How tall is Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams Height

5ft 4in (162.6 cm)

Canadian Actress, best known for roles in movies like The Notebook, Mean Girls, The Time Traveller's Wife, Wedding Crashers, A Most Wanted Man and Sherlock Holmes.

Ryan Gosling with Rachel
Photo by PR Photos

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 3.88in (162.3cm)
ana said on 26/Jul/17
I see her shorter that I am, more like 160 cms, 5 3. Length of limbs and body in general. Petite
Giorgi said on 8/Jan/17
No, correction: Strong 6ft 1 :)
Giorgi said on 30/Aug/16
From this picture I would think that Gosling is around 6' 2'' since she's 163 cm.
towanda said on 28/May/15
she seems shorter than listing. here this photo she's with emma stone
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ish said on 17/May/15
Omg az, she's wearing wedge shoes in that picture! If Amanda and
Lacy are 5'2 then she can be 5'3 tops.
ish said on 17/May/15
Omg az, she's wearing wedge shoes in that picture! If Amanda and
Lacy are 5'2 then she can be 5'3 tops.
az said on 8/May/15
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5'2"? or shorter?
Arch Stanton said on 15/Dec/14
Rob can you add Wedding Crashers and A Most Wanted Man, she was great in that opposite Hoffman in his last film.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Rob do you have a better photo of just her? This one doesn't really show off her gorgeous face and is dominated by Gosling!!
Realist said on 26/Jan/14
Sean Penn is 5'7 and comes upto Gosling's Eyes at least, maybe more. If she's 5'4 with 3 inches heals she'd be his height, she is obviously less, 5'2-5'3 probably.
Rob Downgrade.
Silent d said on 29/Oct/13
5 foot 4.
Realist said on 29/Oct/13
she is only 5ft2! She has about 3inch heels on as well.
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
Shes in heels and still Only comes up to ryans lips (if she straightened her posture). I'd say shes more 5'3. Gorgeous woman though !
marla singer said on 8/Nov/12
@deppfan: If you flatten her hair, she's just a smudge taller and Sarah Jessica Parker isn't even a full 5 ft 3.
marla singer said on 7/Sep/12
She's 5'3.5" tops, she looked enough shorter than 5'5" Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls.
Lee said on 12/Aug/12
5-4 is probably spot on.
Silent d said on 29/Jan/12
Was she wearing heels in the above photo? 5 foot 4. My mistake vegas i meant he's 160cm.
Vegas said on 29/Dec/11
Silent d says on 29/Dec/11
Rey mysterio is not 5 foot 2. He is 5 foot 5.

i met him he ain't 5'5 thats for sure, shorter than my parents who were 5'3
Silent d said on 29/Dec/11
Rey mysterio is not 5 foot 2. He is 5 foot 5. She is about the same height as lindsey lohan. 5 foot 4.
Jake T. said on 30/Nov/11
I think Rachel looks 5'4.5 next to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and I saw a photo where she seems the same height with Leighton Meester.
linke said on 24/Sep/11
rey mysterio is listed 5'2 over here.
Katya said on 27/Aug/11
This height seems very doubtful. She looked really short next to Owen Wilson while wearing high heels in "Midnight in Paris". She made him look like he was 6'2 or something! His height here is listed as 5'10 and half.
Tyler said on 5/Aug/11
She's taller than Kevin Connolly. He was in dress shoes, and she was in sneakers. Definite 5'5".
5'8.76784 said on 4/Aug/11
She's around 5'4, I'd guess less than 5'4 since she did look half an inch shorter than 5'4 Lindsay Lohan (aged 17 then) in Mean Girls.
Tyler said on 28/May/11
Solid 5'5".
T said on 22/May/11
@Anna - Even if that is true, 7.5 inches will still have her being around his mouth to nose area, and she clearly surpasses that. Here are examples of Rachel looking more than 5'4.

In sneakers next to Kevin Connolly (site lists as 5'5):
Click Here - BTW if you seen the Notebook, Rachel's hunching in that pic because near the end Rachel straightens up to hug Kevin and actually has more height on him than that pic shows.
In sneakers again next to Anna Faris (site list as 5'4, use to list as 5'4.5):
Click Here - Anna has also played Kevin's boyfriend on Entourage, and the two of them were the same height. Rachel's consistently taller than both Anna and Kevin right there.
Next to Patricia Clarkson (site list as 5'4.5):
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Face to face with Diane Keaton:
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pics of Diane Keaton next to Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah (site list both as at least 5'9):
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Diane and Katie (pretty certain both are in normal shoes):
Click Here - BTW the Keaton, Holmes and Latifah pics were from around 2008. No way could Diane have drastically shrunk in just 3 years.
Anna said on 22/May/11
She's not more than 5'4", and that seems about right.
@T - In the picture, Steve is leaning towards her meaning he looks about an inch shorter.
T said on 14/May/11
Looks a legit 5'5 in the pic with Steve. If Steve was 8.5 inches taller than Rachel, she'll be scraping at his mouth area, not nearing his eye level. And it can't be due to heels since Rachel wore sneakers throughout the whole film. In runners, that was also about the height difference between her and Bradley Cooper.
Viper said on 26/Apr/11
She is 5-3
Shmee said on 25/Apr/11
I've met her. She's about 5'3".
bk said on 9/Nov/10
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saw this article that claims she's wearing 7 inch heels, but i doubt those heels even give 4 inches over barefeet. i'm 5-8 & when i wear sneakers and get on my tiptoes i only reach 6 ft-ish, & i'm a guy so i have bigger feet than her. next to goldblum, she looks at least 5-5 or 5-6.
jessica said on 7/Oct/07
what about that scene in the notebook where she tells Fin she wants to be with Noah.. right before her mom makes her leave? she is wearing flat white sneakers and she is like the exact same height as Fin, possibly taller. if he is 5'5 that would make her at least 5'5 too.
Victorian said on 12/Jul/07
Like Venus said (on 10/25/06): she didn't come off as short next to Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers - even in heels I expected a greater difference. All her other appearances to indicate a 5-4ish stature though, no doubt.
bebe-one said on 12/Jun/07
i believe Rachel is like 5'4 -5...the only problem i have is that i saw an interview on Much on Demand between her and Rick Campinelli...she was wearing heels that gave her about 2 inches extra in height..which logically would make her 5'6ish...except that Rick Campinelli's page says he's 5'7 (tho personally i think is an inch off, and he's really 5'6) and she had a solid couple inches on him. after seeing that, im not sure what to think anymore.
Anonymous said on 11/Jun/07
dave, there is about 2 inches between them, not including the hair and heels. i'd give rachel 5'4-5'5, and EVERYONE knows sarah lies about her height and is really around 5'2.
dave said on 15/Apr/07
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check this pic out. both are wearing high heels and rachel's hair makes her look a bit taller than sarah. Sarah is stated to be about 5'3 in this site, so i'd say there's only 1~1.5 inch difference between them. rachel's about 5'4.5, 5'5 max if she's lucky.
Bob said on 12/Apr/07
lohan is like 5'2". if she's 5'5.5, that means im 5'7, which im not. im 5'4 or something
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/07
she 5'4-5'5. about an inch or 2 taller than the 2 smaller mean girls-chabert and seymour-and an inch smaller than 5'5.5 lohan.
anonymous said on 14/Feb/07
shes said herself that she's 5'3...theres enough proof right there
anonymous said on 30/Dec/06
5'5 dead on. lohan is 5'5.5
Von Bitch said on 12/Dec/06
Yeah saying Rachel is 5'9 is like saying Gosling is over 6'4.
Viper652 said on 14/Nov/06
I still say 5-3 Max.
Dunken said on 13/Nov/06
wow, no way Rachel is 5'9. she needed plataforms with heels and camera tricks to tower over the other girls in Mean Girls. 5'4", 5'4.5" MAX.
anonymous said on 12/Nov/06
I love the movie the Notebook, I watch it every other day, and the scene when Fin was on the job, and Noah wasn't there yet, Rachel(Ally) told Fin(Kevin) she wanted to be with Noah again. Kevin Connolly is 5'6, Rachel was standing next to him and she was towering over him,in white small heel sneakers! She had him by a good 2 or 3 inches. When she had a confrontation with her mom (Joan Allen), she was getting out of bed, she ran downstairs to answer the door barefoot,she stood next to 5'10 Joan Allen they were looking at each other eye to eye! Rachel is 5'9, according to Filmbug!!
venus said on 25/Oct/06
If you watch Wedding Crashers, she was slightly taller than Seymour, because they were wearing heels, but Jane's were Jane's heels were higher. Rachel's heels looked like they were 1 inch or and inch and a half. When she stands next to 5'11 Owen she doesn't look that much shorter than him!
DeeDee said on 19/Oct/06
She's probably 5'1 to 5'3. Just look how tiny she is next to Gosling 6'1" He's almost a foot taller than her. She looks tall because of heels.
Dunken said on 5/Oct/06
i have the same picture Denise posted but in higher quality. she's 5'3.5, maybe the listed 5'4, as she's only sligthly taller than both Lacey and Amanda, who stand at the 5'3 range.
Viper652 said on 12/Jun/06
On the Notebook website it said she was 5-3. She has also said in an interview shes 5-3 I beleive.

[Editor Rob: if someone can find that or remember it...would be of use]
RentGirl said on 10/Jun/06
wow! she looks like she'd be 5'2 1/2 barefoot. she needs to be downgraded.
UNK said on 15/May/06
You went surfing with her in Latin America? Could we have some details on that? I agree though 5'3.5" - 5'4" barefoot.
Anonymous said on 14/May/06
Rachel is not 5'4" with heels...get a life...went surfing with her in Latin America...she's like 5'4" barefoot...get a life.
shikakah said on 9/May/06
i think that rachel is about 5'4"...she looks really short compared to gosling
johnny5 said on 5/May/06
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xoxo said on 5/May/06
omg wats her real height? 5' 4" or 5' 9"? i'm confused
Amanda said on 29/Mar/06
rachel is 5'4 with heels on. I have a magazine that interviewed her.
heightfan said on 14/Jan/06
gowgey 27, Because this site is about height, thats why it is called celebheights and celeb heights are discussed.LOL
gowgey27 said on 10/Jan/06
who craes how tall she is. She is soo hott.. I met her lol at uch music and I am 6 ft 1 and she was a great deal shorter then i am.
gyllenhaalic823 said on 6/Jan/06
problem with photo, mike:
1) Lindsay looks taller than Rachel
2) Rachel seems to be wearing slightly taller heels
and also, lindsay is more 5'4.5", so that puts McAdams around 5'3.5-4"
Of course, this is a half inch shorter than I had stated before and all, but now I'm reconsidering.
UNK said on 21/Dec/05
After seeing "The Family Stone" I find it hard to believe Rachel is over 5'4". There are many seens with her in slippers standing next to household objects like kitchen counter tops, refrigrators, doorways, etc, and she looks just like all the other 5'3"-5'4" women I know. 5'3.5" for a girl is like 5'8.5" for a guy... the difference being girls could wear all kinds of heal shoes/sandals/boots making them seem on the taller side.... imagine a 5'8"-5'9" man in 3"-4" heals. Now add a great body to the girl and she instantly looks in the 5'8" range dressed up at a party.

Actually Rachel's height is the perfect height for an actress, it allows her to play any role. 5'11" Nicole Kidman would struggle to play a highshcool kid, even when she was a highschool kid... McAdams at 29 could still be casted as a teen... or play the leading lady in a drama.
tarryn said on 20/Dec/05
theheightguru, there is much speculation about McAdams's real age, some sites say she is 23 some say she is 26 and others say she is 29... so we dont really know how old she is. anyway, Allure is usually very accurate, and i believe them when they say she is 5'4" in loafer heals
theheightguru said on 20/Dec/05
UNK, I am not sure when the article was written, but it came out after 'Wedding Crashers'. I can see being off a couple of months on someone's age, but not 2 years and some change. Which leads me back to my original question: If the interviewer was given or surmised (incorrectly) about age, whose to say that the height info. is correct?
UNK said on 19/Dec/05
What was the date of the article? She just turned 29. I agree though, it's not like the interviewer took out a measuring tape, but it does help tell us that she is in the range of average to maybe slighty shorter than average. I think a solid 5'4" for this girl is fair, for now... I'm not seeing evidence of the half inch the editor has givin her.

[Editor Rob: I think at one time I had lohan 5ft 5.5 and hence why the 1/2's existed ;) At least that's what I vaguely remember, but in that film there were some scenes where they had identical heels and the difference wasn't much]
theheightguru said on 18/Dec/05
I don't know how reliable the article in Allure gives her height @ 5'4 in loafer heels, but also gives her age as 26. I've seen it listed as 29 on lots of other sites, though. If the interviewer got her age wrong, how reliable is the info. about her height? Who knows, she'll probably be 5'6 and 24 if her movies keep doing well :)
gyllenhaalic823 said on 17/Dec/05
but still, she is obviously taller - and it looks like sarah has higher heels on even!!
but when compared to the mean girls cast rachel is apparently 5'3", meaning that S.J.P. would have to be downgraded to 5'2" or even 5'1"! And I know that that is ridiculous. So, either it was just the hair/rachel's shoes were higher than expected/the cast from mean girls is taller than reported. I'm guessing that S.J.P. is around 5'3", and Rachel is more like 5'4-4.5", just like this site says.
UNK said on 16/Dec/05
In those pics with Parker, don't get fold by their hair styles. Parker's hair is flat on her head, Rachel's is done up... making her appear to taller.
theheightguru said on 16/Dec/05
Suzy, I agree with editor Rob, Rachel is wearing very high heels in that photo. If you go to the website and linger over the pics from that series, you can enlarge them, you will see what I mean. That said, NICE JOB! I think your pic proves FINALLY that Sarah Jessica Parker's 'I'm 5'4' claim is BULL, and she should be downgraded.
Suzy said on 15/Dec/05
hmm in this pic with sarah jessica who is 5'4 she looks at least 2 inches taller....
gyllenhaalic823 said on 15/Dec/05
nice work tarryn, i never noticed those high-heeled sneakers
and the girl who plays gretchen is 5'2.5" hmmm
tarryn said on 11/Dec/05
She is definately only 5'3". look at this picture:
Her shoes in this are platform sneakers, and without them she would probably be the same height as the other girls who are 5'3"
maigan said on 20/Nov/05
5'4" Is what she looks like. my friend is 5'8 and i have seen her with tall shoes and rachel does not look about 5'11! its a great height though...means shes not taller than the guys!
mallory said on 18/Nov/05
yeah, she looks about 5'4". I don't know where they came up with her being 5'9".
Cause Nicole Kidman is 5'11"!
Liz said on 25/Sep/05
I've met Rachel McAdams and she's like 5 ft 5 or 5.5. She's actually ot very tall in real life. But she's a normal size. She's very sweet and nice in person.
Anonymous said on 17/Sep/05
Jane Seymour is listed as being 5'3.5" on this site, and Rachel looked a good inch taller than her in Wedding Crashers, so this is probably an accurate height.
Tybor said on 7/Jul/05
Just watched Mean Girls again...I you look at the first time the girls go to the mall you'll notice that Rachel is wearing flip flops with no heel whatsoever, while lacey chabert is wearing spike heels. Still, Mcadams has several inches over her. Later in the movie, you see mcadams in flats mostly as she no longer gets to dress fashionably due to her weight problem. I think the director made an effort to make her shorter because her trio is quite short. The "plastics" are supposed to be the unattainable girls in school, and their dimnutive height worked against them in that regard. That's why I think the director tried to boost up the other girls and minimize Mcadams who looks quite tall when standing alone. If you look closely, you'll see everyone else in high spike heels (4+ inchers) and her often in small heels or total flats. I think she may be closerto 5'5.5. There has to be a reason she's listed as tall on other sites. I think she has decent height and a figure that makes her seem taller hence the 5'9 listings. If she really were 5'3 the highest heels and slimmest figure would not make her look any taller than avg.

[Editor Rob: from memory, they are all wearing identical heels in the xmas dance scene? In that notebook movie beside Ryan Gosling she doesn't look very big...]
Viper652 said on 25/May/05
On the Official Notebook movie Site, It says she is 5-3. And in interviews she says she is short.
ginzo said on 11/Apr/05
yeah i always thought she was a bit taller than 5'4
Pheebz said on 18/Feb/05
Its so weird. on Mean Girls she always seems tall, but then when she's stood next to the other girls, she suddenly doesn't. I always thought she was tall, but when you compare her to Lacey Chabert (5"3), she isn't much taller, and then next to Jonathon Bennet (6"2) she seems tiny. So why does she always seem so tall!? A slim figure can't do that much for a person!!

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