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Meghan Markle Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 August 1981Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRachel Meghan Markle
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Meghan Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rachel Meghan Markle. She is an actress, known for Suits (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Remember Me (2010). She has been married to Trevor Engelson since September 10, 2011.

Spouse (1)

Trevor Engelson (10 September 2011 - present) (separated)

Trivia (6)

For a scene in A Lot Like Love (2005), the 2nd A.D. had to teach her how to drive stick-shift, just an hour before filming.
Attended Northwestern University where she majored in Theatre and International Relations. After graduating, she worked for the U.S Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Her mother is African American and her father is of Dutch and Irish ancestry.
Daughter of Thomas W. Markle, director of photography on Married with Children (1987).
She was born on the same day as her Suits (2011) co-star Abigail Spencer: August 4, 1981.
Separated from her husband of 20 months Trevor Engelson. [May 2013]

Personal Quotes (25)

I would love to do anything from a really gritty, interesting, indie type film, to that commercial, bigger stuff.
I'm a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation.
Catty is not cool. I can't think of anything less becoming than a man who talks about people behind their backs.
For work I get so dolled up that it's nice to wear boyfriend jeans and a sweater.
I always want off-the-beaten-path, Anthony Bourdain-inspired travel.
My dad's a lighting director. Growing up in Hollywood, I was around the entertainment industry all the time. I knew I'd end up in show business in some capacity, eventually.
I do think there's some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.
I went to an all-girls' Catholic school for, like, six years during the time when kids actually had handwriting class. I've always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well.
I'm from L.A., so I'm used to seeing people in sunglasses and flip-flops. There's something so romantic about a man in a scarf and a knitted hat.
I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliché - a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress. I wanted more than that, and I had always loved politics, so I ended up changing my major completely, and double-majoring in theater and international relations.
I think so much of what we learn when we get older is being comfortable in our own skin and learning what looks good, and not being so trend-centric.
Definitely working on 'Deal or No Deal' was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing.
Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It's stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I've ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there!
At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it's chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor's note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there's something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that.
Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it's actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.
When I get ready to go out, it's half hour and we're out of the door. I don't want to waste time getting ready: I want to go and have fun.
I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there's some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.
I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look. An easy Angeleno uniform, so to speak. But for my role on 'Suits,' I'm dressed in Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Prada almost every day. And therein lies the difference. For work, I wear art; in real life, I wear clothes.
Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of 'Married... with Children,' which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up.
My very first audition was for 'Hot Girl #1' in some movie.
I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliché - a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress.
I've always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn't wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding.
My God, I think about way back in the day when we were running around in Mary Janes and Doc Martens, that whole 90210-inspired look. I'm glad that's long gone.
Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.
What's funny is I probably still have some calligraphy business cards floating out in the world, and I can't wait for someone to call me in a month or something, and say, 'Can you do these for my son's Bar Mitzvah?'

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