A 2-decade long career in the film industry made Rachel McAdams, an acclaimed Hollywood persona & one of the exemplary A-listers. The Academy Award nominee (from the film ‘Spotlight’) made Hollywood debut through The Hot Chick (2002). But it was 2004 movies: The Notebook and Mean Girls, that pulled her in fame insights. Her career took a huge turn in the 2010s- thanks to the 2011 film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
The Canadian-born acting enthusiast studied theater at York University & sharpened her skills with stage productions before the on-screen breakthrough. Whether it is in a comedic role, romantic or bold, versatile McAdams wins over with her versatility & flexibility to switch the portrayals.
In 2016, she made her superhero movie debut, as Dr. Christine Palmer in MCU’ Doctor Strange. Moreover, the Canadian actress reprises the role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), a sequel to its 2016 release.
Figure Skating Before Acting Interest In Teens- What’s Age of Rachel McAdams Now?
Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, Canada. She is the eldest of 3 to Lance McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover; and Sandra, a nurse. The About Time star’s household has a diverse career choice; Rachel’s younger sister Kayleen McAdams is a make-up artist and her younger brother Dan MacAdams is a personal trainer.
The St. Thomas, Ontario-raised has a diverse ethnic background too- has English, Scottish, Irish & Welsh ancestry.
As of 2021, the 5 feet 4 inches tall Canadian actress is 43 years old.
A proficient figure skater by 4 years old, McAdams won many regional awards, but never took it more than a hobby. Even more, at 9, she turned down an offer to train for pair skating in Toronto. Rather, she found herself amused with stage performances; attended Shakespeare summer camps.
The attendant of Central Elgin Collegiate Institute appeared in school productions & worked in the production of Original Kids Theatre Company. Afterward, she enrolled at York University in Toronto and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts honors degree in Theatre.
Acting Career Journey- From Hollywood Debut To Hiatus & Return
McAdams, while at the University, worked in the Necessary Angel Theatre Company before her TV debut from Shotgun Love Dolls (TV film) in 2001. Years of furnished experience in stage productions didn’t trouble her into an on-screen approach.
By 2002, Rachel had many big-screen credits: My Name Is Tanino, Perfect Pie, and her Hollywood debut, The Hot Chick starring Rob Schneider and Anna Faris. Subsequently, she made a notable TV series appearance in Slings & Arrows (2003-05).
Her big break came in 2004 after she portrayed Regina George in Mean Girls co-starring Lindsay Lohan & Lacey Chabert; as Allie Hamilton in The Notebook opposite Ryan Gosling. The movies earned her Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Then, the streak of success followed her with appearances in Wedding Crashers (2005), Red Eye (2005) and The Family Stone (2005). There she shared the screen with the likes of Owen Wilson, Cillian Murphy, Diane Keaton, & others. The immense flight to stardom began to squeeze the Canadian actress’s persona life, so she went hiatus from 2006 to 2007.
Interesting Fact: Actress Amy Poehler who played her mother in ‘Mean Girls’ is only 7 years senior.
Returned From Hiatus With Blockbuster ‘Sherlock Holmes’
Rachel McAdams came back on-screen in 2009 with a series of acclaimed movies: State of Play and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Moreover, she portrayed Irene Adler in the box-office hit Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
It starred Hollywood A-listers Robert Downey Jr. (as Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law (as Dr. John Watson).
Afterward, she pocketed roles in commercially & critically acclaimed movies: Midnight in Paris (2011), The Vow (2012), A Most Wanted Man (2014), Spotlight (2015), and The Little Prince (2015).
What Role Did She Play In ‘Doctor Strange’?
Accomplishment for the Academy Award nominee (for ‘Spotlight’) seemed no halt. In 2016, McAdams worked in her first-ever superhero film Doctor Strange; she portrayed Dr. Christine Palmer, the on-screen love interest of Benedict Cumberbatch who played the title character, Dr. Strange.
Moreover, she would reprise in the role in Sam Raimi’s sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) alongside Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, and Elizabeth Olsen (plays Scarlet Witch). The film releases on May 6, 2022.
In addition to that, the True Detective actress is set to appear as Barbara Simon in the upcoming comedy-drama ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret‘.
Rachel McAdams Is A Millionaire- Net Worth, Salary & Earnings!
A stage actress-turned-a renowned film figure, McAdams totals 41 acting credits from the 2 decade-long-career & running. A recipient of many accolades including an Oscar nomination, the Canadian actress averages a salary of 8-digit figure annually.
As of 2021, Rachel McAdams has an estimated net worth of $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Aside from acting, she does not have any other business venture such as endorsements, unlike other celebrities.
From the 2005 film Red Eye, the actress took home $1 million, which even grew up in the following years. Her salary for the 2009 movies: The Time Traveler’s Wife and Sherlock Holmes was $4 million & $5 million respectively.
Although Rachel didn’t open up her payroll for the Sherlock Holmes sequel, it did see her a good cut as it had a gross collection of $545.4 million.
The paycheck from her 2010 film Morning Glory was $2 million. The upcoming 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness got her a decent sum for sure; while its lead Benedict Cumberbatch will earn $7.5 million. He earned $5.5 million for Doctor Strange (2016).
Reportedly, McAdams divides her time between her house in Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, California. But has kept the worth of the property completely low-key. In Canada, the average cost of a family house is CA$716,585, while a LA residence goes for $930,000.
As for a fact, she does not own a car rather rides bikes or takes a bus, as a part of her daily contribution to energy conservation. Moreover, rather than fancy, she likes shopping at vintage clothing stores.
|Mean Girls (2004)||$17 million||$130 million|
|The Notebook (2004)||$29 million||$117.8 million|
|Wedding Crashers (2005)||$40 million||$288.5 million|
|The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)||$39 million||$101.3 million|
|Sherlock Holmes (2009)||$90 million||$524 million|
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)||$125 million||$545.4 million|
|Midnight in Paris (2011)||$17 million||$154.1 million|
|The Vow (2012)||$30 million||$196.1 million|
|Doctor Strange (2016)||$165-236.6 million||$677.7 million|
Did you know? During her break from acting between 2006 & 2007, she turned down roles for Hollywood blockbusters: Mission: Impossible III and Casino Royale. Moreover, Rachel was one of the considerations to play Sue Storm in Fantastic Four (2005), but the role went to Jessica Alba.
McAdams Is A Mother- Married To Husband Or Dating? Relationship, Kids & More
The Slings & Arrows actress shares a 5-year relationship with her boyfriend Jamie Linden, a screenwriter. Yet, they are to exchange vows, and as for concerns on Rachel, she never married before. Her beau Jamie is famous for screenplay & as co-producer of We Are Marshall (2006) and Dear John (2010).
McAdams and Linden began dating in April 2016 but kept things under wraps. After 2 years of relationship, the duo welcomed a son on April 10, 2018, with the news of pregnancy breaking out in February that year.
It was after 7 months of her son’s arrival, she confirmed the news in an interview with The Sunday Times in November 2018.
Then in August 2020, the Spotlight star confirmed her second pregnancy, but the baby’s birth details & any other went under the radar of media.
Before Linden, she was famously in a relationship with her The Notebook co-star Ryan Gosling; the actor was born in the same hospital as Rachel- in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ontario. They dated from 2004 to 2007 & briefly reunited in 2008. Afterward, she had a brief fling with Josh Lucas and Ben Jackson in 2009.
Rachel and her Midnight in Paris co-star Michael Sheen had a 3 year-long relationship from 2010 to 2013. Later, she began dating Patrick Sambrook from July 2013 to 2014.
Is Rachel McAdams Active On Social Media?
No, the Doctor Strange actress is not active on social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter. Rather, there are many fan accounts of McAdams. Reportedly, she doesn’t use social media because ‘she values her privacy more.’
Social Causes & Environmental Activism
The Sherlock Holmes star is an environmentalist and tries to contribute to energy conservation in every way she can. Rachel even ran a website GreenIsSexy.org, dedicated to an eco-friendly lifestyle from 2007 to 2011. It’s astonishing to know that the Canadian actress not only prevents riding cars but also has her house powered by renewable energy.
Moreover, she actively participates in charity works; once donated signed headshots to Rocky Stone for auction to raise money for the Toy Mountain Campaign. McAdams has associations with READ Campaign, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Sunshine Foundation of Canada.