Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | February 29, 2024

Date of Birth

9 / January / 1989


35 Years



Born on January 9, 1989, as Nina Kamenova Dobreva, she is professionally recognized as Nina Dobrev, a Canadian actress. Her most notable television portrayals include Mia Jones in “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2001) and the characters Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in “The Vampire Diaries” (2009). Presently, she continues to play the role of Elena Gilbert, having previously embodied two distinct characters, Katherine Pierce and Amara, in The CW’s supernatural drama series, “The Vampire Diaries.”

Nina Dobrev Biography Age, Career, Education, Net Worth, and More

Nina Dobrev was born in Sofia and grew up in Toronto. She began her on-screen career with minor roles in various films before achieving her breakthrough as Mia Jones in the television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2006–2009). Fluent in both English and Bulgarian, she is affectionately known by different nicknames like Almond, Neens, Unicorn, Nina, and More, reflecting the love and admiration of her close ones and fans. Nina Dobrev holds Bulgarian-Canadian dual nationality and follows the Russian Orthodox religion. In addition to her acting talents, she is an accomplished scuba diver and has skills in surfing, horseback riding, and motorcycle riding.


Nina Dobrev’s mother is Michaela Constantine (née Radeva), who is an artist. She also has an older brother. When Nina was just two years old, her family moved to Canada, and she was raised in Scarborough, Toronto.

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Nina Dobrev School J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, Scarborough, Ontario
Nina Dobrev College Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, Scarborough, Ontario, and Ryerson University, Toronto
Nina Dobrev Educational Qualifications Graduate (Sociology)


During her formative years, Nina Dobrev attended J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she initiated her journey into ballet and jazz classes, as well as actively participating in rhythmic gymnastics. Alongside this, she honed her acting skills by taking classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto. In 2008, she decided to fully commit to her acting career, which led her to attend the arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, where she remained until her graduation year. Throughout this time, she continued her acting education at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto.


Nina Dobrev’s initial significant acting breakthrough came when she portrayed Mia in the teen drama TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” She took on this role for a duration of three seasons, commencing in 2006. In 2007, she made an appearance in the music video for “You Got That Light,” performed by Wade Allain-Marcus and David Baum. During the mid-2000s, she also graced the big screen, featuring in films such as “Fugitive Pieces” (2007) and “Away from Her” (2007). Additionally, she had a role in the MTV movie “The American Mall.” Dobrev also took on leading roles in various television films, including “Never Cry Werewolf” (2008) on the Sci-Fi Channel, “The American Mall” (2008) on MTV, and two original movies for Lifetime.

Activism and charity work

In 2009, Nina Dobrev made a pivotal career move by leaving “Degrassi” to take on the lead role of Elena Gilbert in The CW’s supernatural drama series “The Vampire Diaries,” which was based on a book series of the same name. Her performance garnered significant attention. In 2010, she ventured into the realm of film with a role in the erotic thriller “Chloe,” which was theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. Nina Dobrev also had a small part in the 2011 film “The Roommate,” which achieved commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan’s most financially successful work up to that point. In April 2011, she was cast as Candace Kelmeckis in the film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Production commenced in May of the same year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Dobrev wrapped up her scenes on June 27, 2011.


Dobrev took on the role of Vicki Summers in the 2015 horror comedy film “The Final Girls,” which was released on September 21, 2012. In 2017, she co-starred as weapons specialist Becky Claridge in the action film sequel “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.”Nina Dobrev has since amassed a substantial fan following and has established a positive reputation among her global fan base. In July 2020, it was announced that Dobrev would both star in and serve as an executive producer for a television adaptation of the “Woman 99” book series. Currently, she is prominently featured in The CW’s supernatural drama series “The Vampire Diaries,” where she skillfully portrays the dual characters of Katherine Pierce, a vampire entangled in a love triangle with two human brothers during the American Civil War, and Elena Gilbert.


Dobrev at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con


Title Year
XXX: Return of Xander Cage 2017
Then Came You 2018
The Roommate 2011
The Poet 2007
The Out-Laws 2023
The One 2021
Run This Town 2019
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2006
Redeeming Love 2022
Lucky Day 2019
Love Hard 2021
How She Move 2007
Fugitive Pieces 2007
Flatliners 2017
Fin 2021
Dog Days 2018
Crash Pad 2017
Chloe 2009
Away from Her 2007
Arena 2011
Sick Girl TBA
Reunion TBA
The Bricklayer TBA


Title Roles Year
Workaholics Courtnee 2017
Too Young to Marry Jessica Carpenter 2007
The Vampire Diaries Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce / Amara 2009–2015; 2017
The Originals Tatia 2014
The American Mall Ally Shepherd 2008
Robot Chicken Cortana, Abby, Jenny Curran (voice) 2014
Playing House Young Frannie McKenzie 2006
My Daughter’s Secret Justine Dysert 2007
Merry Madagascar Cupid the Reindeer (voice) 2009
Lip Sync Battle Herself 2016
Fam Clem 2019
Eleventh Hour Grace Dahl 2009
Degrassi: The Next Generation Mia Jones 2006–2009
Degrassi Goes Hollywood Mia Jones 2009

Music videos

Title Artist Year
“You Got That Light” Wade Allain-Marcus & David Baum 2009
“Imagine” (UNICEF: World version) Various 2014
“I’m Upset” Drake 2018

Personal life

Nina Dobrev’s professional journey in 2009 brought her alongside American actor Ian Somerhalder when they were cast as love interests on “The Vampire Diaries.” During the filming of the series, she resided in Atlanta. However, after concluding her role in the show in 2015, she made a move to Los Angeles. In a fascinating turn of events, Dobrev and Somerhalder were not only on-screen lovers but were also involved in a real-life romantic relationship from September 2011 until May 2013.

Net Worth

Nina Dobrev’s estimated net worth was in the range of $10 million to $12 million.

Physical Appearance

Nina Dobrev possesses an athletic physique, with a weight of approximately 56 kg and striking measurements of 33-23-33, which complement her captivating personality. She is an avid enthusiast of the ‘Harry Potter’ series. Standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches, Nina’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Favorite Things

Favorite Actor Craig Kielburger
Favorite Actress Meryl Streep
Favorite Film The Notebook, Knocked Up, Juno, Transformers, Schindler’s List
Favorite Color Black
Favourite Food Chocolate, Pizza

Favourite Things

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Body Measurements Chest:33>bar Waist:23>bar Hips:33
Birth Place Sofia, Bulgaria
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height In CM 168 cm CM
Height In Meter 1.68m M
Nationality Canadian
Parents Father: Konstantin Dobrev (computer specialist) Mother: Mihaela Dobreva (artist)
Profession Actress
Siblings Sisters: Not Known Brothers; Aleksandar Dobrev (elder)
Spous Ian Somerhalder (actor), Derek Hough (dancer), Liam Hemsworth (actor)
Weight 55 kg
Zodiac Sign Capricorn


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