Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born Canadian actress, instrumentalist and model best known for her starring roles in television as Mia Jones, the single teenage mother on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006-2009) and as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young girl caught between two vampire brothers, in The Vampire Diaries.
Dobrev appeared in the 2009 film Chloe, with Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. Past film credits include Fugitive Pieces, with Ayelet Zurer and Rosamund Pike, Away From Her, with Julie Christie, and The Poet.
She also had a lead role on MTV's The 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 Los Angeles, California, and in Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries is filmed.