Giancarlo Esposito

Television audiences know Giancarlo Esposito best from his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo "Gus" Fring in the critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad, for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award & earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination as well.

He recently finished production on the independent thriller, Poker Night, opposite Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver & Ron Eldard -- starring as a seasoned police detective.

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 Alex Cross, SherryBaby, Ali, Nothing to Lose, Waiting to Exhale, Bob Roberts, King of New York and The 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, and the film won over nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. 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.

Esposito's many television credits include Community, Once Upon a Time, Homicide: Life on The Street, Law and Order, Bakersfield PD, Touched by an Angel, and Kidnapped.

He is also very well-known to theatregoers for his award-winning work on stage. He recently starred in Atlantic Theatre Company's world premiere of Storefront Church, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley. Storefront Church was the final installment of the trilogy called Church & State, which began with Doubt. Esposito has won two Obie Awards for Zooman and The Sign at the Negro Ensemble Company and Distant Fires at The Atlantic Theatre Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His long list of Broadway credits include Sacrilege, Seesaw, Merrily We Roll Along and Lost In The Stars to name a few. He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen's rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.