Alia Shawkat

Alia Martine Shawkat (/ˈæliə ˈʃoʊkɑːt/ al-ee-ə shoh-kaht; born April 18, 1989) is an American actress. She starred as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television series Arrested Development (2003–2006; 2013–present), and as Gertie Michaels in the 2015 horror-comedy film The Final Girls. Shawkat currently stars on the TBS comedy Search Party, which premiered on November 21, 2016. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alia Shawkat, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Ruby Sparks (2012)

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Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Bunion (2014)

The story of a man, his foot and finding happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Sanders
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Michaela Watkins  •  Steve Ireland  •  Misty Monroe

The story of a man, his foot and finding happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Sanders
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Michaela Watkins  •  Steve Ireland  •  Misty Monroe

Rebound (2005)

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson  •  Breckin Meyer  •  Horatio Sanz

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Carr
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson  •  Breckin Meyer  •  Horatio Sanz

Three Kings (1999)

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A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Ice Cube  •  Spike Jonze

The Oranges (2011)

A man's affair with his friend's much-younger daughter throws two neighboring families into turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Farino
CAST:  Leighton Meester  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Allison Janney

A man's affair with his friend's much-younger daughter throws two neighboring families into turmoil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Farino
CAST:  Leighton Meester  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Allison Janney

May in the Summer (2014)

A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cherien Dabis
CAST:  Cherien Dabis  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Bill Pullman  •  Alia Shawkat

A bride-to-be is forced to reevaluate her life when she reunites with her family in Jordan and finds herself confronted with the aftermath of her parents’ divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cherien Dabis
CAST:  Cherien Dabis  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Bill Pullman  •  Alia Shawkat

Whip It (2009)

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In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Barrymore
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Landon Pigg  •  Sarah Habel

In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drew Barrymore
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Landon Pigg  •  Sarah Habel

Setup, Punch (2013)

Showing that there is always a reason to laugh, stand-up comic Reuben Stein does the most daring set of his life. The consequences will change his life forever and allow him to discover the true nature of performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schlussel
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Alia Shawkat

Showing that there is always a reason to laugh, stand-up comic Reuben Stein does the most daring set of his life. The consequences will change his life forever and allow him to discover the true nature of performance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schlussel
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Alia Shawkat

The Moment (2013)

Fearing she may be responsible, a mental patient (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to unravel the mystery behind her ex-lover's (Martin Henderson) disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Weinstock
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Martin Henderson  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Fearing she may be responsible, a mental patient (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to unravel the mystery behind her ex-lover's (Martin Henderson) disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Weinstock
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Martin Henderson  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Night Moves (2014)

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The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Peter Sarsgaard

The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Peter Sarsgaard

The End of Love (2013)

Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Webber
CAST:  Smyth Campbell  •  Michael Cera  •  Isaac Love  •  Jocelin Donahue

Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Webber
CAST:  Smyth Campbell  •  Michael Cera  •  Isaac Love  •  Jocelin Donahue

That's What She Said (2012)

Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe waits for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carrie Preston
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Miriam Shor  •  Marcia DeBonis

Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on from someone she can’t forget – mostly in destructive ways. As Bebe waits for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carrie Preston
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Miriam Shor  •  Marcia DeBonis

The Brass Teapot (2012)

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramaa Mosley
CAST:  Juno Temple  •  Michael Angarano  •  Alexis Bledel  •  Billy Magnussen

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramaa Mosley
CAST:  Juno Temple  •  Michael Angarano  •  Alexis Bledel  •  Billy Magnussen

The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)

Featuring interviews from major cast and crew members, along with 200 fans from across the country, this documentary tells the whole story of this amazing and one of a kind tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Smith
CAST:  Mitchell Hurwitz  •  Will Arnett  •  Jason Bateman  •  David Cross

Featuring interviews from major cast and crew members, along with 200 fans from across the country, this documentary tells the whole story of this amazing and one of a kind tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Smith
CAST:  Mitchell Hurwitz  •  Will Arnett  •  Jason Bateman  •  David Cross

The To Do List (2013)

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maggie Carey
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Johnny Simmons  •  Bill Hader  •  Alia Shawkat

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maggie Carey
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Johnny Simmons  •  Bill Hader  •  Alia Shawkat

Damsels in Distress (2012)

A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whit Stillman
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Adam Brody  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Lio Tipton

A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Whit Stillman
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Adam Brody  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Lio Tipton

The Lie (2011)

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Leonard
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Kelli Garner  •  Mark Webber  •  Jane Adams

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Leonard
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Kelli Garner  •  Mark Webber  •  Jane Adams

Cedar Rapids (2011)

A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Ed Helms  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  John C. Reilly

A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Ed Helms  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  John C. Reilly

Amreeka (2009)

Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cherien Dabis
CAST:  Nisreen Faour  •  Melkar Muallem  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Alia Shawkat

Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi, divorcée Muna Farah leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of America's disastrous war in Iraq. Now, the duo must reinvent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cherien Dabis
CAST:  Nisreen Faour  •  Melkar Muallem  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Alia Shawkat

The Runaways (2010)

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Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengali-like influence of impresario Kim Fowley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Floria Sigismondi
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Alia Shawkat

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengali-like influence of impresario Kim Fowley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Floria Sigismondi
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Alia Shawkat
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