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Can Yaman
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Can Yaman on the set of Bay Yanlış, 2020
Born 8 November 1989 (1989-11-08) (age 31)
Citizenship Turkish
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2014–present

Can Yaman (born 8 November 1989) is a Turkish actor, model and lawyer. He has received a Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor in a Romantic Comedy in 2018 for his role in Erkenci Kuş. Can Yaman won 7th GQ Men of the Year 2019 award. He also starred in the TV series Gönül İşleri , İnadına Aşk, Hangimiz Sevmedik, Dolunay, and recently Bay Yanlış in 2020.

Life

Yaman was born on 8 November 1989 in Istanbul, Turkey. His paternal grandfather is Kosovo-Albanian. His paternal grandmother is an Albanian immigrant from North Macedonia. He recalls his parents also speaking in Albanian. He is the nephew of football coach Fuat Yaman. From an early age, Yaman's grandmothers were involved hands-on in his upbringing and care due to financial difficulties which his parents experienced. Yaman's parents divorced when he was five years old.

Yaman studied at Bilfen Kolej for first and middle school, then studied at the Liceo Italiano di Istanbul, where he finished as a top student with the highest grade since existence of the educational establishment. In 2012, he graduated from the Law Department of Yeditepe University, and began working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he met his current law firm partners. By the time he was 24, Yaman was working in mergers and acquisitions and writing articles for the tax section of Dunya newspaper. As he was finding success in the corporate law sector, he was also realizing that corporate life was not for him. Yaman told Hello! Magazine in 2018, "I felt like having an open view but sitting in an office and wearing a suite bothered me a lot. When they gave me an annual leave, I left without coming back. It was on TV that my colleagues saw me next." While on summer leave from work, Yaman traveled to Bodrum to visit his grandmother. There he met his eventual and current acting managers, Cuneyt Sayil and Ilker Bilgi.

Career

Can Yaman started his career in Gönül İşleri in 2014. The breakthrough in his career was the series Dolunay. In 2016, he starred in the series Hangimiz Sevmedik. The media later reported that Yaman was involved in a feud with his co-star Selen Soyder, for which a court case was opened, and Yaman was fined for insulting.

From 2018 to 2019, he played one of the lead role "Can" in the Turkish romantic comedy series Erkenci Kuş (Early Bird) whereby he co-starred with Demet Özdemir. He received the Best Foreign Actor Award at the Murex D'or 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon for his role in Erkenci Kuş. He won E! News's 2019 TV's Top Leading Man award for the same TV series.

In 2020, Υaman played the lead role Özgür Atasoy in the Turkish short series Bay Yanlış (Mr. Wrong) with his co-star Özge Gürel. The series is produced by Gold Film, directed by Deniz Yorulmazer, with a script by Aslı Zengin and Banu Zengin Tak. It premiered on FOX in June 2020.

In 2020, Can Yaman become a face of Turkish clothing brand TUDORS with contract spanning for 2 years worth 3 million TL.

In 2021 Can Yaman signed a contract star as a lead in reebot of 80's cult series Sandokan. He will receive over 1M Euro for the first season.

In March 2021 Can Yaman appeared in cameo role as the bartender Gino in highly successful italian series Che Dio ci Aiuti 6 (God help us - season 6)

In 2021 Can Yaman become testimonial for Turkish tourism in Italy. Can Yaman shot advertisement campaign titled Vieni in Turchia con me which was shot for Turkish consulate and embassy in order to talk about Turkish culture, history, traditions, food and support revival of tourism to Turkey.

In June 2021 Can Yaman has announced formation of non-profit organisation called Can Yaman for children ets. in Italy which will be focused on fundraising and promotion of activities of social interest related to pediatrics and the health of young people in developmental stage. Moto of the organisation as announced is "Love generates love"

In July 2021 Can Yaman has launched his own brand of unisex perfume Can Yaman Mania and his own brand. Can Yaman Mania was designed as unisex perfume and is aimed to support his non-profit organisation Can Yaman for Children.

Filmography

TV series
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Gönül İşleri Bedir Supporting role
2015 İnadına Aşk Yalın Aras Main role
2016 Hangimiz Sevmedik Tarık Çam Main role
2017 Dolunay Ferit Aslan Main role
2018–2019 Erkenci Kuş Can Divit Main role
2020 Bay Yanlış Özgür Atasoy Main role
2021 Che Dio ci aiuti Gino Season 6, Guest role
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