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Çağatay Ulusoy
Born (1990-09-23) 23 September 1990 (age 30)
NationalityTurkish
OccupationActor, model
Years active2009–present
AwardsBest Model of Turkey (2010)
Websitecagatayulusoy.com.tr

Çağatay Ulusoy (pronounced [tʃaːˈtaj uˈɫusoj]; born 23 September 1990) is a Turkish actor and model who started his acting career in the TV series Adını Feriha Koydum (2011–2012) as Emir Sarrafoğlu. Since then, he has had further lead roles in Medcezir (2013–2015), a remake of the television series The O.C., in the TV series İçerde and since 2018 he plays the lead role in the first Turkish Netflix series The Protector.

Life and career[edit]

Ulusoy was born in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] His maternal family is of Bosnian descent and his father is of Turkish descent from Bulgaria. His father immigrated to Turkey when he was 10 years old.[2][3] He has a younger brother named Atalay.[4] After graduating from high school, Ulusoy first started studying at the Istanbul University's Department of Garden Design and Landscaping.[5] As a student, he then started to work as a model at the age of 19. In 2010, he won a modelling contest in Turkey and was named Best Model of Turkey.[6][7] On the same night that 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 in the same year, Ulusoy starred in the TV series Adını Feriha Koydum as the lead playing Emir Sarrafoğlu.[8] While the first two seasons of the series were successful, the third season that aired under another title Emir'in Yolu (Emir's way),[9] was less successful and due to low ratings, it was cancelled after a few episodes in 2012.

On 25 January 2013, 30 Turkish actors, including Çağatay Ulusoy, were taken into custody for a drugs probe by Istanbul's narcotics police.[10][11][12][13]

In 2012, Ulusoy shot a short film, Paranoia. From 2013 until 2015, he played the lead role Yaman Koper in Medcezir (Tide in English), loosely based on The O.C. From 2016 until 2017, Ulusoy played the lead role in the TV series İçerde (Inside, partially based on the movie The Departed).[14]

In 2016 alongside Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu, Ulusoy shot the movie Delibal. The same year he became the face of "Colin's" in Turkey and with Victoria's Secret model Taylor Hill acted in the commercial Bize Uyar for the company.[15]

Since 2018, Ulusoy plays the lead role Hakan in Netflix series The Protector.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Recep İvedik 3 Dancer Guest appearance
2011 Anadolu Kartalları Ahmet Onur Leading role
2012 Paranoya Himself Short film
2015 Delibal Barış Ayaz Leading role
2021 Mücadele Çıkmazı Leading role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Arka Sokaklar - Guest appearance
2011–12 Adını Feriha Koydum Emir Sarrafoğlu Leading role
2012 Eve Düşen Yıldırım Emir Sarrafoğlu Guest Appearance
2012 Emir'in Yolu Emir Sarrafoğlu Leading role
2013–15 Medcezir Yaman Koper Leading role
2016–17 İçerde Sarp Yılmaz Leading role
2018–20 The Protector[17] Hakan Demir / Harun Leading role
2020 Menajerimi Ara Himself Guest appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cagatay Ulusoy Biography". Sabah. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ https://gq.com.tr/roportaj/cagatayin-gelgitleri
  3. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy'un Hayatı Ve Roportajı". Asslinn. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy: Kadınlar beni seksi mi buluyormuş?". Hürriyet. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Cagatay Ulusoy". Listal. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Best Model of Turkey". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Benim hayatım bir gecede değişti". Sabah. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Adini Feriha Koydum". Diziler. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Emir'in Yolu". Turkweb.TV. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Turkish celebrities in custody in drugs probe: report". Hürriyet Daily News.
  11. ^ "38 People, İncluding Turkish Celebrities, Detained İn Anti-drug Operation". Haberler.com.
  12. ^ sitesi, milliyet.com.tr Türkiye'nin lider haber. "Ünlü oyuncudan şok açıklama! Bizim piyasada çoğu insan içiyor, kullanıyor".
  13. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy'un uyuşturucu davasında gelişme Hollywood yerine hapse..."
  14. ^ "Çağatay Ulusoy's new tv series: İçeride – Inside". Do You Know Turkey. 20 September 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.
  16. ^ "The Protector / Hakan: Muhafız'da şaşırtan vedalar (Spoiler uyarısı)". ntv.com.tr. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Netflix Announces Cast and Start of Production For Its First Turkish Original Series". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved October 6, 2018.

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