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Alia Shawkat

Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Burke and actor Tony Shawkat. Her maternal grandfather, Paul Burke, was also an actor. Her father is from Baghdad, Iraq, and her mother has Irish, Italian, and Norwegian ancestry. Success arrived early for Alia. Her career began at the young age of 11 when she landed a role on the ABC Family ... See full bio »

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Arrested Development
Arrested Development Maeby Fünke / Shaman Sheman
Green Room
Three Kings
Three Kings Amir's Daughter
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 2016 Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (completed)
Agatha Benson
 2018 Blaze
 2014-2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Alexander Hamilton / Virginia Hall / Frances Cleveland
- Hamilton (2016) ... Alexander Hamilton
- Spies (2015) ... Virginia Hall
 2016 20th Century Women
 2015-2016 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Charlie / Betsy
- Daddy-Daughter Card Wars (2016) ... Charlie (voice)
- The Diary (2015) ... Betsy (voice)
 2016 Paint It Black
 2016 Adam Green's Aladdin
 2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
- Rats (2016) ... Sharon (voice)
 2016 Portlandia (TV Series)
Mayor's Kid
- Shville (2016) ... Mayor's Kid
 2016 10 Crosby (Short)
Dumpling Girl
 2016/I The Intervention
 2015 Tawk (TV Series)
 2015 Me Him Her
 2015 Green Room
 2015 The Driftless Area
 2015 Broad City (TV Series)
- Coat Check (2015) ... Adele
 2015 Nasty Baby
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Colleen Hoover
- Doctor Death (2014) ... Colleen Hoover
- The Revolving Door Admit (2014) ... Colleen Hoover
- Turnips... North Day... Yes, yes. (2014) ... Colleen Hoover
- Is Soap a Hazardous Substance? (2014) ... Colleen Hoover
 2014 Bunion (Short)
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Baroness / Minerva McGonagall
- G.I. Jogurt (2014) ... Baroness / Minerva McGonagall (voice)
 2014 Wild Canaries
 2014 Life After Beth
Roz (scenes deleted)
 2013 Setup, Punch (Short)
Dottie Kaufman
 2013 Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands (Short)
Alexis Sims
 2013 Night Moves
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
- Burn After Killing (2013) ... Gail
 2003-2013 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Maeby Fünke / Shaman Sheman
- Blockheads (2013) ... Maeby Fünke
- Off the Hook (2013) ... Maeby Fünke
- Señoritis (2013) ... Maeby Fünke
- A New Attitude (2013) ... Maeby Fünke (credit only)
 2013/I The Moment
 2013 May in the Summer
 2013 Center Jenny (Video)
2nd Level Kim
 2012 The Golden Age (Short)
 2012 The Brass Teapot
 2012 Ruby Sparks
 2012 The End of Love
Alia Shawkat
 2012/I That's What She Said
 2012 Rugrats (Short)
Chuckie Finster
 2011 Damsels in Distress
Mad Madge
 2011 The Oranges
 2011 Our Deal (Short)
Night Creeper
 2011 Cedar Rapids
 2011/I The Lie
 2010 The League (TV Series)
- The Expert Witness (2010) ... April
 2009 Whip It
 2009 Amreeka
Salma Halaby
 2008 Bad Mother's Handbook (TV Movie)
 2008 The Starter Wife (TV Series)
- Das Booty Call (2008) ... Robin
- Mollywood (2008) ... Robin
- The Remains of the Snow Day (2008) ... Robin
 2007 The Business (TV Series)
The Screenwriting Manicurist
- Field Trip to Hollywood: Part 2 (2007) ... The Screenwriting Manicurist
- Field Trip to Hollywood: Part 1 (2007) ... The Screenwriting Manicurist
 2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Stacy Wells
- The Rapes of Graff (2006) ... Stacy Wells
 2005 Queen of Cactus Cove (Short)
 2005 Rebound
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Denise Stein
- Home Invasion (2003) ... Denise Stein
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Sioban Arintero
- Maple Street (2003) ... Sioban Arintero
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Tara Wegman
- Good Question ... Tara Wegman
 2002 State of Grace (TV Series)
Young Hannah Rayburn
- Driving Miss Ida (2002) ... Young Hannah Rayburn
- To Be Young at Heart (2002) ... Young Hannah Rayburn
- Monkey Business (2002) ... Young Hannah Rayburn
- Spy Games (2002) ... Young Hannah Rayburn
- Dating Games (2002) ... Young Hannah Rayburn
 2000 The Trial of Old Drum (TV Movie)
 1999 Three Kings
Amir's Daughter
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Young Mac
- Second Sight (1999) ... Young Mac
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Rich Aliaändanost


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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If your friend's feeling bad, it's hard to know what to do. Do you back away or try to help them? It's a really hard situation that I've been in. You want to support your friend. You want to be there. My advice is, don't get too involved with it, just be by their side. If they need your help, they'll ask for it. See more »


She spends her time in both Los Angeles and her hometown of Palm Springs with her parents, two brothers, and her pet cat Max. See more »



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