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Rachel McAdams


  • Eye ColorHazel Eyes
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate11/17/78
  • HometownOntario, Canada

About Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams might have put quite a distance between herself and Regina George, the Mean Girls character she played, ut that doesn’t mean people are going to stop quoting her. And organizing “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” days. “Stop trying to make fetch happen! It’s not going to happen,” goes one of the famous lines from the most popular girl in school.

Before Mean Girls, Rachel had very few credits to her name—and most were for Canadian films. After Mean Girls, she became a household name—and starred, just a few months later, opposite Ryan Gosling in The Notebook, a breakout hit watched at least once by pretty much any woman alive at the time. Since then, she’s dabbled in thrillers (Passion), crazy comedies (Wedding Crashers), and military dramas (The Lucky Ones), among others.

Although she studied acting from a young age, she didn’t always want to be a major player in film, she told The Times. “Truthfully, I never really wanted to be a big movie star. I never even wanted to work outside of Canada, or outside of the theater.

“There was no instruction book available about how to deal with it,” she said, so she turned down offers in much of 2006 and 2007 while she stayed out of the public spotlight for a bit. She didn’t make a big deal out of her return, and mostly pursued a movie and TV-show lineup not unlike what she’d been doing before the break.

Outside of dating several other actors here and there—Ryan Gosling, Michael Sheen, Josh Lucas—she still keeps a relatively low profile, sharing a house with her brother in Canada, practicing yoga every day, and taking cooking classes, she told Vogue.

What else is important to Rachel? The environment. “I look at the world through a green lens now, but you can’t make yourself crazy,” she said. “That feeling of green guilt can be really inhibiting. It’s about a changing mind-set, remembering to turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth.”

She doesn’t own a car, but bikes everywhere she can. She recently narrated two promotional videos about the state of iconic rivers for the Food & Water First Movement.

In 2014, Rachel was awarded a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. She’ll always be a Canada girl, first and foremost.