Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Dilan Gwyn is the youngest of three siblings, her older sisters being fraternal twins 13 years her senior. Her parents, political refugees who fought for the human rights of the Kurdish people, emigrated from Turkey in the early ‘80s during the military coup. Gwyn’s world turned upside down when she lost her father at the age of 11 and grew up with only her mother, whose toughness and strength make her one of Gwyn’s biggest role models and inspirations.
After high school, she briefly studied French at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, film at Stockholm University, and lived and worked in London before getting accepted to the drama school The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There she finished a two-year conservatory program, studying her first year at the Los Angeles campus and her second year at the original campus in New York.
After graduating, Gwyn’s career has been widespread, having worked both throughout Europe and North America. She is perhaps best known in the United States for her role on the Starz drama “Da Vinci’s Demons.”