Antonia Zegers was born in Santiago, Chile, and studied drama at Gustavo Meza's Drama School. During the nearly 20 years of her career she has developed a large experience in film, television, and drama. She has participated in many films, and of particular importance have been her performances in Matías Bize's Saturday (2003) and The Life of Fish (2009). Her acting roles in Pablo Larraín's trilogy on the Pinochet dictatorship also include Tony Manero (2008); Postmortem (2010), in which she won the award for best actress for her role of Nancy Puelma at Havana Film Festival and Antofagasta Film Festival in 2010; and NO (2012), Chile's first film nominated for an Academy Award in best foreign language film. On television she has appeared in more than 15 telenovelas.