Edi Gathegi

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Relationship Timeline Of Edi Gathegi

Wife : Adriana Marinescu
Edi Gathegi married Adriana Marinescu in 2018.

Edi Gathegi is a Kenyan-American actor who got into the limelight after appearing in many movies and series like StartUpPrincess of the Row, and For All Mankind.

He was born on March 10, 1979, in Nairobi, Kenya, and his zodiac sign is Pisces. Interestingly he holds citizenship in both countries, Kenya and USA. 

Furthermore, Gathegi is also a producer who has produced short videos like Mendo's CarouselCaged and Bad Chemistry.

What Are Gathegi's Majors?

Talking about Gathegi's academic qualifications, he completed high school in California. However, the school's name is still behind the curtains. 

For further studies, he went to the University of California and studied there for four years. After that, he went to New York University to take acting classes. 

Married To Adriana Marinescu

Pimp actor Edi Gathegi has been living a married life since 2018. He exchanged his vows with Adriana Marinescu, an actress and producer from Romania. 

Picture of Edi Gathegi's wife Adriana Marinescu
Picture of Edi Gathegi's wife, Adriana Marinescu (Image Source: Instagram @iamedigathegi)

The love birds tied their knot in 2018 in the presence of their family members and close friends. However, the exact married date is still behind the curtains. 

Social media sites often show the charming couple's togetherness and happiness. In addition, they have been living a peaceful married life for more than three years. 

Lives A Rich Life: Gathegi's Net Worth

Edi Gathegi has a net worth of $3 million, making him a millionaire. He earned a massive fortune through his successful acting career, which he had dreamed of before. 

Besides this, he is also a producer and director from where he has made ample funds, eventually adding to his bank account. 

Undoubtedly, he lives a millionaire life owning his own house and cars in California. But unfortunately, his cars and house market value are still a mystery just like Roxanne Barcelo.

Gathegi's & Adriana Rumors

Many rumors and stories exist about the lovely couple in the American film industry. Some people say that they were dating for four years before their marriage. But the stories seem fake due to no evidence. 

Not only this but the gorgeous couple is also rumored in their married life. Some rumors say that they were unofficially engaged and married before 2018. However, these rumors were also false. 

Gathegi's Parents & Siblings

The Blacklist actor Gathegi has amazing and supportive parents. He was born as a middle child to his father, John N' Gathegi, a professor at the University of South Florida. Regarding his mother, her identity has not been disclosed yet. 

Picture of Edi Gathegi's father John N Gtahegi and his mother
Picture of Edi Gathegi's father, John N Gtahegi and his mother (Image Source: Instagram @iamedigathegi)

Besides, he has two lovely siblings (one elder brother and one younger sister). He is the younger brother of Nate Dawg and an elder brother of Betty G, an American singer.

The identity of Edi's lovely family hasn't been revealed yet except for their names, especially his mother, who has mainly remained anonymous.  

IMDb Profile

Like other celebrities, Edi Gathegi has earned acting credits on his IMDb page. He has achieved fifty-eight acting credits. His IMDb page includes his min bio, awards and nominations, TV series and movies and personal details. 

Gathegi has also gained credits as a producer (seven), director (two), writer (one), self (ten), and archive footage (two). Overall, he has very good ratings on IMDb. 

Body Measurements: Height & Weight 

Regarding Twilight actor Gathegi's appearance, he has dark skin with a nice physique. He has amazing black eyes with black hair. We can always see him with a beard that suits him. 

Picture of Edi Gathegi wearing black hat
Picture of Edi Gathegi (Image Source: Instagram @iamedigathegi)

Moreover, he is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall, weighing around 70 kg (154 lbs). He is often seen in the gym as he is a fitness freak. Apart from this, people admire his curly hair and whitish teeth.

Five Facts About Gathegi

  • Gathegi enjoys playing different characters in TV series and movies. He doesn't like to play only one character.
  • He loves exploring new places, playing various sports and reading books.
  • Gathegi has even stated that he enjoys portraying the role of villains as he thinks villains' roles are fun to play.
  • His family members and close friends call him Ed Lo.
  • He used to play basketball in high school until he got knee injuries.

Interviewed By Deadline Hollywood 

If you don't know about Deadline Hollywood, let us inform you that it is an online news site founded as the news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily by Nikki Finke in 2006.

Screenshot of Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero's interview
Screenshot of Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero's interview (Image Source: Deadline Hollywood)

Deadline Hollywood has interviewed many celebrities, of which Into The Badlands actor Edi Gathegi is one. He was interviewed along with Otmara Marrero. There they were asked about their friendship, roles in different movies, personal details and many more. 

The interview is thirteen minutes long and is available on Youtube, including Deadline Hollywood's own Youtube Channel. Besides this, we can see many interviews with Gathegi. 

Gathegi Gave Tribute To Black Panther 

Black Panther is Marvel's frictional movie where Chadwick Boseman (former boyfriend of Taylor Simone) played the major role of Black Panther. He was the inspiration/role model of Gathegi. 

After Boseman's death, Gathegi was heartbreaking and disappointed and shared the picture with the caption, "Rest In Peace Boseman, you are forever with us."

He even stated that Boseman was a true hero and gave a troubled young black boy strength to move through the world. When he left the world, Gathegi cried profusely. 

Furthermore, Black Panther, aka Boseman, motivated him to become a pillar of strength, purpose, and hope for society and the country. 

TV Series & Movies Of Gathegi 

Gathegi is a Kenyan-American actor and producer with more than sixteen years of experience. He has appeared in many TV shows and films throughout his successful acting career. 

Gathegi's notable TV series include StartUp, The Blacklist, Briarpatch, Family Tools, Proof, WildCard, Into The Badlands and Justified

Besides that, he has also appeared in many successful and popular movies such as The Harder They Fall, Caged, The Watcher, Twilight, Gone Baby Gone and Pimp

In addition, Gathegi has established himself as a successful actor through his remarkable acting in various movies and TV series. 

Awards Won By Gathegi 

The Harder They Fall actor Edi Gathegi has been able to win nine prestigious awards throughout his acting career. He has been able to win through his dedication and hard work. 

He won his first award in 2012 for his role in Neighbors. He was awarded the "Jury Prize" for Best Actor. After that, he won many awards like the "Festival Award," "Presidential Award," and "Tribute Award."

Apart from this, Gathegi was also nominated for the "Teen Choice Award" in 2011 and the "Black Reel Award" in 2022.

Social Media Presence 

Gathegi has a strong presence on social media platforms. He has very good followers on Instagram and Twitter, where he often shares pictures with his fans. 

He handles the Instagram account @iamedigathegi, which has more than 79K followers, whereas his Twitter account is @iamedigathegi, where he has gained more than 93.8K followers. 

Furthermore, Gathegi's Instagram and Twitter accounts are verified with many followers. He joined Twitter in April 2009.


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