Sibel Kekilli born 16 June is a German actress. Kekilli was born and raised in Heilbronn , to a family of Turkish origin. Her parents came to Germany from Turkey in , and were described by Kekilli as "fairly liberal ". After successful completion, she continued to work as an administrative assistant for another two years at Heilbronn city hall, then moved to Essen , where she worked various jobs as a bouncer, cleaner, waitress, nightclub manager, saleswoman, and pornographic film actress. Kekilli lives in Hamburg. In , she blocked her Instagram from users in Turkey after male users from that country sent a multitude of abusive and threatening messages. Kekilli denounced the senders as "bigoted" and "full of hate".