|Ali Atay Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||April 20, 1976|
Ali Atay is a Turkish actor, singer, film director, producer, theatre artist, and writer who is best known for his flourishing acting career during which he has played several critically appreciated roles in a variety of movies and shows such as Mecnun in Leyla ile Mecnun, Manik in Vay Arkadaş, Ali in Ayla: The Daughter of War, and Cemal in Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi. Additionally, he has also earned a huge fan base on social media with more than 220k followers on Facebook, more than 120k followers on Instagram, and more than 50k followers on Twitter.
Dursun Ali Atay
Rize, Rize Province, Turkey
Ali Atay studied theatre and graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University located in Fındıklı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey.
Actor, Singer, Film Director, Producer, Writer, Theatre Artist
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ali Atay has dated –
- Ebru Cansız (2008-2013)
- Hazal Kaya (2013-Present) – The couple got married in 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
Ali Atay is of Laz descent.
- Receding hairline
- Pierced ear
- Husky voice
- Deep-set eyes
Ali Atay Facts
- Between the years 1998 and 2001, he portrayed the character of Ersin in the drama television series, İkinci Bahar, whose lead cast comprised of Şener Şen, Türkan Şoray, Tarık Pabuççuoğlu, Güven Hokna, Özkan Uğur, Devin Özgür Çınar, Tan Sağtürk, and Bülent Oran.
- Ali Atay starred as Mecnun Çınar, the son of middle-class Pakize and Iskender who is also an underachieving distance education student in the comedy TV show, Leyla and Mecnun, alongside the likes of Melis Birkan, Serkan Keskin, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Cengiz Bozkurt, and Osman Sonant. Moreover, Ali Atay also won the award for “Best Comedy Actor” by Radikal as well as for “Best Male Comedy Actor” by Habertürk in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
- He has been friends with actor Berkun Oya with whom he co-founded the Krek Theatre Company.
- Ali Atay has served both as a writer as well as a director on projects such as Limonata, Cinayet Süsü, and Ölümlü Dünya.
- He has showcased his talents as a musician by working on songs in several shows such as Sevdalilar Beni Anlar, Eksik Bir Sey, Yoklugunda, Bu Kiza Kadar, Merhaba Eurovision, and Istersen in Leyla and Mecnun and Yoklugunda in Zengin ve Yoksul.
- In 2017, he was cast as Ali in the drama film, Ayla: The Daughter of War (Turkish: Ayla), which is based on the true story of Kim Eun-ja and Süleyman Dilbirliği. Directed by Can Ulkay, the lead cast of the movie also included actors Çetin Tekindor, İsmail Hacıoğlu, Kim Seol, and Murat Yıldırım. Also, the film was selected as the Turkish entry for the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the 90th Academy Awards.
- Ali Atay has appeared in a wide range of characters in many other films and shows such as Kemal in Artık Çok Geç, Yigit Çiftgör in O Şimdi Mahkum, Aşık Mağlubi in Kırlangıç, Firuz in İyi Seneler Londra, Maksut in Şapkadan Babam Çıktı, and Cenk Kızıltan in Kılıç Günü.
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