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Bio

Rachel McAdams (born October 7, 1978) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles in the Hollywood films Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and Red Eye.McAdams was born in London, Ontario and grew up in nearby St. Thomas. Her father, Lance, is a truck driver, and her mother, Sandra, is a nurse.She has a younger brother, Daniel, and a younger sister, Kayleen. She took up competitive figure skating at the age of four and acting at age thirteen at a summer theater camp in London, Ontario named Original Kids. When the company extended to a year-round company, she was invited to continue with them. She attended the publicly-funded secondary school Central Elgin Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas from grade nine to OAC and starred in the Gay-Award-winning student production I Live in a Little Town. Later she graduated from York University in Toronto with Honours and a BFA degree in Theatre. During her senior year at York, she played a child in The Piper – a workshop led by a creative team from Toronto's Necessary Angel Theatre Company. She also attended Original Kids Theatre Company in London, Ontario, as well as David Rotenberg's on-camera acting class in Toronto with fellow actors Scott Speedman, Kenneth Mitchell, Polly Shannon and David Sutcliffe.

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Awards

McAdams received popular acclaim for both roles and was honored for her work, most recently a record number of five nominations and three wins at the MTV Movie Awards in 2005. McAdams beat competition including Beyoncé Knowles, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Simpson. She was named 14 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list and 17 in the 2006 Hot 100 issue.In December 2005, she was 1 on MuchMusic's "Who To Do: 20 Sexiest Girls" list. McAdams was also voted the #10 on FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World during that same year.McAdams was nominated for a Genie Award for her role in Perfect Pie. She was also nominated for the BAFTA's Orange Rising Star award which acknowledges the new talents in the acting industry. The award went to James McAvoy.She hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's 2006 Scientific and Technical Awards. McAdams received a Civic Award for her contribution to culture from the city of St. Thomas in 2006.

The Hot Chick and The Notebook

The Hot Chick is a 2002 comedy film starring Rob Schneider as the title character — a criminal who mysteriously switches bodies with a popular teenager. The bulk of the film revolves around "Jessica" and her friends figuring out how to get Jessica's body back, as well as dealing with the awkward social situations that arise as a result of two completely different strangers switching bodies.The movie was directed by Tom Brady, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also had a small role based on a SNL sketch playing the "Mambooza Bongo Player." Sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry, and singers Ashlee Simpson and Michelle Branch also had small roles. It was filmed, in part, at El Segundo High School.The Hot Chick starts with a scene set in ancient Abyssinia. A princess, disgusted by the groom of her arranged marriage, switches bodies with a slave girl by means of an enchanted set of earrings. This scene segues into a pep rally in which the eponymous "hot chick," Jessica Spencer, is shown leading the school's cheer squad.Although she is not shown to be a mean-spirited person, Jessica tends to take her life for granted and frequently neglects the feelings of those around her.Later, Jessica, her best friend April, and a few other girls visit the mall to hang out and do some shopping. They enter a new age store, where they check out a few items they like, including a pair of ancient earrings, which, unbeknownst to Jessica, are the same magical ones featured at the beginning of the movie. Since the earrings are not for sale, Jessica steals them.


The Notebook

The Notebook is a 1996 American romantic novel by Nicholas Sparks that was later adapted into a popular romantic film by the same name in 2004.

The novel was Sparks' first published novel, and the third written after The Passing and The Royal Murders, which were never published. It was written over a period of six months in 1994. Literary agent Theresa Park discovered Sparks after picking the book out of her agency's slush pile, liked it, and offered to represent him. In October 1995, Park secured a $1 million advance for it from Time Warner Book Group, and the novel was published in October 1996. It was on the New York Times best seller list in its first week of release.

Filmography

2008 State of Play
2008 The Time Traveler's Wife
2007 The Return
2007 Married Life
2005 The Family Stone
2005 Wedding Crashers
2005 Red Eye
2004 Mean Girls
2004 The Notebook
2003 Slings & Arrows: Season 01
2002 Guilt by Association
2002 Perfect Pie
2002 The Hot Chick
2001 My Name is Tanino