Nina Dobrev

Dobrev in 2009, photo by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva

Place of Birth: Sofia, People’s Republic of Bulgaria (now Bulgaria)

Date of Birth: January 9, 1989

Ethnicity: Bulgarian

Nina Dobrev is a Canadian actress and model. She is known for starring on the series The Vampire Diaries, and in the films Dog Days, The Final Girls, and Run This Town, among others.

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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245 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Her birth country is acutally the former socialist republic during the Cold War and between 1946–1990, known officialy as The People’s Republic of Bulgaria.

    Not the exact same as current Bulgaria though.

    Source:
    >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_Republic_of_Bulgaria

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    She can definitely be part gypsy since she has a bit of an olive complexion and her hair and eyes are brown, people in Bulgaria generally look lighter than this.

    • jonasbttencourt says:

      *ethnic bulgarians look lighter than this

      • NOTREALLY says:

        no they don’t, you’re Brazilian, why do you pretend to know what Europeans look like

        • jonasbttencourt says:

          And you are a profile with a creepy avatar photo and a creepy name, why do you pretend to be human?

          • jonasbttencourt says:

            And if you are real, well, i can just say this : Your xenofobia is showing. Just like everyone here trying to use my nationality to dimish my opinions and atack me personally. Bad news for you all: None of you will intimidate me, i will keep posting whenever i want. Bye

          • andrew says:

            Dont talk about what you dont know, Jonas.

    • tlvierha says:

      That really doesn’t tell us anything. If you had been to Bulgaria you would know that Bulgarians themselves are naturally very dark. As they are a mix of tons of different historical population and have had multiple migrations from Asia into their country. They were also influenced by the Ottoman Empire as they were under their rule for some time.

      • jonasbttencourt says:

        *btw, with “part gypsy” im not saying half or something like 37%(a grandparent and great-grandparent), let me refrase : It’s possible that she has some roma ancestry down the line, it’s common in Bulgaria now days from what i know, but i have seen many pictures of the locals and most of them really look a bit lighter than Nina, but who knows, it’s true that she looks overall pretty southeast european, but she does have some “flavour” in her that cannot be explained by the older “admixture” in the country, such as the ones during the ottoman empire.

  3. ultimatepagan says:

    not real Bulgarian part Bulgarian gypsy know the difference

  4. bablah says:

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

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