Nina Dobrev has won two Teen Choice Awards for her role as Elena Gilbert on "The Vampire Diaries.
"Nina is fluent in Bulgarian, French, and English.
Dillon Casey who played [obsessed with Elena, vampire] Noah, on "The Vampire Diaries", co-starred with Nina on the 2007 made for television movie, "Too Young Too Marry." They played husband and wife.
Nina watched all previous seasons of "Degrassi," before auditioning. She favored Craig's character and went out for the part of Manny. She was later called back to portray, Mia Jones.
Nina internationally competed in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics representing Canada. She was in the Junior World Championships in Plzen, Czech Republic and the Senior World Championships in Copenhagen in 2005.
Nina attended Wexford Collegiate High school for the arts in Toronto. She went on to major in sociology at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2007.
Nina was discovered by an agent during her time at the Dean Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto, Ontario.
In her spare time, Nina loves to travel, and engage in activities such as: swimming, windsurfing, wake boarding, scuba diving, volleyball, soccer, horseback riding, snowboarding, rock climbing, and playing Rock Band.
Nina has shown love for dance, gymnastics, visual arts, theater, and music but her real passion is acting.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Nina was forced to audition for the role of Elena on tape. She was chosen above other wishful actors, including Ashlee Simpson, because of her ability to make Elena more vulnerable.
Sara Paxton, CW's The "Beautiful Life star," is best friends with Nina.
Nina has confessed to being obsessed with chocolate.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne are Nina's favorite books.
Nina creates jewelry as a hobby. She intends to start her own line in the future.
Nina looks up to Rachel McAdams as her idol. She also admires Craig Kielburger and Meryl Streep.
A big fan of Moksha yoga, Nina balances her work out routine in moderation.
In 2009, Nina purchased an Audi with the encouragement of her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder.
Nina helped to build a school in Kenya, along with other "Degrassi" cast members.
To promote the cause, Nina wore a specifying shirt in her movie, American Mall.
The opening gala for the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival was Nina's film, "Fugitive Pieces."
She landed the covers of the "Toronto Sun" and Canada's largest newspaper, "The Globe and Mail" after her red carpet gala debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Some of Nina's favorite movies are: "Knocked Up," "Schindler's List," "Juno," "The Notebook," and "Transformers."
Nina has graced the cover of many magazines including: "Seventeen," "Nylon," "Saturday Night," "Girls Life," and more.
Nina dated former "Degrassi," co-star Daniel Clark in 2007.
Nina stood up against bullying in a Family Channel commercial.
Nina's "Survivor" performance in "American Mall" was inspired by "Chicago's" "Cell Block Tango."
When she has the chance Nina tunes into watch: "House," "Gossip Girl," "So You
Think You Can Dance," "Heroes," "Nip/Tuck," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Flashfoward."
Nina has a cat she refers to as Jamalynx.
Being a huge "Twilight" fan, the actress dreamed of playing the role of Bella before being cast as Elena.
She is also a fan of fellow vampire HBO series, "True Blood."
During early season one filming, Nina shared an apartment with her Vampire Diaries co-star Kayla Ewell. Nina has said that Kayla is one of her best friends.