10 Facts About Rachel McAdams

1. In 2013, Rachel McAdams volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in her hometown of St Thomas.

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2. In 2011, Rachel McAdams supported Foodstock, a protest against a proposed limestone mega quarry in Melancthon, Ontario.

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3. In late 2014, Rachel McAdams received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

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4. In 2012, Rachel McAdams starred opposite Channing Tatum in the romantic drama The Vow, based on a true story.

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5. In 2009, Rachel McAdams starred with Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck in the political thriller State of Play, based on the BBC drama television series of the same name.

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6. In preparation for the role, Rachel McAdams studied old films, particularly those of Kim Novak.

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7. At this point in her career, Rachel McAdams was hailed as "the next Julia Roberts" and the new "Hollywood it girl".

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8. In late 2005, Rachel McAdams starred with Sarah Jessica Parker and Diane Keaton in the seasonal family comedy-drama The Family Stone, which gave McAdams an opportunity to play a dishevelled and sardonic sister, rather than the usual "obvious" girlfriend or wife roles.

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9. In 2001, Rachel McAdams made her television debut in the MTV pilot Shotgun Love Dolls as Beth Swanson, which was filmed during spring break from York University.

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10. In 2010, Rachel McAdams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory.

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