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Nina Dobrev

Biography

She became recognized to tv audiences on her behalf Teen Choice Award-winning function as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce in the Vampire Diaries. Her film credits are the Perks to be a Wallflower as well as the Roommate. While we were young, she spent period trained in ballet and jazz dance while contending in rhythmic gymnastics. She performed Mia Jones on Degrassi: ANOTHER Era and Degrassi Runs Hollywood. She’s one older sibling called Alexander and grew up by her musician mom and her tech-savvy dad. She started dating Austin Stowell in 2015, however the few divide in 2016. She previously dated her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder. She and Drake both started their careers in the Canadian present Degrassi: ANOTHER Generation.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nina Dobrev
Date Of Birth January 9, 1989
Place Of Birth Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.7 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Ryerson University, Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts
Nationality Canadian, Bulgarian
Parents Michaela Constantine, Konstantin Dobrev
Siblings Alexander Dobrev
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo, Young Hollywood Award for Best Threesome, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy, Young Hollywood Award for Cast To Watch, Young Hollywood Award for Making their Mark, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female, Bravo Otto - TV Star - Female
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Hottie, People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire, Young Hollywood Award for Standout Performance by a Young Actor - Female, Bravo Otto - TV Star, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure, Shorty Award for Best Actress, Shorty Award for Canada
Movies xXx: Return of Xander Cage, The Final Girls, Let's Be Cops, The Roommate, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The American Mall, Fugitive Pieces, Flatliners, Too Young to Marry, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf, Chloe, How She Move, Crash Pad, My Daughter's Secret, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Playing House, Arena, Merry Madagascar, The Poet, Mookie's Law, You Got That Light, Repo! The Genetic Opera
TV Shows The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi: The Next Generation
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Is a friend of Hip-Hop Artist Drake (Drake), whom she worked with on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001).
2Is a huge fan of the Netflix series, House of Cards (2013).
3Great athlete that enjoys competing in athletic competitions.
4Would like to open a yoga studio one day.
5Nina Dobrev has 2 pets - 1 dog and 1 cat, named, Miss Linx.
6As of July 2015, in a relationship with actor Austin Stowell.
7Ranked #53 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
8Good friends with Lily Collins, Julianne Hough and her older brother Derek Hough. She spent thanksgiving and Christmas of 2013 with the Hough family.
9Her father is a computer specialist and her mother is an artist.
10She's a huge fan of the "Harry Potter" series, by J.K. Rowling.
11Nina attended Wexford Collegiate, an arts school in Toronto. In 2007, she began her post secondary studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she was majoring in Sociology. Nina also trained at the Dean Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto, Ontario.
12Nina Dobrev, the actress who plays Katherine Pierce, was born in Bulgaria and speaks Bulgarian. For this reason, Katherine, who was German in the books, became Bulgarian in the series.
13Nina has competed internationally representing Canada in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics. In 2005, she joined both the Senior World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Junior World Championships in Plzen, Czech Republic.
14Named after her maternal grandmother Nikolina Constantine.
15Is six years younger than Olga Fonda who played her daughter on The Vampire Diaries (2009).
16Is a very skilled ballet and jazz dancer and gymnast.
17Close friends with her The Vampire Diaries (2009) co-stars, Candice King, Kat Graham, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley.
18Speaks fluent English, French and Bulgarian.
19Has an older brother named Alexander Konstantinov Dobrev.
20Second child and only daughter of Konstantin Dobrev and Michaela Dobreva (nee Radeva).
21Wears glasses.
22Ranked #44 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
23Has played a teenage mother on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and played both a teenage mother and daughter of teenagers on The Vampire Diaries (2009).
24Being a huge fan of the musical film Chicago (2002), Nina derived inspiration from the song, "Cell Block Tango", for her performance of "Survivor" in The American Mall (2008).
25She lists child rights advocate, Craig Kielburger and Meryl Streep among the people she admires.
26Was in a relationship with The Vampire Diaries (2009) co-star, Ian Somerhalder (2010-May 2013).
27Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Rachel McAdams.
28Is a huge fan of the HBO television series True Blood (2008).
29Her favorite television series are Orange Is the New Black (2013), Homeland (2011), Grey's Anatomy (2005), Friday Night Lights (2006) and House of Cards (2013).
30Some of her favorite films include Schindler's List (1993), The Notebook (2004), Juno (2007) and Knocked Up (2007).
31Is frequently compared, and is aware of bearing a resemblance, to Victoria Justice.
32One of her hobbies is making jewelry. She plans on starting her own jewelry line in the future.
33She has been sharing an apartment in Atlanta with Kayla Ewell.
34She went into a general audition for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and read the role of Manny Santos. Later, she was called back, read for the role of Mia Jones, and got the role.
35She traveled to Kenya where she built a school with fellow Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) co-stars through the non-profit organization, Free The Children. She also wore a top promoting the cause towards the end of her movie, The American Mall (2008).
36She enjoys playing Rock Band and engages in water sports including swimming, windsurfing, wake boarding and scuba diving. Nina also loves to travel and often visits Europe. Among her other activities are playing volleyball, soccer, horseback riding, snowboarding and rock climbing.
37She has competed internationally representing Canada in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics. In 2005, she joined both the Senior World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Junior World Championships in Plzen, Czech Republic.
38Studied acting at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Departures2018filmingIzzy
Flatliners2017post-productionMarlo
Crash Pad2017post-productionHannah
The Vampire Diaries2009-2017TV SeriesElena Gilbert Katherine Pierce Amara
Workaholics2017TV SeriesCourtnee
xXx: Return of Xander Cage2017Becky Clearidge
The Final Girls2015Vicki Summers
The Originals2014TV SeriesTatia
Let's Be Cops2014Josie
Robot Chicken2014TV SeriesCortana Abby Jenny Curran
Special Look2013TV Series
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012Candace
Arena2011VideoLori
The Super Hero Squad Show2011TV SeriesEllen
Family Guy2011TV SeriesLois' High School Bully
The Roommate2011/IMaria
When Vampires Don't Suck2010Video short
Merry Madagascar2009TV ShortCupid (voice)
Degrassi: The Next Generation2006-2009TV SeriesMia Jones
Chloe2009Anna
Degrassi Goes Hollywood2009TV MovieMia Jones
Eleventh Hour2009TV SeriesGrace Dahl
Wade Allain-Marcus & David Baum: You Got That Light2009Video shortGirl
The Border2008TV SeriesMaia
Mookie's Law2008ShortRosabella
The American Mall2008TV MovieAlly
Never Cry Werewolf2008TV MovieLoren
Degrassi: Minis2007-2008TV SeriesMia Jones
My Daughter's Secret2007TV MovieJustine
Fugitive Pieces2007Bella
Too Young to Marry2007Jessica Carpenter
The Poet2007Rachel
How She Move2007Tall Girl in Bathroom
Away from Her2006Monica
Playing House2006TV MovieYoung Frannie
Repo! The Genetic Opera2006ShortTeenage Zytrate Addict

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV Special performer: "Born to Run" - uncredited
The American Mall2008TV Movie performer: "Dreaming Wide Awake", "Sorry's Not Enough", "Clear", "At the Mall", "A Little Bit of Heart Somewhere", "Survivor"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV Special special thanks
Barely Lethal2015thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2017TV SeriesHerself
The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV SpecialHerself / Archival
So Cosmo2017TV SeriesHerself
Harry2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2011-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2017TV SeriesHerself
Project Runway2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming / Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming / Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Motion Design
Conan2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHerself
Bystander Revolution2014TV Series documentaryHerself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHerself
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
I Heart Radio Music Festival2012TV Special documentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself
SPF with Nina Dobrev2012Video shortHerself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Her Own Worst Enemy2011Video shortHerself
The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches2011Video shortHerself
2011 MuchMusic Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The 25th Gemini Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself
Scream Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
2010 MuchMusic Video Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Degrassi in Ecuador2008TV MovieHerself
eTalk Daily2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Degrassi: Doing What Matters2007TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
The Vampire Diaries2016-2017TV SeriesElena Gilbert
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHerself
The Originals2014-2015TV SeriesTatia
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesCandace in 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth2009TV SeriesElena Gilbert

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV DuoThe Vampire Diaries (2009)· Ian Somerhalder
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: LiplockThe Vampire Diaries (2009)· Ian Somerhalder
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryThe Vampire Diaries (2009)· Ian Somerhalder
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest ThreesomeThe Vampire Diaries (2009)· Ian Somerhalder
· Paul Wesley
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Drama Actress
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)· Logan Lerman
· Johnny Simmons
· Ezra Miller
· Tom Savini
· Paul Rudd
· Mae Whitman
· Joan Cusack
· Nicholas Braun
· Dylan McDermott
· Kate Walsh
· Emma Watson
· Melanie Lynskey
· Adam Hagenbuch
· Erin Wilhelmi
· Reece Thompson
· Zane Holtz
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Female Breakout StarThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsFan Favorite Actor - Female
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actress
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)· Logan Lerman
· Ezra Miller
· Emma Watson
· Melanie Lynskey
· Paul Rudd
· Kate Walsh
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Female Hottie
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice VampireThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Female TV Star (TV-Star w)


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#Quote
1Dearest TVD Family, [..] I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.There's more to come before we wrap this up, [..], but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her -- and to my work family -- as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you [..]. You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' ;-) I love you all. Fasten your seat-belts. [..]
2I'm an artist; content is incredibly important to me. I only want to keep moving up and up in terms of quality and be careful with perception. I don't just want to do things that are the pretty girl with lots of makeup, I want to get into the gritty stuff and get down and dirty and dark and really feed my soul and not my vanity.
3I've reached a point where I'm comfortable in my own skin, and I do what I need to do, to feel good, but I'm built the way I am. The dancer's feet, the bruises on my legs, they're not going to go away. I think real girls have bruises. Tough chicks get bruised. They get dirty. And they have fun.
4People aren't defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.
5[on working on The Vampire Diaries (2009)] There were daily challenges, there were yearly challenges, there were character challenges. The whole show was challenging in different ways throughout the six years. The multiple characters, the hours, creating characters, deaths. I was constantly crying, it felt like. But for that reason, it kept me occupied, I was never bored, it never felt stale. I always came to work excited, and looking forward to the next thing I got to do. It was almost like actor boot camp, or a college experience. I started college in real life, but I never finished. I went to high school in real life, and then went to Degrassi high school, and then four years as Elena - 12 years is a long time to go to school. I need to graduate! I'm ready now. I'm ready to go into the real world. I've literally grown up on this show. I was a baby when I started, and now I'm a woman. I feel like I've learned so much and have grown so much because of every single person, and every single character, and person I've worked with. They made me who I am, and I'm excited to apply that to the next chapter.
6I did Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) for four years. It was my constant, no matter what movie I would do on hiatus or whatever I would do elsewhere, every year I would always go back to Degrassi, to my family, and they really sort of taught me all the groundwork and got me started. Before that I was really green, I didn't know what I was doing, so it kind of helped ease my path into the whole industry.
7Looking back on high school, I just remember specific scenarios and thinking, wow, that was such a big deal at the time, but right now it feels like it never even happened. So I guess if I can give any advice, I would just say that everything will pass, and it'll feel like it was a big deal over nothing. Life goes on and then you change and other things happen, and everything feels like it's so much worse afterwards. It'll always get better.

#Trademark
1Tall, curvaceous figure
2Big brown eyes

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