Nina Dobrev (January 9, 1989) is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress and model. She portrayed Mia Jones on the drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006–09), and then played the role of Elena Gilbert on The CW’s supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–present). Dobrev has also starred in the 2012 drama film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2014 comedy Let’s Be Cops, and the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls.
Dobrev has appeared in a number of feature films, including Fugitive Pieces, Away from Her, Never Cry Werewolf, and the teen television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She also starred in a number of Lifetime original movies. In 2007 she appeared in the music video of You Got That Light performed by Wade Allain-Marcus and David Baum. She also had a role in the MTV film The American Mall.
Dobrev subsequently starred in The CW’s supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, a television adaptation of the book series of the same name, playing the role of Elena Gilbert. She then had a minor role in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. The film had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan’s biggest moneymaker ever.
In April 2011, Dobrev was cast as Candace Kelmeckis in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Paul Rudd. In August 2014, she starred alongside Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. in the 20th Century Fox comedy Let’s Be Cops.