Antonia Zegers is a prominent Chilean actress, with a vast career in film, theatre and television. She studied at the theatre school of Gustavo Meza. She has participated in plays such as Brecht’s Auge y Caída de la Ciudad de Mahagonny and collaborated with the Chilean playwright and director Ramón Griffero for many years. In television she was part of the stable cast of the National Television of Chile for ten years, participating in prominent national series such as Romané, The Circus of the Montini, The Pincheira and Pampa Illusión among many others. In 2012, she participated in the HBO TV series Prófugos.

In cinema she has acted in Post Mortem (2010), The Club (2015) and the Oscar®-nominated No (2012), all directed by Pablo Larraín. Her work on The Club received multiple nominations and awards including from The Premios Platino Awards and the Fenix Film Awards. She also took part in the movies Sábado (2003) and La Vida de los Peces (2010) by director Matías Bize. For Los Perros (2017) by Marcela Said, which premiered in 2017 at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, Zegers was awarded Best Actress at the Stockholm Film Festival. She most recently appeared in Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018, Chile’s first.

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