Giancarlo Esposito Bio: Everything to Know about the ‘Do the Right Thing’ Star
- Date of Birth Apr 26, 1958
- Age 65 Years, 7 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Copenhagen, Denmark
- Birth Name Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito
- Profession Actor, Director
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Joy McManigal (M. 1995)
- Net Worth $6 Million
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Giovanni Esposito
- Mother Elizabeth Foster
- Brother/s Vincent Esposito
- High School Professional Children's School
- College Elizabeth Seton College
- Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet and 7 Inches
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Brown
- Daughter/s Kale Lyn Esposito, Shayne Lyra Esposito, Syrlucia Esposito, Ruby Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito is famous for his portrayal of Gus in the AMC show Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. His performance introduced Gus as one of the best villains of all time on television.
Besides, the veteran actor has marked his name in the entertainment industry with roles in movies such as Do the Right Thing, Stardust, Okja, and Coda.
While his professional endeavors are public knowledge, it isn't the same for his personal life, especially about his once married life.
So here's a quick rundown on Esposito's family, parents, ex wife, and the children he had with his former spouse.
Giancarlo Esposito's Parents
On 26 April 1958, Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
His father Giovanni Esposito was Italian while his mother, Elizabeth Foster, was African-American. As a person of mixed ethnicity, Esposito grew up in Manhattan after his family moved there when he was six.
Esposito’s mother was an Opera & nightclub singer while his dad was a stage carpenter.
As a child, the actor shared an intimate bond with his mother. The mother-son duo used to recite poetry together. Things were perfect until his parents divorced.
Following the divorce, there was never enough money in the family. So Esposito took it upon himself to help his mother pay the rent of their family home, with the support of his brother.
Their mother introduced the siblings to an agent for young actors. A few days later, the agent called, telling them to go for an audition at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre.
His brother, a year older, was sent to the other side of the stage. Then when his turn came, he realized he had forgotten to prepare a song. Therefore, he sang ‘Happy Birthday' in a low voice.
His agent pushed him forward, asking him to sing loudly. He did so and eventually got selected for the Broadway play, Maggie Flynn.
Needless to say, he has made his parents proud with his staggering net worth and expanding career.
Giancarlo Esposito Shares Four Kids With Ex Wife
Esposito may not be dating or married right now. But he was once happily married to Joy McManigal.
The pair tied the knot in 1995 and attended multiple red carpet events as a married couple.
During their marriage, they welcomed four children, all daughters, into their family. Their daughters are namely Kale Lyn Esposito, Syrlucia Esposito, Ruby Esposito, and Shayne Lyra Esposito.
Giancarlo Esposito with his daughters and ex wife Joy McManigal when they were still married. (Photo: Instagram)
Years after the arrival of their youngest daughter, the duo divorced and parted ways.
Despite the separation from his wife, Esposito shares a close bond with all his children. He timely mentions them in his social media posts.
On September 20, 2021, Esposito mentioned he had an incredible weekend with his daughter Kale at the Emmy Awards. He even posted a picture with her on the Instagram carousel.