The Biography of Nina DobrevNina Dobrev (née Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva) is a Canadian actress of Bulgarian origin. In the past, she was a gymnast and a model. She is known from the series «The Vampire Diaries», and also from the movies «The Roommate», «The Perks of Being Wallflower», «Let’s Be Cops», «Flatliners». She won seven-time the Teen Choice Awards Prize and three-time the People’s Choice Awards (as at 2018). Net worth: $11 million.
Childhood and FamilyNina Dobrev was born on January 9, 1989, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her father, Konstantin Dobrev, was a programmer, and her mother, Michaela Dobreva (née Radeva), was an artist. Nina had an older brother, Alexander. When she was two years old, the family emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto.
And then I went to the age when you pass the point of no return. I understood that I can’t get to the Olympics - a different level of competition. So I had to make a choice.A sport built her character and that helped her later in the acting career: a rigorous regime, a habit of self-restraint, and perseverance. She graduated from Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts and entered Ryerson University in Toronto in the Faculty of Sociology, but in 2008 she dropped out of the University for an acting career. For teaching acting, she had been attending Bill Armstrong’s Studio in Toronto.
Acting CareerThe first serious actor's work of Nina Dobrev was a role in the teenage television series «Degrassi: The Next Generation», she had been shooting there from 2006 to 2009. In total, she had appeared in 52 episodes. Released in Canada, this series was shown in more than 140 countries around the world, but it became the most popular in the US. In parallel Nina played several small roles in the cinema («Playing House», «Away From Her», «How She Move», «Too Young to Marry», etc.), and also the main roles in the television films, such as «Never Cry Werewolf» (2008) and «The American Mall» (2008). According to Zoomboola.com, in 2009, Nina left the series «Degrassi: The Next Generation» and accepted an offer from the US: to play a major role in another series, which later made her widely known — «The Vampire Diaries», a screen version of Lisa Jane Smith novels. She got one of the key characters — Elena Gilbert.
In 2018, Nina Dobrev worked in three films: the drama «Departures», together with the star of the «Game of Thrones» Maisie Williams; the thriller «Lucky Day» and the romantic comedy «Dog Days». She also participated in the fourth part of the franchise «xXx».
Personal life of Nina DobrevIn 2011, Nina Dobrev began to date with her co-star from the series «The Vampire Diaries» Ian Somerhalder. In one of the interviews, she admitted that she was not going to start a relationship with any of her colleagues, but Ian just pushed her: «At that time, I was honestly sure that I should not go on dates with the guys from the work because it's unprofessional. But sometimes it's just impossible to deal with it".
We broke up not because of something bad had happened or there was no love or friendship between us. I adore him, and we are still best friends. I think he is a wonderful person and he means a lot to me ...After that Nina had a short affair with the participant of the show «Dancing with the Stars» Derek Haff, but their relations were finished in October 2013.
In 2015 - 2016, she had been dating actor Austin Stowell, but then she broke up with him. The reason for their separating was the incompatibility of their schedules due to intensive shooting in different geographical locations.