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'''Rachel Anne [=McAdams=]''' (November 17, 1978-) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress. [=McAdams=] played the title role in the film ''TheHotChick'' alongside Rob Schneider, but her career really progressed when she starred as Regina George, the queen bee in 2004's ''Film/MeanGirls''. [[DawsonCasting She was much older than the character she played.]] She followed ''Film/MeanGirls'' with the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel ''Film/TheNotebook'', with RyanGosling, with whom she would later begin an off-screen romance.

In 2005, she played Owen Wilson's love interest in ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', and then starred in the suspense thriller ''Film/RedEye'' as Lisa Reisert, where she played a young woman held captive aboard a red-eye flight by criminal-for-hire and assassin [[MeaningfulName Jackson Rippner]] (Creator/CillianMurphy).

In 2009, [=McAdams=] starred in Guy Ritchie's ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', based on Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's classic stories. [=McAdams=] played the role of Irene Adler alongside Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Jude Law. She also appears in the 2011 sequel, ''[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]''. Also in 2011, she starred as Becky Fuller in the cult comedy ''MorningGlory'', alongside HarrisonFord and DianeKeaton.

Also in 2009, played Clare in ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'', based on the book, starring with Eric Bana.

Has an old school Hollywood beauty about her. Hell, just look to your right for an example. In fact, part of what helped her land her role in ''Sherlock Holmes'' was her classic looks, which didn't make her look too young to be the love interest of Robert Downey, Jr.


!! Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheHotChick'' (2002)
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' (2004)
* ''Film/TheNotebook'' (2004)
* ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' (2005)
* ''Film/RedEye'' (2005)
* ''Film/TheFamilyStone'' (2005)
* ''Film/StateOfPlay'' (2009)
* ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'' (2009)
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' (2009)
* ''Film/MorningGlory'' (2010)
* ''Film/MidnightInParis'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheVow'' (2012)
* ''Film/ToTheWonder'' (2012)
* ''Film/AboutTime'' (2013)
* ''{{Film/Passion}}'' (2013)
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