Kat Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer, known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, which earned her a Teen Choice Awards in 2011.
Her father, Joseph, is of Americo-Liberian descent, and her mother, Natasha, is Jewish. Graham's father was a music executive and the godfather of two of Quincy Jones' children. Her parents divorced when she was five. Graham began her career in the entertainment industry at age six. Over the next eight years, she appeared in various commercials and 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 Lil' Bow Wow.
Graham began dating Cottrell Guidry in 2008. The couple became engaged on October 28, 2012. They split and called off their engagement on December 12, 2014.