Jamaican-born actress Parissa Fitz-Henley, who stars as Meghan Markle in the Lifetime TV movie dubbed “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.”
The Kingston-born Fitz-Henley, 41, lit up the screen as she joined British actor Murray Fraser in chronicling the courtship and love story between Prince Harry and his fiancée.
The former Miss Jamaica Fashion Model winner is basking in the rave reviews she has received since the movie hit TV screens.
Feedback from those who watched the TV show was that Fitz-Henley’s performance was so good many assumed it was Markle herself on the screen.
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The film documents from the moment the couple met after being set up on a blind date by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced bi-racial American actress.
“Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” was executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss and written by Scarlett Lacey and Terrence Coli.
Parisa Fitz-Henley was recently cast in the NBC series ‘Midnight Texas’ and has appeared in “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House of Cards.”
Fitz-Henley migrated to the United States with her mother when she was three years old but moved back and forth between the two countries.
A past student of St Andrew High, she’s the cousin of Nationwide News Network frontman, Abka Fitz-Henley, and Jamaica Labour Party politician Sharon Hay Webster.
The wedding of the real-life Prince and Markle occurred on Saturday (May 19) at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.