Who Is Edi Gathegi Girlfriend? Family, Ethnicity, Movies & More

By Staff Writer | Published On: 26 Jan, 2020
Who Is Edi Gathegi Girlfriend? Family, Ethnicity, Movies & More

Edi Gathegi is a Kenyan-American actor known for his roles in various movies like Twilight, Gone Baby Gone, and TV series like House and The Blacklist. For his outstanding performances, he won a Connect Film Festival Award for Best Actor in 2015 for his role in the short movie, Neighbours. He was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for his role in X-Men: First Class in 2011.

Edi Gathegi’s Bio: Age & Early Life

Edi Gathegi was born on 10th March 1979 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the birthname Edi Mue Gathegi. He is the second among the three children born to his parents. His father, Dr. John N’ Gathegi, is a Professor at the University of South Florida with a Ph.D. and a JD from the University of California in Berkeley.  

He has an older brother named Nate Dawg and a younger sister named Betty G. 

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Though born in Kenya, Edi grew up in Albany, California, since his family moved there when he was still a child.  

He attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, California, where he played basketball. While training with some of his teammates, he got a knee injury which ended his passion for basketball. 

Then intending to take a physically easy course, he enrolled in New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005.  

Height & Ethnicity

Edi Gathegi stands at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters). He belongs to the Kenyan ethnic group. 

Dating Girlfriend?

Edi Gathegi is currently dating Adriana Gathegi.

Edi Gathegi with his girlfriend, Adriana Gathegi on 27th April 2019 (Source: Adriana Gathegi's Instagram)

The earliest picture of the couple shared on Instagram is in March 2016. Since then, they can be seen sharing pictures of spending time together, outing, and wishing each other on their birthdays. 

Career (Movies & TV Shows)

Edi Gathegi made his film debut by playing the role of Haitian Cabbie in the film Crank in 2006. Next year, he was cast in several different projects. He starred as Boa in the series, Lincoln Heights, as Darudi in the film, The Fifth Patient, and as Cheese in film, Gone Baby Gone. In the same year, he played his breakthrough role as Dr. Jeffrey Cole, a recurring character in the popular TV series, House.  

In 2008, another big break role came when he was cast as Laurent in the hit movie, Twilight. Followingly, he went to perform the same character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 in 2012.

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In 2013, he performed major roles as Leon in the TV series, Red Widow, as Kyle in Beauty and the Beast, and as Darren in Family Tools. 2015 saw him playing various roles in films like This Isn’t Funny as Ryan, Bleeding Heart as Dex, and Aloha as Lt. Colonel Curtis. 

From 2016 to 2018, he was cast in the TV series, StartUp as Ronald Dacey. Then in 2019, he played the role of A.D. Single in the series, Briarpatch.