Full Name: Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Birthdate: January 9, 1989

Age: 29

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Actress

Nina Dobrev is a Canadian actress who is known for her role as Elena Gilbert on the supernatural drama “The Vampire Diaries”. She was born on January 9, 1989, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her father Konstantin Dobrev is a computer specialist and her mother Michaela Dobrev is an artist. She is the youngest in the family and has an older brother name, Aleksandar Dobrev. At the age of two, Nina and her family moved to Toronto,  Ontario, Canada where she grew up.

Nina Dobrev During Her Childhood

During childhood, Nina attended the Vradenburg Junior Public School in Toronto. Later, she transferred to J. B. Tyrell Sr. Public School. During school, Nina also went to jazz and ballet classes. She also participated in the rhythmic gymnastics. After graduating, Nina enrolled in Armstrong Acting Studios where she took acting classes. Later, she also attended the art program held at the Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough. Later after graduation, she enrolled at the Ryerson University for a post-secondary study where she studied Sociology. However, she was not able to graduate due to her career in the acting field.

Career and Salary

Nina Dobrev first started her career as a model and appeared in several commercials. She also gave auditions for movies and TV shows. In 2006, 17-year-old Nina got her first major acting role on the teen drama TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” as Mia. The series was aired on CTV and lasted till 2009 till eight seasons. However, Nina only appeared until the third season of the show. The following year, Nina made her debut in the big screen with the movie “Fugitive Pieces”. In the same year, she also appeared in other movies including “Away from Her”, “How She Move”, “The Poet” and “Too Young to Marry”.

Nina Dobrev in Degrassi: The Next Generation

In 2009, Nina was cast in the lead role in the supernatural drama TV series “The Vampire Diaries” which was aired on CW. The series was an adaptation of the novel series of the same name. In the series, Nina played a dual role of the lead Elena Gilbert and her doppelganger a 500-year-old Vampire Katherine Pierce. Her performance in the series was critically acclaimed and the series was a success worldwide. She also appeared in the spinoff of the series titled “The Originals” as a doppelganger named Tatia. Later, it was announced ta Nina would be leaving the show in its sixth season. In 2017, Nina came back in the series with her role for the season finale.

Nina Dobrev in Vampire Diaries

Nina also appeared in several TV movies such as “Never Cry Werewolf” and the MTV film “The American Mall”. In 2009, She appeared in a spin-off movie of the show “Degrassi: The Next Generation” entitled “Degrassi Goes Hollywood”. In the same year, she made a guest appearance in the shows “Eleventh Hour” and “Merry Madagascar”. In 2010, she had a minor role in the thriller movie “Chloe” directed by Atom Egoyan. The movie was a commercial success at the box-office. The following year, she appeared in the movie “The Roommate” and “Arena”. In the same year, she was cast in the film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” where she played the role of Candace Kelmeckis. In the movie, she worked alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd.

In 2014, Nina co-starred in the buddy cop action comedy movie “Let’s Be Cops” directed by Luke Greenfield. In the movie, Nina played the role of Josie alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. and the movie grossed over 138 million dollars against a budget of 17 million dollars. The following year, Nina starred in a horror comedy movie “The Final Girls” where she played the role of Vicki Summers the movie received mostly positive reviews from the critics and was a commercial success. In the same year, she was cast in the movie “Arrivals” alongside Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams. In the movie, she played the role of Izzy who is a flight attendant. However, later the name of the movie was changed to “Departure” and the release date was postponed to 2017.

In 2017, Nina co-starred in the action movie “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” alongside Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone and Samuel L. Jackson. In the movie, she played the role of a weapon specialist named Becky Clearidge. She also co-starred in the movie remake of “Flatliners” opposite Ellen Page where she played the role of Marlo.

In the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, Nina Dobrev was paid 2000 dollars per episode. According to the reports, Nina Dobrev was paid 40,000 dollars per episode of the series “The Vampire Diaries”.


In 2006, Nina Dobrev used to date the Canadian actor Benjamin Hollingsworth. The two dated before Nina gained her popularity so their relationship was pretty much private. However, Benjamin was seen at Nina’s 21st birthday party. Apparently, the pair dated for 3 years till 2009. In 2009, Nina dated the Canadian actor Evan Williams. The two were seen on multiple dates, however, the two split-up in 2010 after dating for almost a year.

Nina Dobrev Date Ian Somerhalder (2010 – 2013)

In 2010, Nina started dating her co-star form her show “The Vampire Diaries”, Ian Somerhalder. From the beginning, there were rumors of the two dating as they were seen multiple time hanging out together and getting cozy. However, both of them didn’t admit their relationship at the time. After dating for a year, the two finally confirmed that they have been dating for a year. In an interview with the Seventeen magazine, Nina said “My goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.” The two also attended the red carpet together. The end up after dating for a long three years.

In 2013, Nina started dating Derek Hough who is an American Dancer. The two first met through Derek’s sister and started dating after some time. The two were seen on October 5, when they stepped out of Hollywood. However, just after few months, there were reported about the pair splitting up. The following year, there were rumors of Nina dating the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The two were first spotted at a bar named Corner Tavern in Edgewood, Atlanta. According to sources, the two were into each other and were flirting with each other. They also kissed in public, however, the two never confirmed their relationship.

In 2015, Nina started dating Austin Stowell who is an American actor. As soon as the pair made their relationship official, the two became the hottest couple. The two attended the Fashion Week party held in Paris together. Later, the two also attended the Founding Member launch sinner party held by Eli Mizrah in New York City. The two dated for almost a year and then separated in 2016.

Nina Dobrev & Glen Powell (2016-2017)

Nina was dating the American actor Glen Powell until November 2017. In Nina’s birthday, the pair re-created a special moment from the movie “La La Land” as movie themed. The two also attended the wedding of Julianne Hough and Brook Laich in Idaho together. However, recently, there are some rumors of the two splitting up. Fans started speculating their separation when Glen unfollowed Nina on social media and re-followed her after some time. The two were also not seen together while their Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving celebration.


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