Engelson was born in Great Neck, New York, in 1976. After attending the University of Southern California, where he majored in journalism, he became an assistant in Hollywood. In 2001 he started the production company Underground, and Engelson has since worked as a producer on movies including License To Wed and Remember Me.
Markle and Engelson began dating soon after they met and became engaged in 2010. They tied the knot a year later in Ochos Rios, Jamaica. There were 102 guests in attendance who spent four days celebrating the occasion at the Jamaica Inn.
Just a few months earlier, Markle had landed the part of Rachel Zane on Suits. Her character was one of the legal drama’s central female roles. As a result, the star was required to spend nine months a year living in Toronto, Canada, where filming took place.