Kat GrahamKat Graham stars in the hit drama The Vampire Diaries as Bonnie Bennett, a powerful witch whose life and friendships have been turned upside down by the arrival of two vampire brothers.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Graham speaks four languages, and was exposed to different cultures from an early age. Her father, Joseph, was a music executive. Her grandfather was a United Nations Ambassador from Liberia. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, when Graham was 4 years old.
Graham began doing commercials at the age of 6, appearing in spots for Barbie, K-Mart, Pop Tarts and Edison. Her first big break came when she replaced a young Christina Milian as the host of the series Movie Surfers. Her television credits include guest spots on such shows as Joan of Arcadia, Like Family, Grounded for Life, Lizzie McGuire, CSI: Las Vegas, The O.C., Malcolm in The Middle, Strong Medicine and Hannah Montana.
At the age of 15, Graham was chosen by choreographer Fatima to perform at the BET Awards as a background dancer for Lil' Bow Wow. That experience led to other stints as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Pharrell, Jamie Foxx and choreographers Hi Hat and Michael Rooney.
In addition to her acting and dancing abilities, Graham wrote and sang a song titled "Derailed," which was featured in a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. At 17, Graham was selected by the Coca-Cola Company as part of an international campaign to market their soft drink Fanta. While promoting the campaign as a member of the Fantanas (as Capri/Strawberry), Graham simultaneously completed her degree in recording engineering. She recently finished a world tour with the supergroup Black Eyed Peas, and her voice is featured on Will.I.Am's solo release "Songs About Girls (I Got It From My Mama)" and "The Donque Song," featuring Snoop Dogg.
Graham was recently seen in the film 17 Again, with Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. Her upcoming film projects include a starring role in Universal's Honey 2, and Screen Gems' The Roommate, along with her Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev and Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl.
Bonnie BennettBonnie Bennett (Kat Graham), Elena's best friend and a powerful witch, comes from a rich history of women who attempt to protect the citizens of Mystic Falls from the evils of vampires. This quest causes her to question her allegiance to Elena and the Salvatore brothers, blurring the lines between good and evil.
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Elena longs for simpler times; Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls; Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-changing decision; Bonnie makes a secret deal.
Klaus acts on his intentions to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.