|Born||Rachel Meghan Markle 1
August 4, 1981
Los Angeles, California
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Occupation||Actress, fashion model, spokesmodel|
|Known for||Rachel Zane, Suits, TV Series|
|Spouse(s)||Trevor Engelson (2011-present)|
Meghan Markle (born August 4, 1981) is an American fashion model, spokesmodel, and actress. She stars as Rachel Zane on the USA legal drama Suits. She is formerly the model who held case #24 on the US version of the television game show Deal or No Deal and also played FBI special agent Amy Jessup in FOX's sci-fi thriller Fringe.
Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle and was raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is African American and her father is of Dutch and Irish descent.2 She attended Northwestern University, and double-majored in Theater and International Relations. After graduating college, she worked for the US Embassy in Buenos Aires.3
In 2002, Markle got her start in an episode of the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. She's also appeared in television episodes of Century City, Cuts, Love, Inc., The War at Home, 90210, Knight Rider, Without a Trace, The Apostles, CSI: NY, The League, "Castle" and Suits. Markle has also made appearances in the films A Lot Like Love and Deceit.
Markle made her debut late in the first season of Deal or No Deal on April 12, 2006. Aside from a single appearance holding case #11, Markle was the regular model carrying case #24. Markle quit the show in early 2007.45
Markle appeared on Fringe as Junior Agent Amy Jessup in the first two episodes of its second season.6 She currently[update] portrays Rachel Zane, an "attractive paralegal who's assigned to Mike Ross (with his encyclopedic knowledge of the law) (Patrick J. Adams) and becomes his valuable after-hours research ally"7 on the USA Network show Suits.
Markle appeared in two 2010 films, Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me and one 2011 film, Horrible Bosses.7 She appeared in the short film The Candidate (seen on the KQED public television show ImageMakers: the Company of Men) as a secretary in 2012.
|2005||A Lot Like Love||Hot Girl|
|2010||The Candidate||Kat||Short film|
|2010||The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down||Dana||TV film|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Tatiana||Uncredited|
|2002||General Hospital||Jill||1 episode|
|2004||Century City||Natasha||"A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose" (season 1: episode 4)|
|2005||Cuts||Cori||"My Boyfriend's Back" (season 1: episode 5)|
|2005||Love, Inc.||Teresa Santos||"One on One" (season 1: episode 9)|
|2006||The War at Home||Susan||"The Seventeen-Year Itch" (season 1: episode 17)|
|2006||CSI: NY||Veronica Perez||"Murder Sings the Blues" (season 3: episode 7)|
|2007||Deal or No Deal||Herself||Holder of Case #24; 4 episodes|
|2008||90210||Wendy||"We're Not in Kansas Anymore" (season 1: episode 1)
"The Jet Set" (season 1: episode 2)
|2008||Til Death||Tara||"Joy Ride" (season 3: episode 2)|
|2009||Knight Rider||Annie Ortiz||"Fight Knight" (season 1: episode 14)|
|2009||Without a Trace||Holly Shepard||"Chameleon" (season 7: episode 15)|
|2009||Fringe||Junior FBI Agent Amy Jessup||"A New Day in the Old Town" (season 2: episode 1)
"Night of Desirable Objects" (season 2: episode 2)
|2009||The League||Random Girl||"The Bounce Test" (season 1: episode 2)|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Officer Leah Montoya||"Backfire" (season 8: episode 20)|
|2011–present||Suits||Rachel Zane||Main Character; Series Regular|
|2012||Castle||Charlotte Boyd/Sleeping Beauty||"Once Upon a Crime" (season 4: episode 17)|
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
- Dixon, Delaina. "GET GORGEOUS! Meghan Markle’s Celebrity Beauty Secrets". Retrieved 2011-09-04.
- Giles Hardie (September 10, 2012). "Q&A with Meghan Markle". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- "Today's girl - Meghan Markle". Maxim. June 27, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2009-06-23). "Meghan Markle joins 'Fringe'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Hibberd, James (2010-08-24). "Meghan Markle books lead role on 'Legal Mind'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
- "Hitched, Hatched, Hired". The Hollywood Reporter. September 27, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- Sophia Hardcastle (June 12, 2012). "The Crush: Meghan Markle". Mr Porter. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
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