Mick La Salle of the San Francisco Chronicle felt that "Mc Adams brings glamour and magnetism to Regina, but also the right hint of comic distance." The film grossed 9 million worldwide and earned Mc Adams two MTV Movie Awards. 12 in an Entertainment Weekly list of the Greatest Ever High School Movies.Tina Fey, who co‑starred in the film and wrote the screenplay, has credited Mc Adams with teaching her how to act in front of a camera rather than an audience: "She's a film actor. And so I kind of learned that lesson from watching her." Later in 2004, Mc Adams starred opposite fellow Canadian Ryan Gosling in the romantic drama The Notebook.Mc Adams was 25 years old when she was cast as the high school queen bee Regina George, and she modelled her character on Alec Baldwin's performance in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).Mike Clark of USA Today praised her "comic flair" while Jenny Mc Cartney of The Daily Telegraph found her "delightfully hateful".In 2010, Mc Adams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory.In 2015, her most high-profile roles were in season two of HBO's crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight.Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times felt she "emerges as a young actress of much promise" while Christopher Tookey of the Daily Mail described Mc Adams and Anna Faris as "talents to watch, but they are let down by everything around them". Afterwards, Mc Adams returned to Canada to star as Kate Mc Nab in Slings and Arrows, a comedy mini-series about backstage theatre life at the fictional New Burbage Shakespearean Festival.
Mc Adams first developed an interest in performing when she was seven years old, and while her parents did not discourage her, they did not "go out and find [her] an agent".In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick.Mc Adams found fame in 2004, with her performances in the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook.She attended both Disney and Shakespeare summer camps as a child.From the age of twelve, Mc Adams participated in Original Kids Theatre Company, London productions.In her late teens, she directed children's theatre productions.She also was involved in school stage productions, most notably winning a performance award at the Sears Ontario Drama Festival.Career In 2001, Mc Adams made her television debut in the MTV pilot Shotgun Love Dolls as Beth Swanson, which was filmed during spring break from York University.She also made her Canadian film debut that year in the comedy My Name is Tanino.Rachel Anne Mc Adams (born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress.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 (2002) (for which she received a Genie Award nomination), the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award).