Biography of Edi Gathegi & Net Worth 2021.
Edi Mūe Gathegi (born March 10, 1979) is a Kenyan-American actor. He appeared as a recurring character, Dr. Jeffrey Cole (aka “Big Love”) in the television series House, as Cheese in the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone, Laurent in the films Twilight and its sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and as Darwin in X-Men: First Class. Edi also featured in the AMC series, Into the Badlands, as Baron Jacobee. He has also been a recurring character in NBC’s television series, The Blacklist as Matias Solomon, an operative for a covert organization. Gathegi reprised the role in the 2016–2017 season crime thriller, The Blacklist: Redemption.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Gathegi grew up in Albany, California, U.S. Gathegi attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he played basketball until a knee injury ended his career. Gathegi then began taking acting classes. He then studied at New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2005. Gathegi’s career began in theatre, and his stage credits include Two Trains Running at the Old Globe Theatre, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cyrano de Bergerac, among others.
Gathegi married Romanian Adriana Marinescu in 2018.
Awards and nominations
Drama Desk Awards
- 2018: Won along with Sean Carvajal for last-minute entrances into the Signature production of this powerful play ensured it had a happy real-life ending” after replacing Reg E. Cathey in late September for an October 5 first preview.
- 2018: Won OBIE Award for his performance as Lucius Jenkins in Signature Theater Company revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
- 2011: Won LADCC Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play for the role of Franco Wicks in the Geffen Playhouse production of “Superior Donuts”.
Method Fest Independent Film Festival
- 2019: Won Breakout Acting Award for his method performance as Beau Willis in “Princess of the Row”
- 2011: Nominated for Featured Actor in a Play for the role of Franco Wicks in the Geffen Playhouse production of “Superior Donuts”
Lucille Lortel Awards
- 2018: Nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at Signature Theatre Company.