Amid rumours of a series comeback, we ask whatever happened to the stars of Suits, the legal soap that launched the career of Meghan Markle…
- The hit US television series ‘Suits’ aired from June 2011 to September 2019
- Patrick J Adams mysteriously posted then deleted series of unseen images
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Speculation is mounting that Suits, the legal soap opera featuring Meghan Markle, is to make a comeback.
Although the original American series ended in 2019, re-runs of Suits were a surprise hit of the summer after launching on Netflix earlier his year.
Then, just a few days ago, Meghan’s co-star in the series, Patrick J Adams, teased fans by briefly posting a number of shots from the show, including a previously unseen black-and-white portrait of Meghan, apparently on the set.
Just as enigmatically, the photos soon disappeared – and Adams apologised for releasing them in the first place.
Suits tells the tale of Mike Ross (played by Patrick) as a plucky law school drop out who cons his way into a prestigious firm and falls in love with beautiful paralegal Rachel Zane (played by Meghan).
Meghan Markle’s co-star Patrick J Adams briefly shared this unseen black-and-white portrait
Posting on Instagram, Adams, said: ‘Let’s get serious. Seriously. I miss my friends. Each and every one of them.’
Meghan, now 42, appeared in Suits from 2010 until her last episode was aired in April 2018, a month before her wedding at Windsor Castle.
Here, we take a look at the stars of the show that put the Meghan Markle on the map and what they have been up to since…
Abigail Spencer – Dana Scott
Abigail Spencer, 42, had a recurring role as Dana ‘Scottie’ Scott, a rival to Gabriel Macht’s character. Pictured: At Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in March 2022
Abigail, left, was pictured alongside actress Priyanka Chopra at the wedding of Prince Harry to her co-star Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018
Abigail Spencer, 42, had a recurring role as Dana ‘Scottie’ Scott, Gabriel Macht’s character’s rival, on the legal drama Suits.
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Having started her career on All My Children in 1998, Spencer has since had recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy, A Beautiful Now, This Is Where I Leave You, and the crime thriller film The Forger following her departure from Suits.
She also received critical acclaim for starring as Amantha Holden in the Sundance Channel original drama series Rectify.
Most recently, Spencer joined the cast of the comedy series Extended Family, which is coming to NBC this fall, as Julia who recently underwent a divorce from her partner, Jim.
While Meghan Markle invited all of her Suits co-stars to her royal wedding, it appears as though Abigail holds a special place in the Duchess’ heart, having met long before the show at an audition, over a decade before the event.
The pair bonded during the filming of Suits, and Spencer even contributed to the Tig, Meghan’s since-discontinued lifestyle blog and attended her baby shower in February 2019.
Pictured: Suits episode ‘Peas in a Pod’, with Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter and Abigail Spencer as his long-time rival, Dana Scott
Pictured: Abigail Spencer, Meghan Markle and Constance Zimmer at ELLE’s 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner at Sunset Tower in January 2016
In the Sussexes’ 2022 Netflix docuseries, Spencer shared her opinions of Meghan and the changes in the actress after she joined the royal family.
She said: ‘It was almost like in the wedding and everything, I saw that they were building her up, and then there was a shift and they started to tear her down.’
‘That was a really dark time, and I didn’t know what to do,’ she said. ‘I was not allowed to say anything. Anything that anybody was printing wasn’t coming from anybody that knew her. There’s all this untruth, there’s all these lies, and it just seemed to be getting worse.’
The American actress married Andrew Pruett in 2004, however, the pair divorced in February 2012 – together they share a son, Roman Pruett, born in 2008.
Gabriel Macht – Harvey Specter
Gabriel Macht, 51, starred as Harvey Specter and appeared in every episode of Suits
Gabriel Macht and his wife, Australian actress Jacinda Barrett, attend the wedding of Harry and Meghan at St George’s Chapel
Following Suits, Macht starred in the short-lived spin-off series Pearson, but has not acted since
Gabriel Macht, 51, starred as Harvey Specter where he appeared in every episode of Suits and as the anchor of the majority of the legal series’ plotlines.
Following Suits, Macht starred in the short-lived spin-off series Pearson, but it appears as though he has not acted since.
Before earning his spot on the hit US series, he appeared in titles like A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Good Shepherd, Because I Said So, The Recruit, and Archangel.
While the Suits star has taken a break from acting, he still often posts on social media about his personal life, wellness, green living, and political and social issues.
Macht has been married to his wife, Australian-born actress Jacinda Barrett, since 2004. The couple was one of the guests at co-star Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The pair welcomed their first child, a daughter, together in 2007, and their second, a son, in 2014.
Gina Torres – Jessica Pearson
Gina Torres, 54, was already a prominent household name by the time she joined Suits as Jessica Pearson. Pictured: At the Critics Choice Association’s second annual celebration of Latino Cinema & Television at Fairmont Century Plaza in November 2022 in Los Angeles
US actress Gina Torres arrives for the wedding ceremony of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Born in the Bronx in New York City, Gina Torres, 54, was already a prominent household name by the time she joined Suits as Jessica Pearson.
Before her time on Suits, Torres bagged roles on shows such as Firefly, Xena: Warrior Princess and Angel, as well as in the movies The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.
After Suits came to an end, the actress starred and produced in her own Suits spin-off titled Pearson in 2019, which lasted for 10 episodes before being cancelled.
She’s since appeared in guest roles in shows such as Riverdale, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Westworld, and many others.
Pictured: Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson during Suits
Gina Torres pictured joining the picket line outside Warner Bros. Studios on August 25
Perhaps her most noteworthy role since Suits is her run on the series ‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ where she played Tommy Vega.
In March of this year, she was featured in a documentary about eczema at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas.
‘I mean, our skin is what people see, right? It’s the first thing that people see, especially as somebody who has suffered from various skin conditions over the years as well, who is on camera,’ she told People.
In addition to her busy day-to-day as an actress, Torres is also a mother to her daughter Delilah, whom she shares with her ex-husband, actor Laurence Fishburne
Meghan Markle – Rachel Zane
Meghan Markle made her name in Hollywood by playing Rachel Zane in the hit US series Suits
Pictured: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards on May 16
The newly weds wave during their carriage procession on the Long Walk as they head back towards Windsor Castle
Meghan, who played Rachel Zane who finally tied the knot with Patrick J Adams’s character Mike Ross, left Suits at the end of season 7 to join the British Royal Family in 2018.
In 2020, they moved to Los Angeles, where they are bringing up their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Patrick J Adams – Michael Ross
Canadian actor and director Patrick J Adams, 42, is known for his starring role playing Michael Ross. Pictured: Attending the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in June 2022
Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018
Canadian actor and director Patrick J Adams, 42, is known for his starring role playing Michael Ross, a college dropout turned unlicensed lawyer in the US series.
But while the actor was featured as the central character, he admitted to Collider that he didn’t quite realize what he was taking on when he joined the show.
‘I didn’t know how much work it was. I didn’t know what that looked like over a long period of time. Not that I would have done anything differently but it certainly was a rude awakening to understand that level of commitment and hours, and the amount of time and energy and love that you have to pour into something like that.’
He left the show in season seven, the same time as Meghan, however, he did make a guest appearance during the final season.
Adam’s character Mike and Meghan Markle’s Rachel Zane got married and decided to leave New York and move to Seattle in the seventh season of Suits
Patrick J Adams, Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pose at a photo call for the Second Stage play ‘Take Me Out’ on Broadway in March 2020 in New York City
In 2020, he was cast in the role of legendary astronaut John Glenn for the Disney+ series The Right Stuff and at the beginning of 2018 he released his first short film, We Are Here.
He also did voice work for the TV miniseries Pandemica and had a four-episode arc in the new A League of Their Own series on Amazon.
Not only does he act on the big screen, but he also taken to the live stage since his time on Suits, starring alongside Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in Take Me Out on Broadway.
Adams was accompanied to his co-star’s wedding to Prince Harry by his wife, Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario, whom he has been married to, 37, since December 2016.
The couple share two daughters, Aurora, born in October 2018, and Elliot, who was shockingly born in their car in the hospital’s parking lot due to accelerated labour in May 2021.
Patrick recently shared a number of images of the cast on his Instagram with the caption: ‘Let’s get serious. Seriously. I miss my friends. Each and every one of them.’
Among the images was a previously unseen black-and-white portrait of Meghan, apparently on the set of the show, while another showed the duchess lying on the floor as she posed with her co-star Sarah Rafferty.
Rick Hoffman – Louis Litt
Actor Rick Hoffman arrives at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Harry to Meghan on May 19, 2018
Actors Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Meghan Markle attend the 2015 NBC New York Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel New York in June 2015 in New York City
Richard ‘Rick’ Hoffman, 53, played Louis Litt in every episode of the show and, despite often being portrayed as the antagonist, he became one of the most beloved characters in the series.
While he originally planned a career in medicine before turning to acting, Hoffman has featured in both on television and in films.
Since the legal drama ended, Rick had a short run as Dr Swerlow on the hit drama Billions and also guest-starred in the spinoff Pearson, like his co-star Gabriel Macht.
He has also bagged a role in the upcoming holiday horror movie Thanksgiving, which is based on Roth’s mock trailer of the same name from Grindhouse, which is due to come out in November.
In 2018, the New York native actor was on hand to celebrate the wedding of Meghan and Harry in London, calling the event the ‘greatest weekend ever.’
When he isn’t working, Hoffman enjoys spending time with his wife and child – who are regularly featured on his Instagram page.
Sarah Rafferty – Donna Paulsen
Sarah Rafferty, 50, bagged the part of Donna Paulsen on Suits, which arguably became her best-known role to date. Pictured: At the Hilarity for Charity DC Reception in September 2022
Sarah Rafferty and Santtu Seppälä attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle
Sarah Rafferty, 50, bagged the part of Donna Paulsen on Suits, perhaps her best-known role to date, and starred on every episode of the show for all nine seasons.
She has continued to maintain a presence on the screen following her time on Suits with a recurring role on Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy and the medical drama Chicago Med.
Sarah has most recently been cast as Dr Katherine Walter in the forthcoming Netflix series My Life with the Walter Boys.
When the Yale graduate is not acting she is working in the world of fashion while bringing up two daughters, Oona Gray and Iris Friday.
Another photo shared by Adams this week showed Meghan lying on the floor as she posed with her co-star Sarah Rafferty
The American actress starred in every episode of the show for all nine seasons
She has remained in touch with her Suits co-stars, including Gabriel Macht – her best friend since 1993, and even found herself invited to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry.
In June 2018, the actress revealed what attending Harry and Meghan’s wedding was like. Rafferty said: ‘Seeing [Meghan] walk in on her own, in that moment before she met up with Prince Charles to walk the rest of the way, that was amazing.’
She attended the star-studded royal wedding with her husband, Santtu Seppälä, an equity research analyst to whom she’s been married since 2001.
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