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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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His theater credits include a starring role in Sacrilege with Ellen Burstyn, plus performances in eight Broadway musicals, including Don't Get God Started, Seesaw, Lost in the Stars, The Me Nobody Knows, and Maggie Flynn. He has also appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, including Trafficking in Broken Heart, Miss Moffatt,... See more »


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I first felt successful when I was 13 and in a show called "Seesaw". I came offstage and heard the applause of the theater audience and felt a sense of accomplishment. Around that time, my role model for success was Burt Lancaster. He was one of the first actors in Hollywood to start his own production company, and I respected him because he created something he believed in. Nowadays, I look to ... 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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