Filipe Valle Costa plays Lucia's cousin “Pedro Nava.” Devastated by the events of last season, Pedro has fled his cousin and their business, only to return with a new fiancé and a renewed commitment to the family, despite Lucia and Gustavo’s distrust of his motives.
In addition to Snowfall, Costa’s other recent credits include Blue Bloods, Gotham and Unicornland.
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Costa always had dreams of becoming an actor. At 17, he told his parents he wanted to come to the United States to increase his chances. They encouraged him to apply for a tennis scholarship so he could study acting with a student visa. Costa landed a scholarship with Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He went on to attend the University of Florida, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
During his first year of school he applied for the Diversity Visa Lottery, which aims to diversify the immigrant population in the United States. He didn't hear back the first year, so he applied again in his second year of school and was selected. After months of working alongside an immigration attorney, he was finally granted a green card and moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting full time.
Upon moving to New York City, Costa immersed himself in theatre. His credits include Lilia (Rising Circle Theater Collective), Good Grief (INTAR), and Henry V (The Shakespeare Forum) to name a few. When Costa arrived in New York he quickly became aware of the lack of information and knowledge regarding Portuguese theatre in the United States, and decided to lead the charge in making a new reality for his fellow artists. He went on to launch The Saudade Theatre in 2015, celebrating and supporting the Portuguese voice in the arts. The company’s mission is to develop original work grounded in the Portuguese experience, as well as translating Portuguese playwrights.
Costa’s acting career is complemented by his athleticism gained from years of competitive tennis in both Portugal and the U.S., as well as many years of coaching the sport. Some of his other passions include traveling, music, reading, hiking, soccer, and spending time with his family.
Costa currently lives in the Los Angeles area.