Believe it or not, Nina Dobrev’s breakout TV role wasn’t on The Vampire Diaries as danger-magnet Elena Gilbert.

Before making the move to The CW, where she’s since been caught up in the sexiest fictional love triangle ever (poor girl), Nina played single mom Mia Jones on four seasons of the hit Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.

“[Being a part of Degrassi has] changed my life a lot, in many different ways,” the Canadian actress explained in a 2008 interview with AOL Canada. “I came into it really new to the business, didn't really know much. I learned everything on set here, made some really good friends. Everyone's really positive I love it.”

Read on for a complete list of TV shows lucky enough to land the brunette beauty:

  • The Border (2008, two episodes)
  • Eleventh Hour (2009, one episode)
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (2006-2009, 60 episodes)
  • Family Guy (voice; 2011, one episode)
  • The Super Hero Squad Show (voice; 2011, one episode)
  • The Vampire Diaries (2009-2012, 75 episodes — and counting)


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