Çiğdem Teke was born 1977 in Dinslaken. She studied drama at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands and subsequently worked closely with director Susanne Kennedy, first at the Nationaltheater in Den Haag and later on in the Münchner Kammerspielen, where she was a regular cast member from 2011 to 2015. There she acted in Kennedy´s productions of Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt and Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?, which were both invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen. She was also in Sebastian Nüblings production of Three Kingdoms, Orpheus steigt herab (invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen 2013) and Camino Real. In addition, she works with directors René Pollesch, Johan Simons, Andreas Kriegenburg and Alvis Hermanis, among others. She has been part of the Gorki Theatre cast since September 2015.