Alia Shawkat

BirthDay:

18 Apr 1989

BirthPlace:

Riverside, California, USA

BirthName:

Alia Martine Shawkat

Bio:

Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young age of 11 when she landed a role on the ABC Family series State of Grace (2001). She later starred as "Maeby Funke" on Fox's Emmy-award winning Arrested Development (2003) where she portrayed a rebellious and mischievous member of a dysfunctional Orange County family trying to adjust to their loss of wealth.

Alia was introduced to show business by appearing in a Calvin Klein catalog, which immediately attracted the attention of commercial and theatrical agents in Hollywood. She soon landed a role opposite George Clooney in Three Kings (1999). This was followed by a supporting lead in the Ron Perlman' movie The Trial of Old Drum (2000).

But it was State of Grace (2001) that catapulted her into the forefront of young actresses. She has also had guest-starring roles on JAG (1995), Without a Trace (2002), Boomtown (2002) and Presidio Med (2002) and she recently starred opposite Martin Lawrence in Rebound (2005).

At 16 years old, when she was not filming, Alia attended a private school near her home in Rancho Mirage where she was able to continue her studies in English, Physics, Math, Geography and Drama. Her ambition is eventually to attend Yale University studying International Relations.

In her free time, Alia enjoys horseback riding, ice-skating and dancing. She is an accomplished pianist and speaks several languages. She splits her time between her home and Rancho Mirage and Los Angeles where she resides with her parents and her two brothers.
Filmography

Actor ( 71 credits )

20th Century Women (2016)
Paint It Black (2016) Josie
Adam Green's Aladdin (2016) Aladdin's sister
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Bella
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2016) Agatha Benson
Animals. (2016)  Sharon (1 episode, 2016)
Search Party (2016)  Dory (2 episodes, 2016)
Party Legends (2016)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Me Him Her (2015) Laura
The Driftless Area (2015)
The Final Girls (2015) Gertie
Nasty Baby (2015) Wendy
Green Room (2015)
The New Yorker Presents (2015)  Dinner Hostess (1 episode, 2016)
Bunion (2014) Rachel
Wild Canaries (2014) Jean
Life After Beth (2014) Roz
Broad City (2014)  Adele (1 episode, 2015)
Night Moves (2013) Surprise
Setup, Punch (2013) Dottie Kaufman
The To Do List (2013) Fiona
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013) Herself
The Moment (2013) Jessie
May in the Summer (2013) Dalia
Drunk History (2013)  Frances Cleveland (1 episode, 2014)
Getting On (2013)  Colleen Hoover (4 episodes, 2014)
Getting Doug with High (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The Brass Teapot (2012) Louise
Ruby Sparks (2012) Mabel
The End of Love (2012) Herself
That's What She Said (2012) Clementine
Rugrats (2012) Chuckie Finster
The Golden Age (2012) Janice
The Oranges (2011) Vanessa
Damsels in Distress (2011) Mad Madge
Our Deal (2011) Night Creeper
Cedar Rapids (2011) Bree
The Lie (2011) Seven
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Gail (1 episode, 2013)
Portlandia (2011)  Mayor's Kid (1 episode, 2016)
Dish Nation (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Runaways (2010) Robin
Adventure Time (2010)  Betsy (1 episode, 2015)
Whip It (2009) Pash
Amreeka (2009) Salma Halaby
The League (2009)  April (1 episode, 2010)
Everything (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Sundance Directors Lab (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008) Diana Riggs
Bart Got a Room (2008) Camille
The Starter Wife (2008)  Robin (3 episodes, 2008)
Crappy Holidays Presents... (2008) (3 episodes, 2009)
Deck the Halls (2006) Madison Finch
The Business (2006)  The Screenwriting Manicurist (2 episodes, 2007)
Queen of Cactus Cove (2005) Billie
Rebound (2005) Amy
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Baroness (1 episode, 2014)
Veronica Mars (2004)  Stacy Wells (1 episode, 2006)
Blow Out (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Arrested Development (2003)  Maeby Fünke / ... (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
Without a Trace (2002)  Sioban Arintero (1 episode, 2003)
Boomtown (2002)  Denise Stein (1 episode, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Presidio Med (2002)  Tara Wegman (1 episode)
State of Grace (2001)  Young Hannah Rayburn (9 episodes, 2002)
Three Kings (1999) Amir's Daughter
JAG (1995)  Young Mac (1 episode, 1999)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Intervention (0)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Nasty Baby (2015) co-producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Sugar (2015) (1 episode)