Nina Dobrev at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Native name||Николина Константинова Добрева|
|Born||Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva |
January 9, 1989
Sofia, People's Republic of Bulgaria
Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (Bulgarian: Николина Константинова Добрева; born January 9, 1989), known professionally as Nina Dobrev, is a 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. She stars as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW American television teen drama, The Vampire Diaries.
Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, People's Republic of Bulgaria (now Republic of Bulgaria) as Николина Константинова Добрева, and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario. She speaks fluent French, English, and Bulgarian. She has an older brother, Alexander; her father is a computer specialist and her mother 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.
Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly thereafter, she booked roles in feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf, and the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She 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 human who is caught between the same two brothers, now vampires, Damon and Stefan Salvatore.
She also had a minor 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, she was cast as Candace in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd. Shooting began in May of that year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she completed her scenes on June 27, 2011. The film was released in September 2012.
In 2012, she appeared in a Funny or Die music video with Nick Braun called SPF. The song, written by Dobrev, Braun, and hip-hop producer Jewels Beats, charted as high as #188 on iTunes Comedy Charts.
In September 2011, Dobrev co-hosted We Day alongside Joe Jonas. We Day is organized by Free the Children. Dobrev also designed a T-Shirt with Me to We Style, which gives 50% of its profits to Free the Children.
|2006||Away from Her||Monica|
|2006||Playing House||Young Frannie|
|2007||How She Move||Tall Girl in the Bathroom|
|2007||My Daughter's Secret||Justine|
|2008||Repo! The Genetic Opera||Teenage Zydrate Addict|
|2008||Mookie's Law||Rosebella||Short film|
|2008||The American Mall||Ally Shepherd|
|2009||Degrassi Goes Hollywood||Mia Jones|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Candace Kelmeckis|
|2006–2009||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Mia Jones||46 episodes|
|2007||Too Young to Marry||Jessica||TV Film|
|2008||Never Cry Werewolf||Loren Hansett||TV film|
|2008||The Border||Maia|| |
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Grace Dahl||Episode: "Eternal"|
|2009||Merry Madagascar||Cupid the Reindeer|| |
|2009–present||The Vampire Diaries||TV Series |
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Ellen|| |
- 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.
- Nina Dobrev with Maria Quiban 09/27/2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdKEcmMFWKg.
- "Degrassi Gets Schooled". TheEyeopener.com. 2008-11-04. Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2009-03-08). "Networks see flurry of pilot castings". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- "Chloe (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
- Pevere, Geoff (2010-12-07). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". thestar.com. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
- Finke, Nikki (2011-04-15). "Nina Dobrev Goes From 'Vampire Diaries' To 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-04-17.
- "Nina Dobrev". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2011-07-26.
- "SPF with Nina Dobrev". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- "SPF with Nina Dobrev"
- "Nina Dobrev Joins We Day Toronto!". 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- Hunger Bites T-Shirt
- About Me to We Style
- Selby, Jenn. "Ian Somerhalder confirms relationship with Nina Dobrev – Celebrity News & Gossip – Glamour.com (Glamour.com UK)". Glamourmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
- US Magazine (ed.). "Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder Take Romance Public". Retrieved 2011-06-20.
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