Virág Főző was born in Budapest in 1973, where she completed her secondary education at Szilágyi Erzsébet Grammar School in 1991. She then graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in 1997 with a degree in law, passing her bar examination in 1999. Between March 1997 and March 2002, she worked at the law firm of Kiss and Némethi, first as a clerk, and later as a lawyer. She took up the post of general counsel at the Hungarian State Opera in July 2002 and was appointed the institution's deputy general director in September 2014. She is married with two children.