Turna Mete was born in Toledo, Ohio but was raised bicoastal on Long Island, New York and in South Pasadena, a Los Angeles suburb. Interested in acting at an early age, she began performing in school productions and attending performing arts programs each summer. Her very first role was a "Bad Ant" in Two Bad Ants. An international traveler from a young age, she was greatly influenced by other cultures including her father's native Turkey. After graduating from South Pasadena High School in 2003, Turna attended California State University Fullerton where she received her BA in Acting and graduated Magna Cum Laude. While there, she was nominated for a Kennedy Center American College Theater Award and had her first lead role in a feature film, Marc Hampson's Hiding In The Open.
In 2009 Turna moved to New York City and has continued to work in all forms of media, including film, television, and theater. She has performed in world premieres at The Flea Theater as a member of their resident acting company, The Bats. She was published as original cast in A.R. Gurney's Office Hours and aired on PBS' Great Performances in Steven Banks' Looking At Christmas. While she frequently visits her family homes in Los Angeles and New Orleans she currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.