? you failed, Jack...
Jackson
(Getting angry to the highest level) I'll fix it up...
Jackson
[getting angry to the highest level] I'll fix it up...
Lisa Reisert
not in my house...(Jackson chase Lisa and Lisa take a run)
Lisa Reisert
Not in my house... [Jackson chase Lisa and Lisa take a run]
Paige
I vow to agree to disagree on Red Velvet Cake.
Paige
"I vow to help you love life to always hold you with tenderness to have the patience that love demands to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not to agree to disagree about red velvet cake to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home."
Paige
I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree about red velvet cake, to live within the warmth of your heart, and always call it home.
Paige
I vow to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.
Paige
[surprised] Please knock.
Dr. John Watson
Tell me, when was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?
Sherlock Holmes
Well, I just told you Watson I can't remember.
Dr. John Watson
Well, maybe you've repressed it.
Sherlock Holmes
Ah, that's where you're wrong. You see, unlike you, I repress nothing.
Dr. John Watson
Ah yes, and that's perfectly normal.
Sherlock Holmes
How dare you be rude to this woman who has invited us into her tent, offered us her hedgehog?
Irene Adler
Says the man who throws women from trains.
Sherlock Holmes
Three men have been following you for the past half mile. Their motives... highly unsavory.
Irene Adler
No! [run into an alley, where they are surrounded by four men] Oh, and by the way they aren't pursuing me, they're escorting me and it seems as if there's... four of them.
Sherlock Holmes
[strained chuckle]
Sherlock Holmes
Temperance, inverted. A woman who has recently taken comfort in drink. From what does she wish to hide, from what does she seek solace?
Madam Simza Heron
A man making a fool of himself?
Sherlock Holmes
Ah yes the Fool. Someone has been led astray, involved in something without her knowledge.
Madam Simza Heron
Not bad, but you have to do better. I need to see it in your eyes.
Sherlock Holmes
I can do better. The Two of Cups! A powerful bond. A brother and sister perhaps? Yes, and I see a name! It's... Rene.
Madam Simza Heron
What do you want?
Irene Adler
The Devil.
Professor James Moriarty
Do you have the letter?
Irene Adler
It was taken.
Professor James Moriarty
Taken?
Irene Adler
During the chaos created by your package. [waiter pours out tea for her] Thank you! [to Moriarty] Perhaps... if you had shared your plans...
Professor James Moriarty
You wish to know my plans, now, do you? Did you imagine, Miss Adler, that something would happen to you? Is that why you chose to meet here in a public place, your favourite restaurant?
Col. Sebastian Moran
[taps a spoon against his glass three times and every one inside the restaurant leaves including the waiters, until only Moran, Moriarty and Irene remain]
Professor James Moriarty
I don’t blame you. I blame myself. It’s been apparent to me for quite some time than you had succumbed to your feelings for him. And this isn’t the first occasion Mr Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months... The question is... what to do about it?
Professor James Moriarty
I don?t blame you. I blame myself. It's been apparent to me for quite some time than you had succumbed to your feelings for him. And this isn?t the first occasion Mr Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months... The question is... what to do about it?
Gil
This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
Inez
You act like you've never been here before.
Gil
I don't get here often enough, that's the problem. Can you picture how drop dead gorgeous this city is in the rain? Imagine this town in the '20s. Paris in the '20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!
Inez
Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
Inez
You always take the side of the help. That's why Daddy says you're a communist.
Inez
You're in love with a fantasy.
Gil
I'm in love with you.
Sherlock Holmes
Three men have been following you for the last half mile. Their motives... highly unsavoury.
Irene Adler
No... Oh, and by the way, they're not pursuing me, they're escorting me and instead of three, there seem to be... four.
Sherlock Holmes
Steady hands with that, Irene.
Irene Adler
Oh, I don't think it's my hands you have to worry about. Now, be careful with the face boys. We do have a dinner date tonight. Don't fill up on bread.
Sherlock Holmes
(starts whistling Serenade No. 13, while taking off his disguise, then stops) I forgot the rest. (wants to leave, but one thug grabs him by the throat and slams him against the wall) Uh, it's coming back now. (proceeds to beating up the thugs)
Sherlock Holmes
[disguised as a Chinese man] Three men have been following you for the last half mile. Their motives... highly unsavoury.
Irene Adler
[turns around to look and sees the men] No! [pulls Sherlock away with her; in a secluded alley they are held up by yet another man; Irene gasps and turns around to Sherlock] Oh and by the way, they’re not pursuing me, they’re escorting me [looks over Sherlock’s shoulder at the three other thugs who approach them] and instead of three, there seem to be, er, four.
Sherlock Holmes
[gives a short laugh, Irene takes the packet out of his hands] Steady hands with that, Irene.
Irene Adler
Oh, I don’t think it’s my hands you have to worry about. [addressing the thugs] Now, be careful with the face, boys! We do have a dinner date tonight. [to Sherlock] Don’t fill up on bread. [leaves]
Sherlock Holmes
[thug begins to whistle Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 and after Sherlock joins in, they begin to take of his disguise; stops and smiles] I forgot the rest [turns around and wants to leave, but the biggest thug grabs him around the throat and pushes him against the wall] Uh, it’s coming back now. [proceeds to beating up the thugs]
Irene Adler
"Their escorting me."
Irene Adler
Their escorting me.
Irene Adler
why are you always suspicious?
Irene Adler
Why are you always suspicious?
Sherlock Holmes
shall i say it chronologically? or alphabetically?
Sherlock Holmes
Shall i say it chronologically, or alphabetically?
Irene Adler
Oh, and they're not pursuing me, they're escorting me, and instead of three, there's four.
Irene Adler
Be careful with the face boys, we have a dinner date tonight.
Irene Adler
Don't fill up on bread.
Gil
... i recently read a 2 volume biography of Rodin and Rose was definitely the wife and Camille the mistress... I just read... I was surprised because I mistakenly thought like you that it was the other way around. It's an easy mistake.
Inez
So dad invited you guys for a wine tasting.
Carol
Oh that would be fun! Paul is an expert on French wine.
Gil
You're joking. okay... expert
Inez
When did you read the biography on Rodin?
Gil
Why would I read a biography of Rodin?
Jackson
but it was beyond your control...
Jackson
That it was beyond your control?
Lisa Reisert
no... now, it would never happened again(stabs Jackson's neck by a pen)...
Lisa Reisert
No... that it would never happen again. [she stabs him in the neck with a pen]
Regina George
Is butter a carb?
Cady Heron
............. YES.
Cady Heron
YES.
Cady Heron
Yes!
Allie
Why didn't you write me?.
Allie
Why didn't you write me?
Regina George
Boo! You whore.
Regina George
Boo, you whore!
Becky Fuller
my radar for that kind of thing is so bad i mean, i dont know if a man's interesting in me until he's naked
Becky Fuller
Look, my radar for that kind of thing is so bad. I mean, I don't know if a man's interested in me until he's naked.
Regina George
Boo You Whore
Regina George
Boo, you whore!
Regina George
get in loser, we're going shopping!
Regina George
Get in loser, we're going shopping.
Becky Fuller
I will have you know that this show is very important to a lot of people, including, but not limited, to me! My ass on the line here.
Mike Pomeroy
Actually, your ass is irrelevant. You're just a footnote. It's my ass. My reputation. My integrity. [pats his buttocks with both hands]
Mike Pomeroy
MY ASS!
Mike Pomeroy
My ass!
Regina George
That is the ugliest f-ing skirt I've ever seen.
Clare
Is your wife a time traveler?
Henry
No. No, thank God.
Regina George
Boo, you whore!