Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress.
After graduating from a theatre program at York University, Toronto in 2001, she worked steadily as an actress until finding fame in 2004 with starring roles in Mean Girls and The Notebook. In 2005, she appeared in Wedding Crashers, Red Eye and The Family Stone and was routinely hailed by the media as "the next Julia Roberts".
However, she withdrew from public life in 2006 and 2007 to focus on herself and her family. During this time, she turned down leading roles in, amongst others, The Devil Wears Prada and Casino Royale. She made a low-key return to work in 2008, starring in two little-seen independent films, Married Life and The Lucky Ones.
She returned to prominence in 2009 with appearances in State of Play, The Time Traveler's Wife and Sherlock Holmes. 2010's Morning Glory, with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, was billed as her first star vehicle. Woody Allen wrote a part specifically for the actress in 2011's Midnight in Paris.
She will appear in two movies in 2012: romantic drama The Vow with Channing Tatum and an as-yet-untitled Terence Malick film with Ben Affleck. She will also make a cameo appearance in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, set for release on December 16, 2011.
She is in a relationship with Welsh actor Michael Sheen whom she met on the set of Midnight in Paris in July 2010.
She practices kundalini yoga daily and runs an eco-friendly lifestyle website, GreenIsSexy.org