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Kat Graham
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Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham
Geneva, Switzerland
Birth date
September 5, 1989 (age 25)
I don’t ever unwind. My work is my peace. If I’m not working I’m not at peace.
— Kat Graham

Katerina "Kat" Alexandre Hartford Graham (born September 5, 1989) is an American actress, singer, and dancer who plays 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 has a lead role in the film Honey 2. She is engaged to her boyfriend Cortell Guirdy.


Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham was born to Joseph and Natasha Graham on September 5 1984 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 and 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 that released in 2012. Kat Graham is engaged to her boyfriend, Cottrell Guidry.



Katerina as Bonnie

Year  TV/Movie Role
1998 The Parent Trap
2002 Lizzie McGuire
2003 Strong Medicine
Malcolm in The Middle
2004 Joan of Arcadia
Johnson Family Vacation
Like Family
Grounded for Life
2006 The O.C.
2007 Hell on Earth
2008 Our First Christmas
Hannah Montana 
2009 17 Again
2009 -present The Vampire Diaries Bonnie Bennett
2011 Bleachers
The Roommate
Honey 2 Maria Bennett
Boogie Town 
Chicago Pulaski Jones


In addition to her acting career, Graham is also a singer.  Her EP  Against The Wall  was released May 29th, 2011.

Against the Wall TracklistEdit

  1. Put Your Graffiti on Me
  2. HeartKiller
  3. Supa Dope
  4. Wanna Say

Graham has also released several singles, such as a cover of Paula Abdul's hit Cold Hearted Snake. Other songs include:

  • Mr. Vain
  • Sassy
  • I Want It All
  • My Boyfriend's Back
  • I'm Only Happy When It Rains

In February 2012 Graham signed a recording contract with A&M/Octone Records which was marked as her first major label signing. In June 2013 Kat released her new single titled "Power" which is said to be one of the songs off her debut album set to release later this year.


  • Her favorite actor is Daniel Day Lewis and her favorite actress is Helena Bonham Carter. [1]
  • Has been good friends with fellow Vampire Diaries co-star Michael Trevino for many years.

    Kat Graham with Cottrell Guidry

  • 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 is currently engaged to Cottrell Guidry. She got engaged on October 28th, 2012. [2]
  • She and former co-star, Tiya Sircar were both in 17 Again, as Jaime and Samantha respectively.
  • Her favorite episode is "The Reckoning".[3]