Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

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Updated On June 27, 2022
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Nina Dobrev is the Canadian Actress and model. Nina Dobrev is famous for her role in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’.

Early Life and Childhood

Nikolina Konstantinova Dobrev was born on 9th January 1989 and is 31 years old. Her horoscope is Capricorn. Likewise, she was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

She holds Canadian nationality, belongs to the Bulgarian ethnic group, and is a Russian Orthodox. Similarly, Nina is the daughter of computer specialist Kamen Dobrev and Michaela Dobreva who is an artist. Likewise, she has an elder brother Aleksander Dobrev.

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Caption: Nina with her elder brother Aleksander Dobrev. Source: Instagram

Moreover, since childhood, she was very athletic and her hobbies are dancing, rhythmic gymnastics. Besides this, she also likes making Jewelry and has an interest in music. Likewise, she loves watching movies like, ‘The Notebook’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Juno’, ‘Transformers’, ‘Schindler’s List’. She even speaks English, French, and Bulgarian.

Her favorite actors are Meryl Streep and Craig Kielburger. Furthermore, reflecting upon her educational background, she completed her schooling at J.B. Tyrell Sr. Public School, Scarborough, Ontario. Likewise, she completed her Undergraduate in Sociology at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, Scarborough, Ontario, and Ryerson University, Toronto.

Professional life


After completing her graduate degree, she pursued her career in acting. Nina debuted her first movie ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ in the year 2006. She played the role of a Teenage Zydrate Addict in the movie. Followed by this, she played in movies like, ‘Away from Her’, How She Move’, ‘The Poet’, ‘Fugitive Pieces’ for another year. Similarly, she has also acted in short films like ‘Mookie’s Law’, ‘You Got That Light’.

Likewise, she has acted in many genres of movies. Her next movie ‘Chloe’ was released in the year 2009. This movie is an erotic thriller movie in which she played the role of Anna. Her next movie was a psychological thriller named ‘The Roommate’ in which she played the role of Maria.

Additionally, she has also played in the action-thriller movie Arena. Besides these thriller and suspense genre movies, she has played in genres like a teenage love story, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, the action-comedy movie ‘Let’s Be Cops’, ‘Crash Pads’ teenage movie, ‘The Final Girls’.

Moreover, by the time, she played in the movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage she has already gained popularity. Later she played in the drama ‘Run This Town’ alongside Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, and Scott Speedman.


Furthermore, besides movies, Nina played her first television series ‘Playing House’ in the year 2006. She played the role of Young Frannie McKenzie. Likewise, she is famous for her character as Mia Jones in the series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ and ‘Degrassi Goes Hollywood’. Besides this, she has acted in many series like, ‘The Border’, ‘Too Young to marry’, ‘The American Mall’, ‘Never Cry Werewolf’.

Similarly, she has done voice roles in many series like, ‘Family Guy’, ‘The Super Hero Squad Show’, ‘Robot Chicken’. Beside regular series, she has also taken part in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which is an American musical reality competition series. Likewise, she has also played in sitcom-like ‘FAM’ in which she played the role of Clem.

Throughout 14 years of her career in the movie industry, she has earned massive popularity from the hit series, ‘The Vampire Diaries. In the year 2009, she got the main role in ‘CW’ network’s supernatural drama series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in which she played the role of ‘Elena Gilbert’ the doppelganger of ‘Katherine Pierce’.

This series was an American supernatural teen drama television series based on the popular book The Vampire Diaries. She is quite popular and well known for her role as Elena in the majority. Likewise, she played the role along with her co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

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Caption: Nina Dobrev along with her co-stars Ian Source: Instagram


Nina is a very enthusiastic volunteer and has been using her wide popularity in supporting many charitable causes. She has worked for Puma’s 2011 non-profit ‘Project Pink’ supporting numerous breast cancer charities.

Moreover, besides this association with that, she has also worked in ‘Hunger Bites; an organization working for reducing hunger in 27 districts across Pennsylvania. Similarly, she has been recognized for her long-term involvement in the Canadian-based charity WE movement empowering youths.

Furthermore, she also works helping to build a school in Kenya and is also involved in the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This foundation works in giving comprehensive care to sexually abused children and rape victims.


Likewise, the series Vampire Diaries has given Nina a name and fame. She has earned many awards from this series. Similarly, she has received ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for the Vampire diaries for six consecutive years from 2010-2015.

Additionally, she has also received awards like ‘Young Hollywood Awards’, ‘People’s Choice Awards’, ‘San Diego Film Critics Society’, ‘MTV Fandom Awards’ many a times for the series. Besides these many awards for The Vampire Diaries, she has won ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for her role as Clem in American Sitcom, ‘Fam’ in the year 2019.

Net worth

She is an actress, model, and singer. Likewise, she has accumulated earnings through acting. Similarly, the Vampire Diaries star has taken $30,000 per episode for the series. Moreover, her net worth as of April 2020 is $10 million.

Relationship Status

Reflecting upon her relationship status, Nina is currently dating American Professional snowboarder and musician Shaun White. They are often seen together at award functions and on their personal vacation as well. Likewise, they seem to be very much in love with each other.

They were seen together spending good times together in Malibu. Previously she was in relation to actor Glen Powell in the best. However, they separated due to busy schedules. Moreover, she also dated her former co-star of Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder for some years.

Body Measurement

Nina has an amazing personality with gorgeous looks. She stands the height of 5 feet 5 inches (65 inches) tall and weighs around 55 kgs. Likewise, her body measurement is 33-23-34, and her baby face with sharp looks compliments well with dark brown hair and hazel brown eyes color. Moreover, she prefers a shoe size of 8.5 (US), dresses size 4 (US), and wears a bra size of 30 C.

Social Media

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Nina is quite famous on Instagram. Her handle is @nina and has 23 million followers. Likewise, her Twitter account is @ninadobrev and has 7.1 million followers which she joined in September 2009.