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Meghan Markle Tops Google’s Most Searched Actors List for Second Year in a Row

Meghan Markle, Kevin Spacey and Millie Bobby Brown
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The end is near for 2017, and on Wednesday, December 13, Google released its list of most searched terms, broken into categories. While some of the names on the list were definitely surprising — see Celebrity Breakups below — one woman topped the Most Searched Actors list for the second year in a row: the soon-to-be royal, Meghan Markle.

The Suits actress got engaged to Prince Harry last month, so it’s no surprise that she, once again, is the No. 1 search term on the “Actors” list. The list also includes Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., stars who were both let go of their jobs this year following accusations of sexual misconduct; Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot; and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. Here are the top 10 actors of the year:

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Kevin Spacey
  3. Gal Gadot
  4. Louis C.K.
  5. Meryl Streep
  6. Bill Skarsgard
  7. Millie Bobby Brown
  8. Tom Holland
  9. Maia Campbell
  10. Tommy Wiseau
Matt Lauer appears on NBC News' ‘Today‘ show
Matt Lauer appears on NBC News’ ‘Today‘ show

Markle also landed at No. 2 on the Most Searched People list, right behind former Today show host Matt Lauer, who was fired by NBC after sexual misconduct allegations. This list is full of the more controversial names of the year, including Harvey Weinstein at No. 3, Spacey at No. 5, Bill O’Reilly at No. 6 and Kathy Griffin at No. 8.

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Harvey Weinstein
  4. Michael Flynn
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Bill O’Reilly
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Kathy Griffin
  9. Milo Yiannopoulos
  10. Gal Gadot

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Here are some of the most searched lists from Google’s 2017 Year in Search:


  1. IT
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. Wonder Woman
  4. Get Out
  5. Justice League
  6. Logan
  7. Baby Driver
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  9. Hidden Figures
  10. Dunkirk

TV Shows

  1. 13 Reasons Why
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. This Is Us
  4. Iron Fist
  5. Riverdale
  6. Bachelor in Paradise
  7. The Good Doctor
  8. Santa Clarita Diet
  9. Big Little Lie
  10. American Gods

Top Albums / New Releases

  1. Reputation (Taylor Swift)
  2. 4:44 (Jay-Z)
  3. Damn (Kendrick Lamar)
  4. Everybody (Logic)
  5. More Life (Drake)
  6. Harry Styles (Harry Styles)
  7. Issa Album (Savage)
  8. Divide (Ed Sheeran)
  9. True to Self (Bryson Tiller)
  10. Flower Boy (Tyler, The Creator)

Celebrity Breakups

  1. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell
  2. Malika Haqq and Ronnie Magro
  3. Dutchess and Caesar
  4. Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn
  5. Kylie Jenner and Tyga
  6. Lindsey Stirling and Ryan Weed
  7. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
  8. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi
  9. Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch
  10. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney

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