Alia Shawkat

Alia Shawkat

Highest Rated: 96% First Cow (2019)

Lowest Rated: 6% Deck the Halls (2006)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1989

Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA

A young and charming character actress, Alia Shawkat first caught attention for her turn as sensitive preteen on the coming-of-age comedy drama "State of Grace" (Fox Family Channel/ABC Family 2001-02), before breaking out as Mae "Maeby" Fünke on "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). Full of cunning and angst-ridden rebelliousness, Shawkat stood out among her more flamboyant co-stars and elevated her career to the next level. But in the end, "Arrested Development" was too smart for its own good and was canceled due to low ratings, leaving Shawkat to return to making guest starring appearances on other shows. Meanwhile, she delivered quality supporting turns in popular indie films like "Amreeka" (2009), "Whip It" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010) and "Ruby Sparks" (2012), only to struggle to find that next career defining role. In a strange twist of fate, Shawkat was able to reprise Maeby Fünke for the resurrected "Arrested Development," which was set to air on Netflix in 2013 and allowed the actress the rare opportunity to reprise the role that turned her into a star.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet I Lost My Body Gabrielle (Voice) - 2019
87% 65% Animals Tyler (Character) - 2019
96% 56% First Cow Woman With Dog (Character) $161K 2019
95% 68% Blaze Rosen (Character) $698.6K 2018
57% 42% Duck Butter Naima (Character),
$6.3K 2018
55% 60% Izzy Gets the F... Across Town Agatha Benson (Character) - 2017
78% 49% The Intervention Lola (Character) - 2016
88% 74% 20th Century Women Trish (Character) $5.7M 2016
No Score Yet 80% Adam Green's Aladdin Emily (Character) - 2016
88% 48% Paint It Black Josie (Character) - 2016
80% 62% Pee-wee's Big Holiday Bella (Character) - 2016
72% 70% The Final Girls Gertie (Character) - 2015
50% 49% Me Him Her Laura (Character) - 2015
68% 40% Nasty Baby Wendy (Character) $79.8K 2015
91% 75% Green Room Sam (Character) $3.2M 2015
No Score Yet 25% The Driftless Area Carrie (Character) - 2015
44% 30% Life After Beth Roz (Character) $80.3K 2014
83% 41% Wild Canaries Jean (Character) - 2014
55% 46% The To Do List Fiona (Character) $3.4M 2013
11% 5% The Moment Jessie (Character) - 2013
86% 42% Night Moves Surprise (Character) $252.9K 2013
79% 75% Ruby Sparks Mabel (Character) $2.5M 2012
8% 31% That's What She Said Clementine (Character) - 2012
32% 51% The Brass Teapot Louise (Character) $6.6K 2012
74% 48% The Lie Seven (Character) - 2011
86% 59% Cedar Rapids Bree (Character) $6.9M 2011
31% 32% The Oranges Vanessa (Character) $319.4K 2011
75% 39% Damsels in Distress Mad Madge (Character) $1M 2011
69% 55% The Runaways Robin (Character) $3.6M 2010
87% 76% Amreeka Salma (Character) - 2009
84% 74% Whip It Pash Amini (Character) $13M 2009
No Score Yet 30% Prom Wars Diana Riggs (Character) - 2008
70% 56% Bart Got a Room Camille (Character) $53.8K 2008
6% 30% Deck the Halls Madison Finch (Character) $35.1M 2006
No Score Yet 54% Not Like Everyone Else Brandi Blackbear (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Cactus Cove Billie (Character) - 2005
14% 38% Rebound Amy (Character) $16.8M 2005


95% 89% Search Party Dory (Character) 2020 2016-2017
75% 81% Arrested Development Maeby Funke (Character) 2018-2019 2013 2003-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
90% 77% Transparent Lila (Guest Star) 2017
100% 93% Adventure Time Betsy (Guest Voice) 2015-2017
No Score Yet 78% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2016
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Party Legends Unknown (Character) 2016
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
99% 85% Broad City Adele (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
81% 81% The League April (Guest Star) 2010
92% 79% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
29% No Score Yet Presidio Med Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ricking Morty Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO MAX: Search Party Dory (Character)


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Vanessa Walling says: There is no card that says sorry my daughter tried to bang your husband.

Vanessa Walling says: Okay, it's time to kill myself. Will somebody shoot me?

Mad Madge says: What do you think you're doing?!

Mad Madge says: What do you think you're doing?

Violet Wister says: I'm sorry, did I disturb you?

Mad Madge says: Why are you wearing tap shoes? Are you out of your mind?!

Mad Madge says: Why are you wearing tap shoes? Are you out of your mind?

Violet Wister says: I think that's pretty clear...

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Seven says: I love Portland. I met an owl there once that really showed me where to go.