Born 26th March 1976
Nurgül Yeşilçay is one of the most beautiful actresses of Turkey. She was born on March 26th, 1976 in Izmir, but due to her father`s love for Afyonkarahisar, this city is stated as her place of birth on her passport. Her real name is Nurgül Gültekin. Her two elder sisters` names are Tuğtekin and Hacer. Nurgül studied drama at the State Conservatoire of Anadolu University in Eskişehir.
She lost her mother in those studenthood years. Since her graduation, she has performed several major roles for the stage, including Ophelia in Hamlet and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Theatre aside, she shot to prominence as the lead in, among others, three record-breaking Turkish television dramas. Her movie, “Yaşamın Kıyısında” (Edge of Heaven) won the prize for best screenplay at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in 2007. She reported “big projects were offered to me by well-known producers in Cannes. But my son is a baby. I need begin new life. I can’t.” She made her screen debut in 2001 in “Şellale” (The Waterfall).
She won the “Best Actress” award at the45th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival with “Vicdan” movie. Nurgül Yeşilçay also acted in movies such as “İkinci Şans” (Second Chance), “Pek Yakında” (Soon), “Gece” (The Night), “Aşk Kırmızı” (Love is Red). Nazlıgül character in “Aşk Kırmızı” (Love is Red) was a huge success. She has acted in famous TV series. For example, “Aşk ve Ceza” (Love and Punishment) “Ezo Gelin” (Ezo the bride), “Asmalı Konak” (Ivy Mansion), “Sultan” (Sultan). At present Nurgül Yeşilçay acts as Kösem Sultan in “Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem” (Magnificent Century: Kosem). The viewers beloved Nurgül for her attractiveness, beauty and gentle smile. Her heroines are usually goodie and cause pleasant emotions. The charming actress is 40 now, but she seems to be very young and attractive still. Nurgül is going for sport and keeps diets to remain the beauty of face and figure. One more interesting fact from actress’ life is that she is a good artist who gained popularity in the art world. The woman is going to develop her talent further. Nurgül`s hobbies are sewing, knitting and photography.
The actress got married to Cem Özer, a famous Turkish actor, who was older Nurgül at seventeen years. He is not featuring films now, but he had many fans in his best times. Earlier he was married to Celine Delmen. He divorced with her in sake of Yeşilçay. The marriage was over in 2010. Nurgül has a son, Osman Nejat Özer, who was born in 2005. Nurgül loves her baby very much and tries to spend as much time as she can. Nurgül says that she would never have love affair with married man for it causes suffers only. The actress would never track her man, check his chats and social accounts, even if she suspects him in adultery. That what she said to a journalist in the interview. To love is enough for her, even if the love is not mutual.
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