Dobrev in 2012
|Born||Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
January 9, 1989
|Notable work||The Vampire Diaries|
|Home town||Toronto, Ontario|
Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress. She portrayed Mia Jones on the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006–2009), and then played the role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW's supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2015, 2017).
Dobrev has also starred in several feature films, including the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2014 comedy Let's Be Cops, the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls, and the 2017 action movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
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. 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.
Dobrev attended Vradenburg Junior Public School and J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics. Then, she attended the arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough and Ryerson University, majoring in sociology. She left in 2008 to pursue her acting career. She took acting classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto.
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 had a role in the MTV film The American Mall.
Dobrev subsequently starred in The CW's supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, a television adaptation of the book series of the same name, playing the role of Elena Gilbert. This series achieved worldwide success and her portrayal of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce received critical acclaim. In April 2015, Dobrev announced via Instagram that she would be leaving The Vampire Diaries after portraying Elena for six seasons. In January 2017, it was announced that Dobrev would return as Elena in The Vampire Diaries series finale.
She then had a minor role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.
In April 2011, Dobrev was cast as Candace Kelmeckis in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd. In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let's Be Cops.
Dobrev played the role of Vicki Summers in the 2015 horror comedy film The Final Girls. The film received critical acclaim upon its release. In September 2015, Dobrev was cast in the film Arrivals, opposite Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams, portraying the role of flight attendant Izzy. The same year, she was cast in the romantic comedy Crash Pad, alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Christina Applegate, which began filming in Vancouver in fall 2015.
Dobrev attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, Toronto until her graduating year. She entered post-secondary studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in Sociology, before dropping out in 2008 to pursue her acting career. Dobrev is multilingual and speaks English, French and Bulgarian. While filming The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev lived in Atlanta. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015.
|2006||Repo! The Genetic Opera||Teenage Zydrate Addict|
|2007||Away from Her||Monica|
|2007||How She Move||Tall Girl in Bathroom|
|2008||"Never Cry Werewolf"||Loren Hansett|
|2008||Mookie's Law||Rosabella||Short film|
|2009||You Got That Light||Girl||Short film|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Candace Kelmeckis|
|2014||Let's Be Cops||Josie|
|2015||The Final Girls||Vicki Summers|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||Becky Clearidge|
|2006||Playing House||Young Frannie McKenzie||Television film|
|2006–2009||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Mia Jones||Recurring role (season 6); main role (seasons 7–8);
special guest star (season 9); 52 episodes
|2007||My Daughter's Secret||Justine Dysert||Television film|
|2007||Too Young to Marry||Jessica Carpenter||Television film|
|2008||The Border||Maia||2 episodes|
|2008||Never Cry Werewolf||Loren Hansett||Television film|
|2008||The American Mall||Ally Shepherd||Television film|
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Grace Dahl||Episode: "Eternal"|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||Mia Jones||Television film|
|2009–2015, 2017||The Vampire Diaries||Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce / Amara / Tatia||Main role (seasons 1–6); uncredited voice role (season 7) Season 8 Finale|
|2009||Merry Madagascar||Cupid the Reindeer||Voice role; Christmas special|
|2011||Family Guy||Lois' High School Bully||Voice role; episode: "Trading Places"|
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Ellen||Voice role; episode: "This Man-Thing, This Monster!"|
|2014||The Originals||Tatia||Episode: "Red Door"|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Episode: "Tim Tebow vs. Nina Dobrev"|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Star – Female||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Young Hollywood Awards||Making Their Mark||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Cast to Watch (with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Choice Hottie – Female||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|Choice Vampire||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|2012||People's Choice Awards||Favorite TV Drama Actress||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Ensemble Performance||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Won|||
|2013||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Dramatic TV Actress||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|2014||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|mtvU Fandom Awards||Ship Of The Year (with Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|
|Young Hollywood Awards||Fan Favorite Actor – Female||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|Best Threesome (with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|2015||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress||The Vampire Diaries||Nominated|||
|Favorite TV Duo (with Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|Choice TV: Liplock (with Ian Somerhalder)||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
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