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Giancarlo Esposito was born in Denmark where his parents were working at the time, but after several more years of traveling they settled in Manhattan by the time he was six and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical background (his mother was a singer and his father a carpenter and stagehand) it was, perhaps, inevitable that young ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 780 episodes)
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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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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[1997] Accumulating money has never been a real goal for me. Rather, I think about how to make every moment of my life mean something. What's been my barometer for success is my creative and spiritual growth - I measure my success by the quality of my work. Last year I sat down and reexamined things. I asked myself if I wanted to do anything and everything just to get a lot of money. I decided ... See more »

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Won two Obie Awards for his performances in "Distant Fires" and "Zooman and the Sign". See more »

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