Meriem Sahra Userli

Meriem Sahra Userli

Actor

Meryem Uzerli (Turkish pronunciation: [mæɾˈjæm uzæɾˈli]; born 12 August 1983) is a Turkish-German actress and model who rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2013), for which she received critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including a Golden Butterfly Award.

Uzerli was born and raised in Kassel. She made her acting debut with minor parts in German productions. She later made minor appearances in the television series Notruf Hafenkante (2010) and Ein Fall für zwei (2010). Uzerli is also known for her roles in German films like Journey of No Return (2010) and Jetzt aber Ballett (2010). At the end of 2010, she was chosen by Meral Okay for her first leading role in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2013). In addition to her acting career, Uzerli has appeared in many advertising films and is the face of numerous brands. In 2012, she was chosen as the Woman of the Year by GQ Turkey.

Early life
Meryem Uzerli was born on 12 August 1983 in Kassel, Germany. Her father, Hüseyin, is Turkish and her mother Ursula, who is also an actress, is German,[2][3] so she has joint German-Turkish nationality. She embraces and unites both diverse cultures, demonstrated by her two residences in Berlin and Istanbul. Her native language is German, but she is also fluent in Turkish and English. She has two elder brothers and an elder sister, Canan, who is a jazz musician.[2] At the Freie Waldorf School in Kassel, her artistic potential was supported by numerous theater projects.[2] From 2000 until 2003, she studied acting at the Schauspiel Studio Frese in Hamburg. After graduating, she took minor parts in several German productions.

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