Giancarlo Esposito

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Name: Giancarlo Esposito ( Giancarlo Esposito )
Born: April 26, 1958
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
Occupation: actor, director
Relationship Status: divorced
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  • Horoscope: Capricorn
  • Net worth: $8 000 000
  • Ethnicity: mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Giovanni Esposito
  • Mothers name: Elizabeth Foster
  • Education: Negro Ensemble Company; Professional Children's School; Elizabeth Seton College
  • Weight: 63.0
  • Hair color: black
  • Eye color: light brown
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    Giancarlo Esposito: biography

    Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor and director known for his versatile performances in film, television, and stage productions.

    Childhood and youth

    Giancarlo Esposito was born on April 26, 1958, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian father and an African-American mother. He spent most of his childhood in Europe before moving to the United States at the age of six. Esposito grew up in New York City, where he was exposed to the world of acting at a young age. He attended the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and later studied theater at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. These early experiences would eventually lead him to pursue a career in acting and directing.

    Movie career

    Giancarlo Esposito has had a long and successful career in movie. He began his acting career in the 1980s, appearing in movies such as "Taps," "Cotton Club," and "Maximum Overdrive." In 1989, he appeared in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," which would become a landmark movie in the history of African-American cinema. Esposito played the character of Buggin' Out, a passionate activist who leads a protest against a pizzeria for not including black people on their "Wall of Fame."

    In the 1990s, Esposito continued to make a name for himself in movie. He appeared in notable movies such as "The Usual Suspects," "Waiting to Exhale," and "Ali." In 1998, he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Muslim activist Malcolm X in the film "Ali." He also appeared in the independent movie "Fresh," which won the Filmmakers' Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.

    In the early 2000s, Esposito continued to work in movie, appearing in movies such as "Ali G Indahouse," "The Mothman Prophecies," and "Twelve Monkeys." In 2004, he starred in the movie "Garden State," which was directed by and starred Zach Braff. Esposito played the character of Jesse, a grave digger who befriends Braff's character, Andrew.

    Giancarlo Esposito with Bob Odenkirk
    Giancarlo Esposito with Bob Odenkirk / Instagram

    Esposito's most iconic movie role to date is that of Gustavo Fring in the hit television series "Breaking Bad." Fring is a drug kingpin and restaurant owner who becomes a key antagonist in the show's later seasons. Esposito's portrayal of Fring earned him critical acclaim and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He reprised the role in the show's spin-off series, "Better Call Saul."

    In recent years, Esposito has continued to work in movie, appearing in movies such as "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" and "Stargirl." He also lent his voice to the character of Moff Gideon in the hit Disney+ series "The Mandalorian."

    Overall, Giancarlo Esposito's movie career has spanned several decades and has seen him work in a wide range of genres. His talent and versatility as an actor have made him a respected figure in the entertainment industry.

    Personal life

    Giancarlo Esposito is a private individual and doesn't often discuss his personal life publicly. He has been married several times and has four daughters. In 1995, he married Joy McManigal, a film editor, and the couple has two daughters together. They divorced in 2015. Esposito is also a philanthropist and is involved in several charitable organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme and the Innocence Project. He is a practitioner of meditation and believes in the importance of mindfulness and self-awareness.


    • Taps (1981)
    • Trading Places (1983)
    • Maximum Overdrive (1986)
    • Do the Right Thing (1989)
    • King of New York (1990)
    • Mo' Better Blues (1990)
    • Malcolm X (1992)
    • The Usual Suspects (1995)
    • Waiting to Exhale (1995)
    • The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    • Nothing to Lose (1997)
    • Twilight (1998)
    • Ali (2001)
    • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
    • Sweet Revenge (2002)
    • Twisted (2004)
    • Five Minarets in New York (2010)
    • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
    • Stargirl (2020)
    • Jolt (2021)
    • Unpregnant (2022)
    • Beauty (2022)

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