Laia Costa (born 18 February 1985, Barcelona, Catalonia) is an actress. She has worked in Spain, Russia, Germany, Argentina and United States.
She is the lead in Sebastian Schipper’s film Victoria, for which she received Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the German Film Awards 2015 and Best Actress at the 2016 Gaudí Awards by the Catalan Academy of Cinema. She was also nominated Best European Actress in the European Film Awards.
The New York Times includes her in 2015’s "Breakthrough Performances of the Fall Season".
In January 2017, Laia Costa was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award, for her role in the critically acclaimed Victoria.
She was one of the leads in the Russian film Fort Ross by Russian director Yuriy Moroz shot in Moscow, Malta and San Francisco and was awarded the Spotlight Breakthrough Acting Award 2014 in the Subtitle European Film Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland.
In TV she has starred in Cites, the Spanish remake of the British TV series Dates, and Polseres Vermelles, winner of the International EMMY Award for Best Kids TV Series, which has been adapted by Steven Spielberg for North America as Red Band Society.
She speaks fluent Catalan, Spanish and English.
|2017||Nieve Negra||Laura||Martin Hodara||Completed|
|2015||Palmeras en la nieve||Daniela||Fernando González Molina||Supporting Role|
|2015||No me quites - short film||Laura||Laura Jou||Lead Role|
|2014||Fort Ross||Lucía||Yuriy Moroz||Lead Role|
|2013||Y otro año, perdices - short film||Claudia||Marta Díaz de Lope||Lead Role|
|2012||Tengo ganas de ti||Chica serpiente||Fernando González Molina||Supporting Role|
|2011||Deja que te diga - short film||Ella||Gerard Pando||Lead Role|
|2015 - 2016||Cites||Paula||Pau Freixas||TV3||Filmax||Lead Role (4 episodes)|
|2015 - 2016||Carlos, Rey Emperador||María de Austria||Oriol Ferrer||TVE 1||Diagonal TV||Supporting Role (9 episodes)|
|2015||Habitaciones cerradas||Montserrat Espelleta||Lluís Maria Güell||TVE1||Diagonal TV||Lead Role (TV Movie)|
|2014||Cuéntame un cuento||Claudia Alvarado / Caperucita||Fernando Bassi||Antena 3||Eyeworks Cuatro Cabezas||Lead Role (TV Movie)|
|2013||El tiempo entre costuras||Alba||Norberto López Amado||Antena 3||Boomerang TV||Supporting Role (1 episode)|
|2013||Polseres vermelles||Rym||Pau Freixas||TV3||Filmax||Lead Role (13 episodes)|
|2012||Toledo, cruce de destinos||Aurora||Luis Santamaría||Antena 3||Boomerang TV||Supporting Role (1 episode)|
|2011–2012||Bandolera||Inés Flores||Joan Noguera||Antena 3||Diagonal TV||Lead Role (117 episodies)|
- Bright potential of the Human Body, by Magdalena BarileTandhomas Sauerteig (2014) Role: Calda. Festival Grec
- Killing, Beating and Death in Agbanaspach, by Marcel Borràs and Nao Albet (2013) Role: Maria Kapravof. TNC
- Appeared in the music video for 'Verdugo' by The New Raemon.
- Presenter for the Premis Nacionals de Cultura 2013.
- bcoredisc (2011-02-15), The New Raemon "Verdugo", retrieved 2016-05-05
Laia is married and has lived in Miami, Florida since 2015.