In The CW’s hit drama, “The Vampire Diaries,” Nina Dobrev plays a double role, starring as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young girl caught between two vampire brothers, and as Katherine Pierce, the ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in the nineteenth century.
For her portrayal of Elena/Katherine, Dobrev was awarded the Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci Fi” in 2012, 2011 and 2010 and the “Choice TV Female Breakout Star” in 2010. In 2012, she also was the first actress to win the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite TV Drama Actress” as a write-in candidate.
In film, Dobrev has just wrapped production on the Summit Entertainment film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” written and directed by Stephen Chbosky. The film, based on the novel published in 1999, tells the story of an introverted freshman named Charlie (played by Logan Lerman), who learns about everything from drug use to suicide after being taken under the wings of his step-siblings. Dobrev will play Charlie’s older sister in the film, which will be released in September, 2012, and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. She has also finished production on “The Killing Game,” with Kellan Lutz and Samuel L. Jackson. The film centers on a man (Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the world of modern gladiators. Dobrev plays the wife of Lutz’s character.
Dobrev was last seen in Screen Gems’ “The Roommate,” with Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. Other past film credits include Montecito Pictures’ “Chloe,” with Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, “Fugitive Pieces,” with Ayelet Zurer and Rosamund Pike, “Away From Her,” with Julie Christie, and “The Poet.”
Television credits include lead roles on “DeGrassi: The Next Generation” and “MTV’s The All American Mall,” as well as a guest appearance on “Eleventh Hour.” She has also appeared in the television movies “Never Cry Werewolf” and “Too Young to Marry.”
Born in Bulgaria, Dobrev moved to Canada at the age of 2 and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where "The Vampire Diaries" is filmed.