Born In: Geneva, Switzerland
Kat Graham is a Swiss-born American actress and singer best known for her role of ‘Bonnie Bennett’ in the popular television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’. She started her career as a dancer before moving on to acting and singing, and has also done many commercials. She featured in some music videos as a backup dancer in her early career. Making her first television debut at the tender age of thirteen years, Kat has played some important roles in movies too. Her debut movie was ‘The Parent Trap.’ She then went on to feature in popular movies like ‘17 Again’ and ‘The Roommate’. Kat is a multi-talented personality—she is a dancer, singer, and actress all rolled into one! She has also done some modeling work in addition. She is a big fan of the late singer Tupac Shakur and was thrilled to be cast as Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me.’ The film was a commercial success even though it earned negative reviews from the critics.
Also Known As: Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham, Toro Gato
Spouse/Ex-: Cottrell Guidry (2008–14)
father: Joseph Graham
mother: Natasha Graham
Born Country: Switzerland
Ancestry: Liberian American, Swiss American, Russian American, Polish American
Notable Alumni: Musicians Institute
City: Geneva, Switzerland
education: Musicians Institute
Kat Graham was born in Geneva, Switzerland on September 5, 1989 to Joseph and Natasha as Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham. When she was just 5 years old, her parents got divorced following which she was raised by her mother in Los Angeles, California.
She has also appeared in many popular music videos of famous singers including Justin Bieber, Usher, Akon and Christina Milian. As a singer she credits personalities and groups like Destiny's Child, The Beatles, Janet Jackson, M.I.A., Gwen Stefani, Grace Jones, Prince, Madonna and Tupac for influencing her career in music. She wrote the title song for the film ‘Derailed’ in 2002.
Kat Graham landed her first big project when she was offered the role of ‘Bonnie Bennett’ in The CW supernatural drama ‘The Vampire Diaries’ where she played the role of a teenage witch. The show started airing in 2009. This was indeed the biggest breakthrough of her career till then. The show started with a viewership of 4.91 million and later in 2012, the show was renewed for its fourth season.
In August 2010, she was picked by the Universal Pictures for the Dance-drama film ‘Honey 2’, a sequel to the 2003 film ‘Honey’. The film didn’t attract a lot of praise from the critics but Kat’s performance and dancing skills were lauded by many.
In January 2016, she was chosen for the role of ‘Jada Pinkett Smith’ in the Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’. The film was released in 2017, featuring Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the lead character.
Kat Graham is of Liberian and Jewish ancestry. She dated Cottrell Guidry from 2008, and eventually got engaged to him in 2012. Unfortunately, the relationship didn’t last long. The duo called it quits on December 12, 2014.
In 2022, Kat Graham got engaged to Darren Genet.
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