Giancarlo Esposito



  • Birth Name: Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito
  • Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/26/1958, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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Giancarlo Esposito Fast Facts:
  • Is half African-American, half Italian.
  • Started acting at age 8.
  • His personal heroes include Burt Lancaster, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama.
  • Mother was a singer who once shared a bill in the mid-1950s with Josephine Baker.
  • Was one of the kid singers on The Electric Company theme song in 1969.
  • In 1982, he played Big Bird's camp counselor, Mickey, on Sesame Street.
  • Member of the Atlantic Theater Ensemble, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy.
  • Has appeared in four Spike Lee films: School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo' Better Blues and Malcolm X.
  • Practices yoga.
  • Enjoys riding motorcycles and playing the saxophone.
  • Member of the Creative Coalition, an organization that supports the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
  • Giancarlo Esposito Relationships:
  • Joy McManigal - Wife
  • Vincent Esposito - Brother
  • Kate Lyn Esposito - Daughter
  • Elizabeth Foster Esposito - Mother
  • Shayne Lyra Esposito - Daughter
  • Giovanni Esposito - Father
  • Giancarlo Esposito Awards:
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, NY

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