Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Highest Rated: 95% 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

Gone Baby Gone
The Harder They Fall Princess of the Row X-Men: First Class Caged
My Bloody Valentine
Pimp Twilight




88% 93% The Harder They Fall Bill Pickett (Character) - 2021
72% 27% Caged Harlow Reid (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
88% 92% Princess of the Row Beaumont 'Bo' Willis (Character),
- 2019
56% 95% Pimp Kenny Wayne (Character) - 2018
33% 38% Better Start Running Fitz Paradise (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% 32% 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
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
12% 69% Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Eddie Willers (Character) $4.6M 2011
29% 61% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Laurent (Character) $296.6M 2009
61% 44% My Bloody Valentine Deputy Martin (Character) $51.5M 2009
49% 72% Twilight Laurent (Character) $191.4M 2008
95% 86% Gone Baby Gone Cheese (Character) $20.3M 2007
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Patient Darudi (Character) - 2007


91% 83% For All Mankind Dev Ayesa (Character) 2022
60% 48% The Guardians of Justice Mr. Smiles (Character) 2022
79% 86% Briarpatch A.D. Singe (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 89% StartUp Ronald Dacey (Character) 2016-2018
No Score Yet 62% The Blacklist: Redemption Matias Solomon (Character) 2017
84% 88% Into the Badlands Jacobee (Guest Star) 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Mr. Solomon (Guest Star) 2015
53% 81% Proof Zed (Character) 2015
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
13% 50% Family Tools Darren Poynton (Character) 2013
24% 50% Red Widow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 64% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
90% 96% House Dr. Jeffrey 'Big Love' Cole (Guest Star) 2007
91% 78% Veronica Mars Zeke Molinda (Guest Star) 2007