Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

American actress
Date of Birth: 04.08.1981
Country: USA

  1. Meghan Markle: Actress and Duchess of Sussex
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Humanitarian Work and Activism
  4. Acting Career
  5. Marriage to Prince Harry and Life as a Royal
  6. Stepping Back from Royal Duties
  7. Recent Endeavors

Meghan Markle: Actress and Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, formerly known as Rachel Meghan Markle, is an American actress and the wife of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. She gained widespread recognition for her role as Rachel Zane in the legal drama television series "Suits." She also portrayed Junior Agent Amy Jessup in the science fiction series "Fringe." Markle was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, where she was raised. She comes from a mixed racial background, with Dutch and Irish ancestry on her father's side. Her mother, Doria, has a master's degree in social work and works as a yoga instructor and clinical therapist.

Meghan Markle

Early Life and Education

Markle's father, Thomas Markle, is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, which exposed her to the entertainment industry at a young age. She attended Immaculate Heart High School, an independent Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 2003, she graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in theater and international relations. To support herself during the early stages of her acting career, Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher, showcasing her talent for beautiful handwriting.

Meghan Markle

Humanitarian Work and Activism

Aside from her acting career, Markle has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. In 2016, she became a global ambassador for the charity organization "World Vision Canada" and traveled to Rwanda as part of their "Clean Water Campaign." She also worked with UN Women, focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment. Markle delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters for the "HeForShe" movement in 2014 and visited Afghanistan during a tour with the USO in 2014. She has been an advocate for the nonprofit initiative "One Young World" and spoke at their annual summit in Dublin in 2014.

Meghan Markle

Acting Career

Markle has appeared in various television shows, including "General Hospital," "Century City," "The War at Home," "90210," "Knight Rider," and "Without a Trace." In addition, she has starred in films such as "Get Him to the Greek," "Remember Me," "Horrible Bosses," "A Lot Like Love," "Random Encounters," and "Anti-Social." She played the role of FBI agent Amy Jessup in the first two episodes of the second season of the science fiction series "Fringe." However, Markle is best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the hit television series "Suits," which she played from July 2011 until her departure in 2018.

Meghan Markle

Marriage to Prince Harry and Life as a Royal

In November 2016, Kensington Palace confirmed that Markle had been dating Prince Harry for several months. The couple got engaged on November 27, 2017, and tied the knot on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Following their marriage, Markle became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. In October 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6, 2019. In June 2021, they welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana.

Meghan Markle

Stepping Back from Royal Duties

In early 2020, Harry and Meghan officially stepped back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family. They renounced their titles and public funding and relocated to Canada. In February 2021, it was confirmed that they had permanently stepped away from royal duties but would retain their titles. The couple currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Recent Endeavors

Since stepping back from royal duties, Meghan has pursued various projects. In 2021, she participated in the reality show "I Do, Redo" as a wedding stylist alongside Jessica Mulroney. The show focused on helping couples who had experienced a failed first wedding plan their dream second wedding. Meghan also maintains an active presence on social media and advocates for various causes, including gender equality and mental health.