Rachel McAdams is a Canadian actress best known for her roles in The Hot Chick, Wedding Crashers, Red Eye, Mean Girls, The Lucky Ones, Doctor Strange, Game Night, The Time Traveler’s Wife and Sherlock Holmes. While a lot of actresses have problems picking roles that suit their talents, Rachel clearly doesn’t have that problem. The talented actress has succeeded in picking roles that allow her to shine.
Prior to getting her start in Hollywood, she worked on several television shows and movies in Canada. She appeared in Perfect Pie and Slings and Arrows. She received a Genie Award nomination for her role in Perfect Pie but she won a Gemini Award for her role in Slings And Arrows.
She joined Hollywood with a string of very successful movies and was touted as Hollywood’s new ‘it girl’. She was also nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ‘Best Rising Star’ Award. A wonderful start to a beautiful career.
Rachel McAdams Bio
Rachel McAdams was born on the 17th of November in London, Ontario to Lance and Sandra McAdams. Her father was a truck driver while her mother was a nurse. Though born in London, she grew up in St. Thomas. She is of Welsh, English, Scottish and Irish descent. She has two younger siblings – Daniel, who is a personal trainer and Kayleen, who is a celebrity make up artist.
Rachel McAdams is a Christian, having grown up in a Protestant home. She is also a very talented figure skater. She began skating when she was four and competed in skating competitions until she was 18. She even took home several regional awards and she has credited skating for preparing her for the physical demands that would come with acting.
She attended Central Elgin Collegiate Institute where she had a very active sports life playing soccer, badminton and volleyball. She also served on the student council and was a member of the Peer Helping Team. During the summer holidays, she worked for McDonald’s for three years.
Rachel got interested in acting at the age of seven, which led to her attending both Shakespeare and Disney summer camps as a child. She has credited her English and drama teachers for the 11th and 12th grades for being a huge source of inspiration. After high school, she had initially intended to study Cultural Studies at the University of Western Ontario but she ended up graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University with the intention of pursuing acting as a career option.
Rachel Mcadams’ Husband/Boyfriend
Rachel McAdams is currently unmarried, however, the Canadian beauty announced in February 2018 that she was expecting a child with her boyfriend – Jamie Linden, who is an American screenwriter. Rachel and Jamie have been together since 2016. Rachel also famously dated Ryan Gosling for almost four years, she dated Michael Sheen after they met on the set of Midnight In Paris, and she was also involved with Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch.
Her other less notable relationship includes Josh Lucas and Patrick Sambrook, both of which she was only with for a short period of time. She had also been rumoured to have dated Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington and also, Ben Jackson.
Why She Broke Up With Ryan Gosling
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling met while filming The Notebook. The two were together for almost three years. Since they are both relatively quiet people on the Hollywood scene, the cause of their break up is literally as uninteresting as you’d expect.
While a lot of breakups in Hollywood usually have to do with infidelity, these two broke up because of their busy schedules – as simple as that. Being actors, they frequently took jobs that required them to be far from each other for months on end, as such they were barely spending time together and considering both their careers took off after the success of The Notebook; they became more in demand and resultingly spent less time with each other.
Even though they weren’t ready to split and tried their best to make the relationship work, they decided that breaking up was the best thing they could do for their personal growths.
Rachel McAdams’ Net Worth
Rachel McAdams currently has a net worth of $14 million. Her net worth is the sum total of her salaries for her years as an actress. It also comes from wise investments and endorsement deals. Even though Rachel McAdams has chosen to be ‘quiet’ by taking fewer roles recently and staying away from social media, she is still one of the top actresses in the game and that ensures that more career opportunities for boosting her net worth are coming her way.