Cottrell Guidry biography- The ex-fiance of Kat Graham

Who is Cottrell Guidry?

Cottrell Guidry is an actor, DJ, producer, model, and filmmaker. He was in a relationship with actress Kat Graham, creating many headlines. Some of the notable works of the actor are American Soul, Grimshaw, and Criminal Minds.

Let’s learn more about the Cottrell Guidry.

Cottrell Guidry biography

Quick facts

Full nameCottrell Brandon Guidry Jr.
Popularly known as Cottrell Guidry
BirthdayJune 4, 1985
Age37 years old
Sun signGemini
TraitsPositive– Playful and intellectually curious
Negative– Impulsive, unreliable, and nosy
BirthplaceSeal Beach, California, USA
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
ParentsCottrell Guidry Sr.,
Jackie Guidry
Marital statusMarried
SpouseKimberly Steinberg
EducationTheatre Arts at Golden West College,
Los Alamitos High
ProfessionActor, Model, Director, Producer, Writer
Net worthUSD 2 million
Social mediaTwitter
Height6 feet 1 inch


Photo of Cottrell Guidry when he was young with friends

Cottrell Guidry was born on June 4, 1985, to Cottrell Guidry Sr
and Jackie Guidry in Long beach, California, USA. The Guidry family had to face many financial troubles due to the absence of their father in their lives. However, Jackie worked very hard to provide for her two sons.

His zodiac sign is Gemini. Symbolized by the celestial twins, Gemini is an air sign. People with this horoscope are outgoing, talkative, and adventurous. They can manage multiple passions, hobbies, and friend circles at the same time.

Cottrell has an elder brother named Brett Guidry.

Cottrell Guidry pursued his studies at Golden West College. He has majored in Communications and Theatre Arts. Getting a degree in Theatre Arts enabled him to understand what it takes to be a good actor, which helped him hone his acting capabilities.

Cottrell’s mother is white, and his father is black. The actor is 6 feet and one inch tall.

Additionally, Cottrell Guidry is interested in DJing and has also played as a DJ at several parties and events professionally. 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.

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

Cottrell Guidry relationships

Cottrell Guidry has been in a long-term relationship with The Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham since 2008. He proposed to her in October 2012, and they even started planning their wedding.

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

Following his split with Graham, Cottrell Guidry went on to date Kimberly Steinberg. They married on July 28, 2018, and live happily together. The story behind their wedding is quite interesting.

Kat Graham (ex-girlfriend)

Kat Graham

Kat Graham is 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.

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, despite being together for six years, Kat and Cottrell ended their engagement in 2018.

Kimberly Steinberg (wife)

Kimberly Steinberg wife of Cottrell Guidry

Kimberly Steinberg is a Canadian from Montreal, Quebec. As a kid, she was interested in Fashion and Marketing.

Kimberly studied Fashion Marketing at LaSalle College. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Cottrell.

Cottrell’s wife is the CEO and Founder at KSVP Strategic.

The two of them exchanged their wedding vows in Las Vegas. Later on, Cottrell and Kimberly even adopted a dog named Mia.


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


Cottrell Guidry- Actor, writer and producer

Cottrell Guidry started his acting career when he debuted in the short film “See You On the Other Side.” He played the role of Issac in the movie. 

His notable performances include Venus as a Boy, Frackers, Criminal Minds, Let’s Just Be Friends, African Time, Powerless, and Big Test.

Currently, he 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.

Additionally, he wrote and appeared in the critically acclaimed film Grimshaw, which won many awards. Moving on, Cottrell dived into the world of film production in 2013. He produced the short film titled Big Test.

  • TV and film at Element Talent Agency
  • Front Model Management
  • Model at Mavrick Talent Agency
  • Works at SAG-AFTRA
  • Owner at Stay Cool Productions
  • Actor at Daniel Hoff Agency

The actor-turned-producer has received numerous accolades and honors throughout his career for his fabulous acting performances and directorial work. Guidry was 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 and Best Narrative Film Award at Top Shorts Film Festival.

Moreover, Cottrell Guidry was nominated for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and the Show Low Film Festival awards.

Cottrell Guidry Net worth

Because Guidry is an accomplished actor with a successful career, it is evident that he has quite an impressive net worth. The former model is estimated to have a net worth of USD 2 million.

Most of Cottrell’s earnings come from acting, producing, and writing. Owing to his excellent net worth, Guidry lives quite a lavish lifestyle.

social media

On Instagram, Cottrell is followed by 20.5k people. He regularly posts photos of his work, career achievements, and photos of his wife and family.

Additionally, Cottrell joined Twitter in 2009.

You can also find him on Facebook.

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