10 Things to Know About Meghan Markle – Newest Member of the Royal Family

The American actress and soon-to-be member of the Royal family is more than many might think.

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The actress's most successful role is the feisty Rachel Zane in the TV legal show "Suits," now in its seventh season.
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Her career has also included small parts on TV series including "Fringe," ''CSI: Miami," ''Knight Rider" and "Castle," as well as movies including "Horrible Bosses."
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Meghan Markle is a Northwestern University alumn, where she studied theater and international relations.
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She earned her degree from the School of Communication, graduating in 2003.
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While at Northwestern, Markle was a part of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.
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She has campaigned with the United Nations on gender equality, written in Time magazine about girls' education and the stigma surrounding menstruation, and has traveled to Rwanda as global ambassador for the charity World Vision Canada.
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Outside of acting, Markle founded a lifestyle blog called TheTig.com (which closed down in April without explanation), and has lent her celebrity status to humanitarian causes.
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Markle was born Aug. 4, 1981, to a clinical therapist mother and television lighting director father.
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She grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in Toronto.
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Markle married film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011, but the pair divorced two years later.
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