Sesede Terziyan was born in Nordenham in 1981 and studied at the Ernst Busch Academy of the Dramatic Arts. Her first roles brought her to the Deutsches Theater Berlin and to the Maxim Gorki Theater. In 2005 she became a co-founder of Berlin’s off-theatre Eigenreich. After an engagement in Göttingen she moved to Berlin as a freelance actress and began to collaborate with Ballhaus Naunynstraße. In 2010 she performed in Nurkan Erpulat’s production Lö Bal Almanya and Verrücktes Blut and was named Actress of the Year by the journal Theater heute in 2011. Sesede Terziyan also appears in film and TV productions, such as Almanya and Fatih Akin’s latest film, The Cut. Since the season 2013/2014 Sesede Terziyan is a company member of the Gorki Theatre.