Who Is Alia Shawkat? If you’ve been paying any attention to recent news, you may have heard of the rumours circulating about a romantic relationship between the Iraqi-American and Brad Pitt. Tabloids in the US went into a frenzy when the pair were caught photographed together multiple times back in 2019, and in a recent interview with The New Yorker, Shawkat put the rumours to rest yet sparked a whole wave of interest: who really is Alia Shawkat? If a woman’s managed to initiate some interest in Brad Pitt, even if it is just on a platonic level, we want to – and deserve to – know who she is.
Alia Shawkat is an American actress, most recently known for her role in HBO comedy series Search Party, as well as her role in Arrested Development from 2003 to 2019. Much like many Arabs around the world, Shawkat has a mixed heritage and background. She was born in Riverside, California to Dina Burke and film producer Tony Shawkat, who is of Iraqi descent and moved to the United States in the 1970s. The actress also has Irish, Italian and Norwegian roots.
After scavaging through her social media, we’ve also noticed that she doesn’t shy away from speaking up on issues that matter to her, like Palestine/Israel. Shawkat took to her Instagram to show support and solidarity for Palestine.
We’ve also noticed that the actress is a woman of many other talents, and one of them seems to be painting and sketching.
The actress may have put her romance rumours with Brad Pitt to bed, but we still hope to see her on our screens in the future.