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Alia Shawkat is a beautiful and talented film and television actress. Armed with other artistic gifts, Alia is also a painter and to a lesser degree, a singer.
She was only 10 years when she made her acting debut without any prior acting lessons, first in the 1999 film, Three Kings and later on in an episode of JAG.
She followed this up with appearance in an episode each of State of Grace, Presidio Med (both 2002), Without A Trace and Boomtown (both 2003) before landing her breakthrough role.
Best Known For
In 2003, Alia began playing Mae in Arrested Development (2003-06, 2013, 2018-19), earning her 3 SAG Award nominations and a Young Artist Award win.
She also starred in Whip It (2009), The To-Do List (2013), The Final Girls (2015) and in the sitcom, Search Party (2016-date).
Alia is known to be a bisexual but keeps her romantic dealings away from the media. She is however known to have dated Jack Antonoff in 2009 and Michael Angarano in 2010.
She is the only girl of the 3 children of Tony and Dina Shawkat. Her father is a Baghdad-born Iraqi and her maternal grandfather is Paul Burke.
Unfortunately, Alia’s religious beliefs and practices could not be determined at this time.
Worth To Know
She was ardently into horseback riding while growing up.
Since filming Whip It together, she and Ellen Page have remained tight friends.
Some of her paintings have been presented at gallery exhibitions in Paris, Mexico City and Los Angeles.