Though she’s most well-known now as the Duchess of Sussex, these Meghan Markle movies and TV shows prove that the royal was in the spotlight long before meeting her future princely husband and becoming a part of the most family in the world. Markle will soon make a return to the small screen in the much-anticipated Harry & Meghan Netflix docuseries, but before that premieres on Thursday, December 8, let’s look back at the star’s time in the entertainment industry.
The 41-year-old was, after all, born in Los Angeles, California—the epicenter of the Hollywood movie industry. Before embarking on her acting career, arkletraMined at Northwestern University, receiving a bachelor’s degree, with a double major in theater and international studies.
After graduating, though, she previously revealed that she struggled to secure acting roles—something she attributes to her mixed heritage. In a piece for Elle (opens in new tab), Markle wrote: “I wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white ones.” However, her Hollywood breakthrough came in 2011, when she was eventually cast as Rachel Zane in the hit law series, Suits—a role which inadvertently led her to her future royal husband! But what of her other acting projects?
7 Meghan Markle movies and TV shows you should know:
1. ‘A Lot Like Love’
After graduating, but well before landing her starring role on Suits, Markle took on lots of smaller acting roles, including a bit part as a nurse on an…