Çağatay Ulusoy

Intro Turkish actor, model and film actor and singer
A.K.A. Cagatay Ulusoy
Is Actor Model Film actor Television actor
From Turkey
Type Fashion Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 23 September 1990, Istanbul, Turkey
Star sign Libra

Çağatay Ulusoy ([tʃaːˈtaj uˈɫusoj]; born 23 September 1990) is a Turkish model and actor 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

Ulusoy was born in Istanbul, Turkey. 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. He has a younger brother named Atalay. After graduating from high school, Ulusoy first started studying at the Istanbul University's Department of Garden Design and Landscaping. 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. 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. While the first two seasons of the series were successful, the third season that aired under another title Emir'in Yolu (Emir's way), 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. 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). 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. Since 2018, Ulusoy plays the lead role Hakan in Netflix series The Protector.

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