Known for his character portrayal of Gus in the favorite AMC show Breaking Bad, Denmark-born Italian-American, Giancarlo Esposito is a Critics’ Choice Television Award recipient. His inclusion in the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the living proof of his powerful and strong acting.
Career And Professional Life
Giancarlo graduated from Elizabeth Seton College with a two-year degree in radio and television communications. He made his Broadway debut at the mere age of 8 starring as a slave child in Maggie Flynn. During late 1970’s and early 80’s, he appeared in some films including Running, Maximum Overdrive, King of New York and Trading Places.
Giancarlo got his identity as Gustavo “Gus” Fring on the AMC shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. For his portrayal of Gus, he was nominated for 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Support Actor and winning Critics’ Choice Television Awards in the same year.
How Much Is Giancarlo’s Net Worth?
“Gus” from Breaking Bad who is also well known for his roles in Do the Right Thing, School Daze and MO’ Better Blues earn a handsome salary $65 thousand per episode. The actor who enjoyed a steady career has amassed a net worth of 6 million dollars.
The 60-year-old actor currently receives a remunerative income from his recurring role of Pastor Ramon Cruz in the 2016 American musical TV series; The Get Down. The TV program is created by Australian writer and director, Baz Luhrmann. Some of the principal star cast of the Netflix series include Daveed Diggs and Giancarlo Esposito to name a few.
Besides The Get Down, Giancarlo has bagged the role of Archie Brubaker in the upcoming 2019 Disney TV series, Stargirl. The television show will have artists including Darby Stanchfield, Graham Verchere and Karan Brar as a principle characters.
Giancarlo Retained Single Status After Divorce!!
The Italian American actor was married to Joy Mcmanigal for almost two decades. The couple had a family of four daughters namely Kale Lyn Esposito, Shayna Lyn Esposito, Ruby Esposito, and Syrlucia Esposito. The couple who got married in 1995 when the Giancarlo who was still looking to make the mark. One of his daughters named Shayna completed her graduation in 2014.
Giancarlo who credits his wife for his success got divorced when the actor was at the peak of success. The duo reportedly said they wanted to figure out their lives once more. The veteran actor still sparked the rumor of the couple getting back when they were captured holding hands together.
Other than that, the actor enjoys appearing at the public events and award nights and is usually accompanied by his daughters.
Giancarlo with his daughter, Ruby Esposito at 'Better Call Saul' Premiere 19 July 2018 (Photo: Zimbio.com)
The father-daughter duo sparkled the premiere of AMC Better Call Saul that took place during 2018 Comic Con at UA Horton Plaza in San Diego, California.
Fans would be thrilled to see the actor reunite with his wife but Giancarlo never admitted to the reunion. As of now, both individuals aren’t dating anyone.
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The Italian-American actor was born on 26th April 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito. The actor who is currently aged 59 belongs to mixed ethnicity as he was born to parents Giovanni Esposito and Elizabeth Foster. His father was an Italian stagehand and carpenter while his mother was an African-American Opera and nightclub singer.
Giancarlo was just at the age of six when he and his elder brother, Vincent along with their parents shifted to Manhattan before their stay in Europe, New York City, and Cleveland. The veteran actor at the age of 59 still possesses a decent body and acquires the height of 1.52 m (5 feet 7½ inches) tall.
He was born to work parents but the way made his presence felt in the entertainment industry is worthy of grand applause. A milestone he achieved by his hard work and dedication was honored as Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.