Born in Istanbul, Tuba Büyüküstün studied Costume Design in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. She started her acting career in the TV series “Çemberimde Gül Oya” with her first featuring character Zarife. On with her main character in a TV movie “Gülizar”, she was awarded for the Best Actress in the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival in 2004.
In 2005, her portrayal of the character Filiz in the series “Ihlamurlar Altında” brought her great success in Turkey and over the Middle Eastern. Right after she performed the main character Asiye in one of the most successful TV series “Asi” between the years 2007 and 2009, it was nominated as the Best Soap Opera in the 51st Monte Carlo Television Festival. Büyüküstün was nominated for Best Actress in the 42nd International Emmy Awards with her performance as Melek in the series “20 Minutes” broadcasted in 2013.
She has starred in a number of TV series such as Gönülçelen, 20 Dakika, Kara Para Aşk, Cesur ve Güzel, and feature films like Sınav, Babam ve Oğlum, Yüreğine Sor, Rüzgar’ın Hatıraları, Dar Elbise, Daha, İstanbul Kırmızısı. Her splendid performance allowed her to be recognized by a great number of audience in Turkey and worldwide.
For her brilliant acting along with her contributions in social responsibility projects, Büyüküstün was granted the Best Actress Award in the 14th International Giuseppe Sciacca Awards held in Vatican City in 2015.
Her recent performances involve Turkey’s first Netflix Originals project, “Rise of Empires: Ottoman”, a docu-drama where she portrayed the character named Mara.
Mother of two children, Büyüküstün was appointed UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador and advocate for Children’s Rights in 2014.