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      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 became 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
      Aporia The Harder They Fall Princess of the Row X-Men: First Class Caged My Bloody Valentine Pimp

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      Family Tools, Edi Gathegi (L), Danielle Nicolet (C), J.K. Simmons (R), 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Kyle Bornheimer (L), Edi Gathegi (R), 'Terry By Design', Season 1, Ep. #10, 07/10/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Edi Gathegi (L), Kyle Bornheimer (R), 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/08/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Edi Gathegi (L), Kyle Bornheimer (R), 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/08/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Lee Weaver (L), Edi Gathegi (C), Danielle Nicolet (R), 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Edi Gathegi, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, from left: Lee Weaver, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, J.K. Simmons, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, Kyle Bornheimer (L), Edi Gathegi (R), 'Waiting for Mrs. Bichette', Season 1, Ep. #5, 06/05/2013, ©ABC Justified, Edi Gathegi (L), Michael Rapaport (C), Walton Goggins (R), 'Shot All to Hell', Season 5, Ep. #5, 02/04/2014, ©FX Family Tools, Edi Gathegi, 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/08/2013, ©ABC Justified, Edi Gathegi (L), Michael Rapaport (C), Walton Goggins (R), 03/16/2010, ©FX Family Tools, Edi Gathegi, 'Waiting for Mrs. Bichette', Season 1, Ep. #5, 06/05/2013, ©ABC The Blacklist, Edi Gathegi, 'Zal Bin Hasaan', Season 3, Ep. #7, 11/12/2015, ©NBC Justified, Michael Rapaport (L), Edi Gathegi (R), 03/16/2010, ©FX Family Tools, Edi Gathegi (L), Kyle Bornheimer (R), 'Now You See Me, Now You Don't', Season 1, Ep. #2, 05/08/2013, ©ABC Justified, Michael Rapaport (L), Edi Gathegi (R), 'Shot All to Hell', Season 5, Ep. #5, 02/04/2014, ©FX Family Tools, from left: Danielle Nicolet, Edi Gathegi, Lee Weaver, J.K. Simmons, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Justified, Edi Gathegi (L), Timothy Olyphant (R), 'A Murder Of Crowes', Season 5, Ep. #1, 01/07/2014, ©FX Family Tools, from left: Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, Lee Weaver, J.K. Simmons, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC The Blacklist, Edi Gathegi, 'Mr. Solomon: Conclusion', Season 3, Ep. #18, 04/14/2016, ©KSITE

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman: Legacy Mister Terrific (Character) - 2025
      89% 66% Aporia Mal (Character) $21.6K 2023
      88% 93% The Harder They Fall Bill Pickett (Character) - 2021
      69% 29% Caged Harlow Reid (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2021
      88% 93% Princess of the Row Beaumont 'Bo' Willis (Character),
      Producer
      - 2019
      56% 95% Pimp Kenny Wayne (Character) - 2018
      33% 39% 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% 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
      No Score Yet 34% 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
      28% 61% The Twilight Saga: New Moon Laurent (Character) $296.6M 2009
      62% 44% My Bloody Valentine Deputy Martin (Character) $51.5M 2009
      49% 72% Twilight Laurent (Character) $191.4M 2008
      94% 86% Gone Baby Gone Cheese (Character) $20.3M 2007
      No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Patient Darudi (Character) - 2007

      TV

      Credit
      93% 82% For All Mankind Dev Ayesa (Character) 2022-2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Self 2022
      60% 79% The Guardians of Justice Mr. Smiles (Character) 2022
      79% 84% 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% 78% The Blacklist Mr. Solomon (Guest Star) 2015
      53% 82% Proof Zed (Character) 2015
      97% 94% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      13% No Score Yet Family Tools Darren Poynton (Character) 2013
      24% 62% Red Widow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 82% 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
      91% 78% Veronica Mars Zeke Molinda (Guest Star) 2007