Giancarlo Esposito

by fuzzybear44 on November 15, 2013

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Birth Name: Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Date of Birth: April 26, 1958

*Italian (father)
*African-American (mother)

Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor.

Giancarlo was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to an Italian father, Giovanni Esposito, and an African-American mother, Elizabeth Foster. His father, a stage carpenter, was from Naples. His mother, an opera and nightclub singer, was from Alabama. Giancarlo’s parents met while his mother was performing in a tour of Porgy and Bess in Naples. His family moved to Manhattan, New York, when he was six.

Giancarlo has four children. He was previously married to Joy McManigal.

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Multiethnicchick September 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

He’s obviously mixed. Anyone who thought he was just black is stupid and unqualified to talk about race, much less decide what phenotypical category someone fits in

midori29 February 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

@multiethnic Please stop kidding yourself this man is NOT obviously mixed. He looks like the typical black Carribean or African American men. He does not loom like the standard half white mixture.

fuzzybear44 February 9, 2017 at 1:07 am

Agreed, had no idea he was a mulatto

andrew February 9, 2017 at 5:17 am

since many African-Americans actually look mulatto, Giancarlo to the untrained eye could look normal AA. But if you check his features, expecially from the side, it’s evident that he’s mixed.

fuzzybear44 February 10, 2017 at 2:16 am


Quote(Giancarlo to the untrained eye could look normal AA)

The untrained eye, HA HA you must mean yourself. You know I have far more experience with mixed-blooded people than you do.

Quote(But if you check his features, expecially from the side, it’s evident that he’s mixed)

You just stated yourself, that many AA’s look like mulattoes . There’s nothing usual about his features, both fgm, and MGM’s have those features or phenotype.

maestro November 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

his hair and nose are the only ‘white’ about him.

midori29 July 12, 2016 at 5:43 am

@maestro not even that because there are black Africans with the same nose and hair.

Multiethnicchick September 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

no there aren’t unless you’re talking about the East Africans who clearly have Caucasian influence and have a history of Jewish and Arab influence

midori29 February 5, 2017 at 7:18 am

@Multiethnic I am not one that believes the lies that every East African is part Arab. False. Many are 100 percent African and look the way they do because the climate all over Africa is different and blacks are not the same color. Additionally there are many West Africans with the same looks. Also Arab like hispanic is NOT a race. There are millions of BLACK arabs.

xoxo October 21, 2015 at 3:16 am

I thought he was just black before I knew anything about him. He does look kind of mixed, not half though (maybe 1/4 white)

Multiethnicchick September 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

you don’t know what a “just black” person looks like then. Looj up Djmon Honsou. He’s a full black guy.

midori29 February 5, 2017 at 7:22 am

@multiethnic Your comments are ignorant and racist. Go travel to Africa, google pics and read a book. People do not have to be dark skinned with large lips and wide noses to qualify as blacks. Blacks come in ALL different skin tones, hair textures and facial features.

midori29 February 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

@Xoxo Many Italians have black West African, North African and Arab dna which is negroid. So he is likely majority black anyway.

Hill July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Likely not since he’s half African AMERICAN. People with low iq should be ip banned instantly.

follers July 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Be careful what you wish for.

fraciscovargas1545 October 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

clearly mixed

cwm85 October 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Not really clearly. I thought he was just African-American until I read on here his father was full Caucasian. Typically biracials are lighter skibned with finer hair than what he has.

andrew September 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

His mother, Elizabeth Foster, was an opera and nightclub singer. While performing in a tour of “Porgy and Bess” in Naples, Italy, she met Giancarlo’s father, a stage carpenter.

cwm85 September 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Seemed him in so may spike lee films. Hated his character in Malcolm X. Guess because his character killed Malcolm…

fuzzybear44 November 16, 2013 at 4:41 am

He plays my favorite character on the t.v. show (Revolution)

andrew November 16, 2013 at 8:54 am

I thought he already was on the site

fuzzybear44 November 17, 2013 at 5:25 am


Not when I checked

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