She is the fifth child out of six of Ulf and Fary Bjorlin (siblings – Katja, Kamilla, Kaj, Ulf, and Jean-Paul). When Nadia was two months old, the Bjorlin family moved to Sweden, her father’s native country. Nadia’s father was a conductor and composer of classical music, which Nadia grew to love. After traveling abroad for a few years, Ulf took a job conducting the Florida Philharmonic and Palm Beach Symphony. In this time, Nadia had fallen in love with music and had began performing professionally when she was only six years old. She and two of her brothers, Jean-Paul and Ulf Jr., began performing as the Bjorlin Trio at her father’s concerts. Her father also featured Nadia in his musical adaptations of classic stories, such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”, and “The Portrait of Raoul Wallenberg.” Ulf Bjorlin Sr. passed away when Nadia was twelve.
As a young child prodigy, Nadia attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute for several years, where she received recognition and awards for excellency in theatre, voice, music and dance. Nadia also spent her junior high school years and her first two years of high school attending the Palm Beach County School of the Arts. Nadia performed and sang with the Palm Beach Opera for two years and in 1996, she competed in a large international vocal competition in Verona, Italy, where she was part of the choir who won the gold medal. When she was a junior in high school, the Bjorlins moved to New York City where Nadia then attended the Professional Children’s School. There she studied alongside other famous actors and actresses, such as Julia Stiles, Gaby Hoffman, and the Culkin kids. In May of 1999, Nadia won first place in the Metro Lyric Opera Competition, which took place in New York City. When she graduated from high school, she decided to shift her focus to acting.