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Nina Dobrev

Updated on April 1, 2015
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Nina Dobrev

Nina Konstantinova Dobreva was born on January 9, 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria & moved to Canada at the age of two. She was raised in Toronto, Ontario and speaks speaks fluent French, English, and Bulgarian. Her family consists of her father who is a computer scientist & her mother is an artist, and has one older brother. She attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Toronto until her graduating year. She entered secondary studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, majoring in sociology, before dropping out in 2008 to pursue her acting career.

From a very young age she showed great enthusiasm and talent for the arts: dance, gymnastics, theater, music, visual arts, and acting. Nina attended the Dean Armstrong Acting school where she was discovered by many different talent agencies in Toronto. Modeling jobs led to commercials, which then turned into film auditions. Shortly thereafter, she booked roles in feature films including Fugitive Pieces, Away From Her, and the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She also plays the star character in the MTV movie, The American Mall. Nina starred in the Sci Fi Channel movie "Never Cry Wolf" alongside Kevin Sorbo, aka Hercules.

You may have seen her on the hit Canadian show Degrassi: The Next Generationas Mia Jones the teen single mother and is currently on the tv show The Vampire Diaries in the role of Elena Gilbert on the CW network. The show is very loosely based on the book series by L.J. Smith.

Nina attended Wexford Collegiate, school for the arts in Toronto until her graduating year. She entered secondary school in Ryerson University, majoring in sociology, before dropping out in 2008 to pursue her acting career. Nina attended the Dean Armstrong Acting School where she was discovered by many different talent agencies in Toronto. She dated actor Daniel Clark in 2007, who has played Sean Cameron from Degrassi: The Next Generation ever since the beginning of the show.

On October 19, 2007, Nina appeared with some of her castmates on Me to We Day in the Ricoh Coliseum. She spoke to more than 7,000 students from across Canada.

She was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in 2010, for Breakout Star Female, and Best Acrtress in Fantasy/ Sci-Fi, for her work in "The Vampire Diaries", both of which she won.

As of 2011, Nina confirmed via Twitter, that she will be playing a scene in "The Roommate" as Maria, along with her "The Vampire Diaries" castmate and friend, Katerina Graham, as Kim Johnson. She will also be starring in "The Killing Games" alongside Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson, about illegal gladiator fights which are watched by thousands of people online. She will also be playing a role as Jasmine Leon, in the upcoming 2012 movie, "Perished".

Eye Color: Brown Height: 5' 6.5"

Resides in: Atlanta, Georgia- filming The Vampire Diaries

Religious Afflications: Bulgarian Orthodox

Personal interests/hobbies: School, sports, gymnastics.

Charities/Causes:

Other: She & Co-star of Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder are in fact dating

Nina NEWs Spoof story

Vampire Diaries s.4 promo

Vampire Diaries s.4 promo
Vampire Diaries s.4 promo

Vampire Diaries cast

Vampire Diaries cast
Vampire Diaries cast

Vampire Diaries

Character Sketch

Character name: Elena Gilbert ^ & Katherine Pierce / katerina Petrova

Appears on the Vampire Diaries

Date(s): Sept 10 2009

Award(s):2010 Saturn awards, Nominated for Best Network Television Series, 2010 People's Choice Awards, WON Favorite new TV Drama

Nominated Fave Sci-fi/Fantasy Show

Character backstory:

ELENA

Parents die in car accident, Aunt comes to be guardian of Her (tv only-->) & Her brother (in the book it's a little sis)

Previously Dated Matt Donovan

meets the handsome new guy in school Stefan Salvatore and we go from there

KATHERINE

toys w/ the Salvatores behind each others backs, back in the 1800s, turns them.

Was thought to have been in the church tomb with the rest of the others duringthe Vampire Purge back then

has now returned to reap strife havok & Chaos but no one knows why...

GAME ON!

Inspiration for character: The L.J. Smith series of Vampire Diaries novels (loosely based on.)

Age/Occupation:16 or 17

Personality type: Sweet

Signature look: As Elena Leather jacket & Jeans as Katherine 1800s dresses w/ fangs & Sexier clothes in present time

Resides: Mystic Falls

Character connections:

Stefan Salvatore = Boyfriend

Damon Salvatore = Friend/Stalker

Family Brother Jeremy & Aunt Jenna Sommers Now Alaric Saltzman (has taken upon himself to be their Guardian)

'Uncle/ Bological Daddy Jonathan' Gilbert

Isobel - biological Mother

Friends - a bit dif. from book

(differernt from book so go read it Caroline is Supposed to be Elena's enemy & Elena has another Friend named Meridith in the book)

Caroline - selfconcious neurotic Human, turned Neuorotic vampire with more confidence

Bonnie - Witch Friend

Matt Donovan- Friend & former beau

Viki Donovan - Matt's Sis & Damon victim

Alaric Saltzman History Teacher & Vampire Hunter turned ally & Now Guardian

Misc.

Katherine Some way descended from

Anna & Ben (kidnapped by)

Mrs. Lockwood - one of founding families

Mrs. Donovan Matt's Mom

Sheriff Forbes caroline's mom

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You're a powerful Witch Goddess,Come on Seize the day Broomhilda

Quotes from the Vampire Diaries - Some are as Elena some as Katherine (the vampire)

I feel good; which is rare. So I just decided to go with it, fly free, walk on sunshine & all that stuff

Its ok Stefan, I get it. You have no idea how much i get it; COmplicated brother- check Complicated 'Ex' - Check Too complicated to even contemplate dating - double check

Its ok we met and we talked and it was epic but then the sun come up and reality set in

Dear Diary, Today I've convinced myself its ok to be bummed. DOn't take risks stick to the status quo No drama Now is just not the time

But my reasons aren't reasons they're excuses, all I'm doing is hiding from the truth and the truth is... I'm scared Stefan: I'm scared tht if I let myself be happy for one moment that the world is going to come crashing down & I don't know if I can survive that.

You're a powerful Witch Goddess, Come on Seize the day Broomhilda

s.2

At least I fooled one of you (as katherine being discovered by Stefan)

His eyes are so blue -katherine infatuation for Mats eyes

You hate me? That sounds more like the beginnig of a love story, Stefan, than the end of one

I already know the question..The thing is I never loved you; It was always Stefan.

Game on-katherine's Mesege to the Salvatore

No Rules Stefan...Remember? (as Katherine)

No Rules

There's nothing more annying than a Vengeful vampire, just ask Jonathan Gilbert - as katherine

Come on, Kiss me or Kill me. What will it be, we both know you're only capable of one. -as Katherine to Damon

I'm human and have to do human stuff; otherwise I'll go crazy -Elena not wanting to talk about the Vamp drama

"Nothing about my life is normal. My best friend is a witch, boyfriend's a vampire and I have a doppelganger who's hell-bent on destroying all of us."

I forgot I was speaking to a Psycotic mind who snaps & kills people friends don't manipulate friends,they help them

Yes you have lost me forever - to damon

Episode 4 Memory Lane

I will snap her neck like a twig and you Know it-Kat to Stefan

We both know I could rip you to shreds and do my nails at the same time -to stefan

They mainly exist in books and really bad movies- to Stefan about werewolves

Go ahead, Stefan, torture me, keep me captive, drain me of my blood until my body turns to dust, it'll never change the truth. I never compelled your love. It was real and so is mine

You died for Love!

Katherine to Stefan on the events leading up to His & Damon's deaths & which turned them into vampires

I already killed you once. i can easily do it again - to Caroline (as Katherine)

"I love you, Stefan. We will be together again. I promise."-Katherine to a dead Stefan in 1864

Episode 5 Kill or be Killed

Are you serious? Or are you pretending to fight? Because I can't tell - to stefan over fight about Stefan drinking human blood cause she couldn't tell if it was faked or real

What you did for Caroline's mom? That's the Damon who was my friend -to Damon

Episode 6 Plan B

There is no Damon and you. There's Damon and whoever Damon's using. And those people, they end up dead - to Jeremy

Damon. For once you've surprised me- Damon calling on Mason's phone

I've been so selfish because I love you so much. And I know how much you love me. But it's over. Stefan, it has to be over-Breaking up w/ Stefan

I need a werewolf and I've lost the one that I had- Katherine revealing her plan is about more than the moonstone

Episode 7 Masqurade episode

I'm impersonating my dull-as-dishwater doppelganger Elena. She has the worst taste- Katherine explaining her hair style

You really are hot in a suit. I would love to just .....Losing her train of thought while admiring Matt

The three of us together, just like old times: The brother who loved me too much and the one that didn't love me enough - Katherine on her reunion with the Salvatore Brothers

Katherine: "What happened to you, Damon? You used to be so sweet and polite."Damon: "Oh that Damon died a long time ago."Katherine: "Good, he was a bore."

Does Elena enjoy having both of you worship at her altar?" - taunting Damon & Stefan

So it doesn't bother you that Damon's in love with your girlfriend?" -Katherine Taunting Stefan

In 1987 you were in Chicago at a concert of all places with that wench Lexi. You were standing in the front row, dancing all night. You were watching Bon Jovi and I was watching you -describing a time in the past.. I'm sure most Vampire Diaries Fans would LOVE to see

God you're hot. When did you get so hot?"- to Damon

I want to be with you Stefan, you know that. But first I need to wake up and know that the people that I love are safe. I need to feel safe - Elena Explaining to Stefan why although Katherine seems gone cannot get back with im yet

Why do you think I haven't killed her? Because she's the doppelganger, she needs to be protected." -Katherine thinking Elena looking like her might be important

Ep 9

I don't want my freedom. Because when Klaus shows up to kill us all, and he will, I'll be in the tomb where no vampire will enter because they can't get out. With the safest psychotic bitch in town

It's not just me that's in danger. It's Caroline and it's Tyler and it's Bonnie. They're all part of breaking the curse. I can't blame anyone else anymore because it's not because you came into town or because you and I fell in love. That's not why everyone that I love is in danger. It's because of me. Everything is because of me."

Episide 10 The Sacrifice

Tell him that we're trying to send a message to Klaus: The doppelganger is alive and she's ready to surrender

Don't worry, I know that he's wearing his ring, so no matter how many times I kill him, he'll just keep coming back for more. So I'm gonna be in the back playing with my new little toy and you guys just give me a holler when you got the tomb open

I don't question why you and Stefan and everyone else tries so hard to save me. You shouldn't question why I would try to save all of you-Elena standing up for her right to sacrifice herself to Damon

That right there was the biggest mistake you've ever made- On stefan asking Damon to Protect Elena

Ep 12 The Decent

Maybe I expected there to be silk sheets-Elena on what she thought Damon's room would look like

"Hello. For those of you who are Team Salvatore/Team Elena, here's a tip: reconsider your allegiance. No one has the slightest idea what Klaus is truly capable of. When he shows, and believe me, he will show, nothing can protect Elena, not even big, bad Damon. Her only chance of survival is to do exactly what I've done for hundreds of years: run, hide, repeat -recorded phone Messege Episode 13 Daddy Issues

You may be my father, but I am never going to be your daughter-to john Gilbert

If it comes down to the people that I love getting killed or me, I know what my choice is gonna be."- On being the sacrifice in the ritual for the moonstone

Jonathan Gilbert got crazier and crazier. I guess that's what happens when you spend your life obsessed with vampires -from s.2 E. 15 Dinner Party

Stefan, it's school. Remember that thing that we keep forgetting about?"

-s.2 E.16 the House Guest

It's getting really easy being you -Katherine to Elena

My brother has had more pain in his life than 100 people's worth of pain and he deserves to be with someone as amazing as you -to Bonnie

I don't much like you either if we're gonna be open. And frankly I'd be happy to see you dead, but if we're gonna try to take on Klaus, kinda need you to be alive, so I'm not a threat to you. If any of you are gonna believe anything, believe that -Katherine to Elena

You hurt me today. You were mean. And very rough. And monstrous I like this Damon-Katherine to Damon

Ep. 17 Know they Enemy

You screw up everything, John. Everything you touch just falls apart. But you're the only parent I have left. So maybe I can learn not to hate you." - Elena to John

Ep 18 THe Last Dance

Ep. 19 Klaus

Elijah is a noble man, Stefan. He lives by a code of honor, I can trust him. He knows that I'd be incredibly stupid to try to betray him again. By removing the dagger I have proven myself." -rationale on why she trusts Elija

Ep 20 The Last Day

21 The Sun Also Rises

Can't you do one of your super-powered vampire jumpy things-to Stefan abot Climbing a mountain

I'll never be able to watch Bambi again -to Stefan about becoming a Vampire

I was supposed to grow up. Decide if I want to have kids and start a family. Grow old. I was supposed to have a lifetime of those choices, and now it's all gone. I don't want to be a vampire, Stefan. I never wanted to be one -Elena to stefan

Sp 21 AS i lay Dying

Look who couldn't resist an epic romance - Elena to Stefan about Gone with the Wind

"Movie night's supposed to be a distraction. Tomorrow we can return to our regularly scheduled drama." -Elena to Stefan

Mr. Salvatore, spying on a lady is a sign of very poor manners." -katherine to Damon in an 1864 Hallucination

Is it so wrong for me to want you both?"-Katherine to Damon about him and Stefan

Damon: "You should've met me in 1864. You would've liked me." Elena: "I like you now. Just the way you are."

Season 3

Damon: "Stop being cute." Katherine: "It's not possible

Katherine: "What if I told you there was a way to kill Klaus? And not dagger dead. Dead-dead."

Damon: "I'd say you were desperate and lying. Or drunk. Or desperate, lying, drunk."

"I think that your witchy girlfriend's worried that you've run away with your ghostly lover."-Katherine to Jeremy

*"I still have hope. But there's nothing that I can do until you get yours back. You can break through this. Fight for it. Feel something, anything, Stefan. Cuz if you don't you're gonna lose me forever. I won't love a ghost for the rest of my life."-Elena to Stefan

*I just have to engage in a little mean girl power struggle first - ELena to Damon about Dealing with Rebekah

She's a thousand-year-old vampire who's joined the cheerleading squad. There's a whole different set of rules in play here." - to Alaric about Rebekah

That's what love should be.

You should love the person that makes you glad to be alive.

-to Damon

Paul Wesley & Nina Dobrev Nylon Photoshoot

Paul Wesley & Nina Dobrev Nylon Photoshoot
Paul Wesley & Nina Dobrev Nylon Photoshoot

Vampire Diaries Season 3

Quotes

Season 3

season 3 Ordinary people

*I learned that she's just a girl. That she lost her mom too young and that she loves blindly and recklessly, even if it consumes her." Elena to

Damon about Rebekah

*"I think that you're gonna be the one to save him from himself. It won't be because he loves me. It'll be because he loves you."-Elena to Damon about Stefan

Damon: "Stop being cute." Katherine: "It's not possible

Katherine: "What if I told you there was a way to kill Klaus? And not dagger dead. Dead-dead."

Damon: "I'd say you were desperate and lying. Or drunk. Or desperate, lying, drunk."

"I think that your witchy girlfriend's worried that you've run away with your ghostly lover."-Katherine to Jeremy

*"I still have hope. But there's nothing that I can do until you get yours back. You can break through this. Fight for it. Feel something, anything, Stefan. Cuz if you don't you're gonna lose me forever. I won't love a ghost for the rest of my life."-Elena to Stefan

*I just have to engage in a little mean girl power struggle first - ELena to Damon about Dealing with Rebekah

She's a thousand-year-old vampire who's joined the cheerleading squad. There's a whole different set of rules in play here." - to Alaric about Rebekah

* "Kegs and beer pong for homecoming? That's different." -Elena to Caroline about having the dance at Tyler's house

*"I loved you. I loved Damon too. Humanity is a vampire's greatest weakness. No matter how easy it is to turn it off, it just keeps trying to fight its way back in." -Katherine to Stefan

All summer every single time I came to you with a lead, you made me feel like an idiot for having hope (to Damon)

That's what love should be. You should love the person that makes you glad to be alive.

Nina's Movies

Here's a few of Nina's Movies I've found. (Trying to figure out what season of Degrassi she was on, & I can't find it in here)

Nina Quotes

  • "We're like sort of in our own little bubble in Atlanta, WE don't really realize how many people watch the show (Vampire Diaries) and they're so Enthusiastic
  • "Even though my grandparents live overseas and are so far away and we talk as much as we can, we don't see each other that often. They just go on YouTube, or they go online and watch the episodes that I'm in, and read the articles I've done. It makes them feel like we're closer because they get to see me daily, or weekly, or however often they want to see my face. And they're proud of me - they collect all of the articles in a book."
  • "We had a couple six-year-olds who came to a signing and actually thought that Ian Somerhalder [who plays Damon] was a vampire, and they were terrified of him. We had this one little girl go up to him, and she was really shy, and her mom was like, 'She has something to tell you.' And Ian leaned over and was like, 'What is it, sweetheart?', and the little girl says, 'Try to be a good boy.' And he was like, 'Okay, sweetie…for you I'll try.'"
  • I did Degrassi for four years. It was my constant, no matter what movie I would do on hiatus or whatever I would do elsewhere, every year I would always go back to Degrassi, to my family, and they really sort of taught me all the groundwork and got me started. Before that I was really green, I didn't know what I was doing, so it kind of helped ease my path into the whole industry."
  • Even though Elena's going through all this stuff, has to keep all these secrets, and has all these responsibilities, she's just learned to cope and figure things out and deal with a lot that most people don't at a young age. She has to take care of her brother with a drug problem and be a parental figure in the household, her boyfriend's a vampire, and her best friend's a witch! A lot of stuff is going on, everyone's trying to kill her all the time, so she's very strong, she always rises to the occasion, and she always fights back. I think that she is a very strong woman, and she can take on anything and everything that comes her way."
  • Looking back on high school, I just remember specific scenarios and thinking, Wow, that was such a big deal at the time, but right now it feels like it never even happened. So I guess if I can give any advice, I would just say that everything will pass, and it'll feel like it was a big deal over nothing. Life goes on and then you change and other things happen, and everything feels like it's so much worse afterwards. It'll always get better
  • The first time Paul [Wesley] and I met, I met nine other guys as well because I had already been cast and they were deciding for the Stefan role. I had to read with like 30 studio executives, and they were just kind of watching and analyzing because that was the whole point of the test...they wanted to see who had the best chemistry. And everyone was great, but Paul had this old soul, like a history that you could feel...he seemed like he'd been around longer, and knew more, and he had a grasp for the character different from anyone else
  • We all play pranks on each other, and if we're shooting in a dark, mysterious house or something, I'll run up and scare the boys out of nowhere or pop out of a closet and just freak them out. One thing that all of us do is cut out pictures from magazines of really funny things and post people's faces on them and hide them in different places on the sets."
  • To be honest, I don't watch a lot of TV. It's kind of ironic because I'm on TV. I have a television, but I haven't been home during business hours to have the cable guy actually connect it, so it's just kind of sitting there like a decoration in my living room. I don't mind; I have two shows that I watch religiously on Hulu, and that's Grey's Anatomy and Flash Forward

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      love4randomness1 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! I love The Vampire Diaries! :)

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @love4randomness1: thanks!! I have one for Paul (stefan) & Ian as well

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Quite informative! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @JoshK47: thank you I had made one up elsewhere & they took the featyre away so I had to coy 7 paste everythig into word then try & retype what I originally wrote to post here. I have a few others like that. its such a pain! but I didn't want to lose all of that work (but ended up having to do it twice!!

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      Great tribute to Nina Dobrev and The Vampire Diaries!

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @TaraWojt: If you liek that then you should see Paul Wesley's & esp. Ian Somerhalder's as his is the main page fof those for the vampire Diaries stuff Plus much more VD videos for the upcoming season & so on.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      Nina Dobrev is annoyingly talented, intelligent and, of course, gorgeous lol! Looks like Mr Somerholder is a very lucky man.

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      Stargrrl 2 years ago

      This was pretty good. I like the quotes. Check out my hub on Katherine if you get a chance.

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