Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito by Gage Skidmore
General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 26, 1958
Age: 58
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality: Italian
Other Information
Height: 5'7½"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Elizabeth Seton College in New York
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Giovanni Esposito (father)
Elizabeth Foster (mother)
Shayne Lyra (daughter)
Kale Lyn (daughter)
Syrlucia (daughter)
Ruby (daughter)
Relationships: Joy McManigal (ex-wife)
Series Information
Character: Sidney Glass / Magic Mirror / The Genie
First appearance: The Thing You Love Most
Last appearance: Souls of the Departed

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the AMC shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award at the 2012 Critics' Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.

He is well known for his roles in Spike Lee films, such as Do the Right Thing, School Daze, and Mo' Better Blues. Other notable films include Fresh, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, The Usual Suspects and King of New York. He has portrayed Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Major Tom Neville in the NBC series Revolution.

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Early life

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, the son of Giovanni Esposito and Elizabeth Foster. His mother was an African-American opera and nightclub singer from Alabama, and his father was an Italian stagehand and carpenter from Naples. Esposito was raised in Europe until the age of six, when his family settled in Manhattan, New York. He attended Elizabeth Seton College in New York and received a two-year degree in radio and television communications.

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