|Born||in Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Birth Name||Nikolina Constantinova Dobreva|
|Height||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Nikolina "Nina" Constantinova Dobreva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to Canada at the age of two and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. 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 the feature films Fugitive Pieces (2007), Away from Her (2006) and the popular television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), 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, to name a few.
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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nina/Michaela Dobrev
Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (born January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress, best known for playing Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries. She has also been featured in movies.
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 the age of two and has lived in Toronto, Ontario until 2009. While filming The Vampire Diaries, she lived in Atlanta, Georgia. From a very young age she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts of dance, gymnastics, theater, music, visual arts, and acting. Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly after, she had roles in the feature films Fugitive Pieces and Away From Her as well as the popular television series Degrassi: The Next Generation on CTV.
Nina dated American actor Ian Somerhalder for 3 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 French. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham