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Damla Sonmez: A Spectacular Background and Career of Turkish Actress

Some of you have already heard the name Damla Sonmez, while some of you haven’t yet. However, there is one thing for sure that you all have to. The Turkish actress, with her spectacular career and education, needs to be paid great attention.

Aras Bulut Iynemli and Damla Sonmez had made a great couple in Cukur (The Pit)
Aras Bulut Iynemli and Damla Sonmez had made a great couple in Cukur (The Pit)

The actress, who is 35-year-old, fitted many accomplishments into her 17-year-long career. So many awards, a lot of TV series, dramas, lots of international projects, and theatre plays. It is hard to say where to begin to clarify her life, but we will do our best as always we do.

Who is Damla Sonmez?

Damla Sonmez, with her full name as Tilya Damla Sonmez, was born on 3 May 1987. She is an eminent and accomplished Turkish actress. The Turkish actress fitted so many successful works in her career but is best known for winning multiple local and international awards.

Damla Sonmez as Gulru in Gullerin Savasi (Battle of Roses)
Damla Sonmez as Gulru in Gullerin Savasi (Battle of Roses)

She gained worldwide recognition for her movies Sibel and I AM YOU. As for her prominent TV roles, they include Ceylan in Bir Aşk Hikayesi (A Love Story), Gülru in Güllerin Savaşı (Battle of Roses), and Efsun in Çukur (The Pit).

A Striking Educational Background

Damla Sonmez is of Circassian descent. The actress completed her secondary education at the prestigious St. Joseph French High School. After that, she started her theater studies at Paris Sorbonne University and completed it at Yeditepe University in Theater Department.

Damla Sonmez as Sibel in I AM YOU
Damla Sonmez as Sibel in I AM YOU

The eminent Turkish actress took part in many successful productions on Turkish television. In addition to her acting education, she also studied semi-timed 2 years violin and 1 year piano. During this musical training, she attended Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory.

The Journey of Damla Sonmez in London, Paris, New York

However, she has never had enough education and later attended Jillian O’Dowd’s Contemporary Acting Workshop at the London Dramatic School of Arts. Later on, Damla Sonmez worked with Stuart Burney at the Black Nexxus Academy in New York.

The First National Award: Golden Orange

In 2009, she starred in Bornova Bornova and won the “Best Supporting Actress” at the 46th Golden Orange Film Festival. What’s more, she also won other awards at the Sadri Alışık Awards and the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival.

Damla Sonmez fitted many accomplishments into her 17-year-long career
Damla Sonmez fitted many accomplishments into her 17-year-long career

Furthermore, she became the Young President of the festival at the 18th Broom Broom Women Films Festival in 2015. Then, she carried on her success and won the 21st Golden Boll Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the Milano International Film Festival (MIFF). What assured her to win this award was her role in the film Sea Level (Deniz Seviyesi).

What About Damla Sozen’s Television Career?

The actress went big, meaning before becoming a popular actress on Turkish television screens, she made a name on cinema with international productions. Yet, she has an impressive career on TV, too.

Damla Sonmez in Deniz Seviyesi (Sea Level)
Damla Sonmez in Deniz Seviyesi (Sea Level)

In her television career, she played supporting roles in hit series Emret KomutanımGece Gündüz (Day and Night), and Türkan. A turning point in her television career was when she was cast as a bride who suffers from loss of memory in the series Şubat (February).

The First Leading Role

Her first leading role was Bir Aşk Hikayesi (A Love Story). The series was an adaptation of I’m Sorry, I Love You. In the series, the actress played the role of Ceylan alongside actor Seçkin Özdemir.

Damla Sonmez is an accomplished Turkish actress
Damla Sonmez is an accomplished Turkish actress

Damla Sonmez Keeps Up with TV

In 2014, she appeared on screen as the complex character Gülru in the soap opera Güllerin Savaşı (Battle of Roses). The series became very successful especially in Peru and Argentina with the name of Guerra De Rosas.

Damla Sonmez was born on 3 May 1987
Damla Sonmez was born on 3 May 1987

In 2019, she joined season 3 of Çukur (The Pit) portraying Efsun Kent, a character that gained a lot of media attention. Damla sang many classic Turkish arabesque songs as part of her role in Çukur including Durdurun Dünyayı, Su Ver Leyla, Sen Affetsen Ben Affetmem, Sorma, and Son Mektup. Later on, in 2021, it was announced she will take part in the Aziz TV series alongside actor Murat Yıldırım.

The actress is going to star in Aziz, the brand-new Turkish drama
The actress is going to star in Aziz, the brand-new Turkish drama

Internet Series

The prominent Turkish actress Damla Sonmez also acted in several internet series. In 2017, she played the main role Pınar in episode 3 of BluTV’s 7 Yüz (7 Faces). Later on, in 2020, she portrayed Ana in Netflix’s historical docudrama Rise of Empires: Ottoman. In 2021, she joined season 2 of BluTV’s hit series Saygı (Respect) as the main character Arya Şahin, a public prosecutor.

Private Life of Damla Sonmez

In the last month, a piece of sad news shocked the actress’s fans. After a 9-year-of relationship and a 3-years-of engagement, the actress and her colleague, Ushan Cakir broke up. The couple has been maintaining one of the longest relationships in the sector. What’s more, they were on the eve of marriage.

Rushan Cakir and Damla Sonmez
Rushan Cakir and Damla Sonmez

In one of her interviews, Damla Sozen even stated that Ushan Cakir knows her even better than herself. However, in April 2021, the famous couple decided to end their relationship at the end of 9 long years.

Damla Sozen’s Physical Features

What is Damla Sozen’s height? What is Damla Sozen’s weight? Moreover, what is Damla Sozen’s zodiac sign? So, the 35-year-old actress Damla Sozen is 1.62 meters tall and 53 kilograms. So, despite her age, she attracts a great many people with her impressive outlook. The zodiac sign of the young actress, on the other hand, is Capricorn.

The actress starred in Subat (February)
The actress starred in Subat (February)

Damla Sozen Instagram, Twitter, and More

So, the young and talented actress and Turkish celebrity have more than 1.9M followers on Instagram. As for Twitter, at the moment, the actress has more than 86.8K followers. So, for those who wish to monitor her more closely, here are her official social media accounts which she uses actively.

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