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Cottrell Guidry early life, relationships, career, and net worth

Who is Cottrell Guidry?

Cottrell Guidry is a renowned Hollywood celebrity. Recognized as an influential actor, writer, and producer, Cottrell Guidry has also worked as a model in the past. Previously, Cottrell Guidry was in a relationship with actress Kat Graham which created many headlines. Some of the notable works of the actor are American Soul, Grimshaw, and Criminal Minds.

Quick facts

Full nameCottrell Brandon Guidry Jr.
Birthday4th June 1985
BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA
Also known asCottrell Guidry
Father’s nameCottrell Guidry Sr.
Mother’s nameJackie Guidry
Height6 feet 1 inch
Weight75 kg
CollegeGolden West College
Marital statusMarried
Name of wifeKimberly Steinberg
ProfessionActor, Model, Director, Producer, Writer
Net worth$2 million

Early life, upbringing, and parents

Born and raised in California, Cottrell Guidry is the youngest son of Cottrell Guidry Sr. and Jackie Guidry. He is the interracial child of a white mother and a black father. Cottrell Guidry Sr. died owing to complications caused due to his apparent alcoholism. Because of this, Cottrell and his brother were deprived of their father’s love. His mother took up the entire duty of raising them as a single mother.

Cottrell Guidry- Actor, writer and producer

The Guidry family had to face many financial troubles due to the absence of their father in their lives. Jackie worked very hard to provide for her two sons. Cottrell’s elder brother’s name is Brett Guidry. Information about his whereabouts remains unknown at the moment. Nevertheless, it is known that Cottrell is very close to his mother and his brother.

Cottrell Guidry birthday

The Hollywood actor was born on 4th June 1985. He was born in Long Beach, California, USA. His full name is Cottrell Brandon Guidry Jr.

Cottrell Guidry horoscope

Since Cottrell was born on 4th June, he is a Gemini. Symbolized by the celestial twins, Gemini is an air sign. People with this horoscope are outgoing, talkative, and adventurous. They are able to manage multiple passions, hobbies, and friend circles at the same time.

Educational background

The name of Cottrell Guidry’s high school and its location has not yet been disclosed. However, after graduating from high school, Cottrell pursued his undergraduate studies at Golden West College.

He majored in Communications and Theatre Arts. Getting a degree in Theatre Arts enabled him to gain a good deal of understanding of what it takes to be a good actor which in turn helped him to hone his acting capabilities.

Nationality, ethnicity, and religion

Guidry is an American National and is a follower of Christianity. Since his mother is white and his father is black, Cottrell Guidry is of mixed race.

Height, weight, and appearance

The actor is 6 feet and one inch tall. Similarly, Cottrell weighs a total of 75 kilograms.

When it comes to his appearance, Guidry is brown-skinned and has dark brown colored short hair. His eyes are brown in color. And, he is of medium build and has a fit and muscular appearance.

Hobbies and interests

The talented actor has not just limited himself to the world of cinema. In fact, he has varied interests and passions.

Cottrell Guidry is interested in DJing and has also played as a DJ at several parties and events. He is a huge sports fanatic. During his spare time, the actor enjoys playing basketball and tennis.

Guidry has revealed that his favorite player is the late basketball player Kobe Bryant. The adventurous actor is also an avid skateboarder. Likewise, his favorite color is black.

Diet and fitness

Cottrell has mentioned that growing up he was quite overweight. He had to work very hard in order to lose weight and achieve a fit body. As a result, even to this day, Cottrell Guidry pays special attention to his health and frequents the gym in order to maintain his muscular physique.

Furthermore, Cottrell likes to eat nutritious foods in order to remain fit and healthy. He has revealed that his favorite food is chicken. Despite a strict diet, Cottrell lets loose sometimes and enjoys the occasional beer.

Cottrell Guidry relationships and dating history

Guidry was in a long-term relationship with The Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham since 2008. Cottrell proposed to Kat in October 2012 and the two of them even started planning their wedding. Kat had previously mentioned that she and Cottrell wanted a “low maintenance” wedding.

In an interview, Graham revealed, “I planned the wedding. We’re basically done. We just did everything in two weeks. I’m low maintenance. I’m like, that looks cute! Why not? That’s great!”

Despite the media frenzy over Kat and Cottrell’s wedding, the wedding bells did not ring for the two of them. The love birds ended their engagement on 12th December 2014 citing communication problems and misunderstandings.

Following his split with Graham, Cottrell Guidry went on to date Kimberly Steinberg. They got married on 28th July 2018 and have been leading a happy life together ever since. The story behind their wedding is actually quite interesting.

Steinberg and Guidry wanted to get married in the presence of their friends and family members, however all of a sudden, they decided to elope. The two of them exchanged their wedding vows in Las Vegas. Later on, Cottrell and Kimberly even adopted a dog named Mia.

Cottrell Guidry and Kat Graham

Owing to their two-year-long engagement and eventual split, Cottrell Guidry is associated with The Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham. Graham is also a singer, dancer, and model who has appeared in films such as The Parent Trap, 17 Again, The Roommate, Honey 2, Addicted, and All Eyez on Me.

Cottrell Guidry with his ex-fiance, Kat Graham

On multiple occasions, Kat Graham had expressed her love for Cottrell and her excitement regarding their wedding. In an interview, Kat gushed about her fiancé and said “When you’ve been with someone for over half a decade, you feel married already. It’s not a rush. Right now the most important thing is to set up our life to be a good support system for each other.”

“I don’t know if people focus on marriage necessarily. I’ve seen a lot of young people get engaged and break up and get engaged and they don’t focus on the realities of marriage”, the Parent Trap actress further added.

Unfortunately, in spite of being together for six years, Kat and Cottrell ended their engagement in 2018.

Cottrell Guidry children

As of 2021, Cottrell has no children. He neither has any biological nor any adopted children.

Cottrell Guidry career

Acting career

The celebrated actor started off his acting career when he debuted in the short film See You On the Other Side. He played the role of Issac in the film. His notable performances include Venus as a Boy, Frackers, Criminal Minds, Let’s Just Be Friends, African Time, Powerless, and Big Test.

Currently, Guidry is working on films such as Coming Home, Invite Only, and LA Rush. All three of these films are in the process of post-production.

Writing career

Guidry is not just a fantastic actor who has given incredible performances on screen. In fact, he has even explored his creative side and worked as a writer. The actor-turned-writer wrote and appeared in the critically acclaimed film Grimshaw which went on to win many awards.

Work as a producer

Adding another feather to his cap, Cottrell dived into the world of film production in 2013. He produced the short film titled Big Test. In addition to producing the film, Cottrell also acted in the film. Cottrell is the co-founder of the LA-based production company Stay Cool Productions.

Directorial work

Many actors have a dream of working behind the scenes as directors. Turning his lifelong dream into reality, Guidry directed the film American Soul. In fact, he not only directed American Soul but even went on to act in it.

Modeling career

Before showcasing his acting abilities, Cottrell Guidry worked as a model. Even today, he is signed with the modeling agency named Next Model Management. Cottrell has been the face of Jos A Banks, Ford Mustang, Bello Magazine, Tilly’s, and The Stanford Magazine.

Awards and recognitions

The actor-turned producer has received numerous accolades and honors throughout his career for his fabulous acting performances and directorial work. Guidry is the winner of the Best Indie Short award in 2018. Likewise, he even won the Best Actor award at the Life Art Festival.

In 2018, Guidry was honored with the Best Actor award along with the Best Narrative Film award in Top Shorts Film Festival. Moreover, Cottrell Guidry was nominated for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and the Show Low Film Festival awards.

Net worth, income, and lifestyle

Considering the fact that Guidry is an accomplished actor with a successful career so far, it is obvious that he has quite an impressive net worth. The former model is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million as of 2021.

Most of Cottrell’s earnings come from his work as an actor, producer, and writer. Owing to his remarkable net worth, Guidry lives quite a lavish lifestyle.

Cottrell Guidry social media


On Instagram, Cottrell is followed by 20.5k people. His account is named “cottrellguidry” where he posts photos of his work, career achievements, and personal pictures including photos with his wife and family members.

The actor himself follows 1,717 others on Instagram. In addition, Cottrell has made 1340 posts to date.

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Joined on April 2009, Cottrell Guidry’s Twitter handle is “cottrellguidry”. He has around 2,733 follows and 607 followings on Twitter.

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