CAGATAY ULUSOY BIOGRAPHY
Born: 23rd September 1990
Cagatay was born in Turkey. His Mum’s family are Bosnian descent his Dad’s from Turkish descent who immigrated from Bulgaria. He graduated university after studying Garden Design and Landscaping. In his spare time, he loved basketball. At the age of 19 he started working as a model, in 2010 he won a model competition, Best Male Model in Turkey.
Soon afterwards he acted in his first role in the series Adini Feriha Koydum. The first two seasons were a success but just a few episodes into the third season the series was axed. After drug allegations were made against him and other actors which are still ongoing, he took the lead in Medcezir which was loosely based on The O.C. In 2016/2017 he played the lead role in the popular Icerde. During this time he also bought a house in Santa Monica, California.
He has made a couple of films including the popular Delibal. He as also had parts in 5 series, Adini Feriha Koydum, Eve Dusen Yildirim, Emir’in Yolu, Medcezir, and of course the very popular Icerde.
His newest project will be in the Netflix original series The Protector. The first Turkish Netflix commissioned series. There will be 20 episodes in total with 10 being released on the 14th of December and the remainder in 2019. This series is set to air in 180 countries in several languages. In recent interviews, Cagatay has said regarding the series he is very excited to see a series be available at the same time in Turkey and abroad. As usual, the international rights are bought many months if not years after it has been filmed. He is looking forward to seeing the response.
He has talked quite openly about this new venture. He has said that there will be possibly more from Netflix in regards to Turkish series. He also says that he is in Los Angeles to help his career and Netflix has really given him that boost. His comment when asked about his schedule in filming the Protector his answer was…
” Work conditions. We took 10 episodes. It took about two and a half months to shoot. I felt as if I was never tired when it was finished. We worked in humanitarian conditions and by obeying the rules of the union. Without exception. Regardless of the specified working hours, we have worked. Even if there was a scene in that day’s show. At 13:00, if you want to be in the middle of the scene, it was a break. Since there is a system that I am not used to, you do at the beginning, ” Abi two scenes, let’s shoot and go, ” but you realize that the time determined by the time it is used is very useful in terms of productivity. “
Cagatay is active on social media. His Instagram account has a cool 3.2 million followers. He recently signed with United Talent Agency in America. They have some famous names including Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Cagatay’s new series os eagerly awaited by fans from all over the world. Let’s hope that this will help to bring Turkish series to a bigger international stage.
Written by: Rachel Labidi
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