Tony Shawkat was born as Abdul Shawkat is a producer and actor by profession. He came to limelight for being the father of well-known actress Alia Shawkat, is known for the movie 'Three Kings'. He has also played in the movie along with his daughter Alia in 1998.
He was born in Riverside, California, United States of America to American parents which makes him a holder of American citizenship, where he belongs to native American ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Aries.
Let's find out some interesting facts about Shawkat.
What's His Net Worth?
Shawkat's a successful man who has estimated quite an amount in net worth which is estimated to be $16 million. He gets the salary from production companies where he works as a producer and for acting in multiple movies.
Likewise, his daughter, Alia Shawkat is an American actress and artist. She has a net worth of $4 million which is less than her father Tony.
Earning From Company
He owns a production company named "Basra Entertainment". The movie "The Romantics" in which he worked as an executive producer earned $45,527 in its opening and lifetime gross of $106,524 from which he received a share.
Wife - Dina Burke
Being a hard-working actor Shawkat had met Dina Burke. She is the Irish and Italian descent and daughter of actor Paul Burke. She is also an actress. They got married in 1978. The couple are very close and spend a lot of time together, they have three children. They have been already spent more than 42 years of their married life together.
Father of three children, Shawkat one daughter name Alia Martine Shawkat, born April 18, 1989. Similarly, he has two sons but there is no information about them.
Alia Shawkat is an American actress and artist. She is well known for her great role as Hannah Rayburn in the State of Grace. She is a multi-talent actress where she portrays various characters in movies and short movies of Netflix. She has won various Awards like- TV Land Award(2004), Young Artist Award(2005), and Gracie Award (2017).
Daughter Sexual Orientation
Shawkat's daughter Alia had three past relations before with Michael Cera, Jack Antonoff, and Michael Angarano. Although, any of the relations didn't work for long last. However, ever since the filming of Whip it, she has been best friends with fellow actress Ellen Page. She is bisexual.
Father -in-Law - Paul Raymond Burke
Tony is the son-in-law of a famous American actor best known for his lead roles television series "Naked City" and "12 O'Clock High". He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award.
He had acted in various films such as-"Call Me Mister", "Golden Girl", "Fixed Bayonets", "Francies Goes to West Point", and many more. He retired from acting in the early 1990s. Suffering from leukemia and non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he died at his home in Palm Springs, California at the age of 83.
His Career Journey
Firstly, producer Shawkat had moved from Baghdad, Iraq to the United States with just $200 in his pocket to make his future bright in the entertainment industry. He was also an advisor on Iraqi language and culture to director Russell on the film.
He has produced the feature " Vlad " starring Billy Zane and Brad Dourif it is filmed in Romania. He has produced many movies like "Bart Got A Room", "The Romantics" and many more. And also he sponsored a soccer tournament in Iraq in 2006.
Actor/ Producer Tony Shawkat is active on social media. He handles Instagram with 53 followers where he has made it private. And in twitter account 69 Followers with user name @basra3.