Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgrarian-Canadian model, actress, and TikTok star. She’s most recognized for her roles in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2015).

She won several awards and nominees from 2010 until 2019, such as Young Hollywood Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Fandom Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society, and People’s Choice Awards.


Nina Dobrev started her career as a model, showing up in film auditions and TV commercials until she secured a role in the TV series Playing House in 2006.

In 2007, she appeared on the big screen with Fugitive Pieces. The year additionally saw her show up in different movies such as Away from Her, How She Move, The Poet, and so on.

Two years later, she landed a lead role in the TV series The Vampire Diaries. This series made an overall success and her acting performance granted her a few awards.

Her next exposure on the big screen after starring in The Perks of Being Wallflower (2012) was for the comedy movie Let’s Be Cops (2014).

Besides working in various TV series and movies, Nina Dobrev also made a guest appearance on the TV show Lip Sync Battle in 2016.

Needless to say that she had tapped into her modeling roots, too, by appearing in music videos like You Got That Light (2009) by Wade Allain-Marcus & David Baum and I’m Upset (2018) by Drake.

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  • Real Name: Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva
  • Stage Name: Nina Dobrev
  • Nickname: Nina
  • Birthday: January 9, 1989
  • Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Canadian, Bulgarian
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model, TikTok Star
  • Education: Vradenburg Junior Public School, J. B. Tyrrell Sr. Public School, Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts (Arts Program), Ryerson University (Sociology)
  • Hobbies: Making jewelry, doing rhythmic gymnastics, learning music, and dancing.
  • Facebook: Nina Dobrev Official
  • Twitter: @ninadobrev
  • Instagram: @nina
  • TikTok: @nina
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

  • Height:169 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 55 kg (122 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurement: 33-23-33 (Bust -33, Waist -23, and Hips -33 in inches)
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 2 (US)


  • Father: Kamen Dobrev
  • Mother: Michaela Constantine
  • Brother: Alexander Dobrev
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Ben Hollingsworth 

In 2006, Nina was linked with Ben Hollingsworth, which was before she became famous. He was seen attended her 21st birthday party.

Their relationship reportedly ended in 2009 for unknown reasons. Neither of them has ever talked about their romance publicly.

Ian Somerhalder 

In 2010 Nina and Ian began dating and went public one year later. In 2012, Nina says that dating her coworker wasn’t something she expected, but she couldn’t help falling for Ian.

In May 2013 they break up after three years of relationship. It appeared that they separated on good-terms because then continued to work together and are still friends despite the split.

Derek Haugh 

In September 2013 Dobrev was dating Haugh, who is her friend’s brother and her co-star in TVD. 

They break up after six weeks of dating. Media reported that the romance “played itself out.”

Liam Hemsworth

Media reported that Nina was seen kissing Liam Hemsworth just almost five months after he quit his engagement to Miley Cyrus.

They were spotted in Atlanta in February 2014, which was around the time he filmed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.

It was unknown why they chose to part ways.

James Marsden

Nina was caught making out with James Marsden in around June 2014 at a New Orleans’ karaoke bar. However, neither of them has ever addressed their relationship.

Orlando Bloom

She was seen getting close and enjoying time with Orlando Bloom in around August 2014, as they both attended Comic-Con.

Media reported that they were kissing in Nerd HQ bash of Zachary Levi. That being said, none of them has ever opened up about their alleged romance.

Chris Wood

By the end of 2014, Nina was caught in another dating rumor, this time with Chris Wood who’s her co-star in TVD. The speculations started as there were bunch of their adorable photos shared on social media.

That being said, they reportedly had split by the time she left the series, as it wrapped up its sixth season.

Austin Stowell

In July 2015, Nina and Austin Stowell were seen getting intimately close in Monaco. The couple sort of confirmed their relationship several months later on Twitter.

Unfortunately, they broke up almost seven months later due to tight schedules.

Glen Powell

Dobrev reportedly started dating Powell in January 2017, after the pair were seen hanging out at the afterparty of the Golden Globe. However, they only sort of confirmed their relationship in July as they posed adorably at Julianne Hough’s wedding.

their relationship ended in November of that year. According to media, it happened because the pair were “taking time apart.”

Grant Mellon 

In December 2018, Mellon and Nina Dobrev were spotted together while vacationing. Two months later they were confirmed as a pair.

Unfortunately, their relationship ended in October 2019 for unknown reasons.

Shaun White 

Relationship rumors between Nina and Shaun White, who’s an Olympic snowboarder, sparked as they were seen in Malibu, California together in March 2020.

Even though they tend to keep it low-key at first, she kind of hinted about their romance during pandemice where she posted a video of him helping washing vegetables at home.

They made their first appearance together at a public event at the Top Gun: Maverick (2022) premiere in the UK.

Net Worth

Nina Dobrev’s net worth is around $10 million to $13 million. Most of her net worth comes from starring in movies and modeling for famous fashion houses and magazines.

Real Estate

She owns a property in West Hollywood which was featured in October 2021 issue of Architectural Digest.

Nina and her partner Shaun, purchased a house in the Hollywood Hills in July 2023 for $4.3 million.


Despite her relationship with several people, Nina Dobrev has not been involved in any rumors or controversies.


  • Nina has lived in three countries; Bulgaria, Canada, and the United States.
  • She cherishes all animals, but she has been in campaigns for Oceana to safeguard sharks from the lethal fin trade.
  • Nina likes to listen to various types of music.
  • Her father, Kamen Dobrev, is a computer specialist while her mother, Michaela Constantine, is an artist.
  • She was trained in ballet and jazz, as well as different styles.
  • Nina likes to pull little innocuous tricks on her fans and with the media.
  • She likes to travel when she has the opportunity. Her favorite spots to visit are anywhere in Europe as she enjoys tapping into her European roots.
  • Nina is fluent in Bulgarian and French.
  • One of her favorite animals is a cat.
  • She said she might want to begin her own line of fashion jewelry later on.
  • Her ideal type is someone who can look good dressed up or down.

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  • The Bricklayer (2023), as Kate
  • The Out-Laws (2022), as Parker McDermott
  • Redeeming Love (2022), as Mae
  • Reunion (2021), as the main character
  • Sick Girl (2021), as Wren Pepper and the executive producer
  • The One (2021), as the director, co-writer, and producer
  • Love Hard (2021), as Natalie Bauer
  • Fin (2021), as the executive producer
  • Run This Town (2019), as Ashley Pollock
  • Lucky Day (2019), as Chloe
  • Then Came You (2018), as Izzy
  • Dog Days (2018), as Elizabeth
  • XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017), as Becky Clearidge
  • Flatliners (2017), as Marlo
  • Crash Pad (2017), as Hannah
  • The Final Girls (2015), as Vicki Summers
  • Let’s Be Cops (2014), as Josie
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), as Candace Kelmeckis
  • The Roommate (2011), as Maria
  • Arena (2011), as Lori Lord
  • Chloe (2009), as Anna
  • The Poet (2007), as Rachel
  • How She Move (2007), as a supporting character
  • Fugitive Pieces (2007), as Bella
  • Away from Her (2007), as Monica
  • My Daughter’s Secret (2007), as Justine Dysert
  • Repo! The Genetic Era (2006), as a supporting character

TV Series

  • Fam (CBS | 2019), as Clem
  • Workaholics (Comedy Central | 2017), as Courtnee
  • Robot Chicken (Adult Swim | 2014), as Cortana, Abby, and Jenny Curran
  • The Originals (The CW | 2014), as Tatia
  • The Super Hero Squad Show (Cartoon Network | 2011), as Ellen Brandt
  • Family Guy (Fox | 2011), as a supporting character
  • Merry Madagascar (NBC | 2009), as Cupid the Reindeer
  • The Vampire Diaries (The CW | 2009), as Elena Gilbert, Katherine Pierce, and Amara
  • Eleventh Hour (CBS | 2009), as Grace Dahl
  • Degrassi Goes Hollywood (CTV | 2009), as Mia Jones
  • Never Cry Werewolf (Sci-Fi Channel | 2008), as Loren Hansett
  • The Border (CBC | 2008), as Stephenie
  • The American Mall (MTV | 2008), as Ally Shepherd
  • Too Young to Marry (Lifetime | 2007), as Jessica Carpenter
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV | 2006), as Mia Jones
  • Playing House (CTV | 2006), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network | 2016), as herself

Music Video Appearances

  • You Got That Light (2009) – Wade Allain-Marcus & David Baum
  • I’m Upset (2018) – Drake


  • 2019 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress Comedy – Fam
  • 2015 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite TV Duo – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2015 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2015 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV (Liplock) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 Young Hollywood Awards – Best Threesome – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 MTV Fandom Awards – Ship of the Year – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite On-Screen Chemistry – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2013 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2012 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite TV Drama Actress – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2012 San Diego Film Critics Society – Best Ensemble Performance – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2012 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2011 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2010 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress (Fantasy/Sci-Fi) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2010 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Breakout Star (Female) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2010 Young Hollywood Awards – Cast to Watch – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2010 Young Hollywood Awards – Making Their Mark – The Vampire Diaries


  • 2017 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Movie Actress (Action) – XXX: Return of Xander Cage
  • 2015 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2014 Young Hollywood Awards – Fan Favorite Actor (Female) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2013 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Dramatic TV Actress – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2011 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Hottie (Female) – The Vampire Diaries
  • 2011 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Vampire – The Vampire Diaries


Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.”

There’s just something about vampires that’s sexy. It’s the same reason why women go for the bad boy – you want them but you shouldn’t have them.

People aren’t defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.

I know a lot of people dread going to work every morning, but my work is playing pretend and doing stunts and screaming. It’s a lot of fun and I get to play dress up. Every day is exciting and different and new and cool. I couldn’t be more grateful.

I read the ‘Twilight’ books before the movie and the whole craze happened. And then I loved it. I was in love with Edward before every other girl that says she’s in love with him was. Because I read them a long time ago shooting a movie in Salt Lake City, and one of Stephenie Meyer’s friends said, ‘Make sure you read my friend’s book.’


Who is Nina Dobrev?

She is a Bulgarian-Canadian model, actress, and TikTok star.

Who is Nina Dobrev’s real name?

Her real name is Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva.

What makes Nina Dobrev famous?

She’s famous for her roles in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2015).

Where is Nina Dobrev from?

She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria.

How old is Nina Dobrev?

She was born in 1989, and she is 34 years old as of 2023.

When Nina Dobrev celebrates her birthday?

She celebrates on the 9th of every January.

How tall is Nina Dobrev?

Her height is 5’7″ or 169 cm.

Who are Nina Dobrev’s parents?

Her father’s name is Kamen Dobrev and her mother’s name is Michaela Constantine.

Is Nina Dobrev married?

No, she is currently unmarried. But she is in a relationship with Shaun White.

Who is Nina Dobrev’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriends are Ben Hollingsworth, Ian Somerhalder, Derek Haugh, Liam Hemsworth, James Marsden, Orlando Bloom, Chris Wood, Austin Stowell, Glen Powell, and Grant Mellon.

How rich is Nina Dobrev?

Her net worth is around $10 million to $13 million.

What is Nina Dobrev nationality?

Her nationality is Bulgarian-Canadian.

Nina Dobrev has always had a knack for gymnastics, acting, dancing, and visual arts, and we are all lucky that we can see her convert her passions into her profession.