Meryem Uzerli

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Meryem Uzerli
BornMeryem Uzerli
(1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 31)
Kassel, Germany
ResidenceIstanbul, Berlin
NationalityGerman, Turkish
CitizenshipFederal Republic of Germany, Republic of Turkey
OccupationActress, model
Years active2002–present
Notable work(s)Muhteşem Yüzyıl
Journey of No Return
Jetzt aber Ballett
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
ChildrenLara Uzerli (b. 2014)
ParentsHüseyin Uzerli
Ursula Uzerli
Website
www.meryem.me
 
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Meryem Uzerli
BornMeryem Uzerli
(1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 31)
Kassel, Germany
ResidenceIstanbul, Berlin
NationalityGerman, Turkish
CitizenshipFederal Republic of Germany, Republic of Turkey
OccupationActress, model
Years active2002–present
Notable work(s)Muhteşem Yüzyıl
Journey of No Return
Jetzt aber Ballett
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
ChildrenLara Uzerli (b. 2014)
ParentsHüseyin Uzerli
Ursula Uzerli
Website
www.meryem.me

Meryem Uzerli (Turkish pronunciation: [mæɾˈjæm uzæɾˈli]), born August 12, 1983,[1] is a Turkish-German actress and model who rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2011–2014).[2] She is also known for her roles in German films like Journey of No Return (2010) and Jetzt aber Ballett (2010).

Life and career[edit]

Meryem Uzerli was born on August 12, 1983 in Germany. Her father Hüseyin is Turkish while her mother Ursula, who is also an actress, is German.[2] Thus she has the German-Turkish nationality. She embraces and units both diverse cultures, demonstrated by her two residences in Berlin and Istanbul. Her native language is German, but is also fluent in English. She has two elder brothers and an elder sister, Canan, who is a jazz musician.[2] Already at the Freie Waldorf School in Kassel, her artistic potential was supported by numerous theater projects. From 2000 until 2003, she studied acting at the Schauspielstudio Frese in Hamburg.

After graduating she took minor parts in several German productions. Her best-known part is as Hürrem Sultan in the historical Television drama series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. In 2010, after eight months selection to find the best actress for this role she was chosen by Meral Okay, the series' screenwriter, and Timur Savcı, the series' producer.[2] She shared the leading role with Halit Ergenç, Nebahat Çehre, Okan Yalabık, Nur Fettahoğlu and Selma Ergeç. Uzerli reached more than 350 million fans weekly through her starring role in "Muhteşem Yüzyıl", which was broadcast in more than 50 countries.[3] Within just two years she received many awards for her exceptional acting performance.[3] She won the "Best Actress" Golden Butterfly Award for this part in 2012. She is also a model and has appeared in many of Marie Claire's, InStyle's and Elidor's (Turkish beauty company) advertisements.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] The Agency Lyons Consulting, led by Dany Lyons, represents Meryem exclusively and worldwide. Lyons has over 20 years experience at international level as a brand consultant.[3]

In 2013, she left the series due to health reasons[11] and from episode 103, Vahide Perçin took her part as Hürrem Sultan. After leaving Turkey, she announced that she had broken up with her boyfriend Can Ateş after learning that he had cheated on her.[12] She said that she is pregnant and she wants to give birth to her child whose father is Ateş.[13] On 10 February 2014, she gave birth to a girl named Lara.[14]

By the end of 2014, it was announced that Uzerli returns after a one-year hiatus with new management and a TV project, after signing a contract with O3, the Turkish production company of the biggest TV channel of the Arab world, MBC.[3][15] To mark Uzerli's comeback, the luxury brand Louis Vuitton and the Turkish edition of Elle magazine have dedicated a 12-page fashion spread to the actress, photographed at historic German landmarks including the Berliner Dom and Siegessäule.[3] A big press conference with Uzerli was planned in Dubai, where she would present her new project but rather than organizing a signing ceremony for the contract in Dubai, Uzerli recently came to Istanbul with a small group of press members.[3][15] She is still living in Berlin, but is planning to move to Istanbul at the end of January.[15] She lived in a hotel room for two years during the shooting of Muhteşem Yüzyıl. In December 2014, Star TV released a video and a photo of Uzerli introducing her as one of its actresses in 2015.[16][17] Previously, she had published a photo of herself during a camera shooting in Star TV's studio.[18] It was also rumored that Uezrli is in a relationship with her previous cast mate Ozan Güven, who played the role of Rüstem Pasha in Muhteşem Yüzyıl.[19] Uzerli later posted on her Facebook that the news about her relationship with Güven are not true.[20]

In December 2014, Uzerli received an invitation from a rich family to an event in the Middle East, offering her 500,000 euros to attend a special dinner. She replied to them: “I don’t usually accept such invitations, but if you donate the money to three Turkish associations working for needy children, I will come.” The event's hosts replied: “Then we will pay more money.” She attended this dinner in December 2014.[15]

Filmography[edit]

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Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Jetzt vorbei
2009Das total verrückte Wochenende
2009WiedergeburtShort film
2009The Line[22]AnnaShort film
2009SchulterblickShort film
2009Lauf um deine LiebeShort film
2009LUMEShort film
2009Sterne über dem EisStudent
2010Journey of No ReturnStewardess
2010Das ist ja das Leben selbstVorsprecherin
2010The Dark Chest of WondersShort film
2010Urbane DaterShort film
2010Lover's GuideMaraShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Ein total verrücktes Wochenende
2008Inga LindströmBrittaProtagonist
2009HayatTrailer
2010Der StaatsanwaltEpisode: "Mordswut"
2010Notruf HafenkanteEpisode: "Alles Lüge"
2010Ein Fall für zweiEpisode: "Verlust"
2010Jetzt aber BallettSasha KitanoTV movie
2010WALF: We All Love FootballLenaTV series
2011-2013Muhteşem YüzyılHürrem SultanLead actress

Selected awards and nominations[edit]

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YearAwardCategoryTitleResult
201047th International Antalya Golden Orange Film FestivalSpecial Jury PrizeJourney of No ReturnWon
201124th Tüketici Academy AwardBest Female LeadMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2011Silver Horse AwardBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2011TV Stars AwardBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
201138th Golden Butterfly AwardSpecial PrizeMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2011Marmara UniversityBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2011TV OscarsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
20112nd AyakliGazete.com AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2011Turkish Antalya Television AwardBest Drama ActressMuhteşem YüzyılNominated
2012Turkey GQ AwardsWoman of the YearWon
201239th Golden Butterfly AwardBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Galatasaray UniversityBest Film and Serial ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Istanbul Kültür UniversityBest Drama Series ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Golden MDG AwardBest Drama Lead TurkeyMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Magazinci.com Honorary AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Magazine Journalists AssociationBest Actress of the YearMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Yıldız Technical UniversityMost Popular Series ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
20123rd AyakliGazete.com AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılNominated
2012Turkish Antalya Television AwardBest Drama ActressMuhteşem YüzyılNominated
2012Aydın University IstanbulMost Popular Series ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Radikal AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Andy-Ar AwardsBest Actress of the YearMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2012Esenler 2012 Most Successful People NamesBest Actress of the YearMuhteşem YüzyılWon
201311th Stars Award CeremonyMost admired TV series Actress of 2012Muhteşem YüzyılWon
201320th İtü Emös Achievement AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2013Turkish Antalya Television AwardBest Drama ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
20134th AyakliGazete.com AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon
2013Crystal Mouse AwardsBest ActressMuhteşem YüzyılWon

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Onu ancak ölüm durdurur - hurriyet.com.tr" (Turkish)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Meryem Uzerli Returns with New Management and an Exciting TV Project". PR Newswire. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Meryem Uzreli Advertising". meryem.me. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Meryem Uzerli - Elidor Reklamı". YouTube. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Elidor Meryem Uzerli yeni reklamı". YouTube. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Meryem Uzerli in Elidor Commercial". Daily Motion. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Meryem Uzerli -- Marie Claire Kamera Arkası". YouTube. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Meryem Uzerli Marie Claire Çekimleri". Daily Motion. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Meryem Uzreli Press". meryem.me. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Meryem Uzerli left Muhteşem Yüzyıl and returned to Germany!". Do You Know Turkey. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Did Meryem Uzerli's boyfriend cheated on her?". Do You Know Turkey. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Meryem Uzerli's pregnant photos revealed!". Do You Know Turkey. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Meryem Uzerli has given birth to a baby girl". Do You Know Turkey. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Magnificent Century's Hürrem, Meryem Uzerli returns to Turkey for new project". Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Yeni Yıla Yeni Starlar! - Meryem Uzerli". Star TV. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Star 2015’e Bomba Gibi Giriyor!". Star TV. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Meryem Uzerli publishing photo of herself during a shooting Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Magnificent Century brings new love to Hürrem Sultan". Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Meryem Uzerli's post on Facebook refusing the news about her relationship". Facebook. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Meryem Uzerli's filmography". IMDB. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  22. ^ http://ex-filmstudio.com/the-line
  23. ^ "Meryem Uzerli's Awards". meryem.me. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 

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