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Is Rachel McAdams Lying About Her Age?


From Radar:

Rachel McAdams is too young to lie about her age—or is she?
The star of Wedding Crashers and The Notebook claims she was born in October 1978, making her 28. But puts her birthday in 1976—and those who’ve looked into the matter believe the earlier date may be accurate.

In a November 2005 profile, Details listed McAdams’s age as 29, prompting her then-publicist, Ame Van Iden, to complain vigorously. (McAdams later fired Van Iden, reportedly because the flack booked her to appear nude on Vanity Fair’s cover without her consent.) A Details source says the magazine agreed to run a correction only after Van Iden assured them that IMDb had been notified of its error.

As of yesterday, however, the site was still listing her as 30. When Elle wrote McAdams up for its April cover, it got around the problem by saying, “IMDb states [she] is 30, but [she] is really, truly, ask her mother, 28.”

What’s the truth? “Her birthday is inaccurately reported,” says her rep. “She is 28 years old.” But a source involved with one of her recent films says it’s “no secret among the producers” that she shaves a couple years off her age in interviews—only to add them back on when she’s up for a part that calls for a more “mature” actress.

Wikipedia, for the record, lists her age as 28, but notes that “her exact year of birth is unknown. Some websites list it as 1976 and some websites list it as 1978. This means that she could be between the ages of 28 and 30.”

OMG. How is this such a problem? Someone went to kindergarten with her. Time to come out of the woodwork, people.

Eh, really, though, whether she’s 28 or 30, at least we can all agree that she’s old.

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  • she is ezily 30! she looks 30…just ecause she was in Mean girls and “played” A 16 year old doesn’t mean that how ols she was…she looked old in that movie!! She’s a great actress though…

    • Who cares how old someone is. These days age is all about how well preserved you are. The number mean absolutely nothing once you’re over 21. You’re either fortunate and beautiful with good genes and age better than most (likeme) or you fall for the I’m over 30 and need to be frumpy and old. Look at Demi and Ashton, they’re great together. However, there are still people quirping over the numbers. If Rachel feels she needs to lie about two years to be younger than her on again off again guy, that’s a shame. I’d date him and I have over ten years on him and am totally worthy in every way. To all of you reading pull yourselves together and live your life to the fullest taking care of yourselves and stop buying into the I have to dress, age and act older because the number says so. 2 years it’s not worth the lie.

  • rachel is 28. i lived in the same town as her growing up. london ontario canada. went to same school as her. she isn’t faking her age.

  • WTF is up with her hair? But I still love her though..Great actress..And either age isn’t old..

  • I like very much this actress, and I found her young anyway.

    Even her boyfriend, Ryan Gösling is very young too, and they

    look perfect together. She is very beautiful and a good actress. I


    that thirty years is to be young, but she could look very much younger

    than this age.

  • I think Rachel McAdams is absolutely gorgeous and I love her
    as an actress in every movie she has done so far.
    She is young whether 28 or 30 and she is making her mark in this world.

  • This chick is a “c” class actress. Surely there are more interesting people to have discussions about than semi-talented 35 yr. old actresses.

  • SHES NOT OLD! And, decades from now, when she is OLDER she will still be far more adorable and beautiful than most women will ever be at any age.

  • she is 29 i went to school with her back in the day i am 30 and november of 07 she turned 29 because i am exactly 1year and 2days older than she is!

    stop the rumors everyone shes human let her live

  • canadiangirl whats your name?.. maybe we know eachother do you remember me? i was in rachels class with mrs.daniels & mr.michael

  • “McAdams later fired Van Iden, reportedly because the flack booked her to appear nude on Vanity Fair�s cover without her consent.”

    Since when do publicists book gigs for their clients? Flacks are intermediaries between the stars and the press. AGENTS book the jobs.

  • LOL. I wonder if it was a guy or a girl who wrote this article? Either way we can all agree that they’re a dumbass. How is 28 or 30 considered OLD? She is so young. Just wait, when you’re 28 you will realize how stupid and jealous you sound.

  • Yeah, I dont understand how, who ever wrote this article could say that 28 or 30 is old! Thats still super young, nothing old about it. And Rachel is beautiful (though I do agree, what is up with the hair in that picture) and deserves the credit she gets, she’s a great actress, and go girl!!!

  • Ok wht the hell is wrong With u ppl who cares bout 2 yr difference does it make her uglier or hotter does it make her mean or nice wht the hell do u want frm her leave her the hell alone

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  • Uh, no she does not look her age. I’m afraid you are sheltered and don’t get around too often to know what the real women out there of this age look like. They don’t look good.

    She looks MUCH younger which is why she fit the mean girls role very well. She could have definitely passed for a high school student.

    Anyways, carry on…