Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Critically acclaimed, Kenyan-born actor / producer, Edi Gathegi has starred in film, television and theater. He is currently shooting a new series regular role, joining Joel Kinnaman, in season 3 of Apple TV + 's high-profile sci-fi drama "For All Mankind." Edi also recently wrapped the much anticipated Netflix western “The Harder They Fall” produced by Jay Z in which Gathegi stars opposite Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. Additionally, he stars in Crackle's "StartUp" as Haitian patriarch Ronald Dacey, alongside Ron Perlman and Martin Freeman. He can also be seen on Sam Esmail's US television show "Briarpatch," starring A.D. Singe alongside Rosario Dawson. Recent film credits include "Pimp" produced by Lee Daniels, "Better Start Running" with Jeremy Irons, "The Last Thing He Wanted", directed by Dee Rees, starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck, the film "Caged" which he also executive produced and the critically acclaimed independent film "Princess of the Row," executive produced by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, in which Edi stars and that she also produced with her Shifty Eye Productions. Edi made his off-Broadway stage debut in the Signature Theater's “Jesus Hopped the A Train,” which earned him an Obie Award, a Special Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Nomination. Previously, he made his Los Angeles stage debut with "Superior Donuts" at the prestigious Geffen Playhouse, which earned him an Ovation Award nomination, a NAACP award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Actor. Initially well recognized for the recurring role of “Dr. Cole ’(aka:" Big Love ") on the FOX hit television series" House ", Gathegi went on to join the ensemble cast of box office phenomenon, A Biography" Twilight "and its sequel" New Moon ". From vampire to mutant, he joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn's “X-Men: First Class,” in which he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for cinematic chemistry. Additionally, he starred opposite Jennifer Beals in TNT's "Proof", appeared on NBC's hit show "The Blacklist," AMC's "Into the Badlands" and NBC drama "The Blacklist: Redemption."