Meghan Markle’s TV and film roles, from Deal or No Deal to Suits

Louis Chilton
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Meghan Markle in A Random Encounter (Signature Entertainment)
Meghan Markle in A Random Encounter (Signature Entertainment)

Meghan Markle’s in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey, alongside her husband Prince Harry, is one of the most talked-about TV events of the year.

The interview, which will air in the UK on ITV on Monday 8 March at 9pm, is the couple’s first in-depth interview since stepping down from their duties as senior royals in March 2020, and has provided a number of revelations.

The Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a fruitful career on-screen before announcing in 2017 that she would retire from acting after marrying into the British royal family.

Here’s a rundown of Markle’s career in TV and film.

Markle made her acting debut in an episode of US soap opera General Hospital in 2002.

Her work throughout much of the next decade was characterised by short, one-episode appearances on TV series such as CSI: NY, 90210, and The League, also appearing in a two-episode arc on Fox’s sci-fi drama Fringe in 2009.

In 2006, she briefly served as one of the “Briefcase Models” in season two of the CBS contest Deal or No Deal on NBC (as number 24).

Markle featured in a small uncredited role in the popular 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek, and shared a scene with Jason Sudeikis in 2011’s Horrible Bosses, playing a FedEx worker.

In 2011, Markle was cast in the USA network’s acclaimed legal drama, Suits.

It would become her biggest and best-known role. She played Rachel Zane, a talented paralegal-turned-lawyer who eventually falls in love with and marries series lead Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams).

Markle featured in 108 episodes of the show, eventually leaving after marrying Prince Harry.

© 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
© 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

In 2013, Markle starred as the female lead in the romantic film A Random Encounter. In 2014 and 2016, she featured in two Hallmark original movies: When Sparks Fly and Dater’s Handbook.

Since the royal wedding in 2018, Markle has only one credit to her name, as the narrator for last year’s Disney+ nature film Elephant.

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