Edi Gathegi is a Kenyan-born American actor who started his professional acting career in 2006, appearing in the action film Crank. He is most known for appearing in television series like House, The Blacklist, and StartUp, and movies like including Gone Baby Gone, X-Men: First Class, Twilight, and its sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

What Is His Birthname? Where Was He Educated?

Edi Gathegi was born Edi Mūe Gatheg on March 10, 1979, in Nairobi, Keny, to Gathegi and John N. However, he spent his childhood part well in Albany, California, United States. He has two siblings, Nate Dawg and Betty G.

The actor went to the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then joined New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 2005.

Gathegi is 42 years old as of writing this article. He stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inch. His nickname is Ed Lo Edi G.

Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is Kenyan-American and is of Afro-American background.

How Much Is Edi Gathegi’s Net Worth? His Roles In Film And Television

The 42 years old actor has earned a significant amount of riches from his successful acting career. As of September 2021, his net worth is reported to be around $3 million.

In the US, the average actor salary is $58,256, and the range typically falls between $48,006 and $71,128. So he might be earning in a similar or above range.

Besides, he also adds $280.5 to $467.5 per sponsor post from his Instagram @iamedigathegi, with more than 65 thousand followers as of now.

Edi Gathegi as Laurent in Twilight
Source: Instagram @iamedigatheg

Gathegi first appeared in a professional role as Haitian Cabbie in the action film Crank in 2006. He has since appeared in films and TV series like Gone Baby Gone, The Fifth Patient, and House.

In 2008, he acted as Laurent in the feature film Twilight (box office $407.1 million and budget $37 million). He reprised the role in its sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (budget $50 million and box office $712 million) in 2009. 

Similarly, Twilight actor starred as Armando Muñoz / Darwin in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (budget $140-160 million and grossed $353.6 million) in 2011.

Furthermore, Edi has played main roles in TV series like Proof, StartUp, The Balcklist, Briaripatch, among others. He is set to appear in the upcoming film The Harder They Fall.

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Is Edi Gathegi Married? Who Is His Wife?

The Balcklist‘ star Edi Gathegi is currently married to his sweetheart, Adriana Marinescu, a Romanian actress and producer by profession.

The couple dated for three years long, followed by their engagement in the Spring of 2018, and exchanged wedding vows in June 2019.

Despite their long and healthy marriage relationship, the two haven’t share any child of their own. Besides that, the actor often promotes his work on his Instagram @iamedigathegi.