Nina Dobrev

Fresh-faced actress Nina Dobrev frequently surprised audiences with the depth she brought to her diverse characters. Bulgarian-born and raised in Canada, the Toronto native had already begun to make strides as a teen in ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1989 in Sofia, BG

Filmography

Actor (26)

Vampire Diaries 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Girls 2015 (Movie)

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Arena 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Let's Be Cops 2014 (Movie)

Josi (Actor)

The Originals 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

Candace (Actor)

The Roommate 2011 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Chloe 2010 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Degrassi: The Next Generation 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleventh Hour 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paradise City: Degrassi Goes to Hollywood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of Degrassi 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Degrassi: Doing What Matters 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fugitive Pieces 2008 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

How She Move 2008 (Movie)

Tall Girl in Bathroom (Actor)

The Poet 2008 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Away From Her 2007 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Too Young To Marry 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Madagascar (TV Show)

Voice

Never Cry Werewolf (TV Show)

Actor

The American Mall (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Fresh-faced actress Nina Dobrev frequently surprised audiences with the depth she brought to her diverse characters. Bulgarian-born and raised in Canada, the Toronto native had already begun to make strides as a teen in such Canadian productions as filmmaker Sarah Polley's affecting drama "Away from Her" (2006). That same year, Dobrev connected with teens everywhere when she joined the cast of "Degrassi: The Next Generation (TEENick, 2001- ) as cheerleader and unwed mother Mia Jones for three seasons. During that period, the actress moonlighted in such diverse projects as the World War II drama "The Poet" (2007) and the teen-targeted musical comedy "The American Mall" (MTV, 2008). It was however, her casting as heroine Elena Gilbert - as well as her vampire look-alike Katherine Pierce - on the supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ) that earned Dobrev legions of new fans and a People's Choice Award. Only adding to the interest of the show's love triangle subplot was the fact that her co-star Ian Somerhalder had become Dobrev's real-life beau soon after the pair began working together. Balancing her series commitments with feature film work, the actress went on to deliver supporting performances in the erotic drama "Chloe" (2010) and campus thriller "The Roommate" (2011). Of particular merit was the critically-acclaimed indie teen drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012). With each new role, Dobrev proved herself one of the more capable talents in young Hollywood.

Relationships

Alexander

Brother

Michaela

Mother

Ian Somerhalder Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring on "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW) Began dating 2010

Milestones

2012

Co-starred opposite Logan Lerman in feature adaptation of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," written and directed by the novel's author Stephen Chbosky

2011

Played supporting role in "The Roommate"

2010

Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

2009

Cast in breakthrough lead role on The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" opposite Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

2009

Reprised role of Mia Jones in "Degrassi Goes Hollywood"

2008

Cast in a starring role on MTV musical film "The American Mall"

2006

Landed a featured role as Mia Jones on teen soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (The N)

2006

Cast in the drama "Away from Her," written and directed by Sarah Polley

2006

Made feature film debut in "Repo! The Genetic Opera" as a teen Zytrate addict

Moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of two

Bonus Trivia

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"There's something very seductive about kissing and sucking blood. It's very sexual to get close to your neck and to be so in love with someone. And still have the urge to kill them. It's like love and hate – it's a very fine line." – Dobrev, quoted in Rolling Stone, Sept. 1, 2011

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