Daniela Vega Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Sep, 2018
Facts of Daniela Vega
Date of Birth: 1989 , June-3
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Chile
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Daniel Vega
Birth Name Daniela Vega Hernndez
Father Igor Alejandro Vega Inostroza
Mother Sandra del Carmen Hernandez de la Cuadra
Nationality Chilean
Birth Place/City San Miguel, Santiago Province, Chile
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Famous for A Fantastic Woman
Education all-boys school
Awards 17mes Rencontres du Cinma sud-amricain, Film Festival Lima PUCP
Movies A Fantastic Woman, Gloria Bell, The Guest
Siblings Nicholas
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Chilean actress, Daniela Vega made her big screen debut in 2014 in the movie, The Guest. and is popularly known for her role, Marina Vida in 2017's critically acclaimed movie, A Fantastic Women from which she won several awards. In 2018, Vega became the first openly transgender person to be a presenter at the Academy Awards ceremony. Similarly, in the same year, one of the leading news magazines, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.  

Early Life And Education Of Daniela Vega    

Daniela Vega was born Daniela Vega Hernandez on 3rd June 1989 in San Miguel, Santiago Province, Chile under the birth sign Gemini. Vega is the first child of Igor Alejandro Vega Inostroza and Sandra del Carmen Hernandez de la Cuadra. Her parents raised her with her younger brother, Nicholas Vega

At the age of eight, Vega studied Opera with her grandmother. She then attended the all-boys school where she was bullied. While studying in the school, Daniela realized she was transgender and began to transition. Despite the conservative society of Chile at the time, her parents supported her. 

After the transition, she had fewer opportunities for her as a trans woman due to which she suffered from depression. Even after such a situation, her parents supported her and sent her to a beauty school and later to theater school.

Daniela Vega's Career

Initially, director and writer asked Daniela Vega to collaborate on stage piece about her transition and her experiences. Vega's profile came to the wider audiences after she appeared on the music video of ''Maria'' by Manuel Garcia in 2014.


Daniela made her big screen debut in 2014 in Chilean drama, La visita 'The Guest' as Elena. The movie starred Claudia Cantero, Paulo Brunetti, and Carmen Barros. Her performance helped her to win 17èmes Rencontres du Cinéma sud-américain in 2015 in a category of Best Actress.

Vega's breakthrough came in Sebastian Leilo's 2017 drama film, A Fantastic Women where she portrayed the role of Marian Vidal, a transgender young woman living in Chile who works as a waitress and a singer. Her work was hugely appreciated and praised by numbers of audiences and critics. Moreover, she shared the screen with Luis Gnecco, Francisco Reyes, and Aline Kuppenheim.

CAPTION: Daniela Vega in one of the scenes of A Fantastic Woman. SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Her amazing performance helped her to win several awards like Film Festival Lima PUCPPremio iberoamericano de cine FénixHavana Film Festival, and Platino Awards among others. Furthermore, she has been also nominated for the International Cinephile Society Awards and Dorian Awards.

As of 2018, Vega is working on the upcoming film, Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, Michael Cera, Rita Wilson, and Sean Astin. The same year, she became the first openly transgender person to be a presenter at the Academy Awards ceremony.

Daniela Vega's Net Worth

Daniela Vega has an estimated net worth of $1 million, as per some sources, however, the amount is still under review. Vega earns much from her acting career.

Moreover, she also earns from her modeling works as she appeared on the covers of several magazines with the stars including Robert Pattinson.

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Para @wmag vol. 1 | 2018 lo pasamos regio haciendo las fotos con el Robert. #LoveWins . Jurgen Teller

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Besides, Vega is spotted at several events and award function in eye-catching designer clothes.

Daniela Vega's Personal Life

Daniela Vega is unmarried and has no children yet. Regarding her relationship and dating life, she prefers to keep it far from the limelight and audiences. With the limited information she has shared about her love life, she might be possibly single as of 2018.  

The famous personality was bullied and also faced violence when she was young. She explained,

''I faced a certain amount of violence.''

She added,

''It taught me that I had to learn to protect myself – and it made me stronger. It could have made me step backward with my self-discovery. Instead, it pushed me further.''

Her journey has taught everyone to be positive towards life.

Body Measurement

  • Height = Daniel Vega stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches.
  • Age = As of 2018, Vega's age is 29.

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