Meryem Uzerli

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Meryem Uzerli
Born Meryem Uzerli
(1982-08-12) August 12, 1982 (age 32)
Kassel, Germany
Nationality German, Turkish
Citizenship Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Turkey
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Notable work(s) Muhteşem Yüzyıl as Hürrem Sultan
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Religion Islam
Children Lara Uzerli (b. 2014)
Parents Hüseyin Uzerli
Ursula Uzerli

Meryem Uzerli (Turkish pronunciation: [mæɾˈjæm uzæɾˈli]) (born August 12, 1982) is a Turkish-German actress and model who rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. [1]


Meryem Uzerli was born on 12 August 1982 in Germany. Her father Hüseyin is Turkish while her mother Ursula is German.[1] She has two elder brothers and an elder sister, Canan who is a jazz musician.[1] She studied acting at the Schauspielstudio Frese in Hamburg. Her best-known part is as Hürrem Sultan in the historical Television drama series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. She won the "Best Actress" Golden Butterfly award for this part in 2012. In 2013, she left the series due to health reasons[2] 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.[3] She said that she is pregnant and she wants to give birth to her child whose father is Ateş.[4] On 10 February 2014, she gave birth to a girl named Lara.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Das total verrückte Wochenende
2009 The Line[6] Anna Short film
2009 Sterne über dem Eis Student
2010 Journey of No Return Stewardess


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Inga Lindström Britta Protagonist
2010 A Case for Two
2011-2013 Muhteşem Yüzyıl Hürrem Sultan Lead actress

2015 " Kosem Sultan"


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