Everyone has been waiting to meet some member of Bonnie Bennett's family ever since Gram died in season 1. Well, I'm happy to spoil that the CW has announced a casting call for Bonnie's mother, Abby Bennett. The Vampire Diaries is seeking an African American actress who's 38-44. She's described as beautiful, determined and fiery, but troubled. Bonnie's mom will be burdened by the secrets of her past that led her to abandon her daughter.