Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; 9 January 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model.[1][2] She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season (2006–2009). She stars as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce and Amara on CW's television drama The Vampire Diaries.

Early life Edit

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria as Nikoliina Konstantinov Dobreva (Template:Lang-bg), and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario.[3] She speaks fluent English and Bulgarian.[4] She has an older brother, Aleksandar Dobrev. Her father, Nikolay Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Mihaela Konstantinоva, is an artist.[3]

Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics.[3] Then, she attended 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.[5]

Nikolina was named after her grandmother of maternal line, also named Nikolina.

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 is currently starring in The CW's drama The Vampire Diaries, playing the dual role of Katherine Pierce, a vampire loved by two human brothers during the American Civil War, and Katherine's doppelgänger Elena Gilbert, a recently turned vampire who is caught between the same two brothers, also vampires, Damon and Stefan Salvatore.[6]

She also had a role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on 26 March 2010.[7] The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.[8]

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.[9] Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on 27 June 2011.[10] The film was released in September 2012.

Personal life Edit

Dobrev began working alongside American actor Ian Somerhalder in 2009, when they were cast as love interests on The Vampire Diaries. They formed a real-life relationship from 2010 until 2013.[11][12]

Filmography Edit

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Year Title Role Notes
2006 Away from Her Monica
2006 Playing House Young Frannie
2007 How She Move Tall Girl in the Bathroom
2007 Template:Sortname Rachel
2007 Fugitive Pieces Bella
2007 My Daughter's Secret Justine TV Movie
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Teenage Zydrate Addict
2008 Mookie's Law Rosebella Short film
2008 Template:Sortname Ally Shepherd TV movie
2009 Chloe Anna
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Mia Jones
2011 Template:Sortname Maria
2011 Arena Lori
2012 Template:Sortname Candace Kelmeckis
2014 Let's Be Cops Unknown Post-Production
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2009 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mia Jones 52 episodes
2007 Too Young to Marry Jessica TV Film
2008 Never Cry Werewolf Loren Hansett TV film
2008 Template:Sortname Maia Template:Plainlist
2009 Eleventh Hour Grace Dahl Episode: "Eternal"
2009 Merry Madagascar Cupid the Reindeer Template:Plainlist
2009–present The Vampire Diaries Template:Plainlist Template:Plainlist
2011 Family Guy Various Template:Plainlist
2011 Template:Sortname Ellen Template:Plainlist

Awards and nominations Edit

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Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star – Female The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[13]
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[13]
2010 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[14]
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Making Their Mark The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[15]
2010 Young Hollywood Awards Cast to Watch (shared with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[15]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[16]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Hottie – Female The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[17]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Vampire The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[18]
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[19]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[20]
2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower Template:Won[21]
2012 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[22]
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[23]
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-fi The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[24]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress The Vampire Diaries Template:Nom[25]
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Ian Somerhalder) The Vampire Diaries Template:Won[25]

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