Kat Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer. She is known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. Let’s see some interesting facts and trivia about her!
1.Her full name is Katerina Alexandre Hartford “Kat” Graham
2. She was born on September 5, 1989 in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Los Angeles, California.
3. Her father, Joseph, is of Americo-Liberian descent, and her mother, Natasha, is Jewish (from a family from Russia and Poland).
4. Kat Graham’s father was a music executive and the godfather of two of Quincy Jones’ children.
5. Her paternal grandfather was a UN Ambassador, serving for 40 years in the Netherlands,Sweden, Romania and Kenya.
6. Her parents divorced when she was five.
7. She has a half-brother, Yakov, born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
8. Kat Graham was raised in her mother’s Jewish religion and attended Hebrew school.
9. Kat Graham began her career in the entertainment industry at age six.
10. Over the next eight years, she appeared in various commercials, including those for Barbie, K-Mart, Pop-Tarts and Edison.
11. At the age of 15, Graham caught the eye of choreographer Fatima Robinson, and was asked to perform at the BET Awards as a background dancer for Bow Wow.
12. Kat Graham followed her BET Awards appearance with work as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Jamie Foxx, and choreographers Hi-Hat and Michael Rooney.
13. At age 17, Graham participated in a national marketing campaign to advertise Coca-Cola’s soft drink Fanta.
14. Kat Graham appeared in the marketing campaign as a member of the “Fantanas”, known as Capri, also known as Strawberry
15. Kat Graham has appeared in various music videos, including Akon’s “Lonely”, Christina Millian’s “Dip It Low”, Justin Bieber and Usher’s “Somebody to Love (Remix)”, 112’s “What If”, John Legend’s “Used to Love U”, B2K’s “Why I Love You”, Musiq Soulchild’s “B.U.D.D.Y.”, and Nelly’s “Just A Dream” and Diddy – Dirty Money with Usher’s “Looking for Love”.
16. In 2002, Graham made her television debut on the Disney Channel teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire.
17. Kat Graham went on to appear on various television shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The O.C., Malcolm in the Middle, Joan of Arcadia, Grounded For Life and Greek.
18. In 2008, she appeared in three episodes of the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana playing the role of a girlfriend to the character Jackson Stewart.
19. Kat Graham has also had notable supporting roles in films such as 17 Again and The Roommate.
20. In 2011, Graham won “Scene Stealer Female” at the Teen Choice Awards for her role in the Vampire Diaries.
21. In 2002, she wrote a song entitled “Derailed”, which was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film of the same title.
22. Kat Graham cites Tupac Shakur, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Rihanna, and Nelly Furtado, as music influences.
23. She describes her sound as “vintage 90’s with a modern twist.
24. Kat Graham speaks English, Spanish, and French, as well as some Hebrew and Portuguese.
25. Graham started dating Cottrell Guidry in 2008 and got engaged to him on October 28, 2012. They split and called off their engagement on December 12, 2014.