Bill Schepp, Phillips, Wis.
Correction: Sarah Rafferty (shown here) plays the part of Donna Paulsen, Harvey’s revered (and feared) executive assistant, on Suits. Rafferty grew up as the youngest of four daughters in Connecticut, before going on to receive her MFA from The Yale School of Drama. She’s made many guest appearances on other TV series including Bones, Charmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and appeared in the 2011 feature film Small, Beautifully Moving Parts. She lives on both east and west coasts with her husband and two daughters, but commutes to Toronto to film Suits.
Meghan Markle, 31, plays brainy paralegal Rachel Zane, a love interest for Patrick J. Adams’ Mike Ross. The L.A. native got her start in General Hospital and appeared on Fringe, Castle and The League before finding a home on USA Network’s Suits. She was also a model: You might recognize her as the woman holding case No. 24 on the NBC game show Deal or No Deal.
Contributing: Gayle Jo Carter, Nancy Mills, Brian Truitt