Aylin Tezel is one of Germany's most prolific leading actresses.
She played the lead role in Yasemin Samdereli's film Almanya - Welcome to Germany, which premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival and received the German Film Award in 2011.
On television she is known for her central performance as Cinderella in Aschenputtel, directed by Uwe Janson, and for her series lead regular role as young cop Nora Dalay in Germany's most popular police drama Tatort.
Aylin plays the central role of Lara in Pola Beck's feature film Breaking Horizons, which won Best Film in the German Language at the Zurich Film Festival. Aylin received the Best Actress Award at the Torino Film Festival and the German Actors' Award for Best Upcoming Actress in recognition of her performance. She was also nominated for Best Actress at the German Film Critics' Association Awards in 2013.
Most recently she has filmed the lead role of Heidi in Marco Kreuzpaintner's film Coming In for Warner Bros which is set for release in October 2014.
She has also recently filmed the lead role of Sabine in Robert Manson's forthcoming debut feature film Dublin Berlin.