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Alia Martine Shawkat (born April 18 1989) is an American actress and artist.


Shawkat was born in Riverside, California, to Dina Shawkat (née Burke) and film producer Tony Shawkat. She grew up in Palm Springs. She has two brothers. Her father is from Iraq, and her mother is of Norwegian, Irish, and Italian descent. Her maternal grandfather was actor Paul Burke.


Shawkat has appeared in over 47 movie roles, 32 television roles and 1 role in a podcast.

Personal life

When not acting, Shawkat 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. She is bisexual. Her most notable features are her dark curly hair, brown eyes, dimples and her freckles.

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