Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. Filmmaker and theater director, she graduated in cinema from the FAAP. Her first film was the short movie Cartão Vermelho (1994), screened at the 18th Mostra. Laís directed the documentaries Cine Mambembe, o Cinema Descobre o Brasil (1999, 23rd Mostra) and A Guerra dos Paulistas (2002) for TV. In 2000, she directed her first feature film, Brainstorm (24th Mostra), winner of the Brasília Film Festival. She has also directed the features The Ballroom (2008), As Melhores Coisas do Mundo (2010) and Just Like Our Parents (2017). She was the CEO of Spcine between 2019 and 2021.