Giancarlo Esposito

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Actor (1958)
Sun Feb 09 2020
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Giancarlo Esposito is an Italian-American director and actor, well known for his appearance as Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the  AMC show Breaking Bad. For portraying the role of Gus Fring, the actor won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards.

Esposito was born on 26th April 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Born to his Italian father Giovanni Esposito and African-American mother Elizabeth Foster, Giancarlo holds dual nationality of Italian-American.

Father of four children

In the year 1995, Esposito exchanged his wedding vows with his former wife, Joy McManigal. However, there are no further details about his love life.

Giancarlo, moreover, shares four children with his ex-wife, four of them are daughters named Kale Lyn Esposito (born in 1998), Syrlucia Esposito, Syane Lyra Esposito (born in 1997), and Ruby Esposito.

Giancarlo posing with his daiughter during an event
Giancarlo with his daughters
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Giancarlo and his partner were living happily until they began facing personal issues, and decided to get separated. After many years of marriage, the couple officially divorced.

Began Career via Theater Performance

Soon after graduating from Elizabeth Seton College receiving a degree in radio and television communications, Esposito made his first Broadway appearance as a slave child in Maggie Flynn.

Watch the intense scene featuring Gus Fring and Hector of the series, Breaking Bad!

Later in the 80's he portrayed in several movies such as King of New York, Maximum Overdrive, Taps, and more to mention. Additionally, he also appeared in television shows such as Spencer: For hire and Miami Vice.

Appears on the series The Mandalorian

Giancarlo gained colossal fame and began making his appearance in various movies and television series such as Fresh, King of New York, and Breaking Bad, where Alexander Bauer also appears. 

Giancarlo's hit series The Mandaloroin
Giancarlo's famous series The Mandalorian
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Since 2019, Esposito and his fellow Favreau are working in the web series The Mandalorian, which is also known as the Star Wars: The Mandalorian. John Favreau creates the show.

Know about Giancarlo Esposito's net worth

The famous actor and director make huge money from his various professions. To date, he has worked in numerous movies, which adds up to his current net worth. 

As per some sources, the average salary of an American director ranges from $60,000 to $92,000. Hence, we can assume the yearly wage of Giancarlo from his directing career. Moreover, the famous actor receives more than $65,000 from a single episode he appears in series. 

Some of the famous movies and their earnings are listed below:

Year FilmographyEarnings
2007Feel the Noise$6.4 million
2010Rabbit Hole$5.1 million
2012Alex Cross$34.6 million
2014Son of Batman$6.9 million

Giancarlo's total net worth is estimated to be $6 million, as of 2020, which is more than another American actor, Jack Messina, with a whole wealth of $100,000.

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