Sibel Kekilli (born 16 June 1980) is a German actress of Turkish descent. In Game of Thrones Kekilli plays the role of Shae . She was announced in the role on 28 July 2010. She initially appeared as a guest star in the first season and joined the starring cast for the second season . She also provides her character's voice in the German dubbed version of Game of Thrones .
Fearing for her safety, Tyrion eventually sends her away, insulting her in the process. However, she is intercepted before leaving the capital and gives vengeful (but false) testimony against Tyrion, whom she considers has betrayed her to remain with Sansa, at his trial for the assassination of King Joffrey, in the process having an affair with Tyrion's father, Tywin . She attempts to kill him, forcing him to kill her in self-defense, breaking him completely.