Alia Shawkat

Active - 2003 - 2016  |   Born - Apr 18, 1989 in Riverside, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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  • Has the words "Mister Baby" tattooed on her back, which is a reference to a character in the 1989 film Mystery Train
  • Had her first recurring TV role on the ABC series State of Grace, in which she played a young Jewish girl who has an unlikely friendship with a Catholic girl in 1965 North Carolina. 
  • Made her movie debut in the George Clooney film Three Kings, in which her father also had a small role.
  • Had her first kiss, with costar Michael Cera, in a scene of the Fox show Arrested Development.
  • Has been vocal about her disappointment with how Fox handled Arrested Development, claiming that there was little acknowledgment for the show's Emmy wins and too many time-slot changes.
  • Was greeted by a rollerblading Drew Barrymore when she went to the audition for Whip It, although she admitted that she "wasn't very aware that [roller derby] was still going on."