April 18, 1989
32 years old
5 ft 5½ in | 165 cm tall
34-27-34 in | 87-69-87 cm
58 kg | 128 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Alia Martine Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, United States, on April 18, 1989, is an American actress.
Young Alia Shawkat first started her career in a Calvin Klein catalog.
She began her professional acting career at the age of 11.
She made her big screen debut in satirical black comedy war film Three Kings (1999) in role as Amir's Daughter.
She got her television debut in legal drama series JAG (1999) in episode "Second Sight", in role as Young Sarah MacKenzie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Mae "Maeby" Fünke in Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006; 2013; 2018–2019).
Deck the Halls (2006) comedy opposite Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick and Kristin Davis
Bart Got a Room (2008) comedy with Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines
Whip It (2009) sports comedy drama opposite Elliot Page, Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig
Amreeka (2009) drama with Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem and Hiam Abbass
The Runaways (2010) biographical drama with Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon
The Oranges (2011) romantic comedy drama opposite Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester and Catherine Keener
The Brass Teapot (2012) fantasy comedy opposite Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel
Green Room (2015) horror thriller with Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart
The Final Girls (2015) comedy slasher opposite Taissa Farmiga, Malin Åkerman and Adam DeVine
Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016) adventure comedy with Paul Reubens, Jordan Black and Doug Cox
20th Century Women (2016) comedy drama opposite Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig
Blaze (2018) biographical drama opposite Ben Dickey and Josh Hamilton
Animals (2019) drama comedy opposite Holliday Grainger and Fra Fee
First Cow (2019) Western drama opposite John Magaro and Dylan Smith
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Leading Young Actress for her role as Young Hannah Rayburn in comedy drama series State of Grace (2002).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress for her role as Mae "Maeby" Fünke in Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006; 2013; 2018–2019) also was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
She won the Gracie Award for Actress in a Breakthrough Role for her performance as Dory Sief in satirical dark comedy thriller television series Search Party (2016- ).
The Business (2007) Canadian television series in role as Screenwriting Manicurist
The Starter Wife (2008) USA Network romantic comedy series in role as Robin
Getting On (2014) HBO comedy series in role as Colleen Hoover
Transparent (2017-209) Amazon Studios comedy drama series in role as Lila
She had recurring role as Maia in Netflix comedy drama television series Living with Yourself (2019).
The Old Man (2021) FX on Hulu thriller series in role as Angela
Attended a private school in Rancho Mirage.
Has two brothers.
Has Iraqi, Irish and Norwegian ancestry.
She is a skilled pianist, also she sing songs in jazz bars.
Featured in music video for Har Mar Superstar "Tall Boy" (2009).
Likes to paint.
Her hobbies are horseback riding, ice-skating and dancing.
Good friends with actress Ellen Page.
She dated actor Michael Angarano (2010-2011) and singer Jack Antonoff (2009-2010).