Alia Shawkat is an actor, writer, producer and artist who spends her time in both New York and Los Angeles. Well known for her role as ‘Maeby Funke’ on Fox’s Emmy award winning Arrested Development, her most recent film credits include Whip It, Amreeka, The Runaways, Miguel Areta’s Cedar Rapids, The Oranges opposite Huge Laurie and Leighton Meester, and indie feature That’s What She Said co-starring Anne Heche. In recent years Shawkat has pursued her love of art, and begun drawing and painting. She recently had a painting featured at a charity auction for WorldChild Project in Los Angeles. She was an artist in residence at La Porte Peinte in 2011, and she participated in the show CaliforNoyers.

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