Nina Dobrev is a Canadian actress. Her first acting role was as Mia Jones in the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She later became known for portraying Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce, along with two other characters on The CW’s supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries.

Birth Name

Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (Native Name – Николина Константинова Добрева)


Ninche, Ninja, Looch, French Kote, Neens, Dee, Trouble, DoeDoe, Unicorn, Almond




Bulgarian, Canadian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Nina Dobrev was born on January 9, 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


She’s currently 30 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign




Her ancestry is Bulgarian.


Bulgarian Orthodox


Dobrev attended Vradenburg Junior Public School and J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, where she started ballet and jazz classes and competed in rhythmic gymnastics. She took acting classes at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto. Dobrev subsequently attended the arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough until her graduating year. Dobrev entered post secondary studies at Ryerson University in Toronto majoring in Sociology though her pursuit of an acting career prevented her from graduating.


Family Details

  • Father – Konstantin Dobrev (Computer Specialist)
  • Mother – Mihaela Dobreva (née Radeva) (Artist)
  • Siblings – Aleksandar Dobrev (Older Brother)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Nina Dobrev  has dated –

  • Ian Somerhalder (2010-2013) – American model and actor Ian Somerhalder is the one whom Nina dated from March 2010 until April 2013. They first met on the set of popular TV series “The Vampire Diaries” and their romance extended off the set as well.
  • Derek Hough (2013) – From August 2013 until November 2013, Nina dated American dancer, Derek Hough.
  • Liam Hemsworth (2014) – Australian actor Liam Hemsworth was RUMORed to have had a fling with Nina in February 2014. They were spotted together in a Corner Tavern bar and as per an eyewitness, they enjoyed their time together by having drinks with a couple of other pals. Liam also gave Nina a good night kiss on the lips.
  • Orlando Bloom (2014; 2017) – In 2014, she was RUMORed to be dating actor Orlando Bloom. Later, in April 2017, their names were again connected as the love birds were seen hanging out together.
  • Alexander Ludwig (2014) – 2015 horror comedy film The Final Girls co-stars Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev were RUMORed to have had a fling on August 22, 2014.
  • Chris Wood (2014) – In November 2014, Nina was RUMORed to have had an encounter with actor Chris Wood.
  • Zedd (2015) – German-Russian record producer Zedd was RUMORed to be dating Nina in May 2015 when he shared a picture of them together on his Instagram.
  • Michael Trevino (2015) – In 2015, Nina was RUMORed to be dating actor Michael Trevino after she posted an Instagram picture of them at the bowling alley.

  • Austin Stowell (2015-2016) – Nina met Whiplash star Austin Stowell via Selena Gomez and started dating him on April 30, 2015. The relationship went until February 2016.
  • Glen Powell (2017) – American actor and writer Glen Powell and Nina were RUMORed to be dating in January 2017.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6½ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-23-35
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 30C

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

For portraying Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce in the supernatural drama TV series The Vampire Diaries from 2009 onwards. This show is based on the book series of the same name.

Film Debut

In 2006, Canadian film Away from Her for her role as Monica. However, she was not in a lead role in this film.

Television Debut

Canadian teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006-2009), in which she portrayed the role of Mia Jones in 46 episodes.

Brand Endorsements

Nina has appeared in America’s Dairy Producers “Got milk?” campaign alongside her mom.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAssociationCategoryResult
2010The Vampire DiariesTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star – FemaleWon
Choice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Young Hollywood AwardsMaking Their MarkWon
Cast to WatchWon
2011The Vampire DiariesTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Choice Hottie – FemaleNominated
Choice VampireNominated
2012The Vampire DiariesPeople’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActressWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
The Perks of Being a WallflowerSan Diego Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble PerformanceWon
2013The Vampire DiariesPeople’s Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActressNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
2014The Vampire DiariesPeople’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressNominated
Favorite On-Screen ChemistryWon
mtvU Fandom AwardsShip of the YearWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Young Hollywood AwardsFan Favorite Actor – FemaleNominated
Best ThreesomeWon
2015The Vampire DiariesPeople’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressNominated
Favorite TV DuoWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Choice TV: LiplockWon
2017XXX: Return of Xander CageTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: ActionNominated

Nina Dobrev Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Craig Kielburger
  • Favorite Actresses – Meryl Streep, Rachel McAdams
  • Favorite Idol – Rachel McAdams
  • Favorite TV Programs – Grey’s Anatomy (2005), True Blood (2008), House (2004-2012), Gossip Girl (2007), So You Think You Can Dance (2005), Heroes (2006-2010), Nip / Tuck (2003-2010)
  • Favorite Movies – The Notebook (2004), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Transformers (2007), Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Favorite Books – “The Lovely Bones”  by Alice Sebold, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, “Fugitive Pieces” by Anne Michaels
  • Favorite Beauty Products – Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough, Jan Marini Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles
  • Favorite Food – Chocolate

Nina Dobrev Net worth

Nina Dobrev has a net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2019. Nina made her fortune by appearing in television and films. She owns an Audi S4 Cabriolet convertible and a Mercedes Benz E 350.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nina Dobrev

  • Nina was born in Bulgaria but moved to Canada when she was two.
  • She learned ballet and jazz as well as competed in rhythmic gymnastics in her youth.
  • Nina studied acting at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Nina Dobrev enjoys playing rock band and likes water sports such as wakeboarding, surfing, swimming and scuba diving.
  • Nina was ranked at #44 in FHM Australia’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list in 2011.
  • Sara Paxton is her best friend.
  • Nina can speak French, English and Bulgarian fluently.
  • She is a huge fan of the “Harry Potter” series, by J.K. Rowling.
  • She has two pets, a dog and a cat named Miss Linx.
  • In 2014, she won the mtvU fandom Ship of the Year award with Ian Somerhalder.
  • In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let’s Be Cops.
  • In 2017, Dobrev co-starred as weapons specialist Becky Clearidge in the action film sequel XXX: Return of Xander Cage, opposite Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, the film was released January 20.
  • She made a cameo appearance in Drake’s music video “I’m Upset” in 2018.
  • In March 2018, Dobrev was cast in the role of Clem in the comedy Fam, a CBS television pilot that was picked up to series in May 2018. The sitcom premiered January 10, 2019.


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