Not her marriage to Prince Harry, not her children, not her dramatic interactions with the Royal Family, what I know about the Duchess of Sussex is her acting career. Before the limelight, she is Meghan Markle Horrible Bosses and Rachel Zane in ‘Suits’. Of course, she is not one of the biggest stars on the scene with several defining roles. However, her dozens of on-screen appearances are something worth mentioning. 

At this point, let’s forget dramas and chaotics out there. Another portrait of the actress of color will surprise you in a good way.

Meghan Markle Acting Career Before Meeting Prince Harry

Not everyone knows about Meghan Markle (even whether she is a successful actress) long before her engagement with Prince Harry. From her first to her most recent movie and TV appearances, the actress of color gets some noteworthy gigs like Meghan Markle Horrible Bosses under her belt. In this throwback, let me introduce what roles get people talking about her.

Suits (2011 – 2018)

Meghan Markle was most famous for her role as paralegal Rachel Zane in Suits. The actress appeared in this legal drama series over 100 episodes for seven years. However, not until her announcement of her marriage to the Royal Family in 2017 did her recognition strongly infiltrate the collective consciousness.  

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Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in Suits – Source: Thesun

However, it doesn’t mean that the film is nothing without her. ‘Suits’ is still a nice drama series that was nominated and won several awards. I will not delve into what the film is all about, but give you a fun fact about the aristocrat-to-be. The royal bride has established a close connection with the whole cast at law firm Pearson Hardman. For evidence, some of them were even invited to her 2018 royal wedding to Prince Harry.

Suits’ stars including Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, and Abigail Spencer all arrived at the royal wedding. 

Suits cast at Meghan’s wedding
Sarah Rafferty at the royal wedding – Source: Brides

Recalling this major event, most of them confirmed that they were all there as her family. As for Sarah Rafferty, “this (wedding) is a wonderful family affair.” Korsh, the show creator, also shared the same sentiment before Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot. “But if it (the wedding) never happened, we were a family on ‘Suits’ for ten years,” he added.

Suits cast at the royal wedding
Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario at Meghan’s wedding – Source: Bustle 

At some point, Meghan Markle seems to get two precious things when being part of the legal series: her most famous role and a true family.

Meghan Markle Horrible Bosses (2011)

Despite her thirty-second appearance, there is nothing horrible with Meghan Markle’s performance in Horrible Bosses. In the black comedy, the royal bride did make a big breakthrough besides a wonderful all-star cast like Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston.

We got to see the Duchess of Sussex playing the part of a very small cameo for just thirty seconds. However, she did it. The FedEx girl’s reaction was really adorable when the man (starred by Sudeiski) was trying to flirt with her. “You are too cute to be just a FedEx girl” or “You’ve got to be an actress or a model or something.” Guess what? Her facial expressions in that scene were really something sweet that I can’t help but smile. 

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Meghan Markle Horrible Bosses – Source: IMDB

Honestly, I don’t remember how many times I have watched this clip. How interesting it is when I find that many people double-check whether Jamie, the FedEx girl, was starred by Meghan Markle. Are you curious what the royal bride looks like when portraying Jamie? Take a peek. Possibly, you will like her.

More importantly, Meghan Markle did get her name credited in this film despite a very small cameo!

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Meghan Markle Remember Me (2010)

Not everyone can spot Meghan Markle in the romantic drama Remember Me. Are you one of them? If not, you do have an eagle eye. The Duchess of Sussex made her appearance as a bartender with the Twilight’s heartthrob Robert Pattinson in just a scene! Interesting enough, this barmaid is Megan, a namesake of Meghan.  

Just if you want to know more, her former husband, Trevor Engelson, was the movie’s co-producer. Regarding this fact, there are inevitable controversies about the royal bride. Some assume that she used her husband for her career and dumped him in a savage way. At the same time, some regard her actions toward him as common. 

I don’t have any idea whether she is a nice person. But regarding this question, you may like to watch movies like Mean Girls!

Meghan Markle Take Him To Greek (2010)

Yes, you got that right. The girl in the tight gold dress, who locked her lips with the famous UK comedian, was the future Duchess of Sussex. However, Russel Brand paid no attention to the girl played as Tatiana in this comedy film. 

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Meghan Markle Get Him To The Greek – Source: Elle

As he revealed on screen before the royal wedding in 2018, “She (Meghan Markle) was in a film that he did, Get Him To The Greek it was called […] But I didn’t know at the time because she wasn’t married to a royal person..”

Also, Brand joked: “They should bring that up (at the wedding), if anyone has any reason… Yeah Russell Brand snogged her in the film!”

For your information, the film also includes several celebrities like P!nk, Katy Perry, Tom Felton, etc.

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What Happened To Meghan Markle? Where Is She Now?

At this point in time, you likely know that Meghan Markle has retired from her acting career. Possibly, she is busy taking care of her husband and children (Lilibeth and Archie). However, if you have always been following this couple, you are sure to know her recent on-screen appearance. 

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Meghan Markle’s recent appearances in The Ellen Show – Source: Elle

During The Ellen Degeneres Show, she was happy to open up about doing something fun on Halloween for her two children. As for Lilibeth, it was her first Halloween!

According to the Duchess of Sussex, the kids “were just not into it at all…” Also, “Archie had a dinosaur costume but only wore the outfit for “about five minutes.” Meghan said with a laugh to the show host.

See the full interview here!

The Last Thought

We seem to forget Meghan Markle Horrible Bosses and her acting career four years before Prince Harry found her. Though not being the most varied career, her dozens of movies and TV shows serve as a permanent monument. Today, her engagement as a duchess may keep her plenty busy. But who knows? Maybe she will get back to the industry in one day. 

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