I don’t ever unwind. My work is my peace. If I’m not working I’m not at peace.
— Kat Graham
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.
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. Afterwards 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.