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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 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
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(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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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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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 »

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Is a supporter of Mumia Abu Jamal and participated in the 2010 documentary "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal". Billed as "Mumia Abu-Jamal: unrepentant cop-killer or passionate revolutionary?". See more »

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