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. Kat's breakout role was on the international hit TV show The Vampire Diaries. In addition to starring in feature films like How It Ends, Poison Rose, Emperor and Cut Throat City, Kat made history by being the first African-American April OʼNeil in the animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Graham is a strong advocate for human rights. Her PSA short film for Black Lives Matter landed her an Emmy nomination for best PSA short. Graham is particularly passionate about the plight of refugees worldwide. As such, Graham became a High Profile Supporter of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees) in 2013. In 2019, she also became a Goodwill Ambassador for Rotary International, another organization providing key support and services on the global stage. In addition to her work with refugees, Graham is a council member for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Governor for the Recording Academy’s Atlanta Chapter, as well as co-founder of the Modern Nirvana Wellness Group.