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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples and an opera-singing African-American mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was six, and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 780 episodes)
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Featured in the original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim musical flop Merrily We Roll Along in 1981. See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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I started in the acting business at age 8, so I feel it's my experience and social skills for example, how to be charismatic, how not to lose your temper - that have helped me the most to succeed. But I did develop a plan: I wanted to work with good people who had a passion for what they did. Still, at age 17, I made the decision to study the technical part of the business as well. I got a two ... See more »


Is a member of the Atlantic Theater Ensemble, the theater company started by David Mamet and William H. Macy. See more »

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