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Songül Öden
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Öden in 2009
Born (1979-02-17) 17 February 1979 (age 45)
Diyarbakır, Turkey
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Canberk Uçucu
(m. 2002; div. 2011)
Arman Bıçakçı
(m. 2020)

Songül Öden (born 17 February 1979) is a Turkish actress of Zaza descent. Her most successful roles were in the series Gümüş, Umutsuz Ev Kadınları, "Şeref Bey" and Uysallar.

Life and career

Songül Öden was born in Diyarbakır. She spent her elementary school, high school and university years in Ankara. During high school days she attended the Ankara Arts Theatre and then in Hacettepe University she had part-time vocal training. She later graduated from Ankara University's theatre school. She was also a part of a project which was an adaptation of the poems of Atilla İlhan named Ne Kadınlar Sevdim with Enver Aysever as writer. After a while she left the state theatre and started to work in Istanbul in TV and theatre sector.

Songül has been acting on TV since 1999 when she did a TV series entitled Ferhunde Hanımlar. After that, she acted in five other TV series Vasiyet (2001), Havada Bulut (2002), Gümüş (2005–2007), Vazgeç Gönlüm (2008) and Mükemmel Çift (2010). After a project called Havada Bulut adapted from Sait Faik stories, she had a role in a television series drama called Gümüş where she acted side by side with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ. The series lasted for 2+12 years and had a record as the most popular project in the Middle East, the Balkans and Turkey. She was presented with an honorary award with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ at the Muscat Film Festival. She was also a guest of honour at the Cairo Film Festival.

In 2009, she acted in a movie called Acı Aşk which is written by Onur Ünlü and in 2011 she appeared in 72. Koğuş which is a work by Orhan Kemal. Acı Aşk ("Bitter Love") in which she co-stars with Halit Ergenç, Cansu Dere and Ezgi Asaroğlu is her first-ever cinematic performance and was released on 18 December 2009. She also appeared in the Egyptian TV series Underground as a guest actress.

Songül Öden returned to television in 2011 with the series Umutsuz Ev Kadınları adaptation of Desperate Housewives. She had leading role in "Bir Aile Hikayesi" adaptation of This is Us. With Haluk Bilginer, she played in "Şeref Bey" and "Uysallar".

Öden had been a part of a project in the Middle East about disapproval of women and child death in Palestine with eight world stars. In 2009 she was declared a Culture and Peace Envoy in Bulgaria.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Sınır Didem Short film
2009 Acı Aşk Ayşe Leading role
2011 72. Koğuş Meryem Leading role
2016 Ekşi Elmalar Türkan Özay Leading role
2021 Beni Çok Sev Nuriye Leading role
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Year Title Role Notes
2017 Fi Yıldız Kolhan Guest Appearance
2020 Şeref Bey Neşe Leading role
2022 Uysallar Nil Uysal Leading role
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ferhunde Hanımlar
2001 Vasiyet Ruhinaz
2002 Havada Bulut Ayşe
2005–2007 Gümüş Gümüş Şadoğlu Leading role
2008 Vazgeç Gönlüm Ezra
2010 Mükemmel Çift Ayça
2011–2014 Umutsuz Ev Kadınları Yasemin Anday Kalyoncu Leading role
2015 Serçe Sarayı Serçe Leading role
2017 Kayıtdışı Zeynep Leading role
2019 Bir Aile Hikayesi Reyhan Leading role
2022– Oğlum Zeynep Yalçın Kaya Leading role


  • Yerma (1993) - Ankara Deneme Stage
  • Yasar Ne Yasar Ne Yasamaz (1999–2000) - Trabzon National Theatre
  • Birimiz Hep Icin (1999–2000) - Trabzon National Theatre
  • Dort Mevsim (2003–2004) - Diyarbakir National Theatre
  • Hortlak (2003–2004) - Diyarbakir National Theatre
  • Ne Kadinlar Sevdim (2003–2004) - Cisenti Theatre
  • Kadinciklar (2007–2008) - Sadri Alisik Theatre
  • Keşanlı Ali Destanı (2011) - Sadri Alisik Theatre
  • Küçük Adam Ne Oldu Sana? (2012) - Sadri Alisik Theatre
  • Kafkas Tebeşir Dairesi (2013) - Sadri Alisik Theatre


  • 2008 – 8. Lions Theatre Awards, "Best Lead Actress" (Kadinciklar)
  • 2008 – Ismet Kuntay Theatre Awards, "Ismet Kuntay Incentive Award" (Kadinciklar)
  • 2011 – Siyaset Magazine Awards, "Special Award of Year"
  • 2012 – 18. Altın Objektif Ödül Töreni, "Best Comedy Actress" (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları)
  • 2012 – QUALITY OF MAGAZINES, ‘BEST ACTRESS AWARD’. (Umutsuz Ev Kadınları)
  • 2017 – Okan University, "Best Cinema Actress" (Rüzgarda Salınan Nilüfer)
  • 2017 – Uçan Süpürge 20, "International Women Movies Festival" "Special Award"
  • 2017 – 22nd Sadri Alışık Awards, "Cinema Selection Board Special Award " (Ekşi Elmalar)
  • 2017 – Bilkent University, "Best Actress"
  • 2017 – Ankara Film Festival, "Best Actress" (Rüzgarda Salınan Nilüfer)

See also

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