Can Yaman

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Can Yaman
Can Yaman, 2020
Born (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 33)
  • Actor
  • model
  • lawyer
  • athlete
Years active2014–present
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Can Yaman (Turkish: [dʒan jaˈman]) (born 8 November 1989) is a Turkish actor. He received a Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy in 2018 for his role in Erkenci Kuş as well as Murex d'Or in 2019. In 2020, he received an international PRODU2020 nomination and in 2021, a nomination for Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy at Golden Butterfly Awards for his role in the series Mr. Wrong (Turkish: Bay Yanlış). Yaman starred in the TV shows Gönül İşleri, İnadına Aşk, Hangimiz Sevmedik, Dolunay. He also won the 7th GQ Man of the Year Award 2019 as well as several International Awards for his charitable initiatives.


Yaman was born on 8 November 1989 in Istanbul, Turkey. His paternal grandfather is Kosovo-Albanian from Kosovo.[1][2][3] His paternal grandmother is Albanian from North Macedonia.[4][5] He is the nephew of football coach Fuat Yaman.[6] From an early age, Yaman's grandmothers were involved hands-on in his upbringing and care due to financial difficulties which his parents experienced.[7] Yaman's parents divorced when he was five years old.[8]

Yaman studied at Bilfen Kolej for first and middle school, then studied at the Liceo Italiano di Istanbul, where he finished as a top student with the highest grade since existence of the educational establishment. Yaman is fluent in several languages: Turkish, Italian, English, German, and also speaks Spanish.

In 2012, he graduated from the Law Department of Yeditepe University, and began working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he met his current law firm partners. By the time he was 24, Yaman was working in mergers and acquisitions and writing articles for the tax section of Dunya newspaper. As he was finding success in the corporate law sector, he was also realizing that corporate life was not for him. Yaman told Hello! Magazine in 2018, "I felt like having an open view but sitting in an office and wearing a suit bothered me a lot. When they gave me an annual leave, I left without coming back. It was on TV that my colleagues saw me next." While on summer leave from work, Yaman travelled to Bodrum where he met his eventual and current acting managers, Cuneyt Sayil and Ilker Bilgi.[9]


Yaman started his career in Gönül İşleri in 2014. In 2015, he starred in İnadına Aşk and starred in Hangimiz Sevmedik in 2016.[10][11] The breakthrough of his career came in 2017 with the series Dolunay.[12]

From 2018 to 2019, he played one of the lead roles "Can Divit” in the Turkish romantic comedy series Erkenci Kuş (Daydreamer) opposite Demet Özdemir.[13] He received several acting national awards and nominations including international Murex d'Or award for this series.

Υaman played the lead role Özgür Atasoy in the Turkish short series Bay Yanlış (Mr. Wrong). The series is produced by Gold Film, directed by Deniz Yorulmazer, with a script by Aslı Zengin and Banu Zengin Tak. It premiered on FOX in June 2020.[14] For this series Yaman was nominated for Best Actor in Foreign Series at LATAM PRODU 2020 Awards.



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Gönül İşleri Bedir Kocadağ Leading role
2015–2016 İnadına Aşk Yalın Aras
2016–2017 Hangimiz Sevmedik Tarık Çam
2017 Dolunay Ferit Aslan
2018–2019 Erkenci Kuş Can Divit
2020 Bay Yanlış Özgür Atasoy
2021 Che Dio ci Aiuti Gino Guest role
2022 Viola come il mare Francesco Demir Leading role


Year Title Role Country
2022-present Dolce & Gabbana Brand ambassador  Italy

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2022- El Turco Hasan Balaban Leading role
TBA Sandokan Sandokan


Year Commercial Role Note
2018 CepteTEB Brand ambassador Leading role
2020 Pasha Fencer
2020-2021-2022 TUDORS
2021 De Cecco
2022 Mercedes-Benz
Dolce Gabbana


Year Award Name Result Category
2017 Golden Butterfly Awards Best Romantic Comedy Actor (Dolunay) Nominated
Best TV Couple (Dolunay; shared with: Özge Gürel) Nominated
2018 Best Romantic Comedy Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
Best TV Couple (Erkenci Kuş; shared with: Demet Özdemir) Nominated
2019 Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy Series (Erkenci Kuş) Nominated
Best TV Couple (Erkenci Kuş; shared with: Demet Özdemir) Nominated
Golden Star Best TV Series Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
Murex d'Or Best Foreign Actor (Erkenci Kuş) Won
E!News TV Top Leading Man (Erkenci Kuş) Won
2020 PRODU Awards Best Actor in Foreign Series - Talento (Bay Yanlış) Nominated
2021 Filming Italy Best Movie Award 2021 TV Personality of the Year 2021 Won
Golden Butterfly Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy Series (Bay Yanlis) Nominated
2022 Monte Carlo Film Festival of Comedie Social Responsibility Award (Charity) Won
Filming Italy Sardegna 2022 Creativity Award (Charity) Won
Filming Italy Best Film 2022 International Award 2022 Won


  1. ^ "Full english interview of Can and Demet". tekste (in Turkish and English). Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Can Yaman kimdir?".
  3. ^ "Can Yaman NTV Bayram Özel Reporpajı" (in Turkish).
  4. ^ "Can Yaman Kimdir ? - Can Yaman Hayatı ve Biyografisi". Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Robot değil, sağlıklı bir erkeğim".
  6. ^ "Can Yaman tuttuğunu koparır".
  7. ^ "Can Yaman." Verissimo, season 25, episode 5, Canal 5, 10 October 2020,[permanent dead link]...
  8. ^ "Can Yaman". Hello Turkeye. 22 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Can Yaman Bio". Can Yaman Turkey. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Rol arkadaşına bardak fırlatan Can Yaman'a ceza". T24. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Selen Soyder'e bardak fırlatan Can Yaman'a ceza". 29 March 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Dolunay dizisi oyuncuları kimdir?".
  13. ^ "Erkenci Kuş Full HD izle | Star TV".
  14. ^ Haley. "Can Yaman and Özge Gürel to reunite in "Bay Yanlış"". Retrieved 27 April 2020.

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