Meryem Uzerli(Meriem Sarah Userli) has became a worldwide star after being selected for the Hürrem Sultan(Alexendra) role.
was a modest actress until fame knocked her door. A cast search led her
to became one of the most popular actress in recent years.
Meryem Uzerli was born in Kassel – Germany. She was the 4th child of her
family. His family was formed by a Turkish father and a German mother.In her early childhood the family was moved to Hamburg and Meryem Uzerli
started to take acting lessons. From 2000 until 2003, she studied
acting at the Frese acting studio in Hamburg and took part in minor
parts in several German productions. Until the cast selection
of Magnificent Century(Muhteşem Yüzyıl) she was working as an actress in
Germany and she was far far away from the fame when she has now.
The turning point of Meryem Uzerli’s life is the cast selection of the
Turkish tv series “Muhteşem Yüzyıl - Magnificent Century”. The selection
took eight long months. Just like Hürrem Sultan’s challenge to be the
one for Magnificent Süleyman, Meryem Uzerli worked hard to get the role
by showing her talent over the other candidates.
After the announcement of the results of this important selection. Meryem
Uzerli was called from Turkey. With a brave decision, she left her life
and family in Germany and moved to Turkey.
Besides having a Turkish father, Meryem Uzerli unfortunately could not
speak Turkish very well. Just like Hürrem Sultan she started to learn
Turkish. Her accent was a key point of the realism of her role. And she
performed the role very well.
In the year of 2011, Meryem Uzerli won the best woman actress award for
two times and in 2012 she won best woman drama actress award.
In her private life, she enjoys riding, swimming and basketball. She also likes walking in the famous streets of İstanbul as Nişantaşı and
Etiler. Her favorite sports team is Galatsaray, her favorite foods are
sphagetti and kebab, deserts are sütlaç and muhallebi, her favorite
colors are blue and red.