Demet Akbağ

Demet Akbağ (née İybar; born 23 December 1959) is a Turkish theatre and film actress.

Demet Akbağ
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Akbağ in March 2012
Born
Demet İybar

(1959-12-23) 23 December 1959 (age 63)
NationalityTurkish
OccupationActress
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
İskender Akbağ
(m. 1981; div. 1984)

Saim Arpat
(m. 1986; div. 1986)

Zafer Çika
(m. 1999; died 2019)
Children1

BiographyEdit

Demet Akbağ was born on 23 December 1959 in Denizli as the third child of Benan and Oktay İybar.[1] Her maternal family is of Turkmen descent. Her paternal family is of Kurdish descent. Her father's religion is Alevism.[2] His family was in Denizli at the time because of the duty of his grandfather as the head of justice department in the city.[3] Her father was a journalist and photographer.[4] She has two elder siblings, Sedef and Kemal. As her parents separated when she was 13, she and her mother and grandmother moved to Istanbul in 1972.

She later enrolled in the Istanbul Girls High School, and as her parents got separated she started attending the Erenköy Girls High School and finished her education there.[3] After finishing high school in 1982, she entered Istanbul Municipal Conservatory and completed school in four years.[4] Her first marriage, when she was 21, lasted four years.[4] She started her professional career first in theatre in the early 1980s and then in television from 1987 onwards. That same year, she was chosen as the TV Star of The Year by Turkey's Association of Magazine Reporters.

Akbağ has been awarded with numerous prizes, including the Golden and Sadri Alisik Best Character Actor for her role in Vizontele, the Afife Jale Best Female Actor for Sen Hiç Ateşböceği Gördün mü?, the Golden Butterfly for Tersine Dünya in 1993, the Ismail Dumbullu (the first actress to get this prize after Suna Pekuysal) in 1995, the Golden Butterfly – Best Comedy Star of The Year in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the MGD-Comedy Artist Award in both 1996 and 1997. She has also worked with the BKM Actors since their career starts and performed various leading roles in television including Bir Demet Tiyatro and Ölümsüz Aşk, in theatrical plays including Otogargara, Sen Hiç Ateşböceği Gördün mü?, and Bana Bir Şeyler Oluyor, as well as in movies including Where's Firuze?, Eyyvah Eyvah, Eyyvah Eyvah 2, and Eyyvah Eyvah 3. She played in "Kış Uykusu" which won Cannes Award, with Haluk Bilginer for many times.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Davacı Dursun's wife
1987 Homoti Zeynep Erez
1993 Tersine Dünya Bitirim Leyla
2000 Vizontele Sıti Ana
2004 Neredesin Firuze Firuze
2003 Vizontele Tuuba Sıti Ana
2005 Organize İşler Nuran Ocak
2005 The Net 2.0 Dr. Kavak
2008 O... Çocukları Mehtap Anne
2010 Eyyvah Eyvah Firuzan
2011 Eyyvah Eyvah 2 Firuzan
2011 Kurtuluş Son Durak Vartanuş
2012 Hükümet Kadın Xate
2013 Hükümet Kadın 2 Xate
2014 Eyyvah Eyvah 3 Firuzan
2014 Kış Uykusu Necla
2015 Niyazi Gül Dörtnala Sultan Şahmerdan
2015 Nadide Hayat Nadide
2016 Görümce Falcı Feriştah
2018 Görevimiz Tatil Türkan Mutlu
2020 Leyla Everlasting Leyla
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Perihan Abla Nesrin
1991 Varsayalım İsmail Zarife
1995 Bir Demet Tiyatro Lütfiye Çıtır Fıdıllıoğlu, Züleyha, Feriştah
1995 Bir Demet Kahkaha Demet
2000 Bir Demet Yerli Film Herself
2001 Şen Kahkahalar
2003 Ölümsüz Aşk Suna
2004 Sevinçli Haller Evinç
2006 Bir Demet Tiyatro Lütfiye Çıtır, Feriştah, Orkide, Züleyha
2007–2008 Elveda Rumeli Hüsniye
2008–2011 Sen Harikasın Harika
2011 İstanbul'un Altınları İsmet Azmarazlı
2013 Fırıldak Ailesi Seslendirme
2013 Sevdaluk Adalet
2016–2018 Demet Akbağ ile Çok Aramızda Presenter Show TV
2019 Çok Güzel Hareketler 2 Lütfiye Çıtır / Feriştah (guest) Kanal D
2020 Menajerimi Ara Herself Star TV
2020–2021 Akrep Perihan Emgen Star TV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1961'in en güzel üçüncü çocuğu...
  2. ^ "Açılımın ta kendisiyim!".
  3. ^ a b Emel Armutçu, Bir Demet Doğallık:Demet Akbağ, Hürriyet newspaper, 12.09.2004
  4. ^ a b c Ayşe Aydın, Demet Akbağ’ın merak edilenleri, Vatan Newspaper, 28.02.2010
  5. ^ "Altın Palmiye, Nuri Bilge Ceylan'ın 'Kış Uykusu'na". 24 May 2014.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by Golden Orange Award for
Best Supporting Actress

1993
for Tersine Dünya
Succeeded by
Preceded by Golden Orange Award for
Best Actress

2001
for Vizontele
shared with Yeşim Salkım for Şarkıcı
Succeeded by