Rachel McAdams Height
5ft 4 (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.
Photo by Joe Seer/BigShot.com
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
5ft 3.81in (162.1cm)
Nik Ashton said on 8/Sep/20
Jam Cherry said on 10/Jun/20
Gosling looks a strong 6 footer here she’s roughly about 5’3.75” or 162 cm
said on 9/Jan/20
Hi Rob. Why isn’t Rachel McAdams added into the marvel universe category? Remember she played Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange?
I agree with the height listing above.
She is now 😉
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/19
💐🎂💝 Happy Birthday Rachel! 💝🎂💐
A Very Happy Birthday is wished for Rachel McAdams, who turns 41 today!
Jason Aaron said on 26/Jul/19
she is as much as amanda in mean girls who is 5'3
Stranger things fan said on 24/May/19
she looks 5’4
said on 3/Dec/18Click Here
Rob,doesn't this look like a 3 inch-difference? Have you seen enough to say Mcadams is solid 5ft 4? In my opinion, she looks more like 5ft 3½.
At that moment she looks 5ft 3. She has looked between 3 and 4 at times, though I'm not sure I'd give her under just now.
MAD SAM said on 3/Jul/18
She can’t be 5’4” she’s more like 159 cm at 5’2.5”
jtm said on 20/Mar/18
i think that one leg is bent and gosling has his arms around her shoulder but then again he looks 5'11 to me. i used to think mcadams was at least 5'4 but she's probably a little less the more i look at her.
Nik said on 19/Mar/18
I think Rachel is close to her listed height but maybe slightly under it to be truthful!
berta said on 17/Mar/18
i think maybe 1/4 under this listing? she could make ryan gosling looke 185 cm sometimes if she was this height. and if he is strong 183 guy then maybe 162 could be closer?
said on 20/Dec/17
What about her weight?
Editor Rob: Rachel McAdam's weight is 118 pounds
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.
said on 28/May/15
she seems shorter than listing. here this photo she's with emma stone
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.
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.
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.
said on 21/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"
She didn't look half an inch shorter than Lohan. The two of them looked the same height. There's plenty of public photos of those two as well as plenty of scenes when Lohan sported heels while McAdams wore flats and the height difference was the same when it was vice versa.
Speaking of Lohan. Lohan next to Felicity Huffman (site list as 5'4.75):Click Here
Lohan so not the same height with Rey Mysterio (site also lists as 5'4):Click Here
"She's taller than Kevin Connolly. He was in dress shoes, and she was in sneakers. Definite 5'5"."
Actually Kevin was in work boots. And besides him, she's still taller than a number of other people that this site lists as being taller than her. On top of being close to height to a woman in TWO movies who's close to height to two women this site list as being at least 5'9.
For more comparison, barefoot Rachel next to Cillian Murphy in dress shoes (site list as 5'8):Click Here
Not the best of pics I know, but best screencap I can find. It helps if you actually watch the movie. BTW Cillian also in dress shoes next to a high heeled Katie Holmes:Click Here
Again not exactly the best pics, but I couldn't find a screencap of when the two of them were in the elevator. Again best to watch the movies. I already mentioned this, but might as well post a pic. Rachel in normal shoes next to Bradley Cooper (site list as 6'1)Click Here
Hey it looks the same as Steve, doesn't it? You need me to do more? Like a how barefoot Rachel looks taller next to Joan Allen then either Evan Rachel Woods, Erika Christensen or Keri Russell?
This site really underestimates both Rachel and Lohan. I wonder if they'll even consider changing either of their heights if Rachel or Lohan ends up in a movie with Katie Holmes and she turns out no more than 2 inches taller than them?
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
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):
- 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):
- 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):
Face to face with Diane Keaton:
pics of Diane Keaton next to Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah (site list both as at least 5'9):
Diane and Katie (pretty certain both are in normal shoes):
- 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".
said on 9/Nov/10Click Here
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.
said on 20/Jun/09
she could have had on heels taller than the rest of them in mean girls i guess. maybe thats y she appears taller.
[Editor Rob: I don't ask their height if they've said a height in an interview before, about half of them will have said a height before. A few I've asked but only if I'm getting an autograph.
usually it's guessing how tall they look especially when I see the celebrity standing beside a friend whose height I know or Jenny...]
Arianna said on 4/May/09
She is stunning, I actually think she's prettier in The Notebook than Mean Girls, she looks more real in The Notebook, she's been blonde before and she looked pretty but I don't like how they did her look in Mean Girls. I really want to become an actor and she would be one of the first people I would wanna work with! Dang, if she's 5'4 or 5'5 I'm the same height as her but she looks tall!
Doug said on 22/Apr/09
Looks average height to me I'd have guessed 5'4" or 5'5". She has amazing cheek bones it has to be said.
anon said on 22/Apr/09
how is she 5'4 have you not seen mean girls?
she was taller than all the others and li-lo is about 5'6.
Nickie said on 19/Apr/09
"In the notebook she looked pretty tall next to 6 foot 3 adam gosling. 5 foot 4-5."
LOL what ? It's Ryan Gosling and he's a little under 6'1.
Jesiah said on 18/Apr/09
When does Lucky Ones come out or did it already? Anyway, I saw State of Play thinking it would be meh and the only saving grace would be Rachel McAdams, but it was actually a great movie; imo she and Angelina are the top actresses right now as far as total package.
lawrahh said on 11/Mar/09
hiii i rrly dont know how tall she is, probably an average height :) i think she is very pretty
although i think she looks way nicer as a brunette, it brings out more features in her, and blonde hair is lifeless and looks dull to me, especially in the movie, her gretchen and cady are so much more pretier than regina and karren simply because therr is a contrasrt in the colour of her hauir and her complexion
anyways thats just my views on the matter :)
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/09
lori, it's also because the guys are standing on higher ground than she is. if you look, she's a couple of inches below them
Eden said on 22/Jan/09
I think it's her head size.. she might just have a small head, and with her hair tied back it shows that.
said on 17/Jan/09
She looks really small here:Click Here
Christie said on 1/Jan/09
5'4'' but i cant believe it. Ive gotten so insecure about my height lately and this helps. She's less than 2 in taller and so hot. Freakin beautiful!! There is hope. I love her.
Viper said on 8/Dec/08
She is 5-3.
steph said on 7/Dec/08
i thought she was about 5 3. 5 4 is believable.
anonymous said on 7/Dec/08
In the notebook she looked pretty tall next to 6 foot 3 adam gosling. 5 foot 4-5.
me said on 22/Nov/08
she said herself she was 5'3.
anon said on 5/Nov/08
how much does she weight in the notebook?
anonymous said on 21/Oct/08
She was same height as lindsay lohan in mean girls and was shorter than owen wilson in wedding crashers. I would say 5 foot 4.
Jasmine said on 22/Jun/08
She's my idol. And i'm losing all my weight to be her size its odd how i'm 13 and weigh way more than her 124. geez. I will be her size.XOXO
Elle said on 6/Jun/08
Not a lot I don't think. On mean girls (although I think it's on the delted scenes) Cady (god I sound like a nerd!) fixes her scales to her weight so when she gains weight it wont change. And she fixes them to 112. Although I think she may be less than that as she gained a bit of weight for that role. About 106 or 107 I think.
whatever said on 5/Jun/08
how much does she weigh??
just sayin said on 20/Mar/08
Height can't really be judged in movies because there are so many tricks to manipulate it. Depending on the type of shot sometimes one person is standing on a box to change their height relationship to another person, or he or she is standing down or up from another person to create whatever illusion they want.
Josh said on 23/Feb/08
Yeah 5'4 is right
venus said on 22/Feb/08
If anyone is interested, check out JFX online, Rachel is with Russell on a java break, and she's barefoot holding her boots! She looks 2 inches shorter than Russell. View the pics, you be the judge.
steve said on 22/Feb/08
5'4 and soo good looking
H-G-H said on 21/Feb/08
HOTTIE!!! Yeah I guesstimated her at 5'4"-5'5"
Charliemoto said on 21/Feb/08
she looked between 5'6-5'7 The Notebook so 5'4.5 could be her real height..
she kinda dont look 5'4 flat nor 5'5 flat.
Elle said on 21/Feb/08
She's so lovely.
JD said on 21/Feb/08
She looks hot in that pic!
Height Tracker said on 21/Feb/08
Steve how tall did she seem to you?
Alex said on 21/Feb/08
Assuming she's in heels, she does look around 5'4.
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.
said on 15/Apr/07Click Here
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.
said on 6/Oct/06
me again. almost perfect line-up of the girls at the MTV Movie Awards:Click Here
Lacey and Amanda at the same height (around 5'3), Lohan clearly taller (close to 5'6, maybe?) and Rachel slightly taller (5'4, 5'4.5 max).
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.
Paco said on 31/Jul/06
She did say that Lindsay was taller than her in the movie.
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.
said on 5/Jun/06
Look at this. She has big slip-sole. Why? Click Here
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
xoxo said on 5/May/06
omg wats her real height? 5' 4" or 5' 9"? i'm confused
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Apr/06
IMDb used to list her at 5'9"!
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
If this isn't enough to get her to 5'4", or possibly 5'3.5", I don't know what is. Gossling is 6'1" correct, we all agree? Look at there shoes... they have the same heal.
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 is...it 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
UNK said on 15/Dec/05
Here she is next to Sarah Jessica Parker, both in heels. Maybe an inch taller, she has her hair puffed up. They don't come much better lookin than McAdams!
[Editor Rob: heels look similarly 'large' and from all the shots I think there could be 3cm difference...maybe.
sarah's current 5ft 3.5 listing and the 5ft 4.5 for mcadams...hmm, should both be going down 1/2 inch?]
tarryn said on 14/Dec/05
in this article of allure, it says that she is only 5'4" in loafer heals. http://popsugar.com/uploads4//allure03419041.jpg its written in the third column, second paragraph.
tarryn said on 11/Dec/05
She is definately only 5'3". look at this picture: http://www.rachelmcadams.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=10&pos=11
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.
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!!