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Ezgi Asaroğlu
Born 18 June 1987 (1987-06-18) (age 34)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Awards Dublin Silk Road Film Festival, Best Actress Award, 2014.

Ezgi Asaroğlu (born 18 June 1987) is a Turkish film and television actress.

Life and career

She first appeared on cable TV in the TV series Bir Dilim Aşk, which marked her screen debut at age 17. During the years, she had roles in the top-rated TV series and the popularity of the series made Ezgi Asaroglu well known to audiences in Turkey. In 2005, she appeared in the short movie What's Love Doing in the Mountains? which won awards at film festivals around the world.

Ezgi's film career started with her role in the 2008 award-winning independent film, For a Moment, Freedom (aka Ein Augenblick Freiheit), a biting, tragicomic refugee drama which has won 30 international awards. Since then, she has taken on starring roles. In 2009, she starred in Kampüste Çıplak Ayaklar (aka Barefoot on Campus). Her performance received critical acclaim, and other successful films followed, including Acı Aşk, En Mutlu Olduğum Yer, Aşk Kırmızı, Cennetten Kovulmak (which earned her "Best Actress Award" from Dublin Silk Road Film Festival), Sağ Salim 2: Sil Baştan. After comedy series Leyla ile Mecnun and Yağmurdan Kaçarken, she continued her acting career successfully, starred in a drama series O Hayat Benim, which had a huge success that continued for four seasons, one hundred thirty-one episodes, and finished on 2 May 2017.

In 2011, it was reported that actor Ushan Çakır had essayed to strangle Ezgi Asaroğlu. The incident was later taken to the court.

Filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes and Awards
2004 Bir Dilim Aşk (TV) Pelin Yüksel Aksu, Ümmü Burhan
Zor Karar (TV) Meral Nihat Özcan, Feride Kaytan
2005 What's Love Doing in the Mountains? Ayşe Yunus Emre Fırat * California Chapman University Cecil Awards for Best Undergraduare Picture and Best Screenplay Produced
* California Independent Film Festival, Slate Award for Best Foreign Short
* Humboldt International Film Festival, Festival Prize for Best Foreign Language Romantic Drama
* Garden State Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Short Student International
* Santa Cruz Film Festival,Audience Award for Best Student Film
* Hollywood International Student Film Festival, Festival Prize for Best Foreign Language Romantic Drama
* Angelus Awards Student Film Festival, Honorable Mention for Production Design
* 2007 Boston Motion Picture Awards 2nd Place Winner

* Harlem International Film Festival, New York, USA
* 5. Taos Mountain Film Festival, New Mexico, USA
* International Diversity Film Market, Washington, DC USA
* Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada
* Manaki Brothers International Film Camera Festival, Macedonia
* Temecula Valley International Film Festival, California, USA

Official Site
2006 Kızlar Yurdu (TV) Gülenay Ceyda Demir
2007 Yolcu (TV) Kader Ali Artaç
Menekşe ile Halil (TV) Canay Uluç Bayraktar
2008 Hatırla Sevgili (TV) Rüya Ümmü Burhan
For a Moment, Freedom Jasmin Arash T. Riahi * Montréal World Film Festival, the Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film
* 4. Zurich Film Festival, the Golden Eye for the Best Debut Feature Film
* 13. Festival International Des Jeunes Realisateurs De St Jean De Luz, Alain Poire Screenvision Award for Best Director
* Festival du Cinéma Européen en Essonne in France, the Public Award and the Student Award
* Viennale 08-International Filmfestival, Vienna Film Prize for the Best Austrian Film
* 2. Festival Internacional San Luis Cine/Argentina, Mejor Guion for the Best Screenplay
* 5. Amazonas Filmfestival/Manaus Brasil, Grand Prize and Publics Prize for the Best Movie
* 19. Festival International du Film D'Histoire-Pessac/France, Main Award of the Jury and Student Award and also the Publics Prize
* 30. Max Ophüls Festival, Interfilm Award and Prize of the Minister President of the State of Saarland
*10° European Cinema Festival "Special Jury Award", "Special Audience Award", Lecce/Italy
* 10. International Beverly Hills Film Festival
* 13. Asien-Premiere Internationales Filmfestival Pusan
* Mostra de valencia Spanien
* Festival Ciné 32 Indépendance(s) et Creation

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Gece Sesleri (TV) Zehra Cemal Şan
2009 Binbir Gece (TV) Duru Kudret Sabancı
Kampüste Çıplak Ayaklar Deniz Cansel Elçin *Montreal Golden Horn Film Festival Opening Film
Acı Aşk Seda Taner Elhan *Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival, Germany
*Cairo Film Festival, Egypt
*29. International Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey

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2010 En Mutlu Olduğum Yer Elif Kağan Erturan
2011 Leyla ile Mecnun (TV) Leyla Onur Ünlü
2012 Cennetten Kovulmak Emine Ferit Karahan *50. International Antalya Film Festival, the Golden Orange for the Best Feature Film
*The Silk Road Film Festival, Ireland, The Silk Road Award for the Best Actress
*25. Ankara International Film Festival, Mahmut Tali Öngören Special Award
*50. Pesaro Film Festival, Italy, Human Rights Special Mention
İşler Güçler (TV) Aslı Baytar Selçuk Aydemir
2013 Aşk Kırmızı Zeynep Osman Sınav *Berlin Turkish Film Festival Opening Film
*New York Turkish Film Festival Opening Film

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Yagmurdan Kacarken (TV) İdil Jale İncekol
2014 Sağ Salim 2: Sil Baştan Nihal Ersoy Güler
O Hayat Benim (TV) Bahar Merve Girgin, Hülya Bilban
2020 Mucize Doktor (TV) Ezo Yusuf Pirhasan, Aytaç Çiçek

In other media

Year Film Director Notes and Awards
2004 Molped Bahadır Karataş * 17th Crystal Apple Advertising Awards - Certificate of Achievement Award Winner in Turkey, 2005.
2005 Cilek Furniture Mert Baykal
Coca-Cola Serdar Işık
Redd Mete Özgencil * Redd "Mutlu Olmak İçin" Music Video
2007 Biryag Hakan Yonat
Vodafone Özer Feyzioğlu
2008 Ulker Yildiz Hakan Yonat
27th International Istanbul Film Festival Çağan Irmak
Vodafone Burcu Matur Yolcu
2009 Polisan Home Cosmetics Eric Will
(Source: IMDb.com)
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