Sibel Kekilli Biography

Sibel Kekilli is a German actress of Turkish origin. She is mainly popular for her appearances in German and Turkish movies, but has found success on TV recently. Her most memorable roles are playing Sarah Brandt in a German crime series “Tatort” and for playing Shae in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series.

Sibel never planned a career in acting. She has worked as an administration specialist and also had various other jobs. In 2002, she was spotted by a casting director in a shopping mall. He immediately invited her to try out for the role in a movie. Not long after she was cast to appear in “Head-On” and the movie came out in 2004.  For her portrayal in this movie she received a Bambi for “best shooting star” and a Lola award. Her next project would be a Turkish movie named “Eve Dönüş” for which she also received great reviews.

Sibel Kekilli was even awarded as Best Actress at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. In the same year she also stared in another German movie, called “Der Letzte Zug.” IN 2009 she was cast to play a Turkish woman in a German movie called “When We Leave”. For this role she has also received a Lola award for Best Actress.


Sibel Kekilli in “Die Fremde” (When We Leave)

The 2010 was probably the most important year of Sibel’s live. She started appearing in a German crime show called “Tatort”. She started off in a supporting role but after a while was transitioned to a main role. After this she expressed that she is finally glad not to be planning a character of foreign descent. Most of her previous roles were typecast and she prefers not getting a role because of that. She also started appearing on “Game of Thrones” and she played a whore from a foreign land called Shae. She was the love affection of Tyrian Lannister and had great reviews and positive credits on the show. She appeared for three seasons on the show but this role has earned her immense popularity.

Sibel Kekilli Net Worth and Salary

Sibel Kekilli started off from humble beginnings. She is a daughter of Turkish immigrants and she has never dreamed of becoming an actress one day. Now after all those years and after receiving the admirations she deserves, Sibel is quite capable of demanding a higher paycheck. She is quite well off with the current salary and has a net worth of 3 million dollars.


Sibel Kekilli in “Game of Thrones”

Sibel Kekilli Partner and Family

Sibel Kekilli is not married and does not have any children. But there are no exact information about her having a boyfriend at this time as well. In fact, much about her private life is clouded in mystery as she has decided to keep private about it. She has also not been popular for so long and has only recently started to get attention after her role on “Game of Thrones”. This is the reason why there are no information about her previous relationships and boyfriends. We do know that she is straight and that she prefers men.

Sibel Kekilli Age

Sibel Kekilli was born on 16 June, 1980. She is 37 years old now. She was born in a German town called Heilbronn after her mother and father had moved there from Turkey in 1977. Sibel was an excellent student at school and after graduating she went on a 30-month-long combined training program to become certified public administration specialist. She worked for the local administration as am administrative assistant. Later she would move to Essen and there she worked various kinds of jobs that eventually led to her starting her acting career. She currently lives in Hamburg.


Sibel Kekilli today

Height and Weight

Sibel Kekilli is an attractive actress with a slim build. She is minute in her appearance but is a great woman in her spirit. Sibel has certainly showed that with her women’s rights activism and displayed great pride and emotion. Physically, her body measurements are 35-23-33 in or 89-58.5-84 cm. She is 5 ft 3¾ in or 162 cm high and weighs 55 kg or 121 lbs. She also has dark hair and dark brown eyes.

Sibel Kekilli Controversy and Activism

Sibel Kekilli has not had a dreamy life before rising to stardom. After moving away from her family, Sibel was forced to work various and different kind of jobs. Some of them were shady to say the least. She worked as a cleaner, a waitress, in a nightclub as a manager, and also as a saleswoman. But after her award winning role in “Head-On” Sibel was slanted on the Bild-Zeitung. It was revealed that Sibel was doing porn and that she performed in a few adult movies before getting the part here.

This was in a period of time where she was forced to do something like that to earn money. Either way, it did a lot of damage though her name and even her parents disowned her after finding this kind of information. But Sibel complained about the smear campaing that was led against her and managed to get a reprimanded by the German Press Council because of the way the story was handled.

Sibel Kekilli even had problems with fans from Turkey who have been posting various kinds of things on her Instagram account. She was forced to block her social media for Turkey and explained that there are a lot of bigoted people.


Sibel Kekilli

Sibel Kekilli is an activist against violence over women and is a part of various organizations. She is a part of Terre de Femmes and has also run an anti-domestic violence campaign. She has stated that Islam is a violent religion and that physical and mental abuse is considered normal in a Muslim family. This is the main reason why she has received so much back lash from Turkey currently.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Sibel Kekilli is a German citizen as she was born in Germany. However her background is Turkish as her parents are Turkish immigrants who came to Germany. She has been raised in a Turkish community and in Muslim way and can speak both Turkish and German fluently. She is Caucasian by ethnic group.

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Born:,June 16 1980
Net Worth:,$3 million
Hair Color:,Dark
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,5 ft 3¾ in or 162 cm
Weight:,55 kg or 121 lbs
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Gemini

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