Sibel Kekilli Biography

Published On Jun 22, 2018
Facts of Sibel Kekilli
Date of Birth: 1980 , June-16
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Sibel Kekilli
Birth Name Sibel Kekilli
Nationality German
Birth Place/City Heilbronn, Germany
Ethnicity Turkish
Profession Actress
Working For HBO
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Awards Best Actress and Best Shooting Star
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Head-On, Kebab Connection, What a Man
TV Show Tatort and Game of Thrones
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Sibel Kekilli is a German actress mostly known for her role in the HBO series Game of Thrones as Shae as well as in the 2004 film Head-on as Sibel Guner. She was born on 16 June 1980 in Heilbronn, West Germany. 

She completed her school at the age of 16 with good grades. She then did a training program to become a certified public administration specialist which ran for 30 months. She worked as an administrative assistant after the completion of the program for two years at the Heilbronn city hall.

Later, she moved to Essen. There she worked in the municipal waste disposal office at the Heilbronn as an employee. She also worked as a nightclub manager, cleaner, bouncer, waitress, and a pornographic film actress.

She was first noticed by a casting director at a shopping mall and invited her for an audition. Sibel won the leading part in Head-on against 350 other hopefuls souls which released in 2004.

The film was a major success and also received many prizes in many film festivals. Shortly after the release of the film, Kekilli got under a little shade when German tabloid newspapers revealed Kekilli’s earlier work in pornography.

She received the 2004 Bambi prize Best Shooting Star for her role in Head-on.

Kekilli also starred in the Turkish coup d’etat film Eve Donus (2006) as the wife of a man who is unjustly imprisoned and tortured. Her performance won her the Best Actress award at the 2006 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

In 2012, Kekilli was cast on the HBO series Game of Thrones as Shae an adaption of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. She was a cast for the show for about 20 episodes alongside Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage and such other high profile stars. 

In 2011, after appearing as a supporting role in the crime series Tatort, she was included as a permanent member as new investigator Sarah Brandt, alongside chief investigator Klaus Borowski.

Kekilli also supports the organization Terre des Femmes for its work against violence against women. Her speech at International women’s day was praised by many Germans which was held at the residence of President of Germany.

Sibel has involved in numerous movies and television series Kebab Connection, Fay Grim, The Last Train, When We Leave, What A Man, Tatort, and others.

Her role as Shae has gained her worldwide fame. She has won 16 awards and four nominations for her works.

Sibel has often been involved in controversies regarding her past work. Her speech at the 2004 Bambi awards was one of them where she protested against media for the coverage of her past life.

So far Kekilli hasn’t been seen with anyone hence it concludes she has no boyfriend and is currently single. Sibel Kekilli does not like sharing her personal information.

Kekilli has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches, and weight of 58kg. She belongs to German nationality and Turkish ethnicity. The German actress' net worth is estimated to be around $3 million however her salary is not revealed.

Sibel is active in social media like Instagram only, with over 47.3k followers. She does not have a facebook or a twitter account.

 

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Born in Heilbronn, Germany

June 16 , 1980

Sibel Kekilli is a German actress born in a Turkish family on 16 June 1980. She belongs to German nationality and ethnicity Turkish.  

Film debut from Head-On

2004

Sibel is known for her role in head-on which was released in 2004. She was first noticed by a casting director at a shopping mall and invited her for an audition. 

Won the Best Actress

2004

She received the 2004 Bambi Prize ’best shooting star’ for her role in Head-on. Her performance as a wife won her the Best Actress award at the 2006 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. 

Net Worth around $3 million

2018

With the increasing fandom and achievements has earned a lot. The German actress' net worth is estimated to be around $3 million however her salary is not revealed.