|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Profession||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Gender||Apr 26, 1958 (64 years old)|
|Date of Birth||$65 Thousand Per Episode|
|Nationality||Actor, Film director, Film Producer|
How much does Giancarlo Esposito make and what is his net worth?
Giancarlo Esposito is an actor and director from the United States who was born in Denmark. He has a net worth of $8 million. He is best known for playing Gus Fring in the award-winning TV shows “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” which were both spin-offs of “Breaking Bad.”
Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 12, 1958. His father was from Naples, Italy, and worked as a stagehand and a carpenter. His mother was an Alabama-born opera and nightclub singer. He comes from both Italians and African-Americans. When he was six, his parents and older brother moved to New York City, where he would grow up and go to high school. He was a natural performer, and he made his Broadway debut in the play “Maggie Flynn” when he was only eight years old. He played a child slave opposite the famous actress and singer Shirley Jones, and he continued to act in Broadway and off-Broadway shows all through his childhood. When he was 13, he had a part in the Tony-winning musical “Seesaw.” He has said that this was the first time he felt like he had done well. He could have kept acting and made a career out of it without going to college, but he wanted to learn more about the technical side of theater and performing, so at age 17, he went to Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, New York, to get a two-year degree in radio and television communication. Not only did he love the business, but he also wanted to have a good plan B in case acting didn’t work out.
After Esposito graduated from Elizabeth Seton College in 1977, she sang on “The Electric Company,” a show for kids that was similar to “Sesame Street” and taught kids about things. Then, from 1982 to 1984, he played a camp counselor on “Sesame Street.” In the 1980s, he had small parts in a few movies. His big break came in 1988’s “School Daze,” a musical comedy by Spike Lee. With a budget of only $6.5 million, it made more than $14 million, making it a financial success. After that, Esposito was cast in Spike Lee’s dramas “Mo’ Better Blues” in 1990, “Malcom X” in 1992, and “Do the Right Thing” in 1898. He played a supporting role in the independent drama “Fresh,” which came out in 1994. For that role, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. In 1995, he played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed movie “The Usual Suspects” and one of the main roles in the independent movie “Smoke.” Even at this point in his career, he was already good at putting on different personas and characters. He had already played a drug lord, an FBI agent, a crisis phone operator, a transsexual, a hostage-taker, and a reverend before he played a lieutenant and a werewolf in the 1997 miniseries “Creature.” In the seventh season of the popular TV show “Homicide: Life on the Street,” he played FBI Agent Mike, which brought him more attention. In 2001, he played Muhammad Ali’s father in the biographical drama “Ali” and had a small part in the black comedy “Monkeybone.”
In the 2002 show “Girls Club,” which only lasted one season, he played a lawyer. He had small roles on TV shows and miniseries like “Law & Order,” “5 Days to Midnight,” “South Beach,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “Bones” for the next few years. In 2006, he had a small part in the movie “Last Holiday,” which Queen Latifa also starred in. In 2008, he made his first movie as a director. It was called “Gospel Hill.” Danny Glover and Samuel L. Jackson are among the stars of the drama. It wasn’t shown in theaters, but it was shown at a few film festivals. Esposito won an award for his work at both the Nashville Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. In 2008, he was also in a Broadway production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” a play by Tennessee Williams.
Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul are two popular TV shows.
Before he became well-known for playing the head of a meth trafficking ring in “Breaking Bad,” Esposito had already built a reputation for playing strong, calm people in charge. He first showed up as Gus Fring in the second season of the show in 2009, and his character was still alive until the fourth season, when he died. His performance was praised by critics. In 2012, he was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. In 2012, the whole cast was up for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. Fans liked how he played Gus Fring so much that the show’s spin-off prequel, “Better Call Saul,” gave him a big part. In “Breaking Bad,” the prequel is about the life of Jimmy, Walter, and Jesse’s lawyer. Gus Fring joins the story in the third season. He got two more Emmy nominations and a second Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his role in the spin-off.
In the 2010s, he also worked on “Allegiance,” “The Get Down,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Rebel,” and “Westworld.” He was the voice actor for the animated series “Dallas and Robo” and “Harley Quinn.” He also narrated the series “Dear White People.” In the 2016 movie “The Jungle Book,” he gave a character a voice. In 2019, he got the lead role in “The Mandalorian,” a Disney show that is part of the Star Wars franchise. He plays the lead role in the Epix crime drama “Godfather of Harlem,” which debuted in September 2019.
Esposito married Joy McManigal, a producer, in 1995, but they split up in 2015. Together, they have four girls. He speaks Italian and Spanish very well. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.