Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Highest Rated: 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Lowest Rated: 12% Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2011)

Birthday: Mar 10, 1979

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Although Edi Gathegi was most widely recognized for his role as the dreadlocked vampire Laurent in "Twilight" (2008) and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009), the actor was never a huge fan of the vampire genre. In fact, when he first read for the part, he was so unfamiliar with the popularity of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels that he didn't realize it was a vampire flick. But Gathegi clicked so well with the film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, that he immediately devoured the entire Twilight cycle, quickly becoming a fan of the best-selling books. Edi Mue Gathegi was born in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 10, 1979. His family moved to the United States when he was young, settling in the Bay Area town of Albany, CA. In college, the 6'1" Gathegi focused on basketball at The University of California, Santa Barbara, but this first love was derailed by a knee injury that drove him into the low-impact sport of acting. He went on to study his craft at New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating in 2005, Gathegi quickly kicked off his acting career playing a cabbie in Jason Statham's "Crank" (2006). The following year Gathegi landed a recurring role as Dr. Jeffery Cole on FOX's hit series, "House M.D." (Fox 2004-2012). He went on to win a small but important role as hard-bitten drug lord Cheese in Ben Affleck's feature-length directorial debut, "Gone Baby Gone" (2007). Within his brief on-screen moment in this critically acclaimed working-class mystery, Gathegi delivers the film's title line. After landing his plum role in "Twilight," the actor was cautiously optimistic during pre-release interviews, but still found himself somewhat unprepared for the film's frenzied reception. In 2009, Gathegi appeared in the considerably less popular slasher remake "My Bloody Valentine 3-D," and reprised his role as Laurent in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." He subsequently landed the role of Armando Muñoz/Darwin in "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and appeared in the commercially unsuccessful film based on Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" (2011). The actor also made several small screen appearances on popular shows including a guest spot on The CW's "Nikita" (2010-13), the recurring role of Kyle on The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" (2012-16), and as Leon on the ABC drama "Red Widow" (2013), which was the brainchild of a fellow "Twilight" alum, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. The same year, Gathegi joined the cast of the sitcom "Family Tools" (ABC 2013). Gathegi next co-starred in the cable drama "Proof" (2015), and appeared in story arcs on "Justified" (FX 2010-15), "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013- ) and "Into the Badlands" (AMC 2015- ).

Highest rated movies




43% 31% Caged Harlow Reid (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
88% 95% Princess of the Row Beaumont 'Bo' Willis (Character),
- 2019
33% 38% Better Start Running Fitz Paradise (Character) - 2018
56% 96% Pimp Kenny Wayne (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 18% Raven's Watch Noah (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 74% This Isn't Funny Ryan (Character) $690 2015
43% 33% Bleeding Heart Dex (Character) - 2015
48% 42% Criminal Activities Marques (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Card Tres (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storytelling Detective Stark (Character) - 2013
12% 69% Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Eddie Willers (Character) $4.6M 2011
No Score Yet 32% This Is Not a Movie Ghost of Jimmy (Character) - 2011
86% 87% X-Men: First Class Armando Munoz/Darwin (Character) $146.4M 2011
61% 44% My Bloody Valentine Deputy Martin (Character) $51.5M 2009
28% 61% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Laurent (Character) $296.6M 2009
49% 73% Twilight Laurent (Character) $191.4M 2008
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Patient Darudi (Character) - 2007
94% 86% Gone Baby Gone Cheese (Character) $20.3M 2007


79% 87% Briarpatch A.D. Singe (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 91% StartUp Ronald Dacey (Character) 2016-2018
No Score Yet 61% The Blacklist: Redemption Matias Solomon (Character) 2017
83% 89% Into the Badlands Jacobee (Guest Star) 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Mr. Solomon (Guest Star) 2015
53% 82% Proof Zed (Character) 2015
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
13% No Score Yet Family Tools Darren Poynton (Character) 2013
24% 50% Red Widow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
85% 68% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% House Dr. Jeffrey 'Big Love' Cole (Guest Star) 2007
92% 78% Veronica Mars Zeke Molinda (Guest Star) 2007


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