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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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Appeared in Alicia Keys' video "Teenage Love Affair" which is based on Spike Lee's School Daze. See more »


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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My advice for achieving success is to make a career choice that reflects your passion. Then work your craft a little bit each day - even if someone's not paying you to do it. Try to balance your social life with your educational (or professional) life, and have patience. See more »


His mother was doing a nightclub gig on a split bill with Josephine Baker in Copenhagen, Denmark, around the time he was born. See more »

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