Edi Gathegi

Inside Biography


Edi Gathegi is a famous actor who is known for his work in Films, television and also the theater. 

He plays Laurent in the Twilight movies and the recurring character of Dr. Jeffery Cole in the television series House

Gathegi is also recognized for his role as Cheese in the film Gone Baby Gone which was directed by Ben Affleck. Gathegi also plays the recurring character of  Matias Solomon in the NBC television series, Matias Solomon.

Early life

Edi Mue Gathegi on 10th March 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya. Gathegi moved to Albany, California in the United States in his youth.

Edi Gathegi is an American by nationality and an African American by ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Pisces. 

Gathegi joined  University of California, Santa Barbara but he pulled out after he got into depression because of a knee injury which made him quit basketball. 

After the knee injury, Gathegi took an acting course which opened up a new world for him. Later on, he joined the  Tisch School of the Arts under the New York University's Graduate Acting Program. He finally graduated from there in the year 2005. 


Edi Gathegi started his acting career with his involvement in theater. He worked in plays which include Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Trains Running and the Twelfth night

Gathegi made his debut in movies as a Haitian Cabbie in the 2006 movie Crank. He has worked in many blockbuster movies like the Twilight series, X- Men: first cla s s, Atlas Shrugged, Criminal Activities and The Watcher

He has currently played Lamay in Transformation Awaits which is in its pre-production stage.

Edi Gathegi has also worked in many television series since 2007. He first appeared as Dr. Jeffrey Cole in the 2007 Television series, House. Similarly, he appeared as Boa in Lincoln Heights. 

After that, he has worked in over a dozen television series. Gathegi played the main character of Ronald Dacey in the 2016 television series, Startup

Personal Life

Having been in Hollywood for quite a long while now, Edi Gathegi draws interest from a lot of people who want to know about his own life. However, he hasn't unveiled details about his affairs, girlfriends or relationship status. He has posted pictures of him on Instagram alongside some gorgeous ladies, but nothing is known about his girlfriend. Some sources claim that Gathegi is not married and he is still single. 

Physical features and Net Worth

Gathegi, age 38, stands at the height of 1.85m/6'1''. He has already worked in numerous Hollywood Blockbusters alongside superstars actors like Kristen Stewart and  Jason Statham. Sources reveal that Edi Gathegi charges a hefty amount as payment for his work, but exact figures related to his salary and net worth is still under review. 


by Bchrome, 30 Mar, 2017

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