Alia Shawkat

BATD ON May 10, 2010 AT 11:38 am

Alia Shawkat

I don’t know about you, but I have always dreamed of starring in a movie with my best friend, and in Whip It, that’s exactly what Alia Shawkat got to do. Playing on screen best friend of her real life BFF Ellen Page, Shawkat reminds us why she is such an amazing actress.

Shawkat was first seen in a Calvin Klein advertisement, and when casting agents saw her, they knew she should be in movies. That acting debut came soon after in the film Three Kings alongside none other than George Clooney. After this, she got a part in the show State of Grace. She has also had a recurring role on The Starter Wife, and is a series regular on Arrested Development.

Alia Shawkat and Ellen Page

This uniquely gorgeous actress is of Iraqi, Norwegian and Irish descent, which explains her dark features complemented by an explosion of freckles. While I wouldn’t really describe her as hard-core looking, that seems to be the direction she is going in with her two most recent films. In the Runaways, she plays Robin, the fictional bassist of the band. She is also in the girl-power flick Whip It, playing Page’s friend. Shawkat is also slated to be in The Oranges, alongside other stars Leighton Meester, Adam Brody, Hugh Laurie and Katherine Keener.

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see any of these films. The Oranges is set to be released next year (2011).

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