Photo of Giancarlo Esposito Giancarlo Esposito

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 26, 1958, to African-American and Italian parents, Giancarlo Esposito found stardom early on by making his Broadway debut at age 8 opposite Shirley Jones in "Maggie Flynn" (1966).

A slew of steady stage work followed, and Esposito soon found his niche playing mostly black characters in the critically acclaimed films of Spike Lee, including School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Malcolm X (1992).

Other notable feature film credits include supporting roles in Bob Roberts (1992), The Usual Suspects (1995), Ali (2001), Derailed (2005), Last Holiday (2006) and Sherrybaby (2006), in which he plays the title character's parole officer.

Giancarlo Esposito in Money Monster

Money Monster

2016 R

Landing in dire financial straits after following a stock tip from bombastic TV persona Lee Gates, fuming Kyle Budwell takes the lout hostage on live television and threatens to kill him unless he turns the stock price around before the closing bell.

  • Giancarlo Esposito in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Alex Cross Alex Cross
  • Giancarlo Esposito in The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Giancarlo Esposito in DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham DCU Batman: Assault on Arkham
  • Giancarlo Esposito in DCU: Son of Batman DCU: Son of Batman
  • Giancarlo Esposito in The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects
  • Giancarlo Esposito in S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Desperately Seeking Susan Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Last Holiday Last Holiday
  • Giancarlo Esposito in King of New York King of New York
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Malcolm X Malcolm X
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Rabbit Hole Rabbit Hole
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad Breaking Bad
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Taps Taps
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Monkeybone Monkeybone
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Gospel Hill Gospel Hill
  • Giancarlo Esposito in School Daze School Daze
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Night on Earth Night on Earth
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Fresh Fresh
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Nothing to Lose Nothing to Lose
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Blind Horizon Blind Horizon
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Revolution Revolution
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Mo' Better Blues Mo' Better Blues
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Blue in the Face Blue in the Face
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Peter Benchley's Creature Peter Benchley's Creature
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Phoenix Phoenix
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Derailed Derailed
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Noise Noise
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Hate Crime Hate Crime
  • Giancarlo Esposito in The Box The Box
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Chelsea on the Rocks Chelsea on the Rocks
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Sweet Lorraine Sweet Lorraine
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Stardust Stardust
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Piñero Piñero
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Doing Hard Time Doing Hard Time
  • Giancarlo Esposito in A Killer Within A Killer Within
  • Giancarlo Esposito in 5ive Days to Midnight 5ive Days to Midnight
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Law & Order: Trial by Jury Law & Order: Trial by Jury
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Chupacabra Terror Chupacabra Terror
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Beyond the Ashes Beyond the Ashes
  • Giancarlo Esposito in SherryBaby SherryBaby
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Racing Daylight Racing Daylight
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Rain Rain
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Feel the Noise Feel the Noise
  • Giancarlo Esposito in PoliWood PoliWood
  • Giancarlo Esposito in Poker Night Poker Night