Meryem Uzerli: The Magnificent Hürrem Sultan

Hurrem (Meryem Uzerli) and Magnificent Suleiman in Magnificent Century
Hurrem (Meryem Uzerli) and Magnificent Suleiman in Magnificent Century

Meryem Uzerli(Meriem Sarah Userli) has become a worldwide star after being selected for the Hürrem Sultan(Roxelena) role.

Magnificient Süleyman and Hürrem Sultan
Magnificent Süleyman and Hürrem Sultan

She was a modest actress until fame knocked her door. A cast search led her to become 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 away from the fame when she has now.

The famous tv series Magnificient Century
The famous tv series Magnificient Century

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.

Meryem Uzerli as Hürrem Sultan
Meryem Uzerli as Hürrem Sultan

After the announce 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.

Beautiful Hürrem Sultan
Profession: Actress
Age: 29
Birth date: 12. 08. 1983
Birth place: Kassel, Germany
Sign: Leo
Height: 173 cm

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. Also she 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.

Here is a photo gallery of Meryem Uzerli

41 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Ms. Uzerli

    Wish you’re doing well…
    Please accept my warmest Regards,

    I live and work in Tehran, Iran .My focus is on art &culture reports.
    Moreover, I have interviewed with famous artists and musicians of the
    World and Iran, such as Juan Martín, Andrea Bocelli, Emir Kusturica
    ,Gipsy Kings,
    David Lynch, Kitaro, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, et …

    I work in East (Shagh) newspaper, The Most Popular Reformist Newspaper in Iran.
    I just tell that you have many fans here…
    We hold cultural line focusing on current conditions of world and Iran
    Society with a reformist approach. Our newspaper circulates between
    four hundred thousands of peoples in Iran and aboard. Also, many of
    Persian language peoples in aboard read our newspaper by the our web
    Site (http: //www. sharghdaily.ir)
    This is a web Interview about “ Muhteşem Yüzyıl,” TV series . We
    are planning to publish your answers on front page of our newspaper.

    It would be a great chance for us to know your point about these questions.
    I put here the questions:

    1-Erdogan recently dished out heavy criticism of “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” for
    its portrayal of the Ottoman ruler Süleyman the Magnificent. What is
    your reaction to this criticism?

    2. In Iran, We know you mostly with staring“ Muhteşem Yüzyıl,” . Some
    Iranian historians, believe that history has been distorted in this TV
    series. Do you accept that?
    3-Some other critics believe Sultan Suleiman, was the man of sword
    nor Hürrem male. How do you answer to this criticism?

    4-Also, Some sociologists believe the serial is full of struggle and
    contention, deception and manipulation? How you see this?

    5. How do you see the character of Suleiman?
    Which aspects of his Character attracted you towards the project?

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
    Much appreciated
    Parviz Barati

  2. Dear Ms. Uzerli,
    My name is Buzgaru Nora Alexandra,I’m 13 yaears old and I’m from Romania.
    You are my hero! I always watch Muhtesem Yuzil and learn many things from you.Before I saw you and the movie I was very shy and always obeyed to the others even if they commanded me something wrong. But when I saw you and how you made them to obey to you, you gave me confidence and I could say NO if the others commanded me to do something. You are my favourite actress and I wish you all the best!

  3. Dear Meryem I can’t keep from admairing at you.You are the most beautiful actrees i the world.What do you afraid of?

  4. Mareyam, you are the best, you are very famous in my country PAKISTAN. Please come and visit us soon. Lots of love and best wishes. Allah Hafiz

  5. Hurrem Sultan is perceived as being a manipulative woman who destroyed everyone in her path. Do you think that love for Sultan Suleiman is the only reason justifying her acts or she was insecure that much?

  6. Dear meryem uzerli i am a 13 years old girl from Pakistan.You are all time famous actress here and turkish dramas got ‘in’ in pakistan just bcoz of you.you are the most beautiful person i have ever seen. me and my friends are that much crazy about you that we are just talking about when we met. I want to see you .plzz come to pakistan ..we are waiting for u. thanking u with kind regards.

  7. Salam .. You’re very nice. Very good acting, pure and beautiful. You’ve acted like real one. The whole serial depends on you. Io pakistan this drama is going very well and is the most popular and loving one of all. . . Everyone loves you . I’ve read via you leaved the serial .. I’m so upset cause to read that. But i’m happy that now a days you’re in the drama/not gone yet.:-) but when you’ll be gone from the serial . . I don’t think anyone of up will watch that anymore. God bless you and may give you a lot of respect , honour, dignity and health. From pakistan With lots of love ,

  8. Hi, Meryem Uzerli I and my Friends salute to you for real acting. we think you are real malka not an actress. we wants to meet you.
    you are so papolar in Pakistan.

  9. Meryem, You are every where in Pakistan. May Allah be with you always. Please do come to Pakistan….It is all yours :)

  10. Assalam o Alaikum! Meryem uzerli i m ur big fan u know u r really malika hurrem ur role is very cool abd ur atitude i love u sooooooooo much and all pakistani love u and please come in fsd we meet to u ur looking very hot

  11. Sweet Meryem Uzerli!
    I would like to convey my heartiest regards and best wishes to you and Madam Vahide Gördüm (your mother in Farieha) both are great. Here in Pakistan both of you are very popular. Every body discuss “Fariha, Aşk-ı Memnu and Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century) My family and me love you all very much.Please convey my salam and best wishes to all the team.
    Regards;
    Zia-ul-haq Chaudhry
    Executive Producer, Pakistan Television
    Islamabad , Pakistan

  12. My Dear Meryem uzerli.I am a meryemist and i love you very much.Inshaallah soon i will come to Germany for you.I am big fan of your’s.My Allah pak bless you and Lara and your family best of Luck for everything My love and Prays are with you.
    Ayeshadolldoll

  13. Dear Meryem Uzerli very nice pretty women and beautiful Hurrem Sultan
    I love you.
    super TV series Muhtesem Yzyil. Thank you very much
    kissis,greetings from POLAND city Cracovie
    best regards
    Emil Slowik

  14. Dear muream uzerili
    May you have agreat time with your family.l am your greatest fan. May god bless you.
    Love abeera anjel

  15. Dear met meryum uzerly I see your web know a days u r ill I am too much painfully to you because I am loving y too much me my wife both are praying for your health inshallah god always help us we want to see u again with heart and smile Allah hafiz khawaja Ahtisham Wogra from muzaffarabad azad kashmir

  16. Hi hurram how are you? I hope you are well. you are a excellent. real and nice actress to me. thanks a lot for your acting.

  17. Hurrum sultan she is a most most beautiful woman in the world the beauty is end on mereym I am a biggest fan of u mereym uzerli I love u

  18. Assalmualaikum dear meryem uzerli..
    mashaAllah u r so beautiful <3 & ur acting just awesome.. hurrem sultana u r the only reason of watching sultan Suleiman …I learn a lot of things from u…
    stay bless love u <3
    I'm from Bangladesh….

  19. Comment:ASSALAMUALAIKUM I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN IN THE WORLD .I DON’T KNOW THAT HOW MUCH I LOVE U.U R THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD.ALLAH BLESS U.I AM FROM BANGLADESH

  20. *-* you are so beautiful ;_; I wish I was pretty like you.
    And please ignore others >.<
    The truth is I am your biggest fan.
    :3
    I'll send my flying hugs ~wuuusshh~

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