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Maverick Do(g)brev (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed | Adopted Apr 2017

Nina Dobrev adopted a rescue Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix named Maverick in April 2017 from The Pet Care Foundation in Los Angeles. Nina also helped Marverick’s brother find a home. In March 2024, Maverick got her first snowboarding lesson from her fur step dad Shaun White.

Lynx (Cat)

Breed: Tabby | Adopted 1999

Nina Dobrev had a beloved childhood cat named Lynx that she got when she was 10 years old in 1999. Over the years, Lynx had many names, including Jami, Jamillia, Jami Lynx, Jammie, Jinx, Jimmy Jam, Bambi, and Poop. The kitty passed away in March 2017, with Nina posting an emotional tribute to her on Instagram.

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Nina Dobrev, a Canadian actress of Bulgarian descent, is widely recognized for her dynamic roles in television and film, particularly for portraying Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The CW’s supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries. Her career began with a significant role as Mia on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation, where she appeared for three seasons starting in 2006. Beyond The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev has demonstrated her versatility in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Let’s Be Cops, The Final Girls, and XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the latter of which became her most successful film grossing $346 million worldwide.

Dobrev’s early life saw her moving from Sofia, Bulgaria to Toronto, Canada, where she nurtured her interests in ballet, jazz, and rhythmic gymnastics. After high school, she pursued sociology at Ryerson University but left to focus on her acting career, training at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto. Her acting journey began with modeling and commercials, leading to her breakout role in Degrassi: The Next Generation and subsequently landing her career-defining role in The Vampire Diaries​​​. Her recent projects include Love Hard with Jimmy O. Yang, as well as roles in films such as Redeeming Love and Sick Girl.

Aside from her acting career, Dobrev is deeply involved in various charitable causes, including Puma’s Project Pink for breast cancer and the WE Movement, which empowers youth as agents of change. She has participated in projects aiming to build schools in Kenya and has been involved with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, demonstrating her dedication to leveraging her platform for positive impact​​.

Nina Dobrev has been in a relationship with professional snowboarder Shaun White since 2020.