Kat Graham

D.O.B: Sep 05, 1989 |  Geneva, Switzerland

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Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, best known for her starring role in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French and Hebrew - and is the daughter of a Liberian father and a Russian Jewish mother.

Biography

Kat Graham is a music artist, actress and producer, best known for her starring role in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat speaks four languages - English, Spanish, French and Hebrew - and is the daughter of a Liberian father and a Russian Jewish mother. At the age of 6, Kat began acting in commercials such as Barbie, K-Mart, Pop- Tarts and Old Navy, and television shows including Like Family, Grounded for Life, and Lizzie McGuire. Her first big break came when she replaced a young Christina Milian as the host of the Disney channels popular series Movie Surfers. Kat can also be seen in the films 17 Again, with Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, The Roommate, with Leighton Meester, and the starring role in Honey 2, and the slated 2014 release of Lionsgates Addicted. Kat furthered her natural acting talents with vocal training, piano lessons and dance classes. At 15, she was chosen by renowned choreographer Fatima to perform at the BET Awards as a background dancer for Bow-Wow, leading to stints as a dancer for Missy Elliott and Pharrell, and went on to work with choreographers Hi Hat and Michael Rooney. In addition to being a professional actress and dancer, Kat began to pursue a career as a musical artist. One of the first songs she wrote and performed - Derailed - was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damn movie bearing the same title. She was inspired to purchase her own studio equipment and add producer to her list of talents. A year later she met super producer Damon Elliott (Pink, Mya, Destinys Child). While the two worked on perfecting Kats skills as a musician and producer, she continued to work as an actress, starring on the series CSI: Las Vegas, The O.