Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva, known professionally as Nina Dobrev, is a Canadian actress and model. Born in Bulgaria, she moved with her family to Canada at age two and grew up in Toronto. Her first acting role was as Mia Jones in the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
PLAYING VOLLEYBALL WITH APRIL LOVE GEARY
Nick Name Ninche, Ninja, Looch, French Kote, Neens, Dee, Trouble, DoeDoe, Unicorn, Almond
Occupation Model and Actress
Years active 2006–present
Age: January 9, 1989, 32 years and 6 months, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sun Sign Capricorn
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm
Measurements 33-23-33 in or 84-58.5-84 cm
Bra size 30C
Distinctive Features Big brown eyes, Long brown hair
Nina Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, Scarborough, Canada where she started ballet and jazz classes, and competed in rhythmic gymnastics. Then, she went Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, Scarborough, Ontario and Ryerson University, Toronto, majoring in sociology.
She took acting classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto. Dobrev subsequently attended the arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough until her graduating year.
Dobrev entered post-secondary studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in Sociology, though her pursuit of an acting career prevented her from graduating.
She left in 2006 to pursue her acting career.
Father – Konstantin Dobrev (Computer Specialist)
Mother – Mihaela Dobreva (nee Radeva) (Artist)
Siblings – Aleksandar Dobrev (Older Brother)
She is signed with these agencies –
Noble Caplan Abrams
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Nina has appeared in Americao Dairy Producers “Got milk?” campaign alongside her mom.
Dobrev was born Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva in Sofia, Bulgaria, and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario.
She has an older brother, Aleksandar Dobrev. Her father, Konstantin Dobrev, is a computer specialist, and her mother, Michaela Dobreva (nee Radeva), is an artist.
Dobrev first major acting role was as Mia on the teen drama television series The Next Generation, a role she played for three seasons starting in 2006.
She appeared in several feature films in the mid-2000s, including Fugitive Pieces and Away from Her.
Dobrev also headlined a number of television films, including Sci Fi Channel Never Cry Werewolf, MTV The American Mall, and two Lifetime original movies.
In 2007 she appeared in the music video of You Got That Light performed by Wade Allain-Marcus and David Baum.
Dobrev subsequently left Degrassi in 2009 to star in The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, a television adaptation of the book series of the same name, playing the lead role of Elena Gilbert.
Dobrev also played a series of dopplegangers of Elena on the series, most prominently 500-year old vampire Katherine Pierce.
She crossed over to The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, as doppleganger character Tatia, in an episode in 2014.
In April 2015, Dobrev announced via Instagram that she would be leaving The Vampire Diaries after portraying Elena for six seasons.
In January 2017, it was announced that Dobrev would return as Elena in The Vampire Diaries series finale.
Dobrev 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 biggest moneymaker ever.
She also had a small role in the 2011 film The Roommate.
In April 2011, Dobrev was cast as Candace Kelmeckis in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd.
In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let Be Cops.
Dobrev played the role of Vicki Summers in the 2015 horror comedy film The Final Girls.
In September 2015, Dobrev was cast in the film Arrivals, opposite Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams, portraying the role of flight attendant Izzy; the film was later retitled Departures, and was scheduled to go into production in April 2017.
The same year, she was cast in the romantic comedy Crash Pad, alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Christina Applegate, which began filming in Vancouver in fall 2015.
In 2017, Dobrev co-starred as weapons specialist Becky Clearidge in the action film sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage, opposite Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson; the film was released January 20.
Also that year, Dobrev co-starred as Marlo in the film remake Flatliners, opposite Ellen Page.
Dobrev speaks English and Bulgarian.
While filming The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev lived in Atlanta, but moved to Los Angeles after leaving the series in 2015.
Best Known For
For portraying Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in the supernatural drama TV series The Vampire Diaries from 2009 onwards. This show is based on the book series of the same name.
2006 Canadian film Away from Her for her role as Monica. However, she was not in a lead role in this film.
First TV Show
2006-2009 Canadian teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation, in which she portrayed the role of Mia Jones in 46 episodes.
Nina Dobrev is a yoga fan. She attends yoga classes 3 to 4 times a week. Sometimes she takes the help of yoga instructor. Yoga has become a part of her life. She mainly does Hot Yoga (done in hot and humid temperatures).
Other than her all-time favorite workout, she does running and pick weights too, but, not to bulk up her body. Instead for keeping her body lean.
Nina Dobrev Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Chocolate
Favorite TV Programs – Greyo Anatomy (2005), True Blood (2008), House (2004-2012), Gossip Girl (2007), So You Think You Can Dance (2005), Heroes (2006-2010), Nip / Tuck (2003-2010)
Favorite Movies – The Notebook (2004), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Transformers (2007), Schindlero List (1993)
Favorite Actor – Craig Kielburger
Favorite Books – The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
Favorite Actress – Meryl Streep
Favorite Idol – Rachel McAdams
Favorite Beauty Products – Philosophyo When Hope Is Not Enough, Jan Marini Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles
Nina Dobrev Facts
Nina Dobrev enjoys playing rock band and likes water sports such as wakeboarding, surfing, swimming, and scuba diving.
Nina Dobrev has 2 pets – 1 dog and 1 cat, named, Miss Linx.
Nina was born in Bulgaria but moved to Canada when she was 2.
Nina can speak French, English, and Bulgarian fluently.
She has 1 older brother and her father is a computer engineer, while her mother is an artist.
Sara Paxton is her best friend.
She wears glasses.
Nina has been named after her maternal grandmother, Nikolina Constantine.
She enjoys making jewelry and is planning to open her own jewelry line in near future.
Nina had played a teenage mother role in TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2006-2009).
Nina Dobrev was voted no. 44 in FHM Australiao Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2011.
She has also built a school with her “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2006-2009) co-stars in Kenya through a non-profit organization Free the Children.