|Full Name||Edi Mūe Gathegi|
|Birth Name||Edi Mūe Gathegi|
|Father Name||Dr. John N' Gathegi|
|Date of Birth||March 10,1979|
Edi Mūe Gathegi is a Kenyan-born American actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Jeffrey Cole in the television series House, Darwin in X-Men: First Class, and Laurent in the films Twilight and its sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Gathegi is 41 years old. He was born on March 10, 1979, in Nairobi, Kenya. Talking about his height, he is 6 ft and 1 in (1.85 m) tall.
His father, Dr. John N' Gathegi, serves as a Professor at the University of South Florida. He earned his Ph.D. and JD from the University of California at Berkeley.
The middle of three children, Edi has an older brother and a younger sister. Gathegi spent his early years in Albany, California, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Following a knee injury, the 41-year-old began taking acting classes and studied at the prestigious New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2005.
Gathegi has a net worth of $3 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. His first professional role came in 2006 when he was cast as Haitian Cabbie in the action film Crank. A year later, Edi guest-starred on Lincoln Heights and Veronica Mars.
Following this, the 41-year-old went on to star as Bodie in action-drama Death Sentence, Darudi in the thriller film The Fifth Patient, and Cheese in Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. Edi later appeared in a recurring role as Dr. Jeffrey Cole on the television medical drama House.
Moreover, in 2008, he guest-starred on CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Life on Mars. The same year, Gathegi was cast as Laurent, a dark-haired, olive-toned vampire, in Stephenie Meyer's novel based romantic fantasy film Twilight. It was a huge success, grossing over $400 million worldwide on a production budget of $37 million.
The 41-year-old reprised his role in the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and in a flashback scene of the fourth installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which were both commercially successful, grossing over $700 million. His other notable roles include Matias Solomon in NBC's The Blacklist, Ronald Dacey in StartUp, Armando Muñoz in X-Men: First Class, and A.D. Singe in Briarpatch.
Gathegi is married to his long-time girlfriend, Adriana Marinescu, who is a Romania-born actress and producer. The two dated for about 3 years and got engaged in the Spring of 2018 before tying the knot in June 2019.
If you want to more about Edi's personal and professional life, you can follow him on Instagram at @iamedigathegi, where he currently has 42k followers.