Nina Dobrev

Biography

Full Name: Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Born: 9 January 1989 (Age 27)

Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Early Life: Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and moved to Canada at the age of two, where she was raised in Toronto, Ontario. She speaks fluent French, English, and Bulgarian. Her mother is an artist, and her father is a computer scientist. She has one older brother. From a very young age, she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts—dance, gymnastics, theater, music, visual arts, and acting.

She attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School and Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, Ontario. She attended Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in sociology. She left in 2008 to pursue her acting career.

Career: Nina started off with modeling which led her to commercials then later on to film auditions. She has starred in many feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her and Never Cry Werewolf, as well as the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Nina is best known for her role as Elena Gilbert in The CW’s drama The Vampire Diaries. Nina left the show after 6 seasons to begin the next stage in her career. She will be starring alongside Vin Diesel in the upcoming film xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Filmography

Awards

Awards Circuit Community Awards

  • Best Cast Ensemble (2012) – Nominated (Shared with The Perks of Being a Wallflower cast)

Bravo Otto

  • Best Female TV Star (2012) – 3rd Place

People’s Choice Awards, USA

  • Favorite TV Duo (2015) – Won (shared with Ian Somerhalder)
  • Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (2015) – Nominated
  • Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (2014) – Won (shared with Ian Somerhalder)
  • Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (2014) – Nominated
  • Favorite Dramatic TV Actress (2013) – Nominated
  • Favorite TV Drama Actress (2012) – Won

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Ensemble Performance (2012) – Won (Shared with The Perks of Being a Wallflower cast)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice TV: Liplock (2015) – Won (shared with Ian Somerhalder)
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2015) – Won
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2014) – Won
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2013) – Won
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2012) – Won
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2011) – Won
  • Choice Female Hottie (2011) – Nominated
  • Choice Vampire (2011) – Nominated
  • Choice TV: Female Breakout Star (2010) – Won
  • Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2010) – Won

Young Hollywood Awards

  • Best Threesome (2014) – Won (shared with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley)
  • Fan Favorite Actor – Female (2014) – Nominated

Quotes

“Looking back on high school, I just remember specific scenarios and thinking, wow, that was such a big deal at the time, but right now it feels like it never even happened. So I guess if I can give any advice, I would just say that everything will pass, and it’ll feel like it was a big deal over nothing. Life goes on and then you change and other things happen, and everything feels like it’s so much worse afterwards. It’ll always get better.”

“People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”

“I’ve reached a point where I’m comfortable in my own skin, and I do what I need to do, to feel good, but I’m built the way I am. The dancer’s feet, the bruises on my legs, they’re not going to go away. I think real girls have bruises. Tough chicks get bruised. They get dirty. And they have fun.”

“Dearest TVD Family, I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever. There’s more to come before we wrap this up, but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert’s life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her — and to my work family — as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you. You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for ‘that Twilight TV show.’ 😉 I love you all. Fasten your seat-belts.”