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Giancarlo Esposito Bio
Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor born April 26, 1958, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has featured in many TV shows like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul“. He won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award at the 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was also nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Giancarlo Esposito Age
The actor was born on April 26, 1958, in Copenhagen, Denmark and is currently 60 years of age as of 2018.
Giancarlo Esposito Family|Education
Giancarlo was the son of Giovanni Esposito, an Italian stagehand and carpenter from Naples and Elizabeth Foster, an African American opera and nightclub singer from Alabama. Esposito was raised in Denmark until the age of 6 when his family settled in Manhattan, New York. He attended Elizabeth Seton College in New York and earned a two-year degree in radio and television communications.
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Giancarlo Esposito Spouse
Esposito married Joy McManigal in 1995; they later divorced.
Giancarlo Esposito Children
- Kale Lyn Esposito
- Syrlucia Esposito
- Ruby Esposito
- Shayne Lyra Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito Career
Esposito made his Broadway debut (1966) at age 8 playing a slave child opposite Shirley Jones in the short-lived musical Maggie Flynn (1968), set during the New York Draft Riots of 1863. In the 1980s he appeared in films such as Taps, Maximum Overdrive, King Of New York and “Trading Places”. He also performed in TV shows like Miami Vice and Spenser.
During the 1990s Esposito appeared in the acclaimed indie films Night on Earth, Fresh, and Smoke, as well as its sequel “Blue in the Face”. He also appeared in the mainstream film Reckless with Mia Farrow and Waiting to Exhale starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett.
Esposito played FBI agent Mike Giardello on the TV crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street. That role drew from both his African American and Italian ancestry. In 1997 Esposito played the film roles of Darryl in Trouble on the Corner and Charlie Dunt in Nothing to Lose. Other TV credits include NYPD Blue, Law & Order, The Practice, New York Undercover, and Fallen Angels: Fearless.
In 2006 Esposito starred in Last Holiday as Senator Dilling’s, alongside Queen Latifah and Timothy Hutton. Also in 2006, he played an unsympathetic detective named Esposito in the 2005 film Hate Crime. The film explores homophobia. He has appeared in New Amsterdam and CSI: Miami. In Feel the Noise (2007), He played ex-musician Roberto, the Puerto Rican father of Omarion Grandberry’s. He made his directorial debut with Gospel Hill (2008); he also produced the film and starred in it.
In 2008 he appeared on Broadway as Gooper in an African American production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and starring James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Terrence. He made his directorial debut with Gospel Hill (2008); he also produced the film and starred in it. He has joined the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. He played Ra’s al Ghul in Son of Batman and Black Spider in Batman: Assault on Arkham. He had a recurring role in the first season of The Get Down on Netflix.
In 2017, Esposito reprised his role as Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul. In the show’s second season, an anagram of the first letters of every episode name spelled out “FRING’S BACK”, which was revealed to be intentional by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Esposito appeared in a teaser for the third season portraying Gus as the Los Pollos Hermanos owner, officially confirming Esposito’s involvement in season 3.
Giancarlo Esposito Net Worth
He has an estimated Net worth of 6 million dollars.