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Nina Dobrev (born January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress who plays Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on Template:The Vampire Diaries. She has also played Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation and has starred in a few movies.


Nina Konstantinova Dobreva (Нина Константинова Добрева in Bulgarian) was born on January 9, 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nina moved to Canada at the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario untill 2009. From a very young age she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: dance, gymnastics, theatre, music, visual arts, and acting. Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, she booked roles in feature films "Fugitive Pieces", "Away From Her" and the popular television series "Degrassi: The Next Generation" on CTV. Nina loves to travel and has often visited Europe both for pleasure, as well as competing internationally representing Canada in Aesthetic gymnastics.

She enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, swimming, rock climbing, wake boarding, snowboarding, and horse back riding. But above all acting is her passion, and she sees it as an adventure that has just begun; she believes that the journey and the characters we create along the way will help us understand ourselves. She's a major fan of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and has read all of the books.


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  • Nina 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.
  • She is fluent in Bulgarian, French, and English. For her role as Bella in the World War II drama Fugitive Pieces, Nina had to learn Yiddish phonetically.
  • Nina 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.
  • Nina is named after her grandmother.
  • Celebrity Doppelgangers: Victoria Justice, Alexandra Chando and Cristine Prosperi.
  • Her trademarks are her big brown eyes and long, dark hair.
  • Nina has a cat named Lynx
  • NIna is currently dating co-star, Ian Somerhalder. She is great friends with her Vampire Diaries co-stars. She is currently living in Atlanta, Gerorgia where filming takes place.


  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (2006)
  • Playing House (2006) (TV)
  • Away from Her (2006)
  • How She Move (2007)
  • The Poet (2007)
  • Too Young to Marry (2007) (TV)
  • Fugitive Pieces (2007)
  • My Daughter’s Secret (2007) (TV)
  • Never Cry Werewolf (2008) (TV)
  • The American Mall (2008) (TV)
  • The Border (2008)
  • Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009) (TV)
  • Eleventh Hour
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006-2009)
  • Template:The Vampire Diaries (2009-Present)
  • Chloe (2009)
  • The Roommate (2011)
  • Arena (2011)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


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2010 Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star – FemaleThe Vampire Diaries Won

2010 Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire 'Diaries Won

2010 J-14 Teen Icon AwardsIconic TV ActressThe Vampire Diaries Nominated

2011 Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire Diaries Won

2011 Teen Choice AwardsChoice Hottie – Female Nominated

2011 Teen Choice AwardsChoice Vampire Nominated

2012 People's Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActressThe Vampire Diaries Won

2012 Teen Choice Awards- Choice TV Actress- Fantasy/Sci-Fi Won


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