Born August 12th 1983

Meryem was born in Kassel, Germany. Her Father is Turkish and her mother who is also an actress is German. She has dual nationality. She is fluent in Turkish, German and English. She is the youngest of four siblings.

While in Germany studying, her acting talent was spotted by various theatre directors and she got roles in numerous projects.

In 2010 she was invited to Turkey for a casting by Meral Okay the screenwriter, and Timur Savci the producer of Magnificent Century, they had been searching for months for the right actress to play the lead role of Hurrem Sultan. This role just catapulted Meryem onto not only the Turkish acting scene but also worldwide recognition. The series was broadcast in over 60 countries and had 400 million viewers. While filming she lived in a hotel in Istanbul. Sadly in 2013 she had to leave the series due to ill health. She suffered from severe depression for which she had treatment.

After a break Meryem held a big comeback campaign and after Elle photo shoots and countless interviews she starred in Gecenin Kralicsei along side Murat Yildirim. It was directed by the Taylan brothers who also did MC.

On leaving Turkey in 2014 she announced that she has broken up with her partner Can Ates, but was pregnant and on February 10th she gave birth to a daughter called Lara.

Her last TV series was in 2017/17 she played a supporting role in Eskiya Dunyaya Hukumdar Olmaz. She has also made 17 movies. most recently Cingoz Recai with Kenan Imirzalıoğlu  and Oteki Taraf with Ozcan Deniz. She has been nominated for 30 awards and won 27 of them that is a real achievement.

She posts regular on her social media and has 4.4 million followers. Her pictures are amazing and consist of family photos, professional shoots and some interesting selfies with Hollywood actors.

Very recently Meryem has been dating the very handsomeTamerTirasoglu, and they have tried to keep this quiet while on holiday in Croatia.

Meryem tends to be very choosy when it comes to accepting roles, and appears to favour films rather than TV series. Lets hope in the near future she is offered a role she cant resist.

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Written By : Rachel Labidi


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