In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-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.
Rachel Anne Mc Adams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress.After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002) (for which she received a Genie Award nomination), the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award).In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick.Mc Adams found fame in 2004, with the character of Regina George in the comedy Mean Girls and with her performance in the romantic drama The Notebook.In 2010, Mc Adams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory.
In 2015, her most high-profile roles were in season two of HBO's crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight.
For her performance in Spotlight, she received several award nominations, including for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She also made her Canadian film debut that year in the comedy My Name is Tanino.
The Italian-Canadian co-production was filmed in Sicily and it marked her first time on an airplane when she was 22 years old.
Mc Adams' break-out role came in 2004, when she starred in the comedy film Mean Girls opposite Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried.
Mc Adams was 25 years old when she was cast as Regina George, the frenemy of Lohan's character Cady Heron and the meanest and popular queen bee in the school, and she modelled her character from Alec Baldwin's performance in the 1992 drama Glengarry Glen Ross.