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Nina Dobrev at the 2010 Paley Festival.
|Native name||Николина Константинова Добрева|
|Born||Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva |
9 January 1989
Nina Dobrev (born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva; 9 January 1989) is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. 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 The CW American television drama The Vampire Diaries.
Nina 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. She speaks fluent English and Bulgarian. She has an older brother, Alexander Dobrev and a younger sister Amelia Dobrev. Her father, Nikolai Dobrev, is a computer specialist and her mother, Michaela Constantine, 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 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 booked roles in 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 an MTV movie called The American Mall on CTV. 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.
She also had a minor role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on 26 March 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 27 June 2011. The film was released in September 2012.
|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||My Daughter's Secret||Justine|
|2008||Repo! The Genetic Opera||Teenage Zydrate Addict|
|2008||Mookie's Law||Rosebella||Short film|
|2008||American Mall, TheThe American Mall||Ally Shepherd||TV movie|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||Mia Jones|
|2011||Roommate, TheThe Roommate||Maria|
|2012||Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a Wallflower||Candace Kelmeckis|
|2014||Let's Be Cops||Unknown||Post-Production|
|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||Border, TheThe Border||Maia|| |
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Grace Dahl||Episode: "Eternal"|
|2009||Merry Madagascar||Cupid the Reindeer|| |
|2009–present||The Vampire Diaries|| |
|2011||Family Guy||Various|| |
|2011||Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show||Ellen|| |
Awards and nominations
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- Dobrev, Nina. "Nina Dobrev's Twitter feed". Nina Dobrev.
- "Усмихнатата, красива и позитивна българка Нина Добрев". Struma. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 1 December 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.
- "Degrassi Gets Schooled". TheEyeopener.com. 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2009.
- Andreeva, Nellie (8 March 2009). "Networks see flurry of pilot castings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
- Pevere, Geoff (7 December 2010). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". thestar.com. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
- Finke, Nikki (15 April 2011). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
- "Nina Dobrev". Twitter.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
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