Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, McAdams initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as My Name Is Tanino, Perfect Pie and Slings and Arrows. Her first Hollywood film was the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams found fame in 2004, co-starring in the teen comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she co-starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl" and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.
However, McAdams withdrew from the public eye for one year from 2006 to 2007. During this time, she turned down leading roles in high-profile films such as The Devil Wears Prada. She made a low-key return to work in 2008, starring in two limited release films: the film noir Married Life, and the road trip movie The Lucky Ones. She returned to prominence in 2009 and co-starred in the political thriller State of Play, the science-fiction romantic drama The Time Traveler's Wife, and the mystery and action-adventure film Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, McAdams co-starred in the comedy Morning Glory that was billed as her first star vehicle. In 2011, she co-starred in the fantasy romantic comedy Midnight in Paris and reprised her role in the mystery and action-adventure sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In 2012, she co-starred in the romantic drama The Vow. In 2013, McAdams co-starred in the romantic drama To the Wonder, the erotic thriller Passion and the romantic comedy About Time. She has three films awaiting release: Anton Corbijn's espionage thriller A Most Wanted Man, Wim Wenders's drama Every Thing Will Be Fine and Cameron Crowe's as-yet-untitled Hawaii romantic comedy project.