Alia Shawkat can currently be seen in WHIP IT for Mandate directed by Drew Barrymore starring opposite Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Marcia Gay Harden which was released by Fox Searchlight on October 9th 2009. She can next be seen as “Bree” in CEDAR RAPIDS for Fox Searchlight directed by Miguel Arteta opposite Ed Helms, Anne Heche and John C. Reilly. She also starred in BART GOT A ROOM opposite William H Macy which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival last year as well as AMREEKA directed by Cherien Dabis which was premiered at Sundance 2009 and is an official selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. She is probably best known as cousin “Maeby Funke” in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and will most likely be reprising her role in the feature version.
Alia recently co-wrote a pilot, STICH N’BITCH with Ellen Page that is being developed for HBO. She is also being honored this Friday as one of Variety’s Top Ten actors to watch.