After completing St. Joseph French High School, she started her theater studies at Paris Sorbonne University and completed Yeditepe University in Theater Department.
Damla Sonmez, who is involved in many productions on Turkish television, studied semi-timed 2 years violin and 1 year piano in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. She worked with Stuart Burney at the Black Nexxus Academy in New York.
In 2009, she starred in "Bornova Bornova" and won the "Best Supporting Actress" at the 46th Golden Orange Film Festival.
She became the Young President of the festival at the 18th Broom Broom Women Films Festival in 2015 and she won the 21st Golden Boll Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the Milano International Film Festival (MIFF) for her role in the film "Sea Level" .
Pürtelaş's "Constellations" is the third game of the professional theater life that started in 2012 with the play "Lonely West" of Theater Fiction, followed by "War" in 2014. "War" won the "Best Supporting Actress" prize in the New Theater Magazine for her role in the play.
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