Farah Zeynep Abdullah
|Farah Zeynep Abdullah|
17 August 1989 |
Farah Zeynep Abdullah (born 17 August 1989) is a Turkish actress.
Farah was born on 17 August 1989, in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey. Her mother, Gülay, is of Turkish origin and her father, Osman, is of Iraqi Turkmen origin. She also has two brothers. Her secondary education was spent at the Lycée Français Saint Michel in Istanbul until her family moved to London where her father worked. Her whole family lives in England while she currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey due to her work commitments.
During her studies at the University of Kent, Abdullah was offered a role in the Turkish series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki in 2010. She completed 2 full seasons and 79 episodes with that series. She also won the best supporting actress award at the Antalya Television Awards in 2011.
In 2013, she appeared in Yilmaz Erdogan's film Kelebeğin Rüyası ("The Butterfly’s Dream") with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ . It was selected by the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism as Turkey's candidate film for the 2014's Academy Awards. For that role, Farah won the award for supporting actress at the 18th Sadri Alışık Cinema and Theatre Awards.
2014 was a very busy year for Farah. She starred in the Turkish film Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi with Engin Akyurek. That movie was released on Valentine's Day. She then starred alongside Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ for second times in the Turkish series Kurt Seyit ve Şura. During the summer of that year there was no rest, she filmed a musical-romantic movie with director Cagan Irmak by the name of Unutursam Fisilda. The role of Hatice\Ayperi won her multiple awards as she stunned audiences with her acting and singing skills.
In 2015 she lent her voice to a dubbed cartoon and the very famous Barbie/Azra ! Also in late 2015 she completed her second film with director Yilmaz Erdogan, she played the role of 'Muazzez' in the movie Eksi elmalar. That movie was released on October 28, 2016 in Turkey and in early November in Europe.
In late July 2016, rumors of Farah joining the famous Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem surfaced on social media. A few days later, it was confirmed that Farah had joined the series. The series' first episode aired on Friday November 18, 2016 on Turkish TV channel FOX.
|2010–2012||Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki||Aylin Akarsu Talaşoğlu||Zeynep Gunay Tan|
|2014||Kurt Seyit ve Şura||Şura (Alexandra Verjenskaya)||Hilal Saral|
|2016–present||Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem||Princess Farya Bethlen||Çağatay Tosun|
|2013||Kelebeğin Rüyası||Mediha Sessiz||Yilmaz Erdogan|
|2014||Bir Küçük Eylül Meselesi||Eylül||Kerem Deren|
|2014||Unutursam Fısılda||Hatice/Ayperi||Cagan Irmak|
|2015||Barbie Prenses ve Rock Star||Princess Azra (Voice)||-|
|2016||Ekşi Elmalar||Muazzez||Yilmaz Erdogan|
For the Unutursam Fisilda movie, Farah performed a total of 6 songs. 'Gel Ya Da Git' and 'Sevdim' were both released with their own video clips. 'Gel Ya Da Git' was a massive hit on YouTube, passing 10 million views in September 2016.
|2014||Eyvah - Nafile - Başka Güzel- Sevdim - Gel ya da git - Bir Mazi Bin Hatıra||Unutursam Fisilda|
|2011||2011 Antalya TV Awards||Best supporting actress||Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki||Won|
|2012||2012 Antalya TV Awards||Best supporting actress||Nominated|
|2013||18. Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards||Best supporting actress||Kelebeğin Rüyası||Won|
|2014||46.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association)||Best supporting actress||Won|
|Elle Style Awards||Best style||-||Nominated|
|2015||Yıldız technical University Awards||Best cinema actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|Maltepe University (Turkish Association of Medical Students) Awards||Best actress||Won|
|İstanbul Arel University, Media and Art Awards||Best actress||Won|
|GSÜ Galatasary University Awards||Best cinema/series actress||Won|
|47.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association)||Best actress||Nominated|
|10.Uludağ University Marconi Awards||En Best cinema actress||Won|
|20.Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards||En Best cinema actress||Nominated|
|21. Altın Objektif Awards||Best cinema actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|KAL Fest Fark Yaratanlar Awards||Best actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|2014||XOXO The Mag|
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- Variety. "Film Review: 'The Butterfly's Dream'". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "TURKEY NOMINATES 'KELEBEĞIN RÜYASı' FOR OSCAR'S FOREIGN FILM CATEGORY". Sabah. Retrieved 19 September 2013.