She is married to movie producer and director Andrucha Waddington, who directed her and her mother in the 2005 film The House of Sand. They have two sons together, Joaquim (b. 2000) and Antônio (born on April 10, 2008). She is also the stepmother of João (b. 1993) and Pedro (b. 1995).
In 2003, she wrote her first script (O Redentor, 2004), with her brother's assistance, cinematographer Cláudio Torres.