(born August 4, 1981) is an American fashion model, spokesmodel, and actress. She is formerly the model who held case #24 on the hit US television game show Deal or No Deal. She played FBI special agent Amy Jessup in FOX's sci-fi thriller Fringe and currently stars as Rachel Zane on the new USA legal series Suits. Early years
Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. According to an interview at divagalsdaily.com her mom is of African ethnicity and her dad is Dutch and Irish. Markle took an interest in theatre in high school and was on the Prom Court.
Markle was the first member of her family to graduate from college. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and she graduated with a double major in Theater and International Relations. She worked for the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires in the Public Affairs Department. Markle would eventually like to go back to Northwestern for her Master's in International Diplomacy. Acting career
Markle's acting career began several years ago. A friend gave a manager a copy of a film Markle did in college. The manager, without delay, gave Markle a call which eventually led to the start of her acting career.
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, and CSI: NY. Markle has also made appearances in the films A Lot Like Love and Deceit.
She was also cast in a Tostitos commercial where her character chooses to purchase Tostitos over other corn chips because it has only three ingredients.
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 has been the regular model carrying case #24. Markle quit the show in early 2007.
Markle's appeared on Fringe as Junior Agent Amy Jessup in the first two episodes of its second season.She currently[update] portrays Rachel Zane, an "attractive paralegal with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law who's assigned to Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and becomes his valuable after-hours research ally" 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.
Meghan Markle Anti-Defamation League Awards 11.10.2011 (x4)