Who Is Cottrell Guidry? About His Personal and Love Life

Cottrell Guidry

Cottrell Guidry is a popular actor, producer, writer, DJ, and creative entrepreneur. He is well known for his films like Criminal Minds (2005), Grimshaw (2018), and American Soul (2019). He was also famous for being in a relationship with the American actress, singer, dancer, and model named Kat Graham.

They were together for almost a decade from the late 2000s to the mid-2010s. The couples used to appear a lot on media and articles. Tabloids were quite busy covering their relationship but sadly their relationship couldn’t;t last long and they have decided to part ways.

Kat is still in the limelight as she appears in a few or two projects or interviews time and again. But Cottrell Guidry on the other hand doesn’t appear much on media. If you are interested to learn about Cottrell’s love life, net worth, and some personal details then you are in the right place. You will find everything you need to know about him in this article.

About Cottrell Guidry

Cottrell Guidry was born on 4th June 1985 in Long Beach, California, United States. He was born to Cottrell Guidry Sr and Jackie Guidry. Unfortunately, his father struggled with substance addiction when he was a child and ultimately died of alcoholism. His real name is Cottrell Brandon Guidry Jr.  

He was the youngest child of his family. His mother belonged to white ethnicity whereas his father belonged to black ethnicity. He spent most of his early life in a town called Seal Beach. After the death of his father, his family had to face a lot of financial problems, and Jackie Guidry.

However, he and his brother grew up going to the beach, eating burritos, and freestyling. He also has an older sister who loves classic movies and music. His brother goes by the name MC IMPRINT as he is a Hip Hop Artist. He is well educated as he graduated in Communications/ Theatre Arts from the Golden West College. His decision to get a degree in Theatre Arts helped him understand what it takes to be a good actor and improve his acting capabilities.

His body measurements

It is revealed that his height is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and he weighed about 75 kg (165). According to his birthdate, he is currently 36 years old and his zodiac sign is Gemini.

His body measurements are yet to be revealed. Talking about his appearance, he is brown-skinned and has a fit and muscular body type. He has a pair of brown eyes and dark brown short hair.


Cottrell Guidry made his debut portraying the character of Isaac in the short film “See You On The Other Side” in 2010. The following year he also appeared in the television series Brad, portraying the character of Brad. In 2012, he starred in the film Skyler portraying the role of Cottrell.

After that, he has appeared o numerous films and television series such as “The Audition”(2013), “Frackers”(2020), “Venus as a Boy”(2021). “American Soul”(2019), “Criminal Minds”(2018), and many more.

Not only does he do acting, but he also works as a DJ and has done some short films as well. The 2018 short drama Grimshaw was inspired fro his own relationship with his drug addict father. He has also won numerous accolades and honors for his acting performances and directional work throughout his career.

He received the “Best Indie Short” award in 2018 and the “Best Actor” award at the Life Art Festival. Likewise, he also won the  “Best Actor” award as well as the “Best Narrative Film” award in the “Top Shorts Film Festival” in 2018.

He has also directed one of the episodes of the 2019 series “American Souls”. Cottrell even appeared as a guest on NBC’s television show Powerless and CBS’s television show Criminal Minds”.

Currently, two of his drama L.A. Rush and Coming Home are in post-production, and one of his dramas Invite Only has been completed but not released yet.

Source of inspiration

It has been revealed that ever since Cottrell was a child, he’s always been drawn to anything to do with film and television. He has also admitted that it was his sister watching movies that inspired and made him pursue performing arts.

He was scouted at the age of 18 by a modeling scout and since then he transitioned into taking theatre in college. Besides theatre, he also began writing and producing content with his other friends like sketches, short films, and other creative projects. He was versatile and his genre includes drama to comedy.

After he got enrolled in college he started acting in the theatre department. But, later that year he decided to quit college to pursue his acting career in LA by himself. Later, it was also revealed that he would do everything he could to get any set like casting, production, and even some minor camera operating. Surprisingly, he is self-taught as he is very talented and hard-working.

Current relationship status

Cottrell is currently in a marriage relationship with his wife Kimberly Steinberg. They had decided to walk down the aisle on 28th July 2018. For two consecutive anniversaries, he has been posting on his Instagram account with the picture of the couple.

In 2019, he uploaded a picture of kissing his wife on the cheeks celebrating their wedding ceremony. He captioned the post, “One year married to this beauty. My life became better the day I met you. #HappyAnniversary  #Love #KimCottrell”.

Similarly, he also made a post in 2020 with a picture of him and his wife and he captioned the post, “Happy anniversary, @misskimberly.s !!! 2 years of marriage to you has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.. #KimCottrell #Anniversary #Love #Appreciation #Graidude”.

Talking about his wife, Kimberly Cotrell (née Steinberg) is the founder of a product development agency called KSVP Strategic. Not only that she is also proficient in Marketing, Management, Sales, Operations, Advertising, Corporate Training, and Business Development specializing in luxury brands.

She is well educated as she has graduated from McGill University and Bishop’s College School. She has also studied fashion at College LaSalle Montreal. Currently, the couple is living together in West Hollywood, California, and has been living quite a happy life. However, they don’t have children yet.

His past relationships

Many of you might already know about his relationship with the famous actress Kat Graham. She is well known for her roles in the films such as The Parent Trap, 17 Again, The Roommate, Honey 2, Addicted, and for portraying the character of Bonnie Bennett on the CW series “The Vampire Diaries”.

The two had started dating back in 2008. Apparently, they had also decided to walk down the aisle on 28th October 2012 during the beach holiday. However, they had planned an unconventional wedding. The two were very much in love at that time and they even used to express their love for each other on various occasions.

Kat even said during an interview, “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.”

She also added, “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.”

But unfortunately, their relationship couldn’t last long as they decided to walk on different paths in life and got separated in December 2014. Later, it was revealed that the two didn’t have hard feelings for each other and they were still friends even after their split, as they had spent time together for over half a decade.

Some of his other works

Not only does he have a successful career in the entertainment industry but he is also among the members of the board of directors for a mentor group called Engage the Vision which is located in South Central LA at Martin Luther King Elementary school. He also teaches workshops at the youth transitional living shelter called the Convent House and he also works with a group called Ambition.

He teaches high school students the skill set of being entrepreneurs through Ambition. Guidry is also the co-founder of Stay Cool Production and creates lesson plans for a mentor program that is based in South Central Los Angeles.

Moreover, he has also created a non-scripted show for Maker’s Studio(Disney) back in 2014. He has profiles in Wilhelmina Denver, The Campbell Agency, and has collaborated with organizations like Aids Healthcare Foundation and Funny or Die. But at the present, he is under the contract with The Gene B. Glick Agency, LLC.

His net worth and presence on social media platforms

Cottrell Guidry has not revealed his net worth yet. But he had a successful career in acting so it is estimated that his net worth must be around a million to two million dollars. He was able to earn such an amount of money from his work as an actor, producer, and writer. So, he must be living quite a lavish and comfortable life as he is rich. He might be even a millionaire.

He is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, he has over 20.1 k followers with 1,119 posts currently. He mostly uploads pictures related to his work, achievements, family, and announcements. He also has a Twitter account with over 2.6 k followers at the present. You can click the link below to go to his respective social media handles.

Instagram: @cottrellguidry

Twitter: @CottrellGuidry

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