Cansu Dere is one of the most recognized names amongst the actresses and models from Turkey. Cited as one of the best Turkish actresses, she has appeared in several Turkish language movies and television series. Born on 14th October, 1980, the actress is currently 34 years old and she has spent nearly one third of her life working as an actress. Although all of her television and film roles have earned her critical acclaims, she is best received for playing the role of Oya in popular Turkish drama movie Aci Ask (Love, Bitter).
Born and raised in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, Cansu completed her primary education in her hometown. She then joined Istanbul University from where she received her graduation degree in Archeology. Till this day, Cansu has dated few guys who are related to the entertainment industry. Amongst her earlier boyfriends are Nejat Isler and Gokhan Ozoguz. Nejat Isler is an actor who is 8 years senior to Cansu. Similarly, Gokhan Ozoguz is a Turkish musician who is widely recognized by his stage name Athena Gokhan. He is the front-man and the guitarist of Athena, a popular Turkish punk band. Following Cansu’s separation with Gokhan, she began dating Okan Bayulgen in 2000. Okan is a renowned actor, television personality and photographer who is 16 years senior to Cansu. The two separated after dating for a couple of years. In 2004, she began a relationship with Cem Yilmaz, Turkey’s greatest stand-up comedian, cartoonist and filmmaker. After dating for nearly two years, they got engaged in 2006 but before they separated in 2009 before they married. Cansu was reported to be dating photographer Cem Aydin during 2012. Currently single and unmarried Cansu shares no children with any of her partners.
As mentioned earlier, Cansu was an archeology student before she rose to fame as an actress. She first showed up as an actress in 2002 by portraying the role of Duru in Turkish language movie Muhteris Ruhlar, which means Angel Face in English. The following year, she debuted as a television actress by playing the role of Irmak Bozoglu in television series Alacakaranli. Since then, the actress has appeared in several television series and movies and in few television movies too. In her earlier years as an actress, she appeared in various television series like Metro Palas (Metro Palace), Avrupa Yakasi (European Side), Guz Yangini (Autumn Fire), Sila (Black Eyed Peas), etc. In 2006, she appeared in movies like Son Osmanli Yandim Ali (The Last Ottoman Yandim Ali) and Karanlikta Makyaj (Dark Makeup) and also in a television movie called Kabuslar Evi: Takip (House of Nightmares: Tracking). In 2007 and 2008, Cansu did not make appearance in any movies or television series but in 2009 she made a loud comeback by playing one of the central roles of the movie Aci Ask which meant Bitter Love in English. The movie was a box office success earning over 778 thousand USD. She received huge public attention and critical acclaims for her performance in the movie. Following the success she received through the movie Aci Ask, Cansu earned roles in various other movies like Yashi Bati (Sherlock West), El Yazisi (Handwriting) and Behzat C. Seni Kalbime Gomdum (O Behzat. I Buried My Heart). She has also appeared in television series like Muhtesem Yuzyil, Ezel and Altin Kizlar. Cansu is one of the established Turkish actresses but her net worth has not been revealed yet.
Cansu Dere is undoubtedly one of the best Turkish actresses who has earned fame and success through various movies and television series like Aci Ask, Ezel, etc. Cansu is not only an actress but has also achieved notable success as a model. She was one of the participants of Miss Turkey 2000 and was announced the runner-up of the contest. She is highly praised by for her beauty and personality.