Henry Zaga was born in Brasília, Brazil’s capital city. His mother Sônia Gontijo is of Spanish and Native Brazilian descent, and his father Admar Gonzaga is Italian-Portuguese. Henry’s parents had a big influence on his artistic upbringing. Taking him to watch local plays on Sundays, as well as putting him through painting and drama school growing up, causing him to engage in the performing arts at an early age. Zaga also lived in Bournemouth, England; Rio de Janeiro; Florianópolis; Boca Raton and Miami. After graduating High School, Henry moved to Los Angeles to get a Bachelor’s degree in Acting for Film. He was scouted on his first year of college, and had to drop out to work on his first feature film. Henry Zaga was born Henrique Chagas Moniz de Aragão Gonzaga.