Nina Dobrev

by Lil Vacha on April 13, 2010

Birth Name: Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva

Place of Birth: Sofia, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: January 9, 1989

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Nina Dobrev is an actress and model. She is known for starring in the series The Vampire Diaries.

Nina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to Bulgarian parents, Michaela (Radeva) and Konstantin Dobrev. When she was two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she was raised. She is fluent in English, French, and Bulgarian.

A picture of Nina with her father can be seen here. A picture of Nina with her mother and brother can be seen here.

Nina once stated “I’m a Gypsy, what can I say…” It is not clear if she was referring to being of the Romani ethnic group, or to the term “gypsy” as it is sometimes used to refer to lifestyle habits. It appears that Nina often refers to herself as a “gypsy” in this latter way.

Two of Nina’s grandparents are named Aleksandr and Efi.


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah February 14, 2017 at 2:51 am

Grandparents (not sure what side) are Efi and Aleksandr.

visokozen May 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

I’m Bulgaria and she doesn’t look Bulgarian at all.

bablah May 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm

You’re a country? Wow, well done.

visokozen May 7, 2016 at 12:06 am

:) I didn’t see that. Sorry.

Hill October 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Huh, weird. Every Bulgarian I’ve met looks like her.

Mika February 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

Some of you are really dense… She’s clearly talking about the gypsy lifestyle.

xoxo October 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm

She looks Mexican.

ArnyDiaz February 23, 2017 at 2:16 pm

You Amerians are calling everything Mexican, lol
Mexican isn’t even a ethnicity.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:12 am

Looks 100% Bulgarian. Shut up already you conspirators…

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

nina looks like a typical Bulgarian girl. Some are even darker, doesn’t look Romani. Some Gypsies can be ethnically European too ( like the irish travelers)

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:44 am

jesus there are a lot of morons in these comments.

sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:39 am

She never looked full white european to me but she mentioned gypsy which explain it.

andrew August 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Nina’s parents are Konstantin Dobrev and Michaela Levesky. And they’re not Gypsy.

mom and brother

her brother looks mainstream Eastern European

her dad has also a common look for Bulgaria.

andrew May 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

You could add the pics in the profile

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Looks Med or mestizo.

Check7t August 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Mestizos do not look fully Caucasian like Nina.

California July 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

Could pass for a Latina.

M May 31, 2015 at 7:14 am

Looks a bit like Victoria Justice

mermaid_ May 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm
nina April 19, 2015 at 3:42 am

Yeah, nina also looks kind of arab i think it’s because bulgaria is in the east next to the middle east

Rekta April 19, 2015 at 4:34 am

she doesn’t really look arab.. she could pass easily in any balkan countries.

undashing April 28, 2015 at 6:34 am

She could pass as a Turk as well.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:34 am
eyaeyayooooo June 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

There are a whole lot of Turkish people in Bulgaria, I’m not saying she has some Turkish blood but there might be a possibility.

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Can you use a better picture?


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