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Antonia Zegers
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Antonia Zegers in 2015
Born (1972-06-29) 29 June 1972 (age 50)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Pablo Larraín
Children 2

Antonia Zegers (born 29 June 1972) is a Chilean actress. She has an extensive career in cinema, with participation in some of the most awarded Chilean films such as Tony Manero (2008), Post mortem (2010), La vida de los peces (2010), No (2012), El club (2015), and A Fantastic Woman (2017), winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Biography and career

Daughter of the prominent gynecologist Fernando Zegers Hochschild and Mónica Oportot Salbach, an adventurous Buddhist photographer. She studied at the Saint George's school in Santiago, and later entered the Gustavo Meza Theater School, currently the Teatro Imagen. She has a younger sister, Emilia.

She has made her career on Chilean National Television in telenovelas such as Iorana, La Fiera, Romané, Pampa Illusion, El circo de las Montini, Puertas adentro, Los Pincheira, Amor por accidente among others. She has said that her favorite soap opera roles have been Asunción in Los Pincheira and María Jacobé in Romané.

In cinema, Antonia Zegers made her debut in 1995, in the film by Christine Lucas En tu casa a las ocho. Since then, she has participated in a dozen films, among them, in almost all of Pablo Larraín's and also in those of some other well-known Chilean directors, such as Matías Bize or Marialy Rivas.

Among the plays in which she has acted stand out Provincia Kapital, Pecados, Madre, Numancia and Fin del eclipse.

Personal life

She was the wife of actor Ricardo Fernández for just over three years, in the early 2000s.

She met the film director Pablo Larraín in 2006, and they got married in December of that year, they have been separated since the end of 2014. The couple has two children: Juana and Pascual.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Tony Manero
2010 Post Mortem
The Life of Fish
2013 No
2015 The Club
The Memory of Water
2016 You'll Never Be Alone
No Filter
2017 A Fantastic Woman
2019–20 Dignity Pamela Rodríguez
2022 Cosmic Dawn Elyse

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