Winter Ave Zoli was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to Prague, Czech Republic, where she was able to fully plant her Czech roots from her father's side of the family. She studied middle school and high school at the International School of Prague. She transitioned her way from ballet to musical theater, developing a love for the stage and the craft of acting. She began working professionally at 13 and developed her resume through acting opportunities on European and American productions that came through Prague. At 17, she attended the Carnegie-Mellon summer school theater program and, at 19, enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company acting school in New York City, founded by playwright David Mamet, and actor William H. Macy. After graduating from the professional program, Winter moved to Los Angeles, where she resides. Besides acting, her most beloved moments come from horse back riding, yoga, and running in the canyons of Los Angeles.