Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev ISF April 2012 b.jpg
at the (Ian somerholder ) Foundation event April 21, 2012
Native name Николина Константинова Добрева
Born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 25)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Ethnicity Bulgarian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2006–present
Notable work(s) The Vampire Diaries
Website
www.ninadobrev.com

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 stars as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce and Amara on The CW's television 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 and Bulgarian.[4] She has an older brother, Aleksandar Dobrev. Her father, Konstantin Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Mihaela 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 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]

Career[edit]

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 drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the dual role of Katherine Pierce, a vampire loved by two human brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore, during the American Civil War, and Katherine's doppelgänger Elena Gilbert, a recently turned vampire who is caught between the same two brothers who are already turned into vampires .[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.

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.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Dobrev at 39th People's Choice Awards in 2012
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Away from Her Monica
2006 Playing House Young Frannie
2007 How She Move Tall Girl in the Bathroom
2007 Poet, TheThe Poet Rachel
2007 Fugitive Pieces Bella
2007 My Daughter's Secret Justine TV Movie
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Teenage Zydrate Addict
2008 Mookie's Law Rosebella Short film
2008 American Mall, TheThe American Mall Ally Shepherd TV movie
2009 Chloe Anna
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Mia Jones
2011 Roommate, TheThe Roommate Maria
2011 Arena Lori
2012 Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a Wallflower Candace Kelmeckis
2014 Let's Be Cops Unknown Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2009 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mia Jones 52 episodes
2007 Too Young to Marry Jessica TV Film
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Loren Hansett TV film
2008 Border, TheThe Border Maia
Episodes:
  • "Articles of Faith"
  • "Blowback"
2009 Eleventh Hour Grace Dahl Episode: "Eternal"
2009 Merry Madagascar Cupid the Reindeer
  • TV film
  • Voice only
2009–present The Vampire Diaries
TV Series

Lead Role

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dobrev at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star – Female The Vampire Diaries Won[13]
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won[13]
2010 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated[14]
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Making Their Mark The Vampire Diaries Won[15]
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Cast to Watch (shared with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Won[15]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won[16]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Hottie – Female The Vampire Diaries Nominated[17]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Vampire The Vampire Diaries Nominated[18]
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress The Vampire Diaries Won[19]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won[20]
2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower Won[21]
2012 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated[22]
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated[23]
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-fi The Vampire Diaries Won[24]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated[25]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Won[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dobrev, Nina. "Nina Dobrev's Twitter feed". Nina Dobrev. 
  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. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Degrassi Gets Schooled". TheEyeopener.com. 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". thestar.com. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ Finke, Nikki (April 15, 2011). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nina Dobrev". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/vampire-diaries-nina-dobrev-ian-somerhalder-take-romance-public-2011196
  12. ^ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/nina-dobrev-ian-somerhalder-break-up-201395
  13. ^ a b "Winners of "Teen Choice 2010" Announced". Teen Choice Awards. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Vote for J-14's Teen Icon Awards!". J-14. September 14, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b Fulghum, Sherrill (May 14, 2010). "Young Hollywood Award Winners". Allvoices. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (August 7, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Winners Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced: Harry Potter vs Twilight". Huffington Post. June 29, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ Martin, Lara (July 26, 2011). "'Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco to host Teen Choice 2011". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ "People's Choice Award winners". USA Today. January 11, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’ and Justin Bieber Win Big". abc News. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ "S.D. Film Critics vote ‘Argo’ top film of 2012". UT San Diego. December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "J-14 Teen Icon Awards 2012: Official Nominees + Vote Now!". J-14. September 13, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ Goodacre, Kate (January 10, 2013). "People's Choice Awards 2013: The winners and nominees in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Complete list of Teen Choice 2013 Awards winners http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-teen-choice-2013-awards-winners-list,0,5306370.story#ixzz2sOMqWxKg". Los Angeles Times. August 11, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 

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