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Facts of Joy Mcmanigal

Full NameJoy Mcmanigal
First NameJoy
Last NameMcmanigal
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseGiancarlo Esposito
No Of Children4

Joy McManigal is the ex-wife of an Italian-American actor Giancarlo Esposito. 

Joy has kept most of the parts of her life a secret as she is a very private person.

Joy McManigal with her ex husband Giancarlo Esposito.
Joy McManigal with her ex husband Giancarlo Esposito.  Source: YouTube

Giancarlo is a very famous and talented person and known for his amazing acting skills. 

He has done many memorable roles, which are quite notable. 

He has been in the entertainment industry for a long time now. 

He first started his career as an actor in 1966 and is continuing strongly to this day. 

He has won many highly respected awards and titles throughout his years in the industry.


Joy was married to Giancarlo but not anymore. They got married in 1995

They share four children named Shayne Lyra Esposito, Kale Lyn Esposito, Syrlucia Esposito, and Ruby Esposito. They got a divorce in 2015.

The reason behind their divorce is not known as they have chosen it to be kept to themselves.

The wedding:

They had a very private wedding with only their close friends and family in it. 

They have not revealed any information about the day.


The ex-couple has four children together named Shayne Lyra Esposito, Kale, Syrlucia, and Ruby Esposito

There is not much information on the kids yet as they like to keep their life private until they want to be known by the media and spotlight.

Joy McManigal with her ex husband Giancarlo Esposito and daughter.
Joy McManigal with her ex husband Giancarlo Esposito and daughter. Source: Facebook


There is no information about Joy’s siblings, nor is there any information about whether she has any siblings.

Giancarlo has a brother named Vincent Esposito. There is no such information about him either, but they do seem to be in touch.


There is no information about the parents of Joy.

The parents of Giancarlo are Giovanni Esposito and Elizabeth Foster

His father, Giovanni, was a stagehand and carpenter who was born and raised in Italy. 

His mother, Elizabeth, was an opera singer in America who was an American-African. 

They moved to Manhattan after marriage and had kids there, and the kids grew up there.

The family lived in many places like Europe, New York City, and Cleveland until the family moved to Manhattan. 

They moved to Elmsford in Westchester County, New York, again after the kids were in their teenage years. 

Giancarlo and Vincent are fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish.

The backup plan:

Esposito started his acting career at the age of 8. 

When he was in his late teens, he decided to get a degree in the business side of the industry. 

Esposito got a two-year degree in radio and television communication from Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, New York. 

So, even if he didn’t become successful in the acting field, he could still go back to Alaska and work as a cameraman and live out of it. 

That way, he could be a part of what he likes to do and have a decent paycheck to continue his day-to-day life.

Role model:

Burt Lancaster was the role model for Giancarlo as he was one of the first actors to start his own production company, and he used to work on things he believed in, which inspired Giancarlo in a very big way.

Giancarlo recalls Aaron Paul beating him up

Giancarlo was shown a clip of his movie. The actor stated that it took him back to that moment in time. 

He praised the Ghost Whisperer as a great show indeed. Giancarlo also shared that he chose to align himself with stuff that deals with the small portion of justice. 

Well, he mentioned that a little bit of justice has that kind of key which helps us to look at ourselves in real-life scenarios, and Aaron was great in it. 

He recalls dying at Aaron’s hands at that particular alley. He mentioned beating each other and taking the crap out of one another. 

Aaron missed it once and got Giancarlo with a two-by-four in the back of his head. Giancarlo also missed it once and slammed his head on the cement. 

He confronted that both of them were pretty conscious people even at that time. He also shared crying it out at the end of the long night of beating each other up. 

He recalls that they wound up in each other’s arms, just crying tears for all the answers, like a real-life situation. 

Giancarlo also mentioned that we live in a society where it is taught that men are not allowed to have feelings and not allowed to cry, and not allowed to share. 

He also says that’s the main reason he has four daughters. 

The artist says that the female attitude is very much important to balance the male, and their masculinity in so many other ways, if you are fully aware, but if you are not fully aware, then one shut up and go away. 

Also, being surrounded by daughters, Giancarlo has been able to see his soft side of himself too, and at the time of that masculine boy popping up, there is so much resistance to suggestion, he added.

Giancarlo shares his personal eating habits

Well, the artist mentioned that he prefers simple food, which means unprocessed. 

He declares that he eats an Ayurvedic diet, which means eating the food that grows seasonally which includes rice and simple vegetables, sometimes made in clarified butter and clean ingredients. 

However, Giancarlo keeps himself far away from ice-creams and sweet stuff as it zoomed into his brain and energy level. 

When he was in Albuquerque, he used to garden. He planted tomatoes, zucchini, artichokes, sages, lavender, carrots, beets, and beans. 

He also felt that while growing his own vegetables in his garden, he was controlling what was in the soil, resulting in having cleaner veggies. 

Lastly, he shared that broccoli, cabbage, and kale came out nicely.

Net worth:

The net worth of Joy is not known as her profession is not known.

The net worth of Giancarlo is estimated to be around $8 Million. His main source of income is from the movies, and TV shows that he does.

$8 millionMovies, TV shows, theatre


  1. The exact age of Joy is not known.
  2. Giancarlo is 62 years old. He was born on April 26, 1958.

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Updated On Sun Jun 19 2022 Published On Wed Apr 14 2021 By shaumya

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