Rachel Meghan Markle was born on August 4th of 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Doria Ragland (mother) and Thomas Markle (father). Her mother is a social worker and yoga instructor and her father used to work as a director of lightning and photography for television. She maintains a closed relationship with her mother. Meghan also has 2 half siblings, a sister named Samantha Markle and a brother named Thomas Jr. Markle.
Meghan lived her childhood in Hollywood and attended different private schools in the city. She went to a girl’s exclusive high school known as Immaculate Heart High School. Even though this institution was a catholic school, her family was protestant and inculcated it to her. After high school’s conclusion, she went to Northwestern School of Communication. During this period she also had the opportunity to participate in charity projects thanks to her association to the Kappa Kappa Gamma and complete a semester in Madrid, Spain. In 2003, she graduated and obtained a double major degree in theater and international studies. After her graduation, Meghan travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina in order to fulfill an internship in the American Embassy.
Markle has not always worked as an actress, in fact she had to work as a calligrapher at the beginning of her acting career in order to maintain herself while she was getting auditions. She also worked as a model. Her first performance as an actress was a small participation in General Hospital, an American soap opera. She also made appearances in Century City, The War at Home and CSI.
In 2004, the duchess started dating the actor and producer Trevor Engelson and 7 years later, during 2011, they couple got married.
2011 was definitely a very important year for Meghan, not only she got married with her first husband but also she got the part of Rachel Zane, a paralegal assistant who actually became a lawyer in the USA Network TV show Suits. She continued playing Rachel Zane’s role until 2017. The audience and critics’ feedback was positive. They described her part as the one of the most rebelling ones from the show. Rachel was an Afro-American girl who developed a successful career and became a trust-worthy lawyer and moral consciousness for the show. Markle mentioned that it was not easy for her to get jobs because of her multicultural ethnicity. She said that she was “not black enough for black roles and not white enough for white ones”. However, she has embraced her unique multicultural ethnicity and gained a recognized career. Furthermore, in order to work on Suits, Meghan had to move to Toronto where she rented a house in Seaton Village. She had to be in Toronto 9 months per year for filming purposes.
During 2013, she got divorced from her husband, Trevor, due to irreconcilable differences. After one year, she started dating the famous chef and restaurant owner, Cory Vitiello, until May of 2016 when the couple decided to break up.
In 2015, she was called to make an appearance in the prime time TV show known as Fringe. Meghan played the role of Agent Amy Jessup in the first two episodes of the second season.
Another one of Meghan’s great achievements is that she founded her own lifestyle online magazine. She was also the editor of it. The website was called The Tig in regards to the first words of Tignanello, a red wine. There was one particular column known as Tig Tag which had a strong impact. This column counted with the participation of big celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gail Simmons, Ella Woodward, Daphne Oz, Elizabeth Hurley, Lauren Bush, Ivanka Trump, Dianna Agron and Jessica Stam. Unfortunately she decided to put an end to The Tig in 2017 in addition to all her social media accounts. She thanked her readers and followers.
Besides acting and having an active role in communications, Meghan also worked together with the fashion Canadian company, Reitmans, during 2016. They lunched a line of women’s workwear and casual style. This was inspired in her character Rachel of Suits.
It was June of 2016 when she started dating Prince Harry. They told the press that they have actually met on a blind date. It was not an easy journey, Meghan was a straight target of sexism, racism and even defamatory stories. On September of 2017 she gave an interview to Vanity Fair where she expressed her feelings and love for Prince Harry. It was not long enough until the couple’s engagement was announced. In May of 2018 the royal wedding took place and now they are expecting their first child.
Homeschooling, due to Jojo’s busy schedule.
In 2018 Her net worth is estimated at $5 millions dollars.
- Occupation: Retired actress, Duchess of Sussex
- Age: 37 years old (2018)
- Date of Birth: August 4th, 1981
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Gender: Female
- Star: Leo
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Ethnicity: North American
- Nationality: American
- Body measurement: 37-25-34
- Height in feet: 5 ft 7 inches
- Height in cm: 171cm
- Weight in kg: 56kg
- Weight in pounds: 123.5lbs
- Parents: Fahter Thomas Markle, Doria Ragland.
- Siblings: Samantha Markle, Thomas Jr. Markle
- Children: no child
- Dating/Boyfriend: Trevor Engelson 2011-2013, Cory Vitiello 2014-2016, Prince Harry 2018-present
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