After starring in the 2002 comedy film The Hot Chick , she went on to play leading roles in Mean Girls , The Notebook , Wedding Crashers , Midnight in Paris and The Time Traveler's Wife . She also played Ani Bezzerides in the second season of HBO's crime series True Detective and later starred in Marvel's Doctor Strange .
She graduated with a theatre degree from York University .
She and Ryan Gosling earned a number of Teen Choice Awards for their roles in The Notebook including Choice Movie Chemistry and Choice Movie Liplock.
She has a sister named Kayleen and a brother named Dan. She began dating Dear John writer Jamie Linden in 2016. The couple welcomed their first child together in April of 2018. She has previously dated her co-stars Michael Sheen , Josh Lucas and Ryan Gosling .
She starred in Sherlock Holmes alongside Robert Downey, Jr.