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Alia Shawkat Biography
- Success arrived early for Alia Shawkat. 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 Foxs 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 currently splits her time between her home and Rancho Mirage and Los Angeles where she resides with her parents and her two brothers.
Alia Shawkat Filmography
- (2014) Wild Canaries as Jean
- (2013) Bunion as Rachel
- (2013) May in the Summer as Dalia
- (2013) Night Moves as Surprise
- (2013) The Arrested Development Documentary Project as Herself
- (2013) The Moment as Jessie
- (2013) The To Do List as Fiona
- (2012) Ruby Sparks as Mabel
- (2012) Rugrats as
- (2012) Setup, Punch as Dottie Kaufman
- (2012) That's What She Said as Clementine
- (2012) The Brass Teapot as Louise
- (2012) The End of Love as Herself
- (2012) The Golden Age as Janice
- (2011) Cedar Rapids as Bree
- (2011) Damsels in Distress as Mad Madge
- (2011) Our Deal as Night Creeper
- (2011) The Lie as Seven
- (2011) The Oranges as Vanessa
- (2010) The Runaways as Robin
- (2009) Amreeka as Salma Halaby
- (2009) Sundance Directors Lab as Herself
- (2009) The League as April
- (2009) Whip It as Pash
- (2008) Bad Mother's Handbook as Charlotte
- (2008) Bart Got a Room as Camille
- (2008) Crappy Holidays Presents... as
- (2008) Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield as Diana Riggs
- (2008) The Starter Wife as Robin
- (2006) Deck the Halls as Madison Finch
- (2006) Not Like Everyone Else as Brandi Blackbear
- (2006) The Business as The Screenwriting Manicurist
- (2005) Made in Hollywood as Herself
- (2005) Queen of Cactus Cove as Billie
- (2005) Rebound as Amy
- (2005) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Herself - Guest
- (2004) Blow Out as Herself
- (2004) Veronica Mars as Stacy Wells
- (2003) Arrested Development as Maeby Funke (credit only)
- (2003) Arrested Development as Maeby Fünke
- (2003) Arrested Development as Maeby Fünke (credit only)
- (2003) Arrested Development as Maeby Fünke/Shaman Sheman (as Rich Aliaandanost)
- (2002) Boomtown as Denise Stein
- (2002) Last Call with Carson Daly as Herself
- (2002) Presidio Med as Tara Wegman
- (2002) Without a Trace as Sioban Arintero
- (2001) State of Grace as Young Hannah Rayburn
- (2000) The Trial of Old Drum as Dee
- (1999) Three Kings as Amir's Daughter
- (1995) JAG as Young Mac
Alia Shawkat Trivia and Facts
- She spends her time in both Los Angeles and her hometown of Palm Springs with her parents, two brothers, and her pet cat Max.
- Her great-great-grandfather, Martin P. Burke, was a New Orleans policeman in 1898.
- Her great-grandfather, Martin Burke , was a boxer who fought Gene Tunney and sparred with Jack Dempsey . Later, he and his wife owned a string of nightclubs in the New Orleans French Quarter.
- Her maternal grandparents are actor Paul Burke of Valley of the Dolls (1967) fame and former dancer Peggy Pryor.
- Of Kurdish heritage on her fathers side and Irish-Norwegian on her mothers side.
- Step-granddaughter of Lyn Peters.
- Daughter of Dina Burke and Tony Shawkat.
- Member of The Interstate 5 Tennis Association.
- Good friends with Ellen Page, her co-star in Whip It.
Alia Shawkat Other Works
- (2011) Music video Best Coast:"Our deal"