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Alia Shawkat Spouse: Is She Married To Her Boyfriend? Parents And Ethnicity

American Actress Alia Shawkat is currently single and does not have a spouse as of 2022.

Alia Martine Shawkat, popularly known as Alia Shawkat, played Maeby Funke on the Fox and Netflix television show Arrested Development from 2003 until 2013. She has also been in the horror film The Final Girls of 2015 in the role of Gertie Michaels. 

As Dory Stewart, Alia is currently on her black TBS comedy program Search Party. The shows started airing on November 21, 2016. She started her acting career at a young age. She has been awarded multiple awards, including the TV Land Award in 2004 and The Young Artist Award in 2005.

Some of her famous roles are Hannah Rayburn in the State of Grace, Mayeby Funke in Arrested Development, and Dory Sief in the series named Search Party.

Besides acting, Shawkat is interested in painting; she has participated in gallery shows in Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Paris. She also loves to make music and sing in jazz bars.

Quick Facts On Alia Shawkat 

Full Name Alia Martine Shawkat
Place of birth Riverside, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (Iraqi, Norwegian, Irish, and Sicilian / Italian)
Date Of Birth April 18, 1989
Religion Christianity
Education Rancho Mirage School
Marital status Unmarried – single
Profession Actress


Alia Shawkat Spouse: Is She Married To Her Boyfriend?

Alia Shawkat is not Married yet so she doesn’t have a spouse. Neither is she dating anyone. She is single and is focusing on her career. In 2019, a rumor was entrenched that Alia Shawkat is romantically linked with a famous American actor and her good friend Bradd Pitt. Recently in an interview with New York Times, she stated that rumors saying that it is completely false.

Alia generated rumors last year as the almost-girlfriend of one Brad Pitt. Toward the beginning of last year’s coronavirus lockdown in the spring, the actress was repeatedly seen hanging out with Pitt, 57.

Alia Shawkat  Seen on the PDA with her boyfriend in Los Angeles-23 (Source: GotCeleb)
Alia Shawkat Seen on the PDA with her boyfriend in Los Angeles-23 (Source: GotCeleb)

The pair lived close to one another, and it was said that they shared a ‘tight bond.’ Shawkat set the record straight in June that she and the Seven stars were just friends.

However, she had three past relations before with Michael Cera, Jack Antonoff, and Michael  Angarano.

In 2003, Alia was in a relationship with Michael Cera, a Canadian actor, in ‘Arrested Development’ which did not last long. This was followed by dating Jack Antonoff for one year from 2009-2010. After dating Jack Antonoff, she was spotted with Michael Angarano in 2010 getting cozy at a Los Angeles club which was confirmed by her later. This relationship also did not last long.

Moreover, Alia Shawkat was seen outside working hours on February 2021, making out publicly with a sexy mystery man dressed in jogging gear in Los Angeles, California. The Arrested Development actress, 31, was dressed stylishly in a patterned green shirt and fabulous snakeskin-accented boots. 

However, In May 2017, she came out as bisexual. 

Meet Alia Shawkat’s Parents: Tony Shawkat And Dina Shawkat

Alia was born to Dina and Tony Shawkat in Riverside, California, United States of America, and was brought up in nearby Palm Springs. Her parents are film producers by profession. The couple has three children, including Alia.

Alia Shawkat’s Father, Tony, was also an actor. In 1998 his daughter, Alia Shawkat, and he was both casts in the film “Three Kings” directed by David O. Russell. Shawkat was also an advisor on the Iraqi language and culture to director Russell on the film. The film spawned an acting career for Alia.

Alia Shawkat parents Tony Shawkat and Dina Burke: Source- Getty Images
Alia Shawkat’s parents, Tony Shawkat and Dina Burke: Source- Getty Images

He and his wife Dina have produced the feature “Vlad” starring Billy Zane and Brad Dourif, filmed on location in Romania. He also made “Bart Got A Room” starring William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines and is the Executive Producer of the feature film “The Romantics” starring Katie Holmes. He is also the producer and director of a documentary on the mushroom collection in Romania.

He sponsored a soccer tournament in Iraq in 2006, during the heart of sectarian violence, bringing young soccer players together from all parts of Baghdad, with the help of previous Iraqi National coach, Ammo Babba, before he passed away.

Alia’s Mother, Dina Burke, is Peggy Pryor’s daughter and the two-time Primetime Emmy nominated actor Paul Burke.

Alia Shawkat Ethnicity

Alia Shawkat’s ethnicity is mixed, as her Father is of Iraqi descent, and her mother is of Norwegian, Irish, and Italian ascent. She holds American nationality. 

Her Father is originally from Baghdad, Iraq, and later moved to the United States. Though Alia Follows Christianity, Her Father is a Muslim. Her Father’s birth name was Abdul Shawkat.

Her Father is originally from Baghdad, Iraq, and later moved to the United States in 1978. Alia’s Father is sometimes described as being of Kurdish background.

Her mother is of one-quarter Irish, one-quarter Sicilian/Italian/Arbereshe, and one-half Norwegian ancestry. Alia’s maternal grandfather was Paul Burke, an actor Paul Raymond Burke, the son of Martin Joseph Burke and Santa Maria Palermo.

Paul was born in Louisiana. Martin was the son of Martin Patrick Burke and Mary Julia Finnerty, Irish from Galway. Santa was the daughter of parents from Italy, Paolo/Paul Proietto Palermo and Nicolina Liuzza. Paolo was Arbereshe, from Santa Cristina Gela Arberesh: Sendahstina, an Arbereshe village in the province of Palermo, Sicily. He was the son of Giuseppe Palermo and Giovanna Musacchia.

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