1. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie .
2. In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick.
3. McAdams found fame in 2004, appearing in the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook.
4. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-drama The Family Stone.
5. After a two-year career break, McAdams appeared in two limited release films in 2008; the film noir Married Life and the road trip comedy-drama The Lucky Ones.
6. In 2010, McAdams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory.
7. She next starred in the romantic drama The Vow , and shortly after starring in the romantic comedy About Time.
8. For the latter, she has received SAG and Critics Choice nominations.
9. In 2001, McAdams made her television debut in the MTV pilot Shotgun Love Dolls as Beth Swanson, that was filmed during spring break from York University. She also made her Canadian film debut that year in the comedy My Name is Tanino.
10. And so I kind of learned that lesson from watching her.”
11. In 2005, McAdams starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers with Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Bradley Cooper.