There has been a trend of making television series based on famous novels and it often happens that sometimes these series turn out to be even more entertaining than the novel they are based on. The Vampire Diaries is one such television series that took off right from the first episode. Vampire Diaries cast won unprecedented appreciation and popularity for their brilliant acting skills in the series. Vampire Diaries is a supernatural teen American drama that went on air in 2009 for the first time and went on to entertain the viewers till 2017. This show aired on The CW television network and broke all records right from the get-go. The show had a total of eight seasons and 171 episodes. This series wasn’t just popular among the masses but also won the critics over completely. Everyone loved the twists and turns in the series and the entertainment value of the show was appreciated right till the last season. The ending left people sobbing and everyone agreed that this was the best ending to a series which had been going on for such a long period of time.
Like any other series which leaves the viewers thoroughly entertained, the success of Vampire Diaries too depended a great deal on the talented cast members who gave consistent and superb performances throughout. Here are some pictures and the latest updates about the cast of Vampire Diaries from 2020.
Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert)
Nina Dobrev played a central character in The Vampire Diaries from Season 1 to 6. She also appeared in the eighth season of the series. Born January 9, 1989, as Nikolina, the Canadian actress and model is now known as Nina Dobrev. Nina Dobrev started her acting career in 2006 and since then she has done many television shows and has been part of a number of films. Nina takes her voluntary charity work really seriously and uses her popularity to help others. She is the face of the Dior Skincare range which for her is a way to promote self-love. She has often talked about her experience of playing the lead in The Vampire Diaries. She is also really focused on her fitness and is often seen giving fitness tips to fans.
Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore)
Paul Wesley is not just a talented actor but also a director and a producer. His role in The Vampire Diaries made him more popular than any of his other work. Paul Wesley’s acting career started in 2001. Paul is also a philanthropist who has done a lot of work for humanity. Paul Wesley was given the Humane Generation Award for his work with the Humane Society in 2014 because of the funds he raised from his campaigns. His work in the field has been impressive and it has inspired many of his followers. Paul Wesley got married to his Killer Movie co-star Torrey DeVitto in April 2011. The couple was divorced in 2013.
Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)
Model, actor, director, and activist Ian Somerhalder was born on born December 8, 1978. Ian started his career in acting in 1997 and now apart from her career in showbiz, he is also well-known for his welfare work. He supports many projects working on different things and he also actively participates to further these causes. He is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT. For him, the preservation of the environment comes before everything else therefore he uses his stardom in whichever way he can to achieve that end.
Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert)
Steven R. McQueen is an American actor and model who started his acting career in 2005 from the television series ‘Threshold’. Famous singer Enrique Iglesias is Steven’s second cousin. He loves acting and in a recent interview, he said, “the beautiful thing about acting is you don’t really know who you are. You’re able to be whatever you want any day during the week. So I really couldn’t see myself being anything else.” In 2006 he won the “Best Male Performance” category award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers)
Sara Canning is a Canadian actress who started her acting career in 2008 from television. At that time she used to work in a restaurant as well and pursue acting because that was what she really wanted to do. She has done a lot of work on television and has also done films. Sara Canning has also won UBCP/ACTRA and Leo Awards for best performance in the television show Remedy.
Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett)
Kat Graham is a multi-talented Swiss-born American. She is a passionate performer who can act, sing, dance, and is among the top models. No wonder she mentioned making it so big at such a young age, she started her career in the entertainment industry when she was only 6 years old. She does not only sing but has also written a few songs. Not only does she have so many different talents but she can also speak many languages such as English, French and Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese. Although she is in showbiz she makes sure that she spreads body positivity in whichever way that she can.
Candice King (Caroline Forbes)
Actress, singer, and songwriter Candice King won a lot of appreciation and got a lot of popularity by playing Caroline’s character in The Vampire Diaries. She is a successful singer not just in America but in other parts of the world as well. Some of her most popular songs have been written by her as well. Her character in the series The Vampire Diaries was the most loved one. Caroline was in love with her character just as much as her fans were. Candice is a feminist who often talks about equal rights for women.
Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan)
Zach Roerig’s acting career started in 2005 when he appeared in an episode of the popular series Law & Order. He also played the role of Casey Hughes on As the World Turns and this was his first big break. Since then he has done many television series and has even worked in a number of films. Talking about The Vampire Diaries in an interview Zach shared, “For me, not only has The Vampire Diaries been the longest job I’ve ever had, but it’s been a quarter of my life. I became a parent doing this job. It’s been a very healing process. We all started this show, almost all of us, in the midst of some sort of life turmoil, whatever it may have been. And somehow through these eight years, we’ve patched ourselves up and are now ready to face the world again.”
Kayla Ewell (Vicki Donovan)
Kayla Ewell who got famous from acting in the famous soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful also played an important role in The Vampire Diaries. She was always passionate about performing art which is why when she was at school, she studied dance, singing, and acting. She plays an active role in supporting organizations that help the youth and is often seen at such fundraising events. Kayla takes her fandom really seriously and always appreciates the love she gets from her fans. Kayla is a mother of a beautiful baby girl.
Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood)
Michael Trevino is an American actor who has been nominated for many of his performances and has also won awards for his outstanding acting skills. He started his acting career in 2005 and since then has impressed the viewers with his brilliant performances a number of times. He has often talked about how lucky he feels to be a part of The Vampire Diaries.
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