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Çağatay Ulusoy

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Çağatay Ulusoy
Born (1990-09-23) 23 September 1990 (age 28)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation
Years active 2010–present
Website cagatayulusoy.com.tr

Çağatay Ulusoy (born 23 September 1990) is a Turkish model and actor who started his acting career in TV series Adını Feriha Koydum (2011–2012). Since then he has had further lead roles in Medcezir (2013–2015), a remake of the television series The OC and most recently in the TV series Içerde.

Life and career[edit]

Ulusoy was born in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] His maternal family is of Bosnian descent and his paternal family is of Bulgarian Turkish descent.[2] He has a younger brother named Atalay.[3] After graduating from high school, Ulusoy firstly started studying at the Istanbul University's Department of Garden Design and Landscaping.[4] As a student, he then started to work as a model at the age of 19. In 2010, he won a model contest in Turkey and was named Best Model of Turkey.[5][6] On the same night he was named Best Model of the Year, he received his first acting job offer for the TV series Adini Feriha Koydum. In 2011 he shot his first movie Anadolu Kartallari, in a supporting role. Earlier the same year, Ulusoy starred in the TV series Adını Feriha Koydum as the lead playing Emir Sarrafoğlu.[7] While the first two seasons of the series were successful, the third season that aired under another title Emir'in Yolu (Emir's way),[8] was less successful and due to low ratings was cancelled after a few episodes in 2012.

On January 25, 2013, 30 Turkish actors, including Çağatay Ulusoy, Gizem Karaca, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Engin Altan Düzyatan taken into custody for drugs probe by Istanbul's narcotics police. Ulusoy confessed that he used drug and his case continues.[9][10][11][12]

In 2012, Ulusoy also shot a short film, Paranoia. From 2013 until 2015, Ulusoy played the lead role Yaman Koper in Medcezir (Tide in English), loosely based on The O.C., co-starring actress Serenay Sarıkaya. From 2016 until 2017, Ulusoy played the lead part in the TV series İçerde (Inside, partially based on the movie The Departed) [13]

In 2016, Ulusoy bought a house in Santa Monica, California.[14] Ulusoy was later cast in the movie Delibal opposite Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu. In 2016, he became the face of "Colin's" in Turkey and together with Victoria's Secret model Taylor Hill played in the commercial Bize Uyar for the company.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Anadolu Kartalları Ahmet Onur Lead role
2015 Delibal Barış Ayaz Lead role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011–12 Adını Feriha Koydum Emir Sarrafoğlu Lead role
2012 Eve Düşen Yıldırım Emir Sarrafoğlu Guest role
2012 Emir'in Yolu Emir Sarrafoğlu Lead role
2013–15 Medcezir Yaman Koper Lead role
2016–2017 İçerde Sarp Yılmaz Lead role
Upcoming The Protector Hakan Lead role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cagatay Ulusoy Biography". Sabah. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy'un Hayatı Ve Roportajı". Asslinn. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy: Kadınlar beni seksi mi buluyormuş?". Hürriyet. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cagatay Ulusoy". Listal. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Best Model of Turkey". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Benim hayatım bir gecede değişti". Sabah. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Adini Feriha Koydum". Diziler. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Emir'in Yolu". Turkweb.TV. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Turkish celebrities in custody in drugs probe: report". Hürriyet Daily News. 
  10. ^ "38 People, İncluding Turkish Celebrities, Detained İn Anti-drug Operation". Haberler.com. 
  11. ^ sitesi, milliyet.com.tr Türkiye'nin lider haber. "Ünlü oyuncudan şok açıklama! Bizim piyasada çoğu insan içiyor, kullanıyor". 
  12. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy'un uyuşturucu davasında gelişme Hollywood yerine hapse..." 
  13. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy's new tv series: İçeride – Inside". Do You Know Turkey. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy, Los Angeles'tan ev aldı". ABC Newspaper. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy ve Taylor Hill aynı reklamda". CNN Türk. 15 April 2016. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

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