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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian carpenter/stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. His parents, working in Europe at the time of his birth, settled in Manhattan by the time he was 6, and that's where he grew up. Coming from a theatrical ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Breaking Bad Gus Fring
(2009-2011)
The Usual Suspects Jack Baer
(1995)
(2016)
Do the Right Thing Buggin Out
(1989)

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
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Other Works:

(4/08) Music video: Appeared in Alicia Keys' video "Teenage Love Affair" which is based on Spike Lee's film School Daze (1988). See more »

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Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on a special award in 2014] I'm getting my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but I feel like my career has just begun. I'm in a place now that I can accept the love and accolades that comes with that star. But more than anything it represents a new beginning for me. Now I feel like I can pick up the pace. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on April 26, 2014. See more »

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Taurus

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