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The Stars' Best Kept Secrets: Meghan Markle

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Published on May 30, 2018 - Duration: 01:19s

The Stars' Best Kept Secrets: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle began her rise to fame on the TV series 'Suits', before becoming an international household name when she married Britain's Prince Harry.

But what are some things you may not have known about the Duchess of Sussex?

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The Stars' Best Kept Secrets: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle began her rise to fame on the TV series 'Suits', before becoming an international household name when she married Britain's Prince Harry.

But what are some things you may not have known about the Duchess of Sussex?

First of all, Meghan is in fact her middle name.

Her first name is actually Rachel, and interestingly, her breakout role on 'Suits' was as a character named Rachel.

But whatever you call her, Markle was born to be a star.

Growing up in LA, her dad was the director of photography for the popular sitcom 'Married with Children', and Meghan spent plenty of time hanging out on the set.

Even once she became famous herself, her dad would call her after watching her performances and give her tips about the lighting and camera work to pass on to the crew.

After graduating college with a dual degree in acting and international relations, Markle still had to work some odd jobs to make ends meet while searching for her big break.

Among them were serving as a "briefcase girl" on the game show 'Deal or No Deal', where she once got to meet Donald Trump, and setting up her own business doing professional calligraphy for things like wedding invites.

Finally, you might be aware that Markle loves animals, and has two rescue dogs at home.

But did you know that it's thanks to Ellen DeGeneres that she adopted one of the pups?

Apparently, Meghan was playing with a dog at a shelter, trying to decide whether to get him, when Ellen, who happened to also be there and didn't yet know Markle, walked by and told her "you HAVE to take that dog".

Meghan brought the pooch home that same day.

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