Born in Germany, Selma Ergeç grew up in Germany and England. She studied medicine at the Westfaelische -Wilhems- Universitaet Münster for 3 years and psychology & philosophy at the Fernuniversitaet Hagen. She has been acting professionally since 2001.
She is interested in painting, fashion design, modern dance/ jazz dance, horseback riding, Taekwondo, Fencing and diving and plays the violin. She speaks German, English, Turkish, French fluently and Italian limited proficiency.