Daniela Vega Hernández is a Chilean transgender actress and lyrical singer. She was born in San Miguel, Santiago, Chile. She was the first child of Igor Vega, a printing owner, and Sandra Hernández, a housewife. After a time, the family moved to Ñuñoa, where her brother Nicolás was born. At the age of eight, one of her teachers discovered her talent to sing opera. She began performing in small productions in Santiago, which developed in her a taste for arts.
After finishing high school, she started making a life as hair stylist. In her spare time and without any other formal education, she got involved with the local acting atmosphere. One her first plays was “La mujer mariposa” (The Butterfly Woman), where she starred.
In 2014 she got notoriety when she appeared in the video clip of the songwriter Manuel García’s song “Maria”. The same year she made her filming debut in La Visita (2014).
2017 has been a prolific year in her career. The play “Migrantes” was chosen as one of the best in the Festival Teatro a Mil. She also starred the Chilean movie A Fantastic Woman (2017). The film was released in the 67th edition of the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlin International Film Festival) and was critically acclaimed, eventual winning Best Foreing Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards (Oscars).