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Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ
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Tatlıtuğ at the Tribeca Film Festival, 2009
Born (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 40)
Adana, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2002–present
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Başak Dizer
(m. 2016)
Children 1
Awards Full list

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯˈvantʃ ˈtatɫɯtuː]; born 27 October 1983) is a Turkish actor, model, and former basketball player. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Turkey and has won several accolades, including three Golden Butterfly Awards and a Yeşilçam Cinema Award. Tatlıtuğ won the pageants of Best Model of Turkey and Best Model of the World in 2002.

Tatlıtuğ has established himself as a leading actor of Turkey with roles in several of the highly successful television series, that includes Menekşe ile Halil (2007–2008), Aşk-ı Memnu (2008–2010), Kuzey Güney (2011–2013) and Cesur ve Güzel (2016–2017), all of which garnered him critical acclaim and international recognition, portraying researcher Arman in the Netflix original series Into the Night (2021) and Yakamoz S-245 (2022).

Early life and family

Tatlıtuğ was born on 27 October 1983, in Adana, to Erdem and Nurten Tatlıtuğ. His mother is Turkish from Edirne. His paternal grandfather is Albanian from Pristina. His paternal grandmother is Bosniak from Sarajevo. He has said that he was born and raised in Adana and that his family has had a bakery business in the city for more than a hundred years. He stated that he is a Muslim by religion, and was seen praying on Eid. He studied at Yenice Çağ Private High School, where he excelled in basketball. Due to his father's illness, the family moved to Istanbul so that his father could receive proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined the Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Ülkerspor, "Fiskobirlik", "Güney Sanayi", "Çukurova Kulübü", "Devlet Su İşleri" and "Tarsus Amerikan Kulübü" clubs as a professional U18 basketball player. Due to a dislocated leg, he left basketball. He graduated from Istanbul Kultur University in 2013. He married stylist Başak Dizer on 19 February 2016 at the Turkish embassy in Paris. The couple's first child, a son named Kurt Efe, was born in April 2022. A sculpture of Tatlıtuğ has been displayed in Madame Tussauds Istanbul.


Film career

He acted in the comedy film Amerikalılar Karadenizde 2, which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He provided the voice of Ken for the Turkish dubbed version of Toy Story 3. Tatlıtuğ played the poet Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu in the drama film Kelebeğin Rüyası with Farah Zeynep Abdullah. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ won Yeşilçam Cinema Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and other awards for his performance as Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu.

Web series

He played as Arman in the Netflix surreal series Into the Night and Yakamoz S-245.

TV-series career

Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. He starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He had guest role in fantasy series Acemi Cadı of Turkish version "Sabrina Teenage Witch" with Merve Boluğur for second time. He has also starred in other shows such as Menekşe ile Halil, where he played alongside of Sedef Avcı. In the series Aşk-ı Memnu, Kıvanç shared the leading role with Beren Saat.

A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he played as Sekiz in Ezel. Since 2011, he has portrayed Kuzey Tekinoğlu in the Kanal D drama series Kuzey Güney, which ended in June 2013. He won two Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Aşk-ı Memnu and "Kuzey ve Güney". He later acted in the historical series Kurt Seyit ve Şura with Farah Zeynep Abdullah in 2014 and in Cesur ve Güzel with Tuba Büyüküstün in 2016–2017 as Cesur Alemdaroğlu. With Elçin Sangu, Onur Saylak, he played in crime series Çarpışma.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Amerikalılar Karadenizde 2 Muzaffer Main role
2010 Toy Story 3 (Turkish dubbed version) Ken Voice acting
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu Main role
2018 Hadi Be Oğlum Ali Main role
2018 Organize İşler: Sazan Sarmalı Sarı Saruhan
2022 Âşıklar Bayramı Yusuf Main role
2023 Boğa Boğa Yalın Main role
2023 Last Call for Istanbul Mehmet Main role

Streaming series

2023 Aile Aslan Soykan Main
2021 Into the Night Arman Guest; Season 2
2022 Yakamoz S-245 Main role

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Gümüş Mehmet Şadoğlu Main role
2006 Acemi Cadi Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ One episode
2007–2008 Menekşe ile Halil Halil Tuğlu Main role
2008–2010 Aşk-ı Memnu Behlül Haznedar Main role
2010 Ezel Sekiz/Ramiz Karaeski Few episodes
2011–2013 Kuzey Güney Kuzey Tekinoğlu Main role
2014 Kurt Seyit ve Şura Kurt Seyit Main role
2016–2017 Cesur ve Güzel Cesur Alemdaroğlu Main role
2018–2019 Çarpışma Kadir Adalı Main role
2023–2024 Aile Aslan Soykan Main role

Awards and nominations

See also

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