Aylin Tezel (German: [ˈaɪlɪn ˈteːtsl̩]) is a German actress and dancer. She was born in Bünde. Her father is a Turkish-born medical doctor practicing in Bielefeld, Germany, and her mother is a nurse. She is a middle child, having an older sister and a younger brother. She had her breakthrough with a main role in the film "Almanya - Welcome to Germany" which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011 and with the main role in the film "Am Himmel der Tag" (En: "Breaking Horizons") for which she received the Best Actress Award at the Torino Film Festival in 2012.