Meryem Uzerli

Meryem Uzerli


Meryem Uzerli was born on Aug 12, 1982 in Germany. Meryem Uzerli's big-screen debut came with Sterne über dem Eis directed by Sigi Rothemund in 2009. Meryem Uzerli is known for My Mother's Wound directed by Ozan Açiktan, Ozan Güven stars as Borislav and Meryem Uzerli as Marija. Meryem Uzerli has got 5 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award Meryem Uzerli achieved is Chelsea Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Meryem Uzerli plays is Keeping the Bees which will be released on Mar 26, 2021.

Meryem Uzerli was born in Kassel, and has German-Turkish nationality. Her mother is German and her father is Turkish. Her great-grandmother is from Croatia. She embraces and unites both diverse cultures, demonstrated by her two residences - in Berlin and Istanbul. At just 17 years - and thus as the youngest student - she enrolled at the Acting Studio Frese and attended it until she was 20 years old. She settled in Hamburg's Schauspiel Studio Frese and studied acting and theater. The real breakthrough for Meryem came in 2010 with her role as Hürrem Sultan in one of the most successful Turkish series "Muhtesem Yüzyil" (The Magnificient Century).She has also played in Germany in many TV series, and films, and knows English very well. In "The Magnificent Century" her portrayal of Hürrem Sultan had such an influence that she is remembered for that role. Meral Okay-Sahin-Yilmaz wrote a character of Hürrem and had to choose from all of the actresses in Turkey's agencies, and through process of elimination actresses were selected. Uzerli was the most suitable of them. She was called to Istanbul and took on the role of Hürrem. In 2011 Uzerli won two awards for a best actress for a role of Hürrem Sultan and a TV Stars Special Award. In 2012 she was awarded Best Actress in Drama category for the role of Hürrem Sultan.

  • Birthday

    Aug 12, 1982
  • Place of Birth

    Kassel, Hesse, Germany

Known For


5 wins & 6 nominations

Chelsea Film Festival
Best Actress Feature Film
Winner - Feature Film Award
Beirut International Film Festival
Best International Actress
Winner - BIAF Award
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