Is Edi Gathegi Kenya’s first Hollywood Movie Star?

I just found out that Kenya has a bonafide movie star in Hollywood, and his name is not Barack Obama! No, Edi Gathegi is the real deal. He has been a recurrent character on the popular TV show HOUSE as Dr. Jeffrey Cole and last year he acted in a small role in the hugely popular movie “Twilight” as Laurent, a vampire. Edi was born in Nairobi, Kenya but grew up in the US and is also an American citizen.

Edi is reprising his role as Laurent in the upcoming “Twilight Saga: New Moon”, a follow-up to last year’s Twilight which will premiere later this year. In the second Twilight movie, Edi has a larger role than he did in the first one. The Twilight series of books have been a massive success worldwide and are being adapted for the big screen in the same way as the fantasy-based Harry Potter books. For more details on Edi, you can read his full profile on Wikipedia here>

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    July 5, 2009 at 4:48 am — Reply

    this dude is definetly it he rocks in Twilight check out this guy

  2. Ketan Vora
    July 25, 2009 at 9:09 am — Reply

    The real Kenyan ‘deal’ – Gone Baby Gone with top actors like Morgan Freeman and Casey Affleck….

    born in Kenya living in California.

    Edi attended the prestigious graduate acting program at New York University

    Has an older brother and a younger sister.

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