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February 17, 2019

Hollywood’s Gathegi to visit Kenya during festive season

Edi Gathegi / AGENCIES
Edi Gathegi / AGENCIES

Kenyan-born Hollywood actor Edi Gathegi is expected in the country in December.

He is expected to jet in for the festive season and tour various parts of the country during his stay.

This will be Gathegi's third visit since he left at the age of three. His last visit was a year ago.

In an interview with the Star then Gathegi said he planned to visit the country in the next 24 months. But it seems the visit will be sooner as Word Is has learnt that the star will be around this Christmas season.

Born in Umoja estate, Eastlands, Nairobi, Gathegi moved to the United States at the age of three and settled in California. He attended the University of California before focusing on his acting career.

In May, Gathegi was among nominees of the Lucille Lortel Award in the outstanding featured actor in a play category.

 Gathegi will feature in a new Netflix Movie The Last Thing He Wanted.

He joined the film in July 2018, alongside DC star Ben Affleck (Batman role Justice League), Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Mel Rodriguez and Carlos Leal.

The movie is an American-British political thriller directed by Dee Rees based on the book by the same name by Joan Didion.

Gathegi is also expected to be in StartUp, which has been renewed for a 10-episode third season.

The second season of the show launched on September 28 last year and received a warm reception, prompting Crackles to renew it for a third season.



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