The world of love and memory loss comes alive once again as Netflix brings back the timeless 2012 romantic film, The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Added to the streaming giant's ever-growing library on February 4, 2024, this Michael Sucsy-directed film, based on the real-life story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, is a must-watch if you somehow have not seen it before!
For those who aren't too familiar with The Vow's premise, the film revolves around a couple, Paige and Leo, who are forced to navigate the challenges of amnesia and rediscover their lost love for one another, following a devastating car crash. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:
"A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again."- IMDb
As we celebrate the film's Netflix debut, it's only natural to wonder: how old were these stars when they created this iconic romantic drama? If you're as curious as we are, join us below as we reveal the ages of The Vow's cast, taking a trip down memory lane and exploring where they are now.
Without further ado, let's dive in!
How old was the cast of The Vow? (Then and now)
Rachel McAdams as Paige
Rachel is Paige Collins, in The Vow, a young woman who, after a car accident, wakes up with severe memory loss, forcing her husband to work to win her heart again.
Renowned Canadian actress Rachel McAdams, celebrated for her memorable performances in Mean Girls, The Notebook, Doctor Strange, and more, was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Canada. Fast-forward to February 2024, and this talented star is now 45 years young. But let's rewind a bit to the time when she graced our screens in the iconic romantic drama The Vow – when she filmed this movie, she was 33/34 years old!
Channing Tatum as Leo
Channing Tatum takes on the role of Leo Collins, Paige's devoted husband, who must remind her of their love and the beautiful moments they shared after she loses her memory due to a car accident.
American actor Channing Tatum, known for his roles in the Magic Mike franchise, Step Up, 21 Jump Street, and more, was born on April 26, 1980. As of February 2024, he is 43-years young! However, while he filmed the classic romantic drama The Vow, the She's The Man actor was 32/33 years old.
Sam Neill as Bill Thornton
Sam Neill portrays Bill Thornton, the father of Paige, who while being supportive and caring towards his daughter during her recovery, is also hiding a secret from her.
Sir Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill KNZM OBE is a New Zealand actor best known for his role in the Jurassic Park franchise. Born on September 14, 1947, in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as of February 2024, the seasoned actor is 76 years old. While filming The Vow, Sam Neill was 65 years old.
Jessica Lange as Rita Thornton
Jessica Lange is Rita Thornton, in The Vow, Paige's mother, who is trying to create a new closer relationship with her daughter following the car accident, after years of distance between them.
Hollywood icon Jessica Lange, renowned for her roles in American Horror Story, Feud, King Kong, and other timeless films, was born on April 20, 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, United States. As of February 2024, this legendary actress is 74 years young! Notably, during the filming of The Vow, she graced the screen at the age of 63!
Jessica McNamee as Gwen
Jessica McNamee portrays Gwen, Paige's former childhood best friend who is involved in a heartbreaking secret.
The fabulous Jessica McNamee, known for her roles in Mortal Kombat, The Meg, Black Water: Abyss, and more, was born on June 16, 1988, in Sydney, Australia. As of February 24, our Aussie starlet is 35 years old. While filming The Vow, she was one of the youngest people on set being a fresh-faced youngster at just 24 years old!
Other actors who starred in the 2012 film, as per IMDb, includes:
- Wendy Crewson as Dr. Fishman
- Tatiana Maslany as Lily
- Lucas Bryant as Kyle
- Scott Speedman as Jeremy
- Joey Klein as Josh
- Joe Cobden as Jim
- Jeananne Goossen as Sonia
- Dillon Casey as Ryan
- Shannon Barnett as Carrie
- Lindsay Ames as Shana
- Kristina Pesic as Lizbet
- Britt Irvin as Lina
- Sarah Carter as Diane
Check out the cast in action in the official trailer for The Vow below:
Watch The Vow on Netflix U.S. now!