A Timeline Of Meghan Markle’s Hollywood Career Before She Became A Part Of The Royal Family

Meghan Markle: movies and TV shows– Meghan Markle, a feminist, mother, philanthropist, former actor, lifestyle blogger, Duchess of Sussex, and the wife of Prince Harry, evidently has a lot to add to her resume (if she ever needs one)!

More popularly known as the American who made it at becoming a princess, is a lot more than just being a spouse of a member of the Royal Family. It is true that Meghan gave up her acting career and deleted all her previous social media accounts including her hit lifestyle blog ‘The Tig’ shortly prior to tying the knot with Prince Harry. This was to abide by Royal protocol; an add on to the glamour of the most popular monarchy in the world.

She along with many others soon realised that handling the glamour of being a Hollywood celebrity and that of being a Duchess is extremely different. Amidst the rollercoaster ride of adjusting to the Royal family, Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child – Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

What a ride!

Meghan Markle Movies and TV Shows
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However, this woman had already achieved so much at such a young age, much before she married the prince!

Let us take a deeper dive at the Meghan Markle’s movies and TV shows!

  • Suits
Meghan Markle Movies and TV Shows


This is the show that most of us probably recognized Meghan from. This is arguably her most successful and famous role, as paralegal Rachel Zane in this legal drama series. One of Meghan markle’s most well-known roles out of all the movies and TV shows she was a part of. Meghan slayed as Rachel on the show for 7 years, until she announced her departure shortly before marrying Prince Harry.

  • Dater’s Handbook (2016)

In this Hallmark movie, Meghan plays the role of a successful businesswoman, Cass. Cass happens to have no luck at dating, however. Her luck in this matter begins to change when she receives a copy of the “Dater’s Handbook” via her sister. Looking at how both Meghan’s and Cass’s love life played out, it seems like we should all get a copy of this book now!

  • Chopped Junior (2016)

This is an American reality-based cooking television game show series on Food Network. Meghan appeared briefly on the show where she gave her honest feedback to one of the young chefs.

  • When Sparks Fly (2014)

This was Meghans first project with Hallmark movies. Here she played Amy Peterson, a big city journalist who returns home to write a Fourth of July story where she meets the love that got away.

  • Anti-Social (2015)

In this crime-thriller Meghan plays the role of the girlfriend of a successful street artist who happens to be the brother of a criminal mastermind. The film was set in London.

  • Random Encounters (2013)

This romantic comedy happened around the onset of Markle’s career where she appeared as the BFF of the protagonist. She plays the role of Mindy who tries to help her best friend with her love life.

  • Castle (2012)

Meghan played the role of a serial killer in this popular ABC show. Prior to this endeavour, Markle prominently played roles in rom-coms which made this project a rather special one as it allowed her to take a break from her usual typecast.

  • Dysfunctional Friends (2012)

In this comedy-drama, Meghan plays the role of a photographer. The plot revolves around the reunion of 9 friends after a friend unexpectedly dies. Though the film offered Meghan considerably less screen time, it is also an integral part of the movies and tv shows she has worked in.

  • Horrible Bosses (2011)

This hit comedy film had quite a cast! With Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx to name a few. Meghan secured herself the role of a FedEx girl in this production.

  • The Boys And Girls Guide To Getting Down (2011)

This film explores a night of partying in L.A while giving useful tips to the youngsters regarding the same. Meghan plays the role of Dana, a young partyer! Some really useful tips here. Trust me!

  • The Candidate (2010)

This was a 20 minute long sci-fi film where Meghan made a cameo as Cat, the secretary. It involves a secret organization and a lot of suspense! Interesting…

  • Get Him To The Greek (2010)

This comedy film is a spin off sequel to the 2008 film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’. You must have seen the picture of Meghan in a golden dress in a scene with Russell Brand, flooding the internet a few years back. If not you have here!

  • CSI: Miami (2010)

Here Meghan plays the role of a heroic officer, Leah Montoya who goes into a burning building. Meghan Markle was a part of many movies and TV shows around this time period.

  • Remember Me (2010)

This Robert Pattinson starrer had Meghan playing the small role of a bartender. The film was co-produced by Trevor Engelson – that’s right, Meghan’s former husband! Who knew back then that there was some hot tea brewing here?

  • The League (2009)

In yet another small role, Meghan plays a lonely divorcee in this film. It wasn’t a prominent role but it did give her the opportunity to show off her comedy.

  • Fringe (2009)

Meghan played the role of a junior FBI agent Amy Jessup in this series. However, she appeared in only 2 episodes. Perhaps, this laid the grounds for the most famous role as Rachel on Suits!

  • Knight Rider (2009)

This project did not do too well as a reboot of the original show Knight Rider. Meghan played the role of a soldier turned caged fighter in this flop series.

  • Without A Trace (2009)

In this police drama TV series, Meghan plays the role of a missing college student. She appears in an episode called “Chameleon”.

Meghan Markle, earlier on in her career played many more small roles such as a car salesperson in ‘Til Death’. Meghan Markle had been a part of many movies and TV shows role including ‘Good Behaviour’, ‘Deal Or No Deal’, ‘CSI:NY’ and ‘Deceit’.

Looks like Markle is back in the showbiz along with her husband, Prince Harry, by signing a multi-year deal with Netflix after their shift to California! Can’t wait for the projects to come!

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