Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Dobrev at PaleyFest 2014 for The Vampire Diaries
Native nameНиколина Константинова Добрева
BornNikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 25)
Sofia, Bulgaria
NationalityCanadian and Bulgarian
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present
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Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Dobrev at PaleyFest 2014 for The Vampire Diaries
Native nameНиколина Константинова Добрева
BornNikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 25)
Sofia, Bulgaria
NationalityCanadian and Bulgarian
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present

Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; January 9, 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 currently stars as Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries.

Early life[edit]

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, as Nikolina Konstantinova 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 French and Bulgarian.[4] She is now currently living in Atlanta, Georgia where The Vampire Diaries is shooting. She has an older brother, Aleksandar Dobrev. Her father, Konstantin Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Michaela Dobreva (née Radeva), is an artist.[3]

Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics.[3] Then, she attended the arts program at 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. She took acting classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto.[5]


Dobrev 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 the MTV movie The American Mall. She is currently starring in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the role of Elena Gilbert, a girl loved by two vampire brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore.[6]

She also had a role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010.[7] The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.[8]

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.[9] Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on June 27, 2011.[10] The film was released on September 21, 2012.

In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let's Be Cops.[citation needed]

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 were in a real-life relationship until May 2013.[11][12]


Dobrev at 39th People's Choice Awards in 2012
2006Away from HerMonica
2006Playing HouseYoung Frannie
2007How She MoveTall girl in the bathroom
2007Poet, TheThe PoetRachel
2007Too Young to MarryJessicaTV film
2007Fugitive PiecesBella
2007My Daughter's SecretJustine DysertTV film
2008Repo! The Genetic OperaTeenage zydrate addict
2008Never Cry WerewolfLoren HansettTV film
2008American Mall, TheThe American MallAlly ShepherdTV film
2008Mookie's LawRosebellaShort film
2009You Got That LightGirlShort film
2009Degrassi Goes HollywoodMia JonesTV film
2011Roommate, TheThe RoommateMaria
2012Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a WallflowerCandace Kelmeckis
2014Let's Be CopsJosie
2015The Final GirlsVickiPost-Production
2006–2009Degrassi: The Next GenerationMia Jones35 episodes
2008Border, TheThe BorderMaia2 episodes
2009Eleventh HourGrace DahlEpisode: "Eternal"
2009Merry MadagascarCupid the Reindeer (voice)TV special
2009–presentThe Vampire DiariesElena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce/Katerina Petrova/Tatia Petrova/Amara.Lead role
2011Family GuyVarious voicesEpisode: "Trading Places"
2011Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad ShowEllen (voice)Episode: "This Man-Thing, This Monster!"
2014The OriginalsTatia Petrova1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dobrev at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards.
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star – FemaleThe Vampire DiariesWon[13]
2010Teen Choice Awards[13]Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon
2010Young Hollywood AwardsMaking Their MarkThe Vampire DiariesWon[14]
2010Young Hollywood AwardsCast to Watch (shared with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon[14]
2011Teen Choice AwardChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[15]
2011Teen Choice AwardChoice Hottie – FemaleThe Vampire DiariesNominated[16]
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice VampireThe Vampire DiariesNominated[17]
2012People's Choice AwardFavorite TV Drama ActressThe Vampire DiariesWon[18]
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[19]
2012San Diego Film Critics Society AwardBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Perks of Being a WallflowerWon[20]
2013People's Choice AwardFavorite Dramatic TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[21]
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon[22]
2014People's Choice AwardFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesNominated[23]
2014People's Choice AwardFavorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon[23]
2014mtvU Fandom AwardsShip Of The Year (with Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon [24]
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon
2014Young Hollywood AwardsFan Favorite Actor – FemaleThe Vampire DiariesNominated
2014Young Hollywood AwardsBest Threesome (with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesWon
2015People's Choice AwardFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressThe Vampire DiariesPending
2015People's Choice AwardFavorite TV Duo (with Ian Somerhalder)The Vampire DiariesPending


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  2. ^ "Усмихнатата, красива и позитивна българка Нина Добрев". Struma. January 13, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 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. 
  4. ^ "Dobrev: 'I'm proud to be Bulgarian' - Celebrity News - Digital Spy". 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Degrassi Gets Schooled". November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 8, 2009). "Networks see flurry of pilot castings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ Pevere, Geoff (December 7, 2010). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". Toronto: Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ Finke, Nikki (April 15, 2011). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nina Dobrev". Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  11. ^ "Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Take Romance Public". US Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Break Up". US Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Winners of "Teen Choice 2010" Announced". Teen Choice Awards. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Fulghum, Sherrill (May 14, 2010). "Young Hollywood Award Winners". Allvoices. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (August 7, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Winners Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ Votta, Rae (June 29, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced: Harry Potter vs Twilight". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ Martin, Lara (July 26, 2011). "'Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco to host Teen Choice 2011". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "People's Choice Award winners". USA Today. January 11, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’ and Justin Bieber Win Big". abc News. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ "S.D. Film Critics vote ‘Argo’ top film of 2012". UT San Diego. December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ Goodacre, Kate (January 10, 2013). "People's Choice Awards 2013: The winners and nominees in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Complete list of Teen Choice 2013 Awards winners". LA Times. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  23. ^ a b "People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
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