Alia Shawkat

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Alia Shawkat

Born

4/18/1989, Riverside, California (USA)

Birth Name

Alia Martine Shawkat

Gender

Female
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9.5
out of 10
User Rating
139 votes

Biography

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Alia Shawkat was born in Riverside, California on April 18, 1989. She was cast in her first movie role, 1999's Three Kings, alongside her father, actor Tony Shawkat. Her first starring role in a television series was on Fox Family's State of Grace. Shawkat is most noted for…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alia Shawkat: To this day I'll never open another script or side and it won't ever relate to opening an Arrested Development script. They just flow so differently and it's so much easier to read. It's like a different level. I'm spoiled to be able to read these scripts every day.

    • Alia Shawkat: (on Arrested Development) A laugh track would ruin the show. I would never, ever want it to be like that. But for Middle America they want the jokes where it's like 'ba-da-ba', and then the punchline, so they can take time to soak it in and still eat at the same time.

    • Alia Shawkat: (on FOX and Arrested Development's cancellation) I've never felt too good about FOX to tell you the truth. They're always keeping us on the edge. We never really know about anything. I never get too nervous because it's nothing too definite. I'm definitely not a big fan of them at the moment. They all say one thing to our face and then they're like, 'Oh, by the way, you're not really on the fall schedule'.

    • Alia Shawkat: People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather than how famous you are.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Amazing actress

    10
    she is awesome and there is not much else i can say, great actress, hilarious, pretty, she is going to be huge one day and she deserves it.



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  • Follow her career--I have a feeling we can only expect great things from her.

    8.5
    Anyone who is a fan of Arrested Development already loves Alia, but it was great to see her stretch her acting ability in the recent Lifetime movie where she was accused of being a witch. While the movie itself was fairly average (par for the course with Lifetime movies), she proved that her range includes not only ironic comedy, but serious dramatic ability as well. That she held her own with some fairly decent stars in this movie was impressive enough, but she actually moved me in many of her scenes. I guess I would compare her to Fairuza Balk in terms of range, but I think she has even more potential. Hollywood, please keep an eye on this girl!moreless
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