The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere is just a little less than a month away and viewers couldn’t be more pumped (especially with the drama-packed preview trailer that was recently released). Woo! In the meantime, we have another brilliant cause for celebration during the first week of September — Kat Graham’s 24th birthday! So in honor of Kat’s special day, we’ve compiled ten stunning photos and a list of bite-worthy facts about her. Join the festivities below!
She was born in Geneva, Switzerland on September 5, 1989.
Kat Graham's secret talent is a photographic memory -- comes in handy with all her music tours and episodes of The Vampire Diaries!
She is half Liberian and half Russian...and 100% gorgeous.
In 2007, she toured several countries with The Black Eyed Peas on their Black Blue & You World Tour.
She's passionate about giving back to the community and even hosted an incredible fundraiser (for the Ripple Effect) with TVD co-star Ian Somerhalder.
She is multilingual and can speak English, French, and Spanish fluently. She also knows a bit of Hebrew and Portuguese. (Super impressive!)
She has a tattoo in Hebrew as well as an inscription tattooed on her inner wrist. What does it say? Nosce te ipsum. (Latin for "know thyself.")
Before she was Bonnie she was...Jackie? Kat first appeared in the remake of The Parent Trap alongside Lindsay Lohan!
Among the advertisements Katerina has done as a child/teen are Old Navy, Barbie, Pop Tarts, K-Mart, and Edison. She is also Capri/Strawberry, a member of the Fantanas, in the international campaign for the soft drink Fanta.
Graham sang as background vocals for the songs, 'I Got It From My Mama' and 'The Donque Song', from Songs About Girls (2007) by long-time friend will.i.am. She also released her first-ever single, 'Boyfriend’s Back' in 2009 and found major success with 'Put Your Graffiti on Me' in 2012.
There you have it – ten awesome tidbits about the talented Kat Graham. We wish her a happy and memorable 24th birthday! Are you a big fan of Kat’s? Tell us why in the comments and feel free to leave her some birthday love!