Rachel McAdams is a talented Canadian, actress, voice actor and environmentalist. Rachel McAdams net worth is estimated at $25 million. Her earnings are from her work in films and television show appearance. Her highest grossing film recorded over $524 million commercial success at the worldwide box office.
This article walks you through the background, net worth, height, husband and son of your lovely favourite big screen star Rachel McAdams.
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Rachel McAdams was born in London, Ontario, Canada on 17 November 1978. She was born Rachel Anne McAdams and was raised in a protestant household. McAdams is the eldest child of Sandra and Lance McAdams. Her mother was a nurse, while her father was a truck driver. She has two siblings, Kayleen McAdams (39) who is a make-up artist, and a brother Daniel McAdams. McAdams is of Scottish and Welsh descent, James Gray, her maternal great grandfather fled to Canada during the American Revolution.
McAdams was a promising figure skater and growing up her peeps thought she would pursue a career in skating; she started skating at four but rejected the offer to move to Toronto to train for skating. Despite that, McAdams continued winning awards in skating until she quit the sport at 18. McAdams was actually interested in sports than in her academics she had often confessed to have feigned sick to avoid classes. While in school, she was active in extra-curricular activities than academics. She was a member of the volleyball, soccer, badminton team and she served in the student council.
McAdams attended Myrtle street public school before joining Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. She developed an interest in acting at a very young age, but her parents did not fancy it that much. She joined Original Kids Theatre Company London at age 12 and took part in high school plays and at some part directed children’s theatre productions. During this period, she won her first acting award at the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. McAdams was interested in pursuing a cultural studies degree but was encouraged by her drama teacher to go for professional acting. We must have the drama teacher to thank for giving its opportunity to witness McAdams’ beauty and versatility. So McAdams moved to Toronto, enrolled in York University and graduated with a bachelor of Arts degree in 2001. She started her early work with the Necessary Angel Theatre company while studying.
McAdams made her television debut the year she graduated in MTV Shotgun Love Dolls as Beth Swanson and Disney TV The Famous Jett Jackson. In 2002, she debuted in a Canadian film My Name is Tanino at 22 marking her first time on an airplane. Same years, she featured in Perfect Pie which earned her Genie Award nomination. Banking on her little success, she moved to Los Angeles and was cast to feature in the comedy The Hot Chick, which later became a significant milestone in her career. She played the role of a high school girl who swaps bodies with a criminal, a character played by Rob Schneider. The positive reviews from critics helped her land the next big project as Regina George, a rich popular teenager alongside Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls (2004). The film grossed $129 million worldwide and later reached Entertainment Weekly No. 12 list of the Greatest Ever High School Movies. There are rumors that the producers are planning on making the sequel of Mean Girls 2. Won’t that be fun?
McAdams received two MTV Movie Awards for her role in Mean Girls. Her next film was starring Ryan Gosling in Notebook as Allie Hamilton. The kissing scene from Notebook was included in Los Angeles list of the 50 Classic Movie kissed and earned McAdams four Teen Choice Awards and as MTV Movie Award.
In 2005, McAdams starred in the love interest comedy Wedding Crashers as Claire Cleary in the star-studded film featuring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Bradley Cooper, Jane Seymour and others. The movie grossed over $285 million worldwide. McAdams featured in the thriller Red Eye (2005), The Family Stone alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Keaton. With her rise and success of every film she featured in, people tagged the next big girl to unseat Julia Roberts, however she had a career hiatus by 2006 after she walked out Vanity Fair March 2006 cover because it involved a nude session. During her hiatus, she turned down some mouthwatering film roles in Casino Royale, Mission: Impossible 3 (2006 respectively) and Get Smart (2008).
Career Short Break
McAdams returned from two years hiatus to star in Married Life alongside Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper. The films failed to meet the initial budget. Next, she featured in The Lucky One, which was also a failure grossing just $266,967 worldwide. By 2009, McAdams seemed to get her magic when her next project, State of Play, grossed $87 million worldwide. From then onwards, she starred in the romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife as opposite Eric Bana. Towards the end of 2009, McAdams starred in Sherlock Holmes with its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) just like The Time Traveler’s Wife. In 2010, she starred in Morning Glory alongside Diane Keaton. The following year, McAdams starred in Midnight in Pans as Owen Wilson (Gil) character’s wife, Inez.
McAdams starred in the romantic drama The Vow in 2012 based on a story of a couple where the wife develops amnesia after a car crash. Being comfortable in romantic dramas, McAdams again starred opposite Ben Affleck in To the Wonder (2013), About Time opposite Domhnall Gleeson, and in 2014 featured in Anton Corbijn thriller A Most Wanted Man. That same year, she received a star of Canada’s Walk of Fame.
In 2015, McAdams joined the cast of True Detective for its second season. She starred in Academy Award’s Best picture drama Spotlight which earned her first Academy Award nomination. She also starred in Aloha (2015) alongside Bradley Cooper and in Southpaw (2015) as the wife of the boxer played by Jack Gyllenhaal. McAdams also featured in Every Thing Will Be Fine. McAdams co-starred in the super hero film Doctor Strange and took a year break from the big screen. Upon her return, she featured in Game Night and Disobedience (2018) opposite Rachel Weisz.
Rachel McAdams’ Husband and Children
Rachel McAdams likes to keep her personal life out of prying eyes of the public. McAdams dated Ryan Gosling from 2005 to 2008 and was romantically involved with some of her film co-stars such as Michael Sheen, Josh Lucas but became involved with Jamie Linden, a director and screenwriter in 2016. They both have a son together whose name is not made known to the public. Speaking to Today.com about her son, McAdams stated, “I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn’t.” The couple are expecting their second child, as the 41 years old has been seen in the public with a baby bump. McAdams is an environmentalist and has preached the promotion on eco-friendly environment and lifestyle.
Rachel McAdam’s Net worth
Rachel McAdams net worth is estimated at $25 million. Her earnings are from her work in films and television show appearance. Her highest grossing film recorded over $524 million commercial success at the worldwide box office.