Our girl talk began with visions of waterfalls and luaus and extended into culture and travel, topics this half Liberian, half Russian vision knows a great deal about. Kat was born in Geneva, Switzerland, speaks a whopping 5 languages, and grew up going back and forth between Europe and LA. Now filming her hit show (with a cult like following) she flits between LA and Atlanta. That is, you know after all, where all the ‘vamps’ hang out.
It wasn’t always sorcery and fangs for this young beauty. Kat, who debuted her career at the age of 6, has always made entertainment (and success) her business. Her childhood was filled with bright eyed Barbie and Pop Tart commercials, hosting the Disney Channel series, ‘Movie Surfers’, appearing on television shows such as Joan of Arcadia and the Lizzy McGuire Show, and playing Jackie in the movie, ‘Parent Trap’. Her teenage years welcomed dance performances for Lil Bow Wow, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx and Pharrel. You can also see her in music videos for John Legend and Akon. And who could ever forget her flirty Fanta commercials as she twirled around as the Strawberry Fantana girl. Kat continued to sharpen her skill and grow her love for acting as she landed roles on shows such as CSI: Las Vegas, The OC, Malcom in the Middle, Strong Medicine, Hannah Montana, and on the big screen as the lovable Jaime in ’17 Again.’
“I have glitter in my veins!” she confesses with a laugh. If you look up the modern definition of a triple threat, you’ll find Miss Graham’s pretty face staring back at you. “I never knew a time when I didn’t want to perform. I’ve only known all three: singing, dancing and acting.” She’s not only easy on the eyes, her voice is literally music to your ears. Her voice even delighted the ears and captured the admiration of music superman, Will-i-am as he featured her on the hit song, ‘I got it from my Mama’. At only 19 years old, she completed an action packed world tour with the Black Eyed Peas. “Although everything that could go wrong, went wrong… the tour was amazing. We visited a country a day. And it showed me what kind of impact music has globally.” It was opportunities and challenges such as this, that made Kat to be the self sufficient, fearless young Hollywood starlet she is today.
This singer has a voice. Not just a melodic voice, but one of power and passion. She has a message for this generation, for the young visionaries making their way in this world. With Kat, there’s this ambition to be more and to go deeper. She’s not interested in the easy or winning the approval of the masses. She’s on a mission to be true and honest with herself as an artist, human being, and actor. Through her lyrics and words, she seeks to inspire others to stand for the same thing. Listen to her music- you’ll hear it. Her anthem. Her tenacity. Her drive. Her songs, although a bit tongue-in-cheek, with titles like, ‘Sassy’ and ‘I want it All’ always speak of independence and female empowerment. She recently signed to Perez Hilton’s Perezcious Music label, and opens up on how he’s been such an inspiration to her, “He’s an advocate for fearlessness and no regrets. He lives his life with a sense of self worth and agrees with what Rupal once said, ‘What other people think of me is none of my business.’ I love that.”