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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(1989)

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

(3/6/08-6/22/08) Stage: Appeared (as "Gooper") in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams on Broadway, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City. See more »

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2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Joy McManigal  (divorced)  (4 children)

Children:

Esposito, Ruby | See more »

Parents:

Foster, Elizabeth | Esposito, Giovanni

Relatives:

Esposito, Vincent (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

His mother was an American opera singer and his father was a stagehand and carpenter from Naples, Italy. See more »

Trademark:

Often cast as Latino American antagonists

Star Sign:

Taurus

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