Alia Shawkat

A young and charming character actress, Alia Shawkat first caught attention for her turn as sensitive preteen on the coming-of-age comedy drama "State of Grace" (Fox Family Channel/ABC Family 2001-02), before breaking ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1989 in Riverside, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Green Room 2015 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Nasty Baby 2015 (Movie)

(being considered) (Actor)

Wild Canaries 2015 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Drunk History 2014 (Tv Show)

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Getting On 2014 (Tv Show)

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Life After Beth 2014 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

May in the Summer 2014 (Movie)

Dalia (Actor)

The Driftless Area 2014 (Movie)

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The Moment 2014 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

Arrested Development 2003 - 2013 (TV Show)

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NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

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The To Do List 2013 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

Damsels In Distress 2012 (Movie)

Mad Madge (Actor)

Ruby Sparks 2012 (Movie)

Mabel (Actor)

That's What She Said 2012 (Movie)

Clementine (Actor)

The Oranges 2012 (Movie)

Vanessa Walling (Actor)

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

Bree (Actor)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

The Brass Teapot 2011 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

The Lie 2011 (Movie)

Seven (Actor)

The League 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

Amreeka 2009 (Movie)

Salma Halaby (Actor)

Bart Got a Room 2009 (Movie)

Camille (Actor)

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

Pash (Actor)

Prom Wars 2008 (Movie)

Diana Riggs (Actor)

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

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Reel Comedy: Deck the Halls 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Business (IFC) 2007 (Tv Show)

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Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

Madison Finch (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

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Rebound 2005 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

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State of Grace 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Trial of Old Drum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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JAG 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

Amir's Daughter (Actor)

Broad City (Tv Show)

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Biography

A young and charming character actress, Alia Shawkat first caught attention for her turn as sensitive preteen on the coming-of-age comedy drama "State of Grace" (Fox Family Channel/ABC Family 2001-02), before breaking out as Mae "Maeby" Fünke on "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). Full of cunning and angst-ridden rebelliousness, Shawkat stood out among her more flamboyant co-stars and elevated her career to the next level. But in the end, "Arrested Development" was too smart for its own good and was canceled due to low ratings, leaving Shawkat to return to making guest starring appearances on other shows. Meanwhile, she delivered quality supporting turns in popular indie films like "Amreeka" (2009), "Whip It" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010) and "Ruby Sparks" (2012), only to struggle to find that next career defining role. In a strange twist of fate, Shawkat was able to reprise Maeby Fünke for the resurrected "Arrested Development," which was set to air on Netflix in 2013 and allowed the actress the rare opportunity to reprise the role that turned her into a star.

Milestones

2013

Reprised role of Maeby on renewed "Arreted Development" (Netflix)

2012

Played Paul Dano's potential love interest in romantic comedy "Ruby Sparks"

2010

Played bassist Robin Robins opposite Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in biopic "The Runaways"

2009

Cast in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It"

2009

Enjoyed critical success with "Amreeka"

2008

Cast opposite William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines in little-seen indie "Bart Got a Room"

2003

Cast in breakout role as precocious teen Mae 'Maeby' Fünke on Fox dysfunctional family sitcom "Arrested Development"

2002

Landed series regular role on short-lived "State of Grace" (Fox Family/ABC Family)

1999

Made TV acting debut on "Jag" (CBS)

1999

Feature film debut, David O. Russell’s post-Gulf War gold hunt "Three Kings"

1998

Featured in a Calvin Klein catalog at age nine

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