Memet Ali Alabora

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Memet Ali Alabora
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Born (1977-11-25) 25 November 1977 (age 43)
Years active1994–2013
Pınar Öğün
(m. 2009)

Memet Ali Alabora (born 25 November 1977) is a Turkish film and theatre actor. He is the son of actors Mustafa Alabora and Betül Arım.


The eldest child of a family of artists, Alabora's first performing experiences were in the plays The Matchmaker, Fiddler on the Roof, and West Side Story, which were performed in English by the theater branch of his school. In high school, Alabora also acted in plays by Shakespeare and Orhan Veli. In 1994, with support from his high school, Özel Boğaziçi Lisesi, Alabora founded a semi-professional theater.

His first professional acting position was in the play Acaba Hangisi?, performed at the Tiyatro Istanbul. At the same time, between 1995 and 1997, he worked as a reporter for the TV program A Takımı ("The A Team"), broadcast on ATV. Alabora also acted in the television series Kara Melek ("Black Angel") and played the lead role in Yılan Hikâyesi ("Snake Story"). In 1999, he played the lead role in the film Kayıkçı ("Boatman"), a Turkish-Greek joint production.

Alabora graduated from the Theater Department of the Istanbul University State Conservatory. He received his master's degree from Yıldız Technical University’s Faculty of Art and Design. Alabora is one of the founders of garajistanbul, a contemporary performing arts institution where he worked until May 2010. He is married to actress Pınar Öğün.

In 2011 he was awarded a Tarzan of Manisa award.[1][citation needed]

In 2012 he financed, starred in and directed Mi Minör.

Alabora is an activist in favor of civil rights and the environment; in 2013 he supported the Gezi protests.[2]


  • 1998 Hommage to Çiğdem Talu (Istanbul University State Conservatory)
  • 1998–2010 Acaba Hangisi? (Tiyatro İstanbul) - Vladi
  • 1999 Uzakta Piyano Sesleri (Piano Sounds From Distance) (İ.Ü. Devlet Konservaturarı) - Stanislavski
  • 2003–04 The Taming Of The Shrew (Istanbul City Theatre) - Petruchio
  • 2008 Hüsn-ü Aşk'a Dair (Istanbul State Opera and Ballet) - Narrator
  • 2008–10 Histanbul (garajistanbulpro) - Ali Bora
  • 2009–10 Muhabir (10+) - Memet Ali Alabora
  • 2012–13 Mi Minor (EEMPCM) - President
  • 2014 Gegen Die Wand (Theater Freiburg) - President



TV serials[edit]

  • 1996 Kara Melek (Black Angel) (Star TV) - Hakan
  • 1999 Yılan Hikayesi (Snake Story) (Kanal D) - Memoli
  • 2003 Canım Kocacım (My Dear Husband)(TRT 1) - Can Berke
  • 2004 Hayalet (Ghost) (Kanal D) - Sonat
  • 2006 Karınca Yuvası (Ant Farm) (Kanal D) - Engin
  • 2010 Heberler - Çeşitli
  • 2013 Galip Derviş - Zafer Uzungöl

Other works[edit]

  • 1995–1997 ATV A Team News Programme - Reporter
  • 2001–2003 Notada Yazmayanlar "Classical Music Programme" (Radyo Kozmos) - Together with Emir Gamsızoğlu producer and host
  • 2001 The Road To Eldorada- Tulio's voiceover
  • 2002–2007 Müjdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi (Mujdat Gezen Art Center) - Stage instructor
  • 2002–2008 Andante Magazine - Editor, writer - Shared column with pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu
  • 2007–2010 garajistanbul - Board member, communications director
  • 2008 Çevre Bey - Çevre Bey's voiceover and model for the character
  • 2008 Goldberg Variations Journey (Classical Music Project) - Together with pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu design and host
  • 2009–2010 Notada Yazmayanlar for Children (İş Sanat) - Together with pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu design and host
  • 2010 Chopin's 200th Birthday, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, (Classical Music Project) - Together with pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu design and host
  • 2011 Oyuncular Sendikası (Union of Actors) - Chairman
  • 2012 Mi Minör - Director


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  2. ^ "Gendarmerie to guard threatened Gezi Park protester actor Alabora". Hürriyet Daily News. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Memet Ali Alabora at IMDb