Rachel McAdams’ birthday is November 17th, 1978. Her breakout role as the villain Regina George in the smash hit 2004 comedy “Mean Girls” catapulted her to celebrity. She is a talented actor who earned a theatrical degree from York University in 2001.
Acting opposite Rob Schneider and Anna Faris in 2002’s “The Hot Chick” was her Hollywood debut. McAdams has also co-starred with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in the “Sherlock Holmes” films released in 2009 and 2011. As Christine Palmer, she returned to the role she originated in 2016’s “Doctor Strange” for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (2022), a superhero film.
Rachel Mcadams Net Worth
Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is worth an estimated $25 million. Films like “Mean Girls” (2004), “The Notebook” (2004), “Wedding Crashers” (2005), “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), and “Game Night” (2018) have brought McAdams widespread fame.
Mcadams has been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in “Spotlight” in 2015. McAdams has appeared on television in the Canadian series “Slings & Arrows” (2003-2005) and the HBO crime thriller “True Detective” (2015), but she is most recognized for her cinema roles.
To capitalize on the success of the 2016 Marvel film “Doctor Strange,” which earned $677.7 million worldwide, it was revealed in 2020 that McAdams would reprise her role as Christine Palmer in the upcoming film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
The musical comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” in which McAdams co-starred alongside Will Ferrell, was the most-watched movie or TV show on Netflix in the United States during its first weekend of release in 2020.
From “Mean Girls” to the MCU: The Film and TV Career of Rachel McAdams
McAdams first appeared on television in 2001, in the MTV pilot “Shotgun Love Dolls” and an episode of “The Famous Jett Jackson” on the Disney Channel. She co-starred alongside Rob Schneider and Anna Faris in 2002’s “The Hot Chick” and also made appearances in the films “My Name is Tanino” and “Perfect Pie.” That same year, she also had guest-starring roles on “Earth: Final Conflict” and the TV movie “Guilt by Association.”
Rachel played Kate McNab on seven episodes of “Slings & Arrows” between 2003 and 2004, and her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Regina George in Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” in 2004.
Along with McAdams, the film also starred Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and “Saturday Night Live” alums Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, and Ana Gasteyer; it earned $130 million worldwide and was later turned into a musical on Broadway.
Aside from “The Notebook,” Rachel’s other film in 2004 to be a commercial success, “Wedding Crashers” (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn comedy; $288.4 million), “Red Eye” (Wes Craven thriller; $96.2 million), and “The Family Stone” (comedy/drama; $92.9 million) all did well commercially.
While on hiatus from Hollywood in 2006 and 2007, McAdams declined parts in films like “Get Smart,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Mission: Impossible III,” and “Casino Royale.” Once she returned from her break, she starred in films including 2008’s “The Lucky Ones” and 2009’s “State of Play,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and “Sherlock Holmes.”
With a global total of $524 million, “Sherlock Holmes” was popular enough to justify a sequel, and in 2011, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” was released, starring Rachel once again as Irene Adler. She made her acting debut in Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford’s “Morning Glory,” then went on to star in “Midnight in Paris” the following year, as well as “The Vow,” “Passion,” and “To the Wonder” in 2012.
In 2013, McAdams participated in the time-traveling romantic comedy-drama “About Time,” and the following year, she co-starred with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man.” Her 2015 credits include voicing the Mother in “The Little Prince,” starring in “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” “Aloha,” “Southpaw,” and “Spotlight,” and playing Detective Antigone “Ani” Bezzerides in season two of “True Detective.”
After making her MCU debut in 2016’s “Doctor Strange,” Rachel went on to star in the indie film “Disobedience” in 2017, and then co-starred in the 2018 dark comedy “Game Night” opposite Jason Bateman. She portrayed Sigrit Ericksdóttir, an Icelandic singer, in the 2020 film “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” which was nominated for both a Grammy and an Oscar for its score.
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