Alia Shawkat Biography, Age, Lesbian, Boyfriend, Movies, Search Party and Tattoos

Alia Shawkat Biography

Alia Shawkat born (Alia Martine Shawkat) is an American actress and artist Known for her roles as Hannah Rayburn in State of Grace, Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television sitcom Arrested Development, Gertie Michaels in the 2015 horror-comedy film The Final Girls, and Dory Sief in the TBS black comedy series Search Party.

Alia Shawkat Age

Shawkat was born on April 18th, 1989 in Riverside, California. She is 29years old as of 2018.

Alia Shawkat Family

Alia was born to Dina Shawkat (mother) and daughter of actor Paul Burke, and Tony Shawkat, a strip club owner. She was raised in Palm Springs along with her She has two brothers. Her father is of Arab Iraqi, from Baghdad while her mother is of Norwegian, Irish, and Italian descent.

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Alia had a relationship with Michael Cera, a Canadian actor, in the ‘Arrested Development’ in 2003. Their relationship dint lasted for long, they later parted. She then started dating Jack Antonoff the pair dated for one year from 2009-2010. She then met Michael Angarano in 2010 and they dated, their relationship didn’t last that long. In May 2017, Alia Shawkat has come out as bisexual.

Alia Shawkat Education

She attended Rancho Mirage School where she studied Math, English, Physics, Geography, and Drama. She also aims is to study International Relations at Yale University.

Alia Shawkat Career

Alia began her acting career in the late 19990s. She played numerous guest roles in feature films and TV series. She was made a guest appearance in ABC Family series the State of Grace In 2002. In 2003, she was featured in a regular role in a new sitcom Arrested Development. She played the role of Maeby Funke in a sitcom from 2003 to 2006. And it was then it released season four and five at Netflix in 2013 and 2018.

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The show became his career breakthrough in her career as this series received nearly universally positive reviews and her performances were as well noticed and praised. The Pop-Culture Brian M. Palmer explained her to be the brightest light among bright lights while Film Critics Scott Weinberg had marked her as a young funny lady.

She was featured in appeared in Whip It co-star’s music video for ‘Tallboy’ alongside Eva Mendes and Eric Wareheim in 2009. The same year Late in the month of October, she produced and written a show Stitch and Bitch which aired on HBO with Ellen Page.

She was also sung guest vocals on few tracks from the indie-punk band on album Real Ghost Caught on Tape. The show got revived for the fourth season and she then got reprised her role for the fourth season. The series released on Netflix. She voices in an animated sitcom Summer Camp Island. She as well appeared in an experimental comedy film Duck Butter in 2018. She has also authored the screenplay of the movie alongside Arteta.

Alia Shawkat Net Worth

Alia has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Alia Shawkat Arrested Development

She portrays the role of Mae “Maeby” Fünke in 69 episodes of Arrested Development. She is last seen in “Premature Independence” living in a senior citizen retirement community. She is the biological daughter of Lindsay and Tobias Fünke.

Despite her parents’ lack of skill and talent, Maeby is an accomplished con artist. She has an alter ego named Surely Fünke, a wheelchair-bound girl suffering from a disease called BS, which she uses to get money through donations.

She also cons her way into being a movie executive at Tantamount Studios for a couple of years. Maeby is the on-and-off object of her cousin George Michael’s affection and the two briefly experiment with incestuous behaviors. Maeby is also strongly attracted to Steve Holt, who, unfortunately, is also her cousin.

Alia Shawkat Search Party

She is featured as Dory Sief, the disappearance of former college acquaintance Chantal leads several 20-somethings to get entangled in the mystery of how she went missing. Leading the search party is Dory, a lifelong doormat who works as a rich housewife’s assistant. Dory makes it her personal mission to find Chantal and she’s bringing her friends into the investigation with her.

Self-diagnosed narcissist Elliott, who puts his ego aside long enough to agree to help Dory, is particularly good at detective work. Bubbly actress Portia excels at chatting up suspects for information because of her desperate need to be in the spotlight. Sheltered-but-sweet doofus Drew has to grow a spine to help solve the mystery and save his deteriorating relationship with Dory. Dory’s ex-boyfriend Julian seeks the truth, regardless of who it hurts, because of his background as a journalist.

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Sybil Rosen

Duck Butter



Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Agatha Benson


The Intervention


Pee-wee’s Big Holiday


Paint It, Black


20th Century Women



The Final Girls

Gertie Michaels

The Driftless Area


Nasty Baby


Adam Green’s Aladdin


Green Room


Me Him Her



Life After Beth


The wild Canaries



May in the Summer


The End of Love

Alia Shawkat

Setup, Punch

Dottie Kaufman

The To Do List

Fiona Forster



Night Moves


The Moment

Jessie Jamil


Damsels in Distress

Mad Madge

That’s What She Said


Ruby Sparks


The Brass Teapot


The Golden Age



The Lie


Cedar Rapids


The Oranges

Vanessa Walling

Our Deal

Night Creeper


The Runaways




Salma Halaby

Whip It

Pash Amini


Bart Got a Room


Prom Wars

Diana Riggs


Deck the Halls

Madison Finch




Queen of Cactus Cove



Three Kings

Amir’s Daughter

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Summer Camp Island

Blanche/Cinnamon Raisin Toast (voice)




Big Mouth

Roland (voice)



Mayor’s Kid



Sharon (voice)


Adventure Time

Charlie (voice)


Search Party

Dory Sief


Drunk History

Alexander Hamilton


Adventure Time

Betsy Poundcake (voice)

Broad City


Drunk History

Virginia Hall


Drunk History

Frances Cleveland

Robot Chicken

Minerva McGonagall (voice)

Getting On

Colleen Hoover





The League



The Bad Mother’s Handbook


The Starter Wife



The Business

Screenwriting Manicurist


Veronica Mars

Stacy Wells

Not Like Everyone Else

Brandi Blackbear


Without a Trace

Siobhan Arintero


Denise Stein

2013, 2018

Arrested Development

Mae “Maeby” Fünke


State of Grace

Young Hannah Rayburn

Presidio Med

Tara Wegman


The Trial of Old Drum




Young Sarah MacKenzie

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Alia Shawkat’s Quiet Rebellion

Alia Shawkat’s career could be described as a study of women’s intimate relationships with each other. One of her earliest starring roles, 2001’s State of Grace, was a sweet portrait of a friendship between a young Jewish girl and her Catholic best friend; as an adult, the majority of her projects (Wild Canaries, The Intervention, Paint It Black, Transparent, Search Party, Duck Butter, among others) focus thoughtfully on the intricate dynamic — romantic or otherwise — between Shawkat’s character and another woman.

It’s something of a radical act in an industry where films centering on even one woman are often considered unsellable. Shawkat’s latest project, Animals, which premiered this week at Sundance, is no exception — and it grapples directly with the notion that women’s lives and stories don’t really get started until they find a man to share them with.

In Animals, directed by Sophie Hyde and based on Emma Jane Unsworth’s novel, Shawkat plays Tyler, a free-spirited, wild-partying young woman who spends her nights — and days — being generally debaucherous in the streets of Dublin with her best friend, Laura (Holliday Grainger).

The two inhabit their own chaotic, tenuous bohemian paradise: Draped in furry coats and spangled jumpsuits inside Tyler’s ramshackle-glam apartment, Laura works on her long-gestating novel while Tyler mixes cocktails and dips her fingers into a gigantic mason jar full of cocaine. But when Laura meets a man she wants to settle down with, Tyler is clearly threatened and terrified to lose her best friend.

As Laura’s life veers toward the mundane, Tyler’s becomes messier, and the bonds of their friendship are stretched and tested. The film is funny and surprising and moving, avoiding Trainwreck-style cliches about women cleaning up and settling down while asking genuine questions about the choices they’re expected to make. I sat down with Shawkat at a cozy restaurant in Park City to talk about her own hard-partying phase, how she found balance and self-love, the pilot she’s writing — and why she shaved off all of her hair.

What number Sundance is this for you?
My fifth!

You’re an old pro now.
Oh, yeah. I’ve got it down pat.

You have a tendency to star in projects that deal with an intimate relationship between two women. Is that something you look for consciously? 
Yeah, that’s true. I think that women’s relationships, romantic or friendships or familial, are really fascinating. And also a lot of the people I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with — in this case with Sophie, Emma, and Holliday — we just really connected in wanting to make projects for the right reasons. So it’s just where my interest lies right now. I relate to it, I get it, I don’t think there are enough of them.

What are your own friendship and relationship dynamics with women in your life like, and how do you bring them into the films you make?
For sure. Not to belittle myself as an actor, but I’m not the kind of actor where I completely transform into a role. It’s very much myself that I bring into it, usually different stages of my life, or focusing on one insecurity and examining it, just kind of fleshing that part out. There are lots of pieces of me.

 Duck Butter was very personal because I wrote it, and it was about a time in my life where I related to Naima in many ways. In this one, Tyler — I like to go out, socialize and drink. I don’t do it as consistently as she does, but I just kind of focused on that bad part of me that is a real social butterfly and likes to party as if there is no tomorrow. [Laughs.] But I just know I have to be healthy and go to work so I usually stop for a little while.

It was kind of fun, and also — not necessarily hard but interesting, to see that balance. When you push yourself too far, getting too fucked up, using up all your energy just for that, it gets a little draining. I was sitting in that space a lot. And we were also in Ireland, so I was doing a lot of methods acting. [Laughs.]

A lot of beer drinking?
A lot of Guinness. A lot.

Did you ever have a Tyler-esque phase?
For sure, yeah. It wasn’t as big on the drugs scene — I’d smoke pot. I never did, like — I grew up in the desert. There’s nothing going on there. We’d try to find drugs all the time, and it wouldn’t necessarily be real drugs, and we’d be waiting for it to kick in. Just lots of wanting to get so fucked up, as fucked up as possible.

The thing with Tyler that’s interesting is that she’s frozen in it. She’s almost 30 and she’s acting like this carefree 19-year-old who’s like, “Fuck it! I can wake up the next day …” and it’s just starting not to look so good on her. And I think she’s unaware. It’s funny for me to watch. When I was making it, I was like, “She’s such a fun girl, she’s so relatable, she’s having such a good time!” And then when I watched it, I was like, “She’s kind of a sad character.” She has these one-liners, it’s a little cheesy. She’s a sad person who’s not self-aware or knows what’s happening.

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