An actress, singer, dancer, and producer, Kat Graham is a true multi-hyphenate. Working across a variety of genres in film, television, and music, she is one of the most accomplished and versatile young talents working today. In attendance at LuisaViaRoma’s UNICEF gala this past summer, Graham donned several exclusive looks created exclusively for LVR.
Graham recently starred in The Poison Rose opposite Morgan Freeman and John Travolta. Last year, her projects included two Netflix films—How It Ends alongside Forest Whitaker and Theo James, and The Holiday Calendar with Quincy Brown—as well as voicing the first African-American April O’Neil in Nickelodeon’s animated television show, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Next up for the actress is RZA’s Cut Throat City, starring Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, and Wesley Snipes. The film tells the story of a heist in New Orleans’ lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina. Graham has also completed production on Mark Amin’s Civil War film, Emperor, with Dayo Okeniyi, Bruce Dern, and James Cromwell, and she recently returned from Guam, where she wrapped shooting the Netflix original Operation Christmas Drop, scheduled for a 2020 release.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Graham speaks four languages—English, Spanish, French and Hebrew—and in 2013, she became a high-profile supporter of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees. In addition to her work with refugees, Graham is a council member for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), as well as a supporter of The Water Project and Empower 54. Her PSA short film for Black Lives Matter landed her an Emmy nomination for best PSA short.
With so many accomplishments and interests, it's hard to imagine how Graham has time to keep her style top-notch, but she effortlessly does just that, wearing statement looks from a range of established and up-and-coming brands as she walks red carpets and sits front row at fashion week. Her ability to stay on top of the trends while navigating a jam-packed schedule is in part what has earned her millions of Instagram followers, and it now makes her the perfect star to take an established brand like LuisaViaRoma, which is coming up on its 90th anniversary, into a new age.