Giancarlo Esposito - Updated May 2024

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Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor. Giancarlo Esposito is well known for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and the prequel series Better Call Saul.

Early Life

Giancarlo Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. And, his full name is Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito. This famous actor was born on April 26, 1958, and is currently 65 years old. According to his birth, his zodiac sign is Taurus. Also, his ethnicity is multiracial. However, he belongs to the American nationality.

He is the son of Giovanni “John” C. Esposito who is an Italian stagehand and carpenter from Naples. His mother is Elizabeth “Leesa” Foster who is an African-American opera and nightclub singer from Alabama. Moreover, he has one brother and his name is Vincent Esposito.

Furthermore, his whole family migrated to Manhattan, New York City, United States when he was just six years old. Likewise, the actor studied at Elizabeth Seton College in New York. Then, he obtained a two-year degree in radio and television communications from the college.

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Caption: Giancarlo Esposito giving the speech. Source: Famous People

Giancarlo Esposito – Net Worth 2024

This actor is successful in collecting a decent sum of fortune from his professional career as an actor. Therefore, his estimated net worth as of 2024 is around $8 million. As per the source, his salary per episode is 65 thousand dollars.


This actor is best recognized for portraying Gus Fring in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad from the year 2009 to 2011 and the prequel series Better Call Saul from 2017 to the present. For his role in this series, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Moreover, he also earned 3 nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Also, he earned two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his excellent performance in The Boys, and Moff Gideon in the Disney+ space western drama series The Mandalorian.

His other television roles include Tom Neville in the NBC science fiction series Revolution, Federal Agent Mike Giardello in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street, Dr. Edward Ruskins in the Netflix comedy-drama series Dear White People, Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror in the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time, Stan Edgar in the Amazon Prime Video superhero drama series, etc.

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Caption: Giancarlo Esposito posing for the photo. Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

More About The Career

This personality portrayed politician Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and American Baptist pastor in the TV series Godfather of Harlem from the year 2019 to the present. Furthermore, he also voices Antón Castillo, the main antagonist of the video game Far Cry 6.

He is also known for his appearances in several Spike Lee films, such as Do the Right Thing, School Daze, Mo’ Better Blues, and Malcolm X. Similarly, his other major films include Last Holiday, Taps, King of New York, Maze Runner, Harley Davidson, and the Marlboro Man, Fresh and Ali, The Usual Suspects, Gospel Hill and Rabbit Hole.

Moreover, he has played various roles in films such as Money Monster, Okja, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Stargirl. In the year 2016, he voiced Akela in the film The Jungle Book. Therefore, they again worked together in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. In the year 2019, this handsome actor appeared in the Epix series Godfather of Harlem.

Personal Life

Moving towards his personal life, Giancarlo Esposito is a divorced man. Discussing his past relationship status, he was a married man. He tied the knot with Joy McManigal in 1995. They are blessed with four children named Kale Lyn, Syrlucia, Ruby, and Shayne Lyra Esposito.

The couple was living a luxurious and happy life with their four daughters. Unfortunately, they got separated, and in an October 2011 interview with The A.V. Club, he admitted that they were now divorced. Currently, he is enjoying his single and luxurious life.

Body Measurements

This dashing actor has a very attractive and smart personality. Talking about his height and weight, he is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs around 63 kilograms. However, due to his old age, his hair is turned grey. But he often dyes his hair black. This personality has dazzling dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Giancarlo Esposito posing for the photo. Source: Access

In addition, information regarding his body measurements like chest, waist, and biceps sizes is provided. His chest size is 42 inches, his waist size is 34 inches, and her biceps size is 16 inches. However, the details about his shoe size, dress size, etc are not available.

Giancarlo Esposito – Social Media

His Instagram account ‘@thegiancarloesposito’ has earned over 645K followers. Similarly, Giancarlo Espositohas gained over 539K followers on his Facebook page. He has gathered around 342.4K in his ‘@quiethandfilms’ Twitter account.