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Giancarlo Esposito


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April 26, 1958, Copenhagen, Denmark
Joy McMangial (1995-?, divorced), 2 children plus 2 from other relationships

Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American actor and director, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Luther, who was getting Trudy a cocaine fix (while her and Gina led the Vice cops to his dealer) in the episode "Little Prince", Ricky, one of Morgan's hitmen killed by the wild punks in the episode "Nobody Lives Forever", and Adonis Jackson, middle-weight drug dealer and friend of David Jones (played by Cleavant Derricks) in the episode "The Dutch Oven".


Esposito was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an African-American mother (who as an opera and nightclub singer once sang with the renowned Josephine Baker) and an Italian father. After living in Europe, Cleveland and New York, the family moved to Manhattan when Esposito was six. At age eight he played a slave child in the Broadway play Maggie Flynn alongside Shirley Jones. He later began a film career in 1979 in the movie Running, then made his TV debut in the TV movie The Gentleman Bandit (with Julie Bovasso). He also appeared in a number of Spike Lee's early movies.

Here are highlights of Esposito's career:

Personal Life

Esposito married Joy McMangial in 1995, they later divorced, they have 2 children together plus he has two children from previous relationships.