Begonya was born in Colombia, and grew up between Spain, and Hollywood. At age nine she starred in an independent film. After College Theatre Academy she began acting professionaly with some of Hollywood’s top film directors, and actors. Geraldine Page and Michael Howard were Ms. Plaza’s principle teachers in New York. On stage, Philip Seymour Hoffman directed Begonya in the original production of In Arabia We'd All be Kings amongst others. While dedicated to single motherhood, Begonya wrote and made short films. Her full length play, TERESA’S ECSTASY premiered at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre in 2012, in which Begonya also acted. Ms. Plaza’s proudest achievement is, motherhood.