Laia Costa (born 18 February 1985) is a Spanish 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.”. 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.