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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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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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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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