Edi Gathegi Biography

Mostly recognized for his role as a handsome vampire ‘Laurent’ in Twilight, Edi Gathegi is an actor. He is a Kenya-born American film, stage, and television actor. He is also mostly known for his role as Dr. Jeffery Cole in tv series “House” and as Darwin in X-Men. He is a popular actor who played many amazing and remarkable roles.

Early Life

Edi Mūe Gathegi was born on March 10, 1979, in Nairobi, Kenya. He grew up in Albany, California. His father was John N’ Gathegi whereas information about his mother isn’t available. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. He played basketball there until he had a knee injury which ended his career. That plunged him into depression and he started taking acting classes. That’s when he discovered his love for acting. He then studied in Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for a graduate school acting program, graduating in 2005.

Edi Gathegi Career

His career began in theatre and his stage credits include Two Trains Running, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream among many others. His first professional role was in 2016, with his role as the Haitian Cabbie in the film ‘Crank’. He originally auditioned for the role of Kaylo but ended up playing the role of a Haitian Cabbie. He was coached by a Haitian friend for the role when he was skeptical at performing a Haitian accent. In 2007, he guest-starred on Lincoln Heights and Veronica Mars. After that he went on to star as Bodie in ‘Death Sentence’, Darudi in ‘The Fifth Patient’ and one of his popular roles Cheese in ‘Gone Baby Gone.

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He then went on to play Dr. Jeffrey in the TV series ‘House M.D.’ which was his other popular role. In 2008, he appeared in CSI: Miami a tv-series and on ‘Life on Mars’ as Fletcher Bellow and another tv series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. After that, he went on to play the vampire ‘Laurent’ in the Twilight Saga. In 2009, he played the role of Charlie Cole in ‘Operating Instructions’. In 2010, he did a short film ‘Page 36’. After that, he had series of roles which include ‘This is not a Movie’, ‘Atlas Shrugged part I’, as Kalume Ungara in the TV series ‘Nikita’.

Big Break

That year he also landed a role in the Marvel comics X-Men. In 2012, he did a few more roles, like Mitchell in Hawken, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Red Widow a tv series. In 2013, he appeared in the Beauty And The Beast, and as Darren in a tv series ‘Family Tools’. He played a role in ‘Justified’ a tv-series and in ‘Wild Card’ another tv series in 2014. That year he also made a few short films and one tv movie ‘Grand Theft Auto: Give Me Liberty. He did another bunch of roles in 2015, like ‘Aloha’, a tv series ‘Proof’, another tv series ‘Namaste Bitches’, ‘Criminal Activities’, ‘Into the Badlands’ a tv-series and ‘The Blacklist’ a tv series.

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In 2017, he appeared in the TV series ‘The blacklist redemption’. He played a role in the film ‘Princess of the Row’ in 2019. And his most recent works have been ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ in 2020, Briarpatch a tv-series and ‘Caged’ in 2021. His most upcoming project is the movie ‘The Harder They Fall’. It was set to be released in 2021, but due to covid, the filming scheduled to begin in March 2020 had been delayed.

Edi Gathegi Biography

Real Name Edi Mūe Gathegi
Birth Date 10 March 1979
Age (as of 2021) 42 Years
Birth Place Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Profession Actor
Religion Not Known
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 36 inches
Biceps Size 15.5 inches
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father John N’ Gathegi
Mother Not Known
Sister Betty G
Brother Nate Dawg


School Tisch School Of The Arts
College New York University, University of California, Santa Barbara

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife? Adriana Marinescu
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Personal Life

In 2018, He married Romanian Adriana Marinescu. The couple doesn’t have kids. He has kept his private life away from the limelight and no information other than this is available.

Edi Gathegi Net Worth

Gathegi is a popular actor known for his acting style. His net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. He earns through his acting in films and television parts.


  • He had no idea that it was a vampire story when he first read the part. He hated the vampire genre, but later he totally devoured the Twilight plot.
  • Edi won the Breakout Acting Award for his method performance as Beau Wills in the ‘Princess of the Row’.
  • He was nominated for outstanding featured actor in a play at the Lucille Lortel Awards.
  • Gathegi won the OBIE award in 2018.
  • He gave voice-overs to various characters in Phineas and Fern in 2012.

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