Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades. He most recently earned rave reviews and awards buzz starring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series “Breaking Bad” opposite Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Esposito starred as Gustavo “Gus” Fring, a respected business owner whose legitimate operations allow him the perfect front to distribute Walt’s (Cranston) blue meth throughout the Southwest. He recently won the 2012 Critics Choice Award for his portrayal.
He next co-stars in JJ Abrams upcoming drama series for NBC, “Revolution.” This October, he appears as a crime boss opposite Tyler Perry in Lionsgate’s “Alex Cross.” Esposito has appeared in notable films such as “Rabbit Hole,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Smoke” and “The Last Holiday.” His performances in Spike Lee’s films “Do the Right Thing”, “Mo’ Better Blues,” “School Daze” and “Malcolm X” are among his most memorable. Esposito’s other film credits include outstanding performances in “SherryBaby,” “Ali,” “Nothing to Lose,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Bob Roberts”, “King of New York” and “Cotton Club.” In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in “Fresh” with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.
In 2007 through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film “Gospel Hill.” He also co-starred with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make “conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational. The company currently has four other projects in development, in which Esposito plans to direct, produce and co-star. One of these projects “This is Your Death,” is an unflinching look at reality TV.