Journalist-writer, television actress. She was born in Istanbul on March 11, 1971. Her surname was Şener before she got married with television programmer Murat Birsel. After she graduated from Beyoğlu Anatolian High School, she continued to Boğaziçi University Economy Department. During the second grade, she was interested in journalism and began to work as a reporter in Aktüel magazine.
After she graduated from university, she went to America in 1994. She studied her master on cinema in Columbia University in New York. In 1996, Gülse Birsel returned to country, prepared foreign news of morning bulletin in ATV for three months. Later she worked as the editor of Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar magazines for a year, published Bazaar Gelin and Orange magazines. Also she was the editorial coordinator of FHM, House Beautiful and Gezi magazines. She wrote the scripts and hosted the TV show G.a.g. in ATV d 2002. She was appointed as columnist in Sabah newspaper. Not only she was the script writer of Avrupa Yakası TV show which was on ATV screens since February 2004, but also she was among the actress list of this show. The movie ‘Hırsız Var!’ that was on theatres in 2005, was Gülse Birsel’s first movie project in her portfolio. She compiled her newspaper articles in as a book.
Gayet Ciddiyim (2003), Hala Ciddiyim! (2004)
REFERENCE: Arzu Erdoğan / Söyleşi (Tempo dergisi, 11.3.2003), Gülse Bilsel / Yolculuk Nereye Hemşerim? (2005), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006), Gülse Birsel Instagram'dan açıkladı: Jet Sosyete bitiyor mu? (ntv.com.tr, 1 Mart 2018), Gülse Birsel (ntv.com.tr, 26.03.2018), Gülse Birsel (startv.com.tr, 26.03.2018), Gülse Birsel (milliyet.com.tr, 26.03.2018), Gülse Birsel (sinematurk.com, 26.03.2018), Gülse Birsel (diziler.com, 26.03.2018).