Monday, December 7, 2009
The vampire diaries!
Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev)and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen),are still adjusting to their new reality. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her grief from the world. Elena and Jeremy are now living with their cool-but-overwhelmed Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning),who is doing her best to be a surrogate parent.
Elena manages to find some comfort with her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham,),frenemy Caroline (Candice Accola,)and former boyfriend Matt (Zach Roerig,)but Jeremy is on a more dangerous path, hanging out with the stoners and using drugs to hide his pain. Jeremy is also trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki (Kayla Ewell) is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with Jeremy's rival, Tyler (Michael Trevino). As the school year begins at Mystic Falls High, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley).Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, although Elena is puzzled by Stefan's increasingly bizarre behavior when he appears suddenly at the cemetery where her parents are buried. What she doesn't realize is that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret of his own – the fact that he's a vampire. At a bonfire party the next night, Elena and Stefan are just getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck.
Fearing that he knows who is responsible for the attack, Stefan returns home and finds his older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder)whom he hasn't seen for 15 years. Damon is also a vampire, and the two brothers have a long and bitter history. Damon ridicules Stefan for rejecting their legacy of violence and brutality, but he understands his brother's obsession with Elena, since she looks exactly like a woman Stefan loved more than a century ago; a woman that Damon tried to make his own. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena's soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia
Nina Dobrev stars as Elena Gilbert, a beautiful young girl caught between two vampire brothers –- one good, one evil -- in The CW's 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 on "Eleventh Hour." She 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.
Paul Wesley stars as Stefan Salvatore, a vampire struggling to live at peace with human beings, in The CW's 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.
Wesley has had recurring roles on television shows such as "24," "Everwood," "American Dreams," and "8 Simple Rules," to name a few. He was seen as a series regular in "Wolf Lake," and guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU," "Shark" and Cold Case."
Born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Wesley currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where "The Vampire Diaries" films, and Los Angeles, California.
Ian Somerhalder plays Damon Salvatore, the elder and far more dangerous of two vampire brothers who share a long and bitter history, in The CW's 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. The film is about a battle that takes place every ten years between 40 of the world's deadliest assassins. Other film credits include starring in Ellen Kanor's "The Wake," opposite Bijou Phillips; Aaron Wiederspahn's "Sensation of Sight," opposite David Strathairn and Jane Adams; 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; Martin Guigui's "Changing Hearts," opposite Lauren Holly and Faye Dunaway; and Tony Giglio's "In Enemy Hands," opposite William H. Macy, Jeremy Sisto and Scott Caan.
On stage, Somerhalder starred off-Broadway in Trip Cullman's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," an "unauthorized parody" of Charles Schulz' comic strip "Peanuts" that follows the travails of a grown up Charlie Brown and the original gang as their beloved beagle dies. Somerhalder co-starred with Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eliza Dushku, America Ferrera, Ari Graynor and Logan Marshall-Green.
Somerhalder recently starred in the Sci Fi Channel's "Lost City Raiders," opposite James Brolin. "Lost City Raiders" premiered to record ratings. He also starred in the miniseries "Marco Polo," playing the title character opposite Brian Dennehy and B.D Wong. Written by Ron Hutchinson, the film traces the Venetian adventurer's journey to Mongolia, where he was an envoy to the court of Kubla Khan. Somerhalder's other television credits include the lead role on The WB's "Young Americans," the TV movie "Anatomy of a Hate Crime," and guest starring roles in "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Smallville."