Alia Shawkat

by follers on April 23, 2014

Alia Shawkat at the "Arrested Development" Los Angeles Premiere,

Birth Name: Alia Martine Shawkat

Place of Birth: Riverside, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 18, 1989

*50% Iraqi
*25% Norwegian
*12.5% Irish
*12.5% Italian

Alia Shawkat is an American actress. Her father was born in Baghdad, Iraq. Her mother is of one quarter Irish, one quarter Italian, and one half Norwegian, ancestry.

Alia’s father is sometimes described as being of Kurdish background. It is not clear if this is accurate. In this video interview, Alia describes her father simply as being of Arab descent.

Alia’s maternal grandfather was Paul Burke, an actor (Paul Raymond Burke, the son of Martin Joseph Burke and Santa Maria Palermo). Martin was the son of Martin Patrick Burke and Mary Julia Finnerty, who were both Irish, from Galway, Ireland. Santa was the daughter of Italian parents, Paul Palermo and Nicolina Liuzza.

Alia’s maternal grandmother was Alice “Peggy” Louise Wikan (the daughter of John Andreas/Andrew Ovesen Wikan and Fredricka/Fredrikke “Freda” Marie Fredriksdatter Hellesfiord). Alice was born in Wisconsin, to Norwegian parents. John was born in Vikan, Smøla, Møre og Romsdal, the son of Ove Ovesen Næbb/Wikan and Elen Andreasdatter Nelvik. Fredricka was born in Hellesfjord, Smøla, Møre og Romsdal, Edøy, the daughter of Fredrik Jakobsen Rosvoll and Marie Gurine Johansdatter Gjøstøl.

Sources: Genealogy of Alia Shawkat (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary and genealogy of Alia’s maternal grandfather, Paul Burke –

Photo by s_bukley/

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew September 24, 2016 at 4:46 am
andrew September 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm
Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

I don’t find her attractive at all.

cwm85 February 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I’m sure she wouldn’t find you attractive as well…

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:28 am

You’re raged with jealousy HA! So I can’t state my opinion? I’m not going to find every girl attractive. Especially not spotted faces, I prefer blondes. Why don’t you go work out rather then acting like a feminazi? Men have standards and opinions, deal with it.

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 11:19 am
xoxo October 29, 2015 at 9:12 am

Some of you mofos are rude as fuck. She isn’t ugly at all, she’s just different looking……………

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 11:19 am

People can’t help what they are or aren’t attracted too.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:28 am

She looks 100% Kurdish to me. The fair skinned ones look like this.

misscheergirly June 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Ur right, she looks mexican

ihatemostpeople June 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Very ugly girl.

WTF May 31, 2014 at 11:05 am

She looks Mexican

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