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Thank you to all the amazing fans for all your love.
— Kat Graham on Twitter [1]

Katerina "Kat" Graham (born September 5, 1989) is an American actress, singer, and dancer who portrays Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries. She has had small roles on several TV series including The O.C., Greek, and C.S.I. Kat had a lead role in the film Honey 2.

Biography

Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham was born to Joseph and Natasha Graham on September 5, 1989, in Geneva, Switzerland. Katerina is of bi-racial heritage; she is half-Liberian from her father's side and half Russian/Polish from her mother's side. She speaks French, Portuguese, English, Hebrew, and Spanish. Katerina's father was a music executive and her grandfather was a United Nations Ambassador from Liberia. Afterward, her family moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 4. She began working in commercials at the age of 6 and has appeared in ads for Barbie, K-Mart and Pop Tarts, among others. She has appeared as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Jamie Foxx, and Lil' Bow Wow. She has also appeared in the remix of Justin Bieber's song "Somebody to Love", featuring Usher. She also writes her own music. Her newest music single is called "Put Your Graffiti On Me" and was released in 2012. Kat Graham was engaged to Cottrell Guidry, but they split up after being engaged for two years.

Filmography

Year Title Type Role
2020-2021 TrollsTopia TV Series Rhythm / Blues
2020 Operation Christmas Drop Movie Erica
2020 Cut Throat City Movie Demyra
2020 Emporor Movie Delores
2018-2020 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Series April O'Neil/Student #2/April/Cute Yokai (voice)
2020 Fashionably Yours TV Movie Lauren
2019 The Knight Before Christmas Movie Abby Sutton
2019 Robot Chicken TV Show Alex
2019 The Poison Rose Movie Rose
2018 The Holiday Calendar Movie Abby Sutton
2018 Compassion Can't Wait Short Nurse
2018 How It Ends TV Movie Samantha Sutherland
2017 Where's the Money Movie Alicia
2017 All Eyez on Me Movie Jada Pinkett
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Bonnie Bennett
2015 Stalker TV Series Christine Harper
2015 Muse Short Muse
2015 Backstage Diaries TV Series Herself
2014 Addicted Movie Diamond
2012 Boogie Town Movie Ingrid
2011 Dance Fu Movie Chaka
2011 Black and Jewish (Black and Yellow Parody) Short Herself
2011 Honey 2 Movie Maria Ramirez
2011 The Roommate Movie Kim
2010 When Vampires Don't Suck Video Herself
2010 Justin Bieber: Somebody to Love Video Herself
2008-2009 Hannah Montana TV Series Allison
2009 17 Again Movie Jamie
2008 Our First Christmas TV Movie Assistant Bernie
2007 Hell on Earth TV Movie Felicia
2007 Greek TV Series Dancer
2006 Forbidden Fruits Video Candy
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Tisha
2006 The O.C. TV Series Kim
2004 Grounded for Life TV Series Laura
2004 Like Family TV Series Girl
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Movie Dancer #3
2004 Joan of Arcadia TV Series Angela
2003 Malcolm in the Middle TV Series Val
2003 Strong Medicine TV Series Ashley Collins
2002 Lizzie McGuire TV Series Posse Member #2
1998 The Parent Trap Movie Jackie

Appearances

Kat was originally credited as 'Katerina Graham' from Pilot to The House Guest.
Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight


Awards

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Female Scene Stealer The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Female Scene Stealer The Vampire Diaries Won
Youth Rock Awards Rockin' Actress TV The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Black Women in Film Association Creative Award Contributions in the industry Won
2015 mtvU Fandom Awards Ship of the Year (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Scene Stealer The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won

Discography

In addition to her acting career, Graham is also a singer. In February 2012 Graham signed a recording contract with A&M/Octone Records which was marked as her first major label signing.

EP's

  • The Remixes — July 26, 2011

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  • Against the Wall — May 29, 2012
  1. "Put Your Graffiti On Me"
  2. "Heartkiller"
  3. "Wanna Say"
  4. "Supa Dope"

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  • Wanna Say (Remixes) — October 30, 2012
  1. "Wanna Say" (Fred Falke Remix)
  2. "Wanna Say" (Michael Carrera Remix)
  3. "Wanna Say" (Eeleye Remix)
  4. "Wanna Say" (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Remix)

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  • 1991 (The Remixes) — May 26, 2015
  1. "1991" (Michael Carrera Legwarmer Remix)
  2. "1991" (Båut Remix)
  3. "1991" (Cities at Night Remix)
  4. "1991" (JamLimmat Flower Power Remix)
  5. "1991" (Old School Thuggin' at the Haçienda)

Albums

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  • Roxbury Drive — September 25, 2015
  1. "1991"
  2. "Off"
  3. "Now"
  4. "One"
  5. "Run Away"
  6. "Baby"
  7. "Secrets" (feat. Babyface)
  8. "World Is Mine"
  9. "Star F*cker"
  10. "Quit Ya"
  11. "Low"

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  • Love Music Funk Magic — June 2, 2017[2][3]
  1. "All Your Love" — October 28, 2016
  2. "Sometimes" — March 31, 2017
  3. "Fool For Ya"
  4. "Time = &"
  5. "Compromise (Interlude)"
  6. "Magic"
  7. "Just Luv Me"
  8. "Can't Get Enough"
  9. "If Eye Could Get UR Attention"
  10. "St Regis (Interlude)"
  11. "What the Funk"
  12. "A Lot of Werq (Interlude)"
  13. "Koolaid Man"
  14. "Call Da Police"
  15. "Lover"

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Singles

Year Song Album Cover
2010 "I Want It All" Non-album single
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"Sassy"
"Cold Hearted Snake"
2012 "Put Your Graffiti On Me" Against the Wall
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"Wanna Say"
2013 "Power" Non-album single
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2015 "1991" Roxbury Drive
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"Secrets"
2016 "All Your Love" Love Music Funk Magic
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2017 "Sometimes" Love Music Funk Magic
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Trivia

  • Her favorite actor is Daniel Day Lewis and her favorite actress is Helena Bonham Carter.[4]
  • Kat reveals to be a fan of couple Klaus and Caroline (Klaroline)
  • Has been good friends with fellow Vampire Diaries co-star Michael Trevino for many years.
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  • She is best friends with Glee star Naya Rivera and co-star Candice Accola.
  • She is a Virgo.
  • She speaks English, Spanish, French as well as some Hebrew and Portuguese.
  • She is a triple threat: Singer, dancer and actress.
  • She has the same name as a Vampire Diaries character, Katerina Petrova, aka Katherine Pierce.
  • She is close friends with Mac Miller.
  • She and former co-star, Tiya Sircar were both in 17 Again, as Jaime and Samantha respectively.
  • Her favorite episode is "The Reckoning".[5]
  • Before her initial release of EP's and first album, Kat jointly composed an album with Janis Ian.[6] Though Janis is the only Artist that sings in this album.
    • This album has also been released on ITunes[7] and is frequently confused by fans that it is not her music given the genre of 'Country' nor her voice performing the vocals.

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