Giancarlo Esposito (I)


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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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The "Better Call Saul" and "The Mandalorian" star builds brilliant villains, but admits he needs to brush up on his lightsaber skills for the next season of the hit Star Wars series.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Breaking Bad Gus Fring
(2009-2011)
The Usual Suspects Jack Baer
(1995)
(2016)

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Stage: Appeared in a production of "Sacrilege". Also in cast: Ellen Burstyn. See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[on planning his demise in Breaking Bad (2008)] I said to [Vince Gilligan] It's got to be something different but it has got to be real. Look at what I do as Gus. I've developed this thing where I button my buttons, I look pretty dapper and I fix my tie. And we both stopped and looked at each other, and we were off and running with an idea that proved to be probably one of the most visually ... See more »

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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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