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>