Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born Canadian actress who is most widely recognized for her role as Elena Gilbert on The CW’s supernatural drama series “The Vampire Diaries”. This role earned her multiple Teen Choice Awards and People Choice Awards in various categories. She has starred in many popular movies like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, “Let’s Be Cops”, “The Final Girls”, “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, and “Flatliners”. She’d star as Clem in the CBS comedy series “Fam”, set to premiere in 2019.
Nina Dobrev Biography
Nina Dobrev was born on the 9th of January 1989, in Sofia, Bulgaria. She’s currently 34 years old.
|Birth Name||Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva (Native Name – Николина Константинова Добрева)|
|Nickname||Ninche, Ninja, Looch, French Kote, Neens, Dee, Trouble, DoeDoe, Unicorn, Almond|
|Date of Birth||January 9, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Age||34 years old|
Family and Education
Nina Dobrev is the daughter of computer specialist Konstantin Dobrev and artist Mihaela Dobreva (née Radeva). She has an older brother named Aleksandar Dobrev.
She was educated at J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School in Scarborough, Canada. Then, she attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, and Ryerson University, Toronto, majoring in sociology. But she didn’t complete graduation due to her passion for acting.
Nina Dobrev Personal Life
Nina Dobrev is currently in a relationship with snowboarder Olympian Shaun White.
She had previously dated many men including actors Ian Somerhalder, Derek Hough, Liam Hemsworth, Alexander Ludwig, Austin Stowell, and Glen Powell.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6½ inches |
Centimeters – 169 cm
Meters – 1.69 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 56 kg|
Pounds – 124 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US) / 38.5 (EU) / 5.5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 36 (EU) / 8 (UK)|
Nina Dobrev made her acting debut in 2006 starring as Monica in the Canadian film “Away from Her”.
Her first leading role in a film came in 2011 when she was as Candace Kelmeckis in the film adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd.
She earned her first acting credits as Young Frannie McKenzie in the 2006 television film, “Playing House”.
Dobrev’s first major acting role was as Mia Jones on the teen drama television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
Nina Dobrev’s starring roles in television series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and “The Vampire Diaries” received critical acclaim as well as earned her several awards.
- Actor – Craig Kielburger
- Actresses – Meryl Streep, Rachel McAdams
- 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)
- Books – “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, “Fugitive Pieces” by Anne Michaels
- Beauty Products – Philosophy’s When Hope Is Not Enough, Jan Marini Factor-A Eyes for Dark Circles
- Food – Chocolate
Nina Dobrev Net Worth
As of 2023, Nina Dobrev has a net worth of $11 million. Nina made her fortune by appearing on television and in films. She owns an Audi S4 Cabriolet convertible and a Mercedes Benz E 350.
Nina Dobrev Facts
Though she was born in Bulgaria, her parents immigrated to Canada when she was two years old.
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.
She enjoys playing Rock Band and engages in water sports including swimming, windsurfing, wakeboarding and scuba diving.
Nina was ranked #44 in FHM Australia’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list in 2011.
She is fluent in English, French and Bulgarian.
She is a huge fan of the “Harry Potter” series, by J.K. Rowling.
Nina Dobrev 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.
She made a cameo appearance in Drake’s music video “I’m Upset” in 2018.
In 2021, she and Julianne Hough launched the wine company, Fresh Vine Wine, and the same year, she directed a short film titled The One, and premiered it at SCAD Savannah Film Festival.