|Born||in Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Birth Name||Nikolina Dobreva|
|Height||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born Canadian actress. Her best-known television roles are Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001) and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries (2009). Her film work includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let's Be Cops (2014), The Final Girls (2015), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and Dog Days (2018).
From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: dance, gymnastics, theater, music, visual arts, and acting. Modeling jobs led to commercials, which turned into film auditions; she booked roles in the feature films Fugitive Pieces (2007), Away from Her (2006), and the popular CTV television series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), which led to The Vampire Diaries (2009), where she played the lead role for 6 seasons.
Nina loves to travel and has often visited Europe for pleasure, as well as to compete internationally, representing Canada in Aesthetic gymnastics. She enjoys playing volleyball and soccer, swimming, rock climbing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and horseback riding.
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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nina/Michaela Dobrev
Nina Dobrev was born on January 9, 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria as Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva. Her father Konstantin is a computer specialist and her mother Michaela is an artist. She has an older brother, Alexander. Her cousin, Jeny Nikolova, is a model in Canada. Nina moved to Canada at age two and lived in Toronto, Ontario until 2009. During the filming of The Vampire Diaries (2009), she lived in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nina dated American actor Ian Somerhalder for three years. A few months later, Nina became romantically linked to Dancing With The Stars dancer Derek Hough. In a May 2014 InStyle Magazine interview, Nina says that she's a bit of a tomboy and loves to skinny-dip. Nina also admits to carrying a bikini with her no matter where she goes, in case the urge strikes to go for a swim. She's an avid traveler and has visited many countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. She is fluent in English and Bulgarian and also speaks some French. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham
Dobreva (Radeva), Michaela
|Relatives||Dobrev, Aleksandar (sibling)|