"The Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham has come a long way.

When Mystic Falls ended after eight seasons, the actor had to leave the show. She has done that.

In the Tupac Shakur biopic, Graham portrayed Jada Pinkett Smith, and the show was a big hit.

Among her Netflix credits is "Love in the Villa," a recent romcom.

Darren Genet, director and cinematographer, is also the love of her life.

Graham also showcases her musical talents amid her acting projects.

Some fans may not know that the artist has another identity: Toro Gato.

Toro Gato is Kat Graham's artistic identity influenced by her West African heritage.

Her new identity, Graham explained on "The Tamron Hall Show," is about letting go of control.

She is Toro Gato - good and bad - not in costume or alter ego.