Asli Bayram was born and raised in Darmstadt, Germany. Bayram completed actor’s training with prestigious coaches and studios including Eric Morris in Los Angeles, James Hallett in New York and Anne Mertin in Vienna.
The first international film she acted in was Jump with Patrick Swayze. She appeared in a prominent role in the black comedy Shortcut to Hollywood, shot in the US and presented at the Berlinale Film Festival 2009.
In October 2007, Bayram debuted on the stage with great success in the solo theatre performance Anne Frank: The Diary at the Théatre de la Ville D’Esch in Luxembourg. The play received an invitation to the theatre festival of German language in Prague and had its German premiere in Frankfurt am Main. Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s cousin, praised Bayram’s performance. From 2008 to 2009 Bayram toured with the English version in Canada and the USA. On the commemoration of Anne Frank’s 80th birthday, Bayram concluded the play with three performances at the Museum of Tolerance in LA.
THE TIMES commended her performance in Anne Frank: The Diary, calling her “one of Germany’s most convincing and subtle actresses”.
In 2009, Bayram starred in the films 180° – When Your World Turns Upside Down, shot in Switzerland, and Sevdah for Karim, shot in Bosnia & Herzegovina. For both roles Bayram acted in the national languages of Swiss German and Bosnian. Her films screened at major international film festivals, including Zurich, Sarajevo, Pécs, Antalya, Goteborg, Rotterdam, Marrakech, Seattle, Locarno, London, and Berlin.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER wrote her performance in the film 180° was a “heartbreaking portrait of a young woman.”