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Kat Graham
Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham
Geneva, Switzerland
Birth date
September 5, 1989 (age 26)
Show(s) Status
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.



Year Movie/TV Role
1998 The Parent Trap Jackie
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Dancer
2007 Hell on Earth Felicia
2008 Our First Christmas Bernie
2009 17 Again Jamie
2011 The Roommate Kim Johnson
Honey 2 Maria Ramirez
Dance Fu Chaka Lovebell
2012 Bleachers Melanie
2014 Addicted Diamond

Katerina as Bonnie


Year Movie/TV Role
2002 Lizzie McGuire Posse Member #2
2003 Strong Medicine Ashley Collins
Malcolm in the Middle Actress
2004 Joan of Arcadia Angela
Like Family Girl
Grounded for Life Laura
2006 The O.C. Kim
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tisha
2007 Greek Dancer
2008 Hannah Montana Allison
2009–present The Vampire Diaries Bonnie Bennett
2012 Ridiculousness Herself
Oh Sit! Herself
2013 The Show with Vinny Herself
2014 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself
2015 Stalker Christine Harper


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 Pending
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Pending


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.


  • The Remixes — July 26, 2011
Cd AgainstTheWall
  • Against the Wall — May 29, 2012
  1. "Put Your Graffiti On Me"
  2. "Heartkiller"
  3. "Wanna Say"
  4. "Supa Dope"
Cd WannaSay
  • 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)
2015-05-26 1991 (The Remixes)
  • 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)


Cd PicturesOfYou
  • Pictures of You — May 01, 2007
  1. "Grand Design"
  2. "He's Got It All"
  3. "Deep In the Silence of My Heart"
  4. "A Face Can Tell a Thousand Stories"
  5. "Gone Over You"
  6. "Love Speaks for Itself"
  7. "You Can't Fit a Circle In a Square"
  8. "One Last Rose"
  9. Pictures of You"
  10. "Steppin' Stones"
2015-09-25 Roxbury Drive
  • 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"


Year Song Album Cover
2010 "I Want It All" Non-album single
Singl IWantItAll
Singl Sassy
Singl ColdHeartedSnake
"Cold Hearted Snake"
2012 "Put Your Graffiti On Me" Against the Wall
Cd PutYourGraffitiOnMe
Cd WannaSay
"Wanna Say"
2013 "Power" Non-album single
Singl Pover
2015 "1991" Roxbury Drive
Singl 1991
Single Secrets 2015


  • Her favorite actor is Daniel Day Lewis and her favorite actress is Helena Bonham Carter. [1]
  • Kat reveals To Be One Fan Of Couple Klaus and Caroline (Klaroline)
  • Has been good friends with fellow Vampire Diaries co-star Michael Trevino for many years.
  • 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".[2]