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Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Dobrev at the 2014 Paleyfest
Native name Николина Константинова Добрева
Born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
(1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 27)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Canadian
Bulgarian
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2006–present
Website www.ninadobrev.com

Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva Bulgarian: Николина Константинова Добрева; January 9, 1989)[1] is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model.[2][3] She played the role of Mia Jones on the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation in seasons six to nine (2006–09). She then played the role of Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–15). Dobrev has also starred in the 2012 drama film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2014 comedy Let's Be Cops, and the 2015 horror-comedy The Final Girls.

Early life[edit]

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.[4] She speaks fluent English and Bulgarian.[5] 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.[4]

Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics.[4] 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.[6]

Dobrev at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011

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 starred in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the role of Elena Gilbert, a girl loved by two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore.[7] She also had a minor role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 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, and Paul Rudd.[10]

Dobrev at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego

In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let's Be Cops.[11] On April 6, 2015, Dobrev announced via Instagram that she would be leaving The Vampire Diaries after season six ended.[12] 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.[13] The same year, she was cast in the romantic comedy Crash Pad which began filming in Vancouver in fall 2015.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Dobrev dated her The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder for three years until breaking up in May 2013.[15] The two remained friends.[16] In 2013, she became romantically linked to dancer Derek Hough.[17] Around October 2013 it was reported that they had broken up.[18] As of July 2015, she is dating actor Austin Stowell . [19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Dobrev at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards
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
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Teenage zydrate addict
2008 Mookie's Law Rosebella Short film
2009 You Got That Light Girl Short film
2009 Chloe Anna
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 Josie
2015 The Final Girls Vicki Summers
2017 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Becky

Television[edit]

Dobrev at 39th People's Choice Awards in 2012
Year Title Role Notes
2006–09 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mia Jones Recurring role: season 6, main role: seasons 7–8, guest: season 9
(52 episodes)
2007 Too Young to Marry Jessica Movie
2007 My Daughter's Secret Justine Dysert Movie
2008 Border, TheThe Border Maia 2 episodes
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Loren Hansett Movie
2008 American Mall, TheThe American Mall Ally Shepherd Movie
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Mia Jones Movie
2009 Eleventh Hour Grace Dahl Episode: "Eternal"
2009 Merry Madagascar Cupid the Reindeer (voice) Special
2009–15 The Vampire Diaries Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce / Amara Lead role (133 episodes)
2011 Family Guy Various voices Episode: "Trading Places"
2011 Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show Ellen (voice) Episode: "This Man-Thing, This Monster!"
2014 The Originals Tatia Episode: "Red Door"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star – Female The Vampire Diaries Won [20]
Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won [20]
Young Hollywood Awards Making Their Mark The Vampire Diaries Won [21]
Cast to Watch (shared with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Won [21]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won [22]
Choice Hottie – Female The Vampire Diaries Nominated [23]
Choice Vampire The Vampire Diaries Nominated [24]
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress The Vampire Diaries Won [25]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won [26]
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower Won [27]
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated [28]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won [29]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Nominated [30]
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 [31]
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

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Усмихнатата, красива и позитивна българка Нина Добрев". Struma. January 13, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Dobrev: 'I'm proud to be Bulgarian' - Celebrity News - Digital Spy". Digitalspy.ca. November 22, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Degrassi Gets Schooled". TheEyeopener.com. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ Pevere, Geoff (December 7, 2010). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". Toronto: thestar.com. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
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  12. ^ Roffman, Marisa (April 6, 2015). "'Vampire Diaries' Shocker: Star Nina Dobrev Exits". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ Patten, Dominic (September 30, 2015). "Nina Dobrev Cast in Arrivals Movie with Asa Butterfield & Maisie Willaims". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (October 21, 2015). "Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church, Christina Applegate Starring in Rom-Com ‘Crash Pad’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
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  17. ^ "MAG: Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough Dating". Gossip Cop. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  18. ^ "Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough Break Up!". E! Online. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
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