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Alia Shawkat

Alia Shawkat

Birthday: 18 April 1989, Riverside, California, USA
Birth Name: Alia Martine Shawkat
Height: 165 cm

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 Iris ...Show More

Alia Shawkat
When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical. When I get a new script my mom will read them and just be aghast. I think it's hysterical.
On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Show more On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff. Hide
I was a late bloomer. I was a late bloomer.
The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child. The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.
I don't think it's good to say that you won't do certain things, but I don't necessarily have the na Show more I don't think it's good to say that you won't do certain things, but I don't necessarily have the natural urge to write. Hide
When you focus on life, on enjoying and connecting with other people, that's when work comes. When y Show more When you focus on life, on enjoying and connecting with other people, that's when work comes. When you focus on work, you can never work. I'm always going through waves of that. Hide
But I love singing, and I've been singing backup for friends' bands. But I love singing, and I've been singing backup for friends' bands.
With independent film, as an actor, you have more involvement - it's very much more connected. It's Show more With independent film, as an actor, you have more involvement - it's very much more connected. It's not just like I'm showing up and there's another actor on the call sheet; you're very attached to it. Hide
I think with the whole new Internet media, I'm not necessarily Internet savvy, but I just feel that Show more I think with the whole new Internet media, I'm not necessarily Internet savvy, but I just feel that the way that art in general will be presented to the public is going to be different. Hide
I was born and grew up in Palm Springs. It's a great place to grow up, a real small town. I was born and grew up in Palm Springs. It's a great place to grow up, a real small town.
Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just li Show more Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just lived in New York. Hide
I feel very lucky. I feel very lucky.
Yeah, I've worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they're amazing. As good Show more Yeah, I've worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they're amazing. As good or better than guy directors. Hide
Kids can be harsh, especially when they get jealous. Kids can be harsh, especially when they get jealous.
As an actress, you never know when you're going to work again - and there's so much dependency on wo Show more As an actress, you never know when you're going to work again - and there's so much dependency on working. Hide
If you want to do something, then you do it. If you don't want to do something, don't just do it bec Show more If you want to do something, then you do it. If you don't want to do something, don't just do it because your friends are doing it, or because all the popular kids are doing it. Hide
I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realis Show more I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don't have that kind of energy or stamina. Hide
We're not going to dumb down for them. They have to move up. They're the network and we're the show. We're not going to dumb down for them. They have to move up. They're the network and we're the show.
I would do a movie musical. I would do a movie musical.
The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has Show more The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has. Hide
I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school Show more I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day. Hide
Mitch Hurwitz was like a father figure to me. He was so sweet, and he's just so smart. Mitch Hurwitz was like a father figure to me. He was so sweet, and he's just so smart.
It would be great to do theater one day, but I don't think I'd do a musical. It would be great to do theater one day, but I don't think I'd do a musical.
In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that's pretty much how they Show more In my opinion FOX is known for being a network that just advertises, and that's pretty much how they get their viewers. Hide
I think for a girl to be strong, it doesn't have to involve being physically strong. I think for a girl to be strong, it doesn't have to involve being physically strong.
I guess I've always been drawn to roles that have smart characters commenting on what's happening ar Show more I guess I've always been drawn to roles that have smart characters commenting on what's happening around them. Hide
We don't have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld (1989) a lot, and did kind of tell people when to Show more We don't have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld (1989) a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn't have that, so it's hard for Middle America to catch on. Hide
If your friend's feeling bad, it's hard to know what to do. Do you back away or try to help them? It Show more 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. Hide
Alia Shawkat's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (115)
Alia Shawkat Alia Shawkat'S roles
Maeby Fünke, Shaman Sheman
Maeby Fünke, Shaman Sheman

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Fiona

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Gertie

Dory
Dory

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Pash

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Madison Finch

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