Giancarlo Esposito is known as an Italian-American actor and director. He is most famous for his roles on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born on April 26, 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the son of mother Elizabeth Foster and father Giovanni Esposito. His mom worked as a dance club singer and father was an Italian stagehand and woodworker. He attended Elizabeth Seton College in New York. After graduating from college, he earned a degree in radio and TV communications.
When Esposito was 8 years old, he made his Broadway debut. During the 1980s, he appeared in films like Maximum Overdrive, King of New York, and Trading Places. He was also found in TV shows like Miami Vice. He was notable for appearing in many important African American films like Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues, and Malcolm X. What carried him to the spotlight was his role as Agent Mike Giardello in the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street.
He appeared in top movies like Waiting to Exhale, featuring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. He additionally handled a lead role in the movie School Daze, directed by Spike Lee. Giancarlo is additionally a regarded name in indie movies like Fresh where he played a drug dealer.
His first adventure into directing was his 2008 racially charged drama Gospel Hill. He directed, produced and furthermore featured in it as an actor. Giancarlo depicted Sidney Glass and the Magic Mirror on the ABC show Once Upon a Time also. In 2010, he handled a role in the film Rabbit Hole close by individual acting heavyweights, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. He was additionally a guest star on the prevalent NBC sitcom, Community.
He is most prevalently referred to for his most notorious role as the drug lord Gustavo Fring in the hit series Breaking Bad. He additionally repeated the role in Better Call Saul. The role landed him two honors for Best Supporting Actor in the 2012 Critics Television Awards and Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.
In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Esposito was nominated for the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award because of his performance on Better Call Saul.
Esposito is a happily married man. He has been married to Joy McManigal since 1995. The couple has been honored with four children named Kale Lyn Esposito, Syrlucia Esposito, Ruby Esposito, and Shayne Lyra Esposito.
Last Modified: Jan 29, 2021