For her portrayal of the main antagonist in Mean Girls, McAdams won the MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female Performance award.
Due to her success in teenage movies, Rachel McAdams was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new 'it girl' and recieved a BAFTA nomination for the Best Rising Star.
Life and CareerEdit
McAdams was born on November 17, 1978.
After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, McAdams initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as My Name Is Tanino, Perfect Pie (for which she received a Genie Award nomination) and Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award). Her first Hollywood film was the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams found fame in 2004, starring in the teen comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl" and received aBAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.
- Tina Fey joked in the commentaries that Rachel is completely bald in real life. Rachel does wear a wig in Mean Girls which is the root of the joke. She did have hair at the time it was just too short for the character.