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Alia Martine Shawkat

Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Birthplace: Riverside, Riverside County, California, United States
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Daughter of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor, artist
Managed by: Private User
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    • Private
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About Alia Shawkat

Alia Martine Shawkat (/ˈæliə ˈʃoʊkɑːt/ al-ee-ə shoh-kaht; born April 18, 1989) is an American actress. She starred as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television series Arrested Development (2003-2006; 2013-present), and as Gertie Michaels in the 2015 horror-comedy film The Final Girls.

Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina (née Burke) and actor Tony Shawkat. She grew up in nearby Palm Springs. She has two brothers. The actor Paul Burke was her maternal grandfather. Shawkat's father is Arab Iraqi, from Baghdad. Her mother is of half-Norwegian, one-quarter-Irish, and one-quarter-Italian descent.

When she is not acting, she likes to paint; she has participated in gallery shows in Los Angeles, Mexico City and Paris. She also likes to make music and sing in jazz bars.

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Alia Shawkat's Timeline

1989
April 18, 1989
Riverside, Riverside County, California, United States