Selin Kavak was born in 1986 in Ankara and grew up in Istanbul. In 2008 she graduated with a degree in Theater Studies and Dramaturgy from the University of Istanbul, for which she spent one semester as an exchange student at the Free University of Berlin. After some experience as an assistant director and actress at Istanbul theaters, she came to Germany in late 2008 to study drama. She completed her acting studies at the Alanus College for Art and Society in Bonn (as a fellow of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) in 2013, during which time she appeared several times at the Theater Bonn. Since her graduation she lives and plays in Berlin. So far, she has appeared at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, at Heimathafen Neukölln, at the Theater Strahl and at the Berlin Compagnie. She is a regular guest at the Fringe Ensemble Bonn and participates in TV and film productions.