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

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(2009-2011)
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(1995)
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 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series) (singer - 779 episodes)
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Music video: Appeared in Don Johnson's video "Heartbeat" See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[1997] Accumulating money has never been a real goal for me. Rather, I think about how to make every moment of my life mean something. What's been my barometer for success is my creative and spiritual growth - I measure my success by the quality of my work. Last year I sat down and reexamined things. I asked myself if I wanted to do anything and everything just to get a lot of money. I decided ... See more »

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Won Obie Awards for his performances in "Zooman and the Sign" (1981) and "Distant Fires" (1993). See more »

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