Who is Nina Dobrev?
Nina Dobrev is a Canadian and Bulgarian actress who is best known for her roles as Mia Jones in Degrassi: The Next Generation and, especially, her starring role as Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries.
The actress was born Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva in Sofia, Bulgaria. She emigrated to Canada when she was two with her family. She retains the citizenship of both countries and is fluent in English and in Bulgarian.
Dobrev debuted in 2006 on Degrassi: The Next Generation, where she played Mia Jones. She would perform the role for three seasons. After this, she appeared in various films, such as Fugitive Pieces and Away from Her, as well as various made-for-TV movies, for instance, Never Cry Werewolf and The American Mall, where she was a headliner.
In 2009, Dobrev left Degrassi for the leading role in The Vampire Diaries that adapted the famous book series. The show aired on The CW. Dobrev was cast as Elena Gilbert and also played the role of Katherine Pierce, a vampire that looks just like Elena. She also played Amara, the first vampire, in the show. Dobrev also appeared on The Originals, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, playing a doppelgänger called Tatia.
In 2015, Dobrev left the show after six seasons but returned to play Elena and Katherine in the show’s finale.
Dobrev appeared in the thriller film Chloe in 2010 and the 2011 film The Roommate. In addition, she was in The Perks of Being a Wallflower in the role of Candace Kelmeckis.
In 2014, she got a leading role in Let’s Be Cops, a comedy film from Fox. In 2015, she was in The Final Girls, a horror-comedy, where she played Vicki Summers.
In 2015, she was cast in Arrivals, a film that did not begin production until two years later. She was also cast in the romantic comedy Crash Pad.
In 2017, Dobrev appeared in a leading role in XXX: Return of Xander Cage and also in the remake film Flatliners.
In 2018, Dobrev got the role of Clem in the sitcom Fam, which was picked up but canceled after only one season. She also appeared in Lucky Day, released in 2019, and the same year was cast in Run This Town, which was released in 2020.
In 2020, Dobrev was announced to star and produce a television adaption of the book series Woman 99.
The actress has appeared in many charitable movements, such as Project Pink for breast cancer awareness, Hunger Bites, the WE movement, and more.
The actress appeared in the music video I’m Upset by Drake.
Dobrev has been nominated for and won several Teen Choice Awards, MTV Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Young Hollywood Awards.
Dobrev has competed internationally as a gymnast and has practiced gymnastics since childhood. Dobrev has reached world championship levels in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics and took part in these competitions in 2005.
While this rarely appears on screen, Nina Dobrev wears glasses.
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