Dobrev at the 2014 PaleyFest
|Native name||Николина Константинова Добрева|
|Born||Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva
January 9, 1989
|Nationality||Canadian and Bulgarian|
Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on 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, The Vampire Diaries, for six seasons (2009–15).
Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, as Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (Bulgarian: Нина Константинова Добрева), and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario. She speaks fluent English and Bulgarian. 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.
Dobrev attended 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, 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.
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.
She also had a 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 in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd and Ezra Miller. Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on June 27, 2011. 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. On April 6, 2015, Dobrev announced via Instagram that she would be leaving The Vampire Diaries after the sixth season ended.
Dobrev began dating The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder in late 2010. The couple split in May 2013. She subsequently had a short-term relationship with Dancing with the Stars star Derek Hough.
|2006||Away from Her||Monica|
|2006||Playing House||Young Frannie|
|2007||How She Move||Tall girl in the bathroom|
|2007||Poet, TheThe Poet||Rachel|
|2008||Repo! The Genetic Opera||Teenage zydrate addict|
|2008||Mookie's Law||Rosebella||Short film|
|2009||You Got That Light||Girl||Short film|
|2011||Roommate, TheThe Roommate||Maria|
|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|
|2006–09||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Mia Jones||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
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- "Усмихнатата, красива и позитивна българка Нина Добрев". Struma. January 13, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- 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.
- "Dobrev: 'I'm proud to be Bulgarian' - Celebrity News - Digital Spy". Digitalspy.ca. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- "Degrassi Gets Schooled". TheEyeopener.com. November 4, 2008. Archived from the original on February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2009.
- 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.
- "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
- Pevere, Geoff (December 7, 2010). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". Toronto: thestar.com. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- Finke, Nikki (April 15, 2011). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "Nina Dobrev". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
- "Nina Dobrev Gives Us A Behind The Scenes Look At ‘Let’s Be Cops’". mtv. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- Roffman, Marisa (April 6, 2015). "'Vampire Diaries' Shocker: Star Nina Dobrev Exits". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
- "Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Take Romance Public". US Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
- "Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Break Up". US Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- Chen, Joyce. "Nina Dobrev, Derek Hough Dating: How They Met!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- Takeda, Allison (October 16, 2013). "Nina Dobrev Splits From Derek Hough: What Went Wrong". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
- "Winners of "Teen Choice 2010" Announced" (PDF). Teen Choice Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-09. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Fulghum, Sherrill (May 14, 2010). "Young Hollywood Award Winners". Allvoices. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (August 7, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Winners Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Votta, Rae (June 29, 2011). "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees Announced: Harry Potter vs Twilight". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Martin, Lara (July 26, 2011). "'Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco to host Teen Choice 2011". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "People's Choice Award winners". USA Today. January 11, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "Teen Choice Awards 2012: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’ and Justin Bieber Win Big". abc News. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "S.D. Film Critics vote ‘Argo’ top film of 2012". UT San Diego. December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Goodacre, Kate (January 10, 2013). "People's Choice Awards 2013: The winners and nominees in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "Complete list of Teen Choice 2013 Awards winners". LA Times. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "'Veronica Mars' Hits A Neptune High, Wins Top Honors At The mtvU Fandom Awards". MTV News.
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