Alia Martine Shawkat (pronounced as AL-ley-uh SHOW-cot)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Her educational background is not known.
- Father – Tony Shawkat (Actor) (Native of Iraq)
- Mother – Dina (née Burke)
- Siblings – She has two brothers
- Others – Paul Burke (Maternal grandfather)
5 ft 5½ in or 165 cm
58 kg to 128 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alia dated –
- Michael Cera (2003) – Alia dated the Canadian actor Michael Cera in early 2003. They had met at Arrested Development. She had appeared on the show from 2003 to 2006 and in 2013.
- Jack Antonoff (2009-2010) – American singer Jack Antonoff dated for quite some time from 2009 to 2010.
- Michael Angarano (2010-2011) – The two actors were an item from January 2010 to November 2011 when they were spotted together getting cozy at a Los Angeles club.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Kurdish (Iraqi) ancestry from father’s side and Irish and Norwegian ancestry from mother’s side.
- Face is covered with spots (freckles)
- Beauty mark on the right side of the chin
34-27-34 in or 87-69-87 cm
6 (US) or 38 (EU)
7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)
Shawkat has not endorsed any brand.
Best Known For
Her role as Maeby Fünke in the Fox television series Arrested Development.
Shawkat appeared in 1999 satirical war film, Three Kings for her role as Amir’s Daughter.
First TV Show
Alia guest appeared in American adventure/ legal drama television show JAG (short for Judge Advocate General) for her role as Young Mac in 1999.
Alia Shawkat Favorite Things
- TV Shows – The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998)
- Chapter From Arrested Development – Tobias (David Cross) chapter, Gob (Will Arnett) chapter
Alia Shawkat Facts
- Her hobby is painting. When she is not acting or busy, she likes to give it a try. Alia has even participated in gallery shows in Los Angeles, Paris, and Mexico City.
- Her interest is not only limited to painting, Shawkat also likes to make and sing songs in jazz bars.
- Alia is an Arab American.
- In 2009, Alia was co-featured in Har Mar Superstar’s music video “Tall Boy”, along with Eva Mendes and Eric Wareheim.
- She is good friends with Whip It co-star Ellen Page.
- Alia is the step-granddaughter of Lyn Peters.
- She has a pet cat named Max.
- Shawkat is a member of The Interstate 5 Tennis Association.
- She is a skilled pianist.
- Connect with Alia Shawkat on Twitter.