as Elena Gilbert
Nina Dobrev stars as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young girl caught between two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries."
Dobrev recently wrapped production on Montecito Pictures' "Chloe," with Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. Past film credits include "Fugitive Pieces," with Ayelet Zurer and Rosamund Pike, "Away From Her," with Julie Christie, and "The Poet."
Other television credits include lead roles on "DeGrassi: The Next Generation" and MTV's "The American Mall," as well as a guest appearance in "Eleventh Hour." Dobrev has also appeared in the television movies "Never Cry Werewolf" and "Too Young to Marry."
Born in Bulgaria, Dobrev moved to Canada at the age of 2 and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and in Atlanta, Georgia, where "The Vampire Diaries" is filmed.
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as Stefan Salvatore
Paul Wesley stars as Stefan Salvatore, a vampire struggling to live at peace in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries."
On the big screen, Wesley just completed production on "Beneath the Blue," the sequel to the award-winning feature "Eye of the Dolphin." Wesley stars as Craig Morrison in this story about an ongoing, inner battle of conscience, trust and loyalty. Wesley was last seen in "Killer Movie," which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. He played Jake Tanner, a young director who is sent to a remote town to direct a reality series and senses something is not quite right when, one by one, his crew goes missing. His film credits also include "Peaceful Warrior," opposite Nick Nolte, and the cult favorite "Roll Bounce."
In the summer of 2007, Wesley starred in "Fallen," the four-part miniseries based on the hit book series by Tom Sniegoski, chronicling the journey of an 18-year-old (Wesley) who struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity as he is drawn into a world where angels - good and evil - walk among us.
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as Damon Salvatore
an Somerhalder plays Damon Salvatore, the elder and far more dangerous of two vampire brothers who share a long and bitter history, in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries." Somerhalder is well known for his role as Boone on J.J. Abrams' critically acclaimed drama "Lost." He won the 2005 SAG Award as part of "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" and "Lost" won the 2005 Emmy Award for "Best Television Series Drama." The show was also nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award and the 2004 People's Choice Award.
Somerhalder will next appear on the big screen in Scott Mann's "The Tournament," opposite Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames and Kelly Hu. Other film credits include starring in Ellen Kanor's "The Wake,"; Aaron Wiederspahn's "Sensation of Sight,"; Jim Sonzero's "Pulse," opposite Kristen Bell and Christina Milian; Roger Avary's "The Rules of Attraction," opposite James Van Der Beek, Kate Bosworth, Kip Pardue and Jessica Biel; Irwin Winkler's "Life as a House," opposite Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline and Kristen Scott Thomas.
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as Bonnie Bennett
Katerina Graham stars as Bonnie Bennett, the girl with psychic powers who is Elena's best friend in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries."
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Graham speaks four languages, and was exposed to different cultures from an early age. Her father, Joseph, was a music executive. Her grandfather was a United Nations Ambassador from Liberia. The family moved to Los Angeles, California when Graham was 4 years old.
Graham began doing commercials at the age of 6, appearing in spots for Barbie, K-Mart, Pop Tarts, and Edison. Her first big break came when she replaced a young Christina Milian as the host of the series "Movie Surfers." Her television credits include guest spots on such shows as "Joan of Arcadia," "Like Family," "Grounded for Life," "Lizzie McGuire," "CSI: Las Vegas," "The O.C.," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Strong Medicine" and "Hannah Montana."
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as Caroline Forbes
Candice Accola makes her debut as a television series regular in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries" as the manipulative Caroline Forbes.
Accola recently completed filming the independent film "The Truth About Angels." She was last seen in a featured role in the smash hit "Juno," opposite Ellen Page and Michael Cera. She also starred in "Deadgirl," the independent horror film that was met with much critical attention and Internet buzz at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. On television, Accola has had guest starring roles in"Supernatural," "Greek" and "How I Met Your Mother."
Accola is best known for her musical talents, and, in addition to providing backup vocals in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," she toured with the "Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds" tour in 2008. An accomplished singer and songwriter since the age of 14, she achieved success in her music career after being signed to a record deal at the age of 16. Her music has garnered international success, and she continues to record and write her own music.
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Steven R. McQueen
as Jeremy Gilbert
Steven R. McQueen stars as Jeremy Gilbert, a troubled teen on a dangerous and self-destructive path since the death of his parents, in the new drama "The Vampire Diaries."
McQueen has already built an impressive resume of television appearances. He had a recurring role as a musical prodigy on the drama "Everwood," and a leading role in the Disney Channel movie "Minutemen." His guest-starring roles have included series such as "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," "Numbers" and "Threshold."
On the big screen, McQueen appeared in the independent film "Club Soda," for which he won the Beverly Hills Film Festival Audience Award for Best Actor. He also has a leading role in the upcoming sci-fi action film "Piranha 3-D," with Elizabeth Shue and Jerry O'Connell.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, McQueen is the grandson of actor Steve McQueen. He is skilled in martial arts, ice hockey, kickboxing and horseback riding. McQueen has recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, for the filming of "The Vampire Diaries."
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The Vampire Diaries returns for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. Based on the best-selling book series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town.
When Stefan and Damon Salvatore first returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, it was for very different reasons. Yet both brothers were drawn to Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved -- in 1864. After surviving the return of the vengeful Katherine and the wrench she threw into their love triangle, Stefan and Damon would face their greatest challenge yet -- the arrival of Klaus, one of the powerful "Original" vampires. Last season revealed the history of Klaus and the Original family, as well as the surprising friendship Klaus and his sister Rebekah shared with Stefan decades earlier. Klaus' return led to Stefan's descent back to his violent "Ripper" ways and as Elena and Damon worked to bring Stefan back from the edge, they struggled with the guilt of their growing bond. Meanwhile, Klaus found himself irresistibly drawn to Caroline Forbes, forcing Caroline's boyfriend, Tyler Lockwood, to break his sire bond to Klaus and claim Caroline as his own. Finally, the life of Alaric Saltzman, Elena and Jeremy's trusted teacher and guardian, took a terrifying turn when witchcraft -- and Bonnie's unwilling help -- turned Alaric into the ultimate vampire hunter.
Season four begins with the knowledge that everything is changing, as Elena and her friends enter the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths. But the friends' bond to their home town of Mystic Falls takes on a deeper meaning when a new villain seems intent on destroying it.