Beren Saat is a Turkish actress, voice artist and philanthropist. She is one of the highest-paid actresses from Turkey, renowned for her TV series and films that all are international telenova hits in the Arab and Latin world, with her characters contributing to the worldwide image of modern Turkish woman.
Born and raised in Turkey, Saat is a graduate of TED Ankara College. She received her Business Administration degree from Baskent University. During her university education, she participated in the famous TV competition "Türkiye'nin Yildizlari" (Turkey's Stars) and finished as runner-up in the competition.
She then appeared in various commercials before finally making her television debut through renowned series 'Askimizda Ölüm Var' (2004) in which she played Ece Uslu's sister role.
In 2005, she played her first lead role in the series, 'Aska Sürgün'. She then became a household name in Turkey after her performance as the leading actress in director Tomris Giritlioglu's ground-breaking political drama 'Hatırla Sevgili'.
In 2008, Saat reunited with Giritlioglu for another famous political drama, playing the lead in 'Guz Sancisi' (Pains of Autumn). The film became an instant hit as the Istanbul pogrom of 1955 had long been a taboo topic.
Her career took off after that, as she played the unorthodox but lovable lead in various legendary projects, creating unforgettable characters that quickly became a key reference point in the ongoing socio-political debate in Turkey.
Her performances in 'Gecenin Kanatlari', 'Fatmagulun Sucu Ne' and 'Intikam' are recognized as the most daring and memorable Yesilcam performances to date.
In addition to acting, she has also been associated with various charitable organizations and has helped them raise money for various causes. She is known for donating a considerable sum of her earnings into charities.
In 2014, Beren Saat married California resident Turkish pop singer Kenan Dogulu and moved to Los Angeles.
In 2019, she made headlines as Atiye, the lead role in 'The Gift', the second Turkish series on Netflix.
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