Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev
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Nina Dobrev at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Influence Affair Red Carpet in April 2012.
Native nameНиколина Константинова Добрева
BornNikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 25)
Sofia, Bulgaria
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present
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Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev ISF April 2012 b.jpg
Nina Dobrev at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Influence Affair Red Carpet in April 2012.
Native nameНиколина Константинова Добрева
BornNikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 25)
Sofia, Bulgaria
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present

Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; 9 January 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model.[1][2] She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season (2006–2009). She stars as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce and Amara on The CW American television drama The Vampire Diaries.

Early life[edit]

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria as Nikolina Constantinova Dobreva (Bulgarian: Николина Константинова Добрева), and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario.[3] She speaks fluent English and Bulgarian.[4] She has an older brother, Aleksander Dobrev. Her father, Nikolai Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Michaela Constantine, is an artist.[3]

Dobrev at 39th People's Choice Awards in 2013

Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics.[3] Then, she attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, and Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in sociology. She left in 2008 to pursue her acting career.[5]

Nikolina was named after her grandmother of maternal line, also named Nikolina.

She is also fluent in English and Bulgarian.[6]


She has appeared in a number of feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf, and the teen television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She also starred in a number of Lifetime original movies. In 2007 she appeared in the music video of You Got That Light performed by Wade Allain-Marcus and David Baum. She also was in an MTV movie called The American Mall. She is currently starring in The CW's drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the dual role of Katherine Pierce, a vampire loved by two human brothers during the American Civil War, and Katherine's doppelgänger Elena Gilbert, a recently turned vampire who is caught between the same two brothers, also vampires, Damon and Stefan Salvatore.[7]

She also had a role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on 26 March 2010.[8] The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.[9]

In April 2011, Dobrev was cast as Candace in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd and Ezra Miller.[10] Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on 27 June 2011.[11] The film was released in September 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Dobrev began working alongside American actor Ian Somerhalder in 2009, when they were cast as love interests on The Vampire Diaries. They formed a real-life relationship from 2010 until 2013.[12][13]


2006Away from HerMonica
2006Playing HouseYoung Frannie
2007How She MoveTall Girl in the Bathroom
2007Poet, TheThe PoetRachel
2007Fugitive PiecesBella
2007My Daughter's SecretJustineTV Movie
2008Repo! The Genetic OperaTeenage Zydrate Addict
2008Mookie's LawRosebellaShort film
2008American Mall, TheThe American MallAlly ShepherdTV movie
2009Degrassi Goes HollywoodMia Jones
2011Roommate, TheThe RoommateMaria
2012Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a WallflowerCandace Kelmeckis
2014Let's Be CopsUnknownPost-Production
2006–2009Degrassi: The Next GenerationMia Jones52 episodes
2007Too Young to MarryJessicaTV Film
2008Never Cry WerewolfLoren HansettTV film
2008Border, TheThe BorderMaia
  • "Articles of Faith"
  • "Blowback"
2009Eleventh HourGrace DahlEpisode: "Eternal"
2009Merry MadagascarCupid the Reindeer
  • TV film
  • Voice only
2009–presentThe Vampire Diaries
TV Series

Main Role

2011Family GuyVarious
2011Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad ShowEllen
  • Episode: "This Man-Thing, This Monster!"
  • Voice only

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dobrev at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star – FemaleThe Vampire DiariesWon[14]
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[14]
2010J-14 Teen Icon AwardsIconic TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[15]
2010Young Hollywood AwardsMaking Their MarkThe Vampire DiariesWon[16]
2010Young Hollywood AwardsCast to Watch (shared with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon[16]
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[17]
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice Hottie – FemaleThe Vampire DiariesNominated[18]
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice VampireThe Vampire DiariesNominated[19]
2012People's Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActressThe Vampire DiariesWon[20]
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[21]
2012San Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Perks of Being a WallflowerWon[22]
2012J-14 Teen Icon AwardsIconic TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[23]
2013People's Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[24]
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-fiThe Vampire DiariesWon[25]
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[26]
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon[26]


  1. ^ Dobrev, Nina. "Nina Dobrev's Twitter feed". Nina Dobrev. 
  2. ^ "Усмихнатата, красива и позитивна българка Нина Добрев". Struma. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Calhoun, Crissy (2010). "Cast Bios: Nina Dobrev". Love You To Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries. Ecw Pr. ISBN 978-1-55022-978-3. 
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  5. ^ "Degrassi Gets Schooled". 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
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  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (8 March 2009). "Networks see flurry of pilot castings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Pevere, Geoff (7 December 2010). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Finke, Nikki (15 April 2011). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
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  15. ^ "Vote for J-14's Teen Icon Awards!". J-14. September 14, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b Fulghum, Sherrill (May 14, 2010). "Young Hollywood Award Winners". Allvoices. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (August 7, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Winners Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced: Harry Potter vs Twilight". Huffington Post. June 29, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ Martin, Lara (July 26, 2011). "'Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco to host Teen Choice 2011". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ "People's Choice Award winners". USA Today. January 11, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’ and Justin Bieber Win Big". abc News. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "S.D. Film Critics vote ‘Argo’ top film of 2012". UT San Diego. December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "J-14 Teen Icon Awards 2012: Official Nominees + Vote Now!". J-14. September 13, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  24. ^ Goodacre, Kate (January 10, 2013). "People's Choice Awards 2013: The winners and nominees in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Complete list of Teen Choice 2013 Awards winners,0,5306370.story#ixzz2sOMqWxKg". Los Angeles Times. August 11, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 

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