Kat Graham is an actress, singer, dancer and producer. Working across a variety of genres in film, television and music, she is one of most accomplished and versatile young talents working today.
Graham rose to fame in her early 20s becoming a teen idol on the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries. This was years after performing with music heavy weights such as Will.I.Am and Pharrell. She went on to work with industry titans Babyface and Prince becoming the first solely independent artist to break top 10 on the charts with both iconic musicians.
Graham’s recent films include the critically acclaimed Cut Throat City as well as the NAACP nominated Emperor. With over 100 film and television credits to her name by age 30, Graham also became a fashion icon known for her chameleon-esque and ever changing and evolving style. She has graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Rollingstone, Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel, and more.
Graham’s credits since 2017 include the 70s period crime thriller The Poison Rose opposite Morgan Freeman and John Travolta, Netﬂix’s How It Ends, opposite Theo James and Forest Whitaker, Netflix’s international #1 film Operation Christmas Drop, Dreamwork’s Trollstopia, Lionsgate’s Where’s The Money, and of course All Eyez On Me, The Tupac Shakur biopic.
Graham made her television debut in 2002 on Disney Channel’s popular teen comedy Lizzie McGuire. She also appeared on a number of hit television shows for Disney, Fox, CBS and ABC. Other notable ﬁlm credits include 17 Again, The Roommate, Addicted, and the dance film Honey 2.
Known for pioneering diversity, inclusion and humanitarian efforts that focus on the refugee crisis and human rights, Graham became a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as well as an Ambassador for Rotary International, a council member for GLAAD, and crowned African Princess of Mai-Ndombe, Congo for her humanitarian work in Africa. Her PSA for Black Lives Matter garnered her an Emmy nomination for best short.
Graham released her debut EP Against the Wall in May 2012 after signing with A&M/Octone/Interscope records, and her ﬁrst single, Put Your Grafﬁti On Me, reached over 7 million views on VEVO and hit #5 on the Billboard Dance Chart. She has had multiple Billboard/Chart top ﬁves including Sometimes, and the Prince penned If Eye Could Get UR Attention. Her debut full length album Roxbury Drive included her single Secrets Ft. Babyface. Graham, who has a degree in recording engineering, produced the 90s-inspired album with Jean-Yves “Jeeve” Ducornet and co-wrote the entire album with Babyface. She released her second album, Love Music Funk Magic, in 2017 which she worked on with collaborators Babyface and Prince.
Earlier this year, Graham was the first entertainer to release her album – Toro Gato – as an NFT, becoming the first artist in history to use the platform to release an album exclusively. She also starred in 4 films in 2022 including Netflix’s Love In The Villa, which became Graham’s fourth #1 with Netflix after charting number one in 89 countries. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which she also made history as playing the first African-American April O’Neil, the thriller Heatwave as well as the indie feature Collide.
Graham has served as the face for many brands such as Wet ‘N Wild, Degree, Samsung, Avon, Bing, Ford, Aquaﬁna, Abercrombie, Nivea, Armani Exchange and Fanta. Graham is currently an international L’Oreal ambassador, and the face of Foster Grant.
Graham’s next release includes Witness, a documentary she executive produced and hosted for TIME Studios focusing on the international refugee crisis, is slated for 2023.