10 Things You Didn’t Know About Meghan Markle
8. She Was a Briefcase Model on Deal or No Deal
Before Markle landed her role on Suits, she was just another struggling actor trying to make ends meet. One of the ways she did this was by being a briefcase model on the show Deal or No Deal. “I would put that in the category of things I was doing while I was auditioning to try to make ends meet. I went from working in the U.S. Embassy in Argentina to ending up on Deal,” she told Esquire. “It’s run the gamut. Definitely working on Deal or No Deal was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing.”
7. Hidden Talent
Before she launched her acting career, she used to be a freelance calligrapher. “I used to be a calligrapher for weddings and events – that was my side job while I was auditioning. I think handwritten notes are a lost art form. When I booked my first pilot, my dad wrote me a letter that I still have. The idea of someone taking the time to put pen to paper is really special,” she told Good Housekeeping. In fact, she did the invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding!