Meghan Markle Biography, Age, Facts, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, Shows

Everything you need to know about Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle popularly known as Duchess of Sussex is one of the most famous and influential women in the world. She is an entrepreneur and a former American actress. She is best known for her role as Rachel Zane in an American legal drama ‘Suits’.

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Quick Facts about Meghan Markle

Full Name: Rachel Meghan Markle

Other Popular Names: The Duchess of Sussex

Birthday: August 4, 1981 (39 years old)

Place of Birth: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 5’6″ (167.64 cm)

Popular as: Member of Royal Household

Meghan Markle’s Instagram Profile (last updated on March 30, 2020)

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Who is Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle is a humanitarian and a philanthropist. The 39-year-old activist went to an all-girls Catholic School in Los Angeles, California. She voiced her opinion against a soap commercial at the tender age of 11. She wrote a letter to Hillary Clinton and the soap manufacturer to change the slogan of the soap. She became a change-maker when the slogan changed from ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans’ to ‘People all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’

Meghan Markle is also a Women’s advocate at the United Nations and even gave a speech at UN Women’s 2015 conference.

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Early Life & Childhood

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Rachel Megan Markle was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California. Her father Thomas Markle worked as a lighting director and her mother Doria Ragland was a yoga instructor and a social worker. She was only 6 when her parents decided to part ways. Meghan lived with her mother after her parent’s separation.

Thomas Markle was previously married to Roslyn Loveless. He also has a son named Tom Markle Jr. and a daughter, Samantha Grant from his previous marriage. Meghan Markle has a weird and distant relationship with her half-siblings. No one from her father’s previous family, not even her father attended her wedding. It was Prince Charles who walked her down the aisle.

While her mother Doria Ragland was always by her side on the most important day of her life. She even rode with her daughter in the car to Windsor Castle.

Meghan Markle studied at the Catholic high school Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles. She always had an inclination towards the world of theater and cinema. She even performed in multiple theatrical productions in her school. Since her father is an Emmy award-winning lighting director, she spent most of her childhood days on the set of ‘Married… with Children’

After completing her graduation, the Los Angeles native got through Northwestern University to understand the nuances of theater. She double majored in Theater and International Relations.

She worked as a briefcase model, a freelance caligrapher and a restaurant hostess before getting a breakthrough role on the American TV show ‘Suits.’

Career

Meghan Markle had an acting career of more than a decade before she became a member of the royal household. She first received recognition in 2002 when she played the role of a woman named ‘Jill’ on the daily soap ‘General Hospital’. In 2004, she played the role of a guest on “Century City” and then in 2005, she portrayed the role of ‘Shannon Elizabeth’ on UPN comedy “Cuts.”

Not just TV shows, Meghan also played some small roles in various movies like Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet’s movie called noughties rom-com. In between, she worked as a briefcase model on the NBC show “Deal or No Deal”, as a freelance calligrapher, and as a restaurant hostess. At the age of 20, she interned at a US Embassy in Buenos Aires. Her journey depicts that she started from scratch and worked really hard to bag a role in “Suits.”

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Meghan Markle Movies & Shows

Meghan Markle played the role of Rachel Zane for seven seasons in American TV series “Suits.” She has also made an appearance in some of the famous Hollywood movies including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me, When Sparks Fly, Castle and Horrible bosses.

Personal Life & Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s love story is straight out of movies. In July 2016, they first met on a blind date which was organized by one of their mutual friends. And one the very first date the duo knew that they had a connection. In order to gain some more clarity, they went on a couple of dates after that. In November 2016, an official statement was made by Kensington Palace confirming their relationship.

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After dating each other for five, six months Meghan Markle met the Royal Family. On 27 November 2017, the duo decided to exchange rings. They tied the knot on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle. The wedding was graced with the presence of some of the most famous celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, George and Amal Clooney, David, and Victoria Beckham.

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Five months after their royal wedding, on October 15, Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were expecting their first child. They welcomed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019. In a recent interview, Meghan disclosed that she suffered a miscarriage in July this year.

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Past Relationship

Meghan Markle was previously married to a Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson. The duo dated for a good six years before tying the knot in 2011. But their marriage didn’t work and they decided to go their separate ways in 2013.

Meghan Markle has also dated a Canadian Chef, Cory Vitiello; a golfer, Rory Mcllroy in the past.

Meghan Markle Net worth

According to celebrity net worth, Meghan Markle’s net worth was around $5 million before her marriage to Prince Harry. She joined the American TV show “Suits” in July 2011 and as per Fortune Magazine, she earned an estimated $50,000 for each episode. Her annual salary totals around $4,50,000. She was also paid around $1,87,000 and $1,71,429 for the movies Remember Me and The Candidate respectively.

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She also had a lifestyle website called The Tig and she earned about $80,000 from its endorsements, deals, and sponsorships. But after getting married she shut down the site and left her acting career. She resumed her career in 2020 after stepping down from the royal duties. She recently narrated Elephant, a Disney+ docuseries, and even signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.

In October 2020 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also started a non-profit organization called Archewell Foundation which “is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action.”

Meghan Markle Facts

  • All the jewelry that Meghan Markle wore in “Suits” is her personal jewelry and family heirlooms.
  • Meghan Markle’s nose surgery is one of the most popular celebrity cosmetic surgery. Earlier The Kardashians’ were at the top but now Meghan Markle’s plastic surgery has surpassed that.
  • She has tried her hands at designing. In 2016, she launched a capsule collection of dresses with a Canadian clothing label called Reitmans.
  • Meghan Markle always carries a tea tree oil in her bag. She believes that it is a one-stop-shop for any type of cuts, breakouts, or mosquito bites.

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