Sibel Kekilli was born on the 16th June 1980, in Heilbronn, Germany, she is a German Lola Award-winning actress, best known for her roles in such movies as “Head-On” (2004) as Sibel, “Eve Dönüs” (2006) as Esma, and “When We Leave” (2010) as Umay. Sibel also played Shae in the TV series “Game of Thrones” from 2011 to 2014. Her career started in 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich Sibel Kekilli is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kekilli’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned largely through her successful acting career. In addition to working in both film and television, Kekilli also filmed several pornographic movies, which improved her wealth.
Sibel Kekilli Net Worth $3 Million
Sibel Kekilli was born into a Turkish family which had moved to Germany in 1977 and settled in Heilbronn. After finishing her schooling with excellent grades at 16, Kekilli spent 30 months in the program to become a certified public administration specialist at the local city, and then worked in Heilbronn’s city hall for two years. After that, Sibel moved to Essen, where she worked various jobs as a bouncer, waitress, night club manager, and pornographic actress.
From 2001 to 2004, Kekilli appeared in more than a dozen adult movies, which helped her to significantly increase her net worth and pursue a “real” acting career, although she became an actress by coincidence; the casting director noticed her at a shopping mall in Cologne in 2002 and invited her to audition for the film called “Head-On”. Sibel got the part ahead of 250 other actresses and the movie launched her career and brought her a lot of popularity. Kekilli then moved to Hamburg, and appeared in numerous German films such as “Kebab Connection” (2004) and “Winterreise” (2006). Also in 2006, Sibel played in Hal Hartley’s “Fay Grim” starring Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, and Liam Aiken, while the same year, she appeared in “The Last Train”. By the end of thedecade, Kekilli had worked in “Eve Dönüs” (2006) and starred in “Playground” (2009), significantly lifting her net worth.
From 2010, Sibel has been playing Sarah Brandt in the popular German TV series “Tatort”, and so far has appeared in 14 episodes with the show still running. Also in 2010, Kekilli starred in Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave”, and then had a role in the comedy “What a Man” (2011). From 2011 to 2014, Sibel played Shae in 20 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Game of Thrones”, and that role additionally increased her net worth and helped in raising her popularity. In the meantime, she filmed “Die Männer der Emden” in 2012, and currently she is working on her next movie called “Im Feuer’, which will be released late in 2017.
Regarding her personal life, Sibel Kekilli’s most intimate details such as marital status and any children are unknown, as she successfully manages to keep them out of the public eye. It is known that she currently resides in Hamburg, Germany.
She is a well-known activist and supports the organization that works against violence against women called Terre des Femmes.
Is a supporter of the organisation Terre de Femmes. A organisation that fights for equal rights for women and helps them live an independent life.
Is of Turkish descent.
After graduation, she worked not only as an employee in the administration of her hometown Heilbronn, but also as a waitress and shop assistant.
Resides in Hamburg, Germany.
Was discovered by a casting agent for Head-On (2004) at a Cologne shopping mall.
In her acceptance speech at the 2004 Bambi Awards, she protested against the intense German media coverage of her past as a porn actress. She reproached the tabloids "Bild" and "Kölner Express" for "media rape".
The publicity of the Golden Bear award for her debut Head-On (2004) shed some light on her past, when the Yellow Press discovered that she had acted in several porn videos under the role name Dilara.
I wasn't a competitor. I would play outside with my friends, but not really anything like ballet or soccer. I tried to play soccer, and it went badly.
The pressure in Hollywood is bigger to look good than in Germany. In Germany, we are more forgiving. Having a personal coach in Germany is not nearly as common as in Hollywood. In Hollywood, I think everyone has a personal trainer.
Acting for me is like a ping-pong game. That's the secret of acting. When you have a really good actor, I always want to be as good as he is or she is.
I have to make sure I don't eat too much chocolate. You can't imagine how hard that is for a German to not eat chocolate.
I'd like to say it is only average people who revel in the mistakes of others.
If you move to Canada, after a few years you call yourself Canadian. In Germany, it's difficult to belong.
It's not my passion to wake up at 6:00 in the morning to do my exercises. Sometimes I really hate it. I'm lazy.