Who is Sibel Kekilli?
Sibel Kekilli was born on the 16th June 1980, in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, then West Germany, of Turkish ancestry. She is a German Lola Award-winning actress, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Sibel Güner in the film “Head-On” (2004), playing Sarah Brandt in the TV series “Tatort” (2010-2017), and as Shae in the hit TV series “Game Of Thrones” (2011-2014). Her career has been active since 2001.
Early Life and Education
When it comes to speak about her early life, Sibel hails from a Turkish family which moved to Germany in 1977, before she was born, and settled down in Heilbronn, where she spent her childhood. Information about her parents’ names has not been revealed to the media. After finishing high school with excellent grades at the age of 16, she spent 30 months in the program to become a certified public administration specialist with the local city administration, and then worked in Heilbronn’s city hall for two years. She moved to Essen, where she worked various jobs as a nightclub manager, cleaner, waitress, bouncer and saleswoman.
Rise to Fame
Prior to becoming a professional actress, Sibel spent some time working as a pornographic actress, from 2001 to 2004 appearing in more than 15 adult movies, which helped her to significantly increase her net worth, and eventually pursue a “real” acting career. She became an actress by coincidence; a casting director noticed her at a shopping mall in Cologne in 2002, and invited her to audition for the film called “Head-On” (2004), directed by Fatih Akin. She won the main role of Sibel Güner, which was followed by her portrayal of Italienerin in the film entitled “Kebab Connection” later the same year.
Her next major roles came in 2006, when she featured as Leyla in the film “Winter Journey”, played Concierge at First Istanbul Hotel in the film “Fay Grim”, landed the role of Ruth Zilbermann in the film entitled “The Last Train”, and starred as Esma in the Turkish film “Eve Dönüş”, all of which added a considerable amount to her net worth. By the end of the decade, Sibel had been cast as Laura in the 2009 film “Playground”, after which she also appeared as Umay in the film entitled “When We Leave” in 2010. She also guest-starred in such TV series as “Nachtschicht”, “Gier”, “Homicide Unit Istanbul”, etc. Furthermore, in 2010 she was chosen to portray Sarah Brandt in the TV series “Tatort”, which aired until 2017.
The 2010s and “Game Of Thrones”
In 2011, Sibel landed the role of Nele in the film entitled “What A Man”, after which she was selected to play Shae in several seasons of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Game Of Thrones” – an adaptation of the novels entitled “A Song Of Ice And Fire”, written by George R.R. Martin – between 2011 and 2014 on the HBO channel, which was enormously popular around the world, and so increased her popularity too. In the meantime, she also featured as Salima Bey in the 2012 film “Die Männer der Emden”.
To speak further about her acting career, Sibel starred in the role of Sibel in the TV mini-series “Bruder: Schwarze Macht” in 2017, and as Madina Taburova in the TV series “Bullets” (2018). Most recently it’s been announced that she will feature in two film titles – “Berlin, I Love You” and “Im Feuer” – both will almost certainly increase her fortune.
Awards and Recognitions
Thanks to her accomplishments in the world of acting, Sibel has won a number of significant awards. For instance, she won the prestigious German film award Lola for Best Actress two times, for her appearances in “Head-On” and “When We Leave”, and the Best Actress award at the 2006 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival for her role in “Eve Dönüş”, among many others.
Sibel Kekilli Net Worth
Her career started in 2001, and since then she has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known as a professional actress. So, if you ever wondered how rich Sibel Kekilli is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through her successful acting career.
Personal Life and
Regarding her personal life, Sibel Kekilli’s most intimate details such as marital status and the number of children have not been revealed to the public. It is only known that her current residence is in Hamburg, Germany. In her spare time, she is an active member on her official Instagram account, on which she has more than 66,000 followers.
Sibel is very active in supporting various organizations which work to suppress violence against women, such as the one called Terre des Femmes. Moreover, she was named Author of Freedom by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, following her powerful speech about domestic violence given at the International Women’s Day event at the President of Germany’s home.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance, Sibel is apparently a beautiful woman, as she has long wavy dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She has an amazing body with a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and weight that is reputed to be around 121lbs (55kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-23-36.