Giancarlo Esposito’s Daughter Kale Lyn Esposito Made Her Debut in ‘Parish’

By Chakku HaruPublished on: April 23, 2024 Updated on: April 23, 2024
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Giancarlo Esposito, known for his commanding roles in both film and television, is a remarkably humble and grounded individual off-screen. He is a dedicated father to four grown children, all shared with his former wife, Joy McManigal, an accomplished author and businesswoman. One of his children is Kale Lyn Esposito.

Over the years, the father-and-daughter duo have often been seen together at public events including Giancarlo’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame induction in 2014.

Currently, Kale is also venturing into the world of entertainment, as a budding actress and singer.

Kale Lyn Esposito Is an Emerging Musical Talent

Born in May 1998 in Red Hook, New York, Kale grew up with her three sisters, Ruby, Syrlucia, and Shayne. She is currently making her mark in the music industry. She has already introduced several singles and EPs to her growing audience on Spotify.

Her popular tracks include:

  1. Summertime
  2. Collarbone
  3. Porcelain
  4. Irish Goodbye
  5. Cello Love Song – Instrumental
  6. Jekyll and Hyde

In July 2023, the budding artist released her EP titled ‘Gemstone.’ She excitedly shared on social media, “Gemstone is out now on Apple Music + Spotify.” She added, “I produced and recorded each song on my iPhone this summer.”

Kale and her dather Giancarlo.
With her dad. (Image: Facebook)

She is also a music student at Bennington College.

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She Made Her Acting Debut In TV Series ‘Parish’

Along with her growing music career, Kale Lyn is carving out her own niche in acting, mirroring her father’s path. She landed her debut role in the fourth episode of Parish, a crime drama inspired by the BBC One series The Driver, on April 22, 2024. It immediately captured the attention of her audience.

Her heartfelt appreciation for her fans was evident when the emerging star shared a message on her Instagram story: “Thank u to everyone who sent me unwavering support for my acting debut in episode 4 of Parish last night.”

Esposito announcing her acting debut.
(Image: Instagram)

Meanwhile, her dad Giancarlo, portraying Gray Parish, finds resonance with his character—a good man with a complex past who reverts to his criminal instincts after a personal tragedy strikes. This role, as Gray, who abandons a life of crime for family only to return to it after his son’s murder, is rich with moral complexities and perilous outcomes.

Reflecting on this role, Giancarlo told NPR.org, “To me, this is the highlight of my career. To be able to be in a position where I can truly be closer to who I am.” He further elaborated, noting, “Having four daughters has taught me so very much.”

His other daughter Ruby also worked behind the scenes on the project.

 

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Her Boyfriend Is a Teacher

Kale, who is 26 years old, is currently dating a man named Chris Lilly (aka Christopher Lilly). They first and last appeared together on Kale’s Instagram in January 2020. Since then, they have kept details about their relationship under wraps.

Kale and her partner Chris.
Esposito and her bae Lilly. (Image: Instagram)

Kale’s boyfriend Chris has been serving as the English Department Head at Busche Academy in Chester, New Hampshire since August 2021. He is responsible for designing all school branding materials and teaching multiple courses.

From September 2020 to March 2021, Lilly worked as a creative director for MOODzine Magazine on a freelance basis in Los Angeles, California. Concurrently, from November 2020 to January 2021, he served as a public relations intern for Alma Backyard Farms in Compton, California.

He was also an administrative assistant at Springfield Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts from June to September 2020. His internship experience also includes a stint as an event marketing intern at Tommy Hilfiger in early 2019.

As for his education, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Simultaneously, he also completed a minor in Cinematic Arts at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

About Author: Chakku Haru

Chakku, a seasoned celebrity content writer with a profound passion for the entertainment industry. With years of experience in the field, Chakku specializes in capturing the essence of actors, singers, YouTube stars, and journalists. His expertise extends to providing in-depth insights into their lives, from their career milestones to personal anecdotes that resonate with fans worldwide. Through his captivating writing, Chakku brings the stories of these luminaries to life, leaving readers inspired and engaged