Louisa is a Brazilian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer living in New York City.
She grew up in Baltimore where she studied tap, jazz, and modern dance. She sang in the Peabody Chorus and played violin at the Peabody Institute for seven years. She performed in regional theater around the Baltimore area and then moved to New York in high school where she began doing commercial, voiceover and film work.
Louisa attended The New School for undergrad where she studied screenwriting, film/media studies, and psychology. She then completed a graduate level television writing program at Columbia University. Since then Louisa has several pilots in development, while she continues her acting pursuits. She frequently studies at The Barrow Group in Seth Barrish’s master class, and has often performed in cabarets around Manhattan with Opera New York.
Her most recent project is a feature film that she wrote and produced titled Nobody's Home, which was directed by Michelle Bossy. Louisa played a lead role in the film alongside Tom Lipinski (Snowpiercer, Suits), Baize Buzan (Broadway's To Kill A Mockingbird), Ruffin Prentiss (Insecure), Julio Lourido (Dominant Species) and Gabe Rush (The Grand Budapest Hotel). The film recently had its World Premiere at Dances With Films in New York City, and will release in 2024.
The year prior she played a lead role in the film Matthew directed by Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), alongside Brian Keane (Dopesick), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Broadway's Between Riverside and Crazy), and Ezra Knight (Ordinary Joe). It won best drama short at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival where the cast is nominated for best ensemble, and the New Jersey Film Awards where Louisa also won for "Best Supporting Actress". The film is now streaming on Tubi and Vudu.
Louisa is currently in the development stage of her next feature film titled "Dot".