Laia Costa Bertrán (Catalan pronunciation: [l[ai]a ˈkɔsta]; born 18 February 1985, Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Spanish actress who has worked in Spain, Russia, Germany, Argentina, U.K. and the United States.
In January 2017, Laia Costa was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award, for her role in the critically acclaimed Victoria, for which she became the first foreign actress to win a Lola, the biggest award by German Academy of Cinema, won Best Actress at the Gaudí Awards by the Catalan Academy of Cinema and was also nominated Best European Actress in the European Film Awards.
Costa has premiered in the Sundance Film Festival Newness, the latest film from Drake Doremus where she shares the spotlight with Nicholas Hoult and is now on Netflix.
She has some new projects coming soon like Life Itself by Dan Fogelman alongside Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas, Duck Butter by Miguel Arteta with Alia Shawkat, and Piercing by Nicolas Pesce with Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska.
The New York Times includes her in 2015’s "Breakthrough Performances of the Fall Season".
In TV she has starred in Cites, the Catalan 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.