Alexandra Daddario

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Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Daddario at the Apple Store Soho in New York City, July 29, 2013.jpg
Daddario in 2013
Born Alexandra Anna Daddario
(1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2002–present

Alexandra Anna Daddario[1] (born March 16, 1986)[2] is an American actress and fashion model. She is perhaps best known for portraying Annabeth Chase in the films Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. Some of her most notable television and movie appearances aside from Percy Jackson Film Series include All My Children, White Collar, Bereavement, Parenthood, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and True Detective.

Early life[edit]

Daddario was born in New York City, New York, United States as the daughter of a prosecutor father (former head of NYPD Counterterrorism under Mayor Bloomberg) and a Merrill Lynch lawyer mother.[3][4] She was raised on the Upper East Side and is an alumna of Brearley School, Professional Children's School and Marymount Manhattan College.[5] She has Hungarian, Irish, and Italian ancestry.[6][7] She has two siblings, sister Catharine[citation needed] and brother Matthew who is also an actor.[8]


Daddario had her first television role at the age of 16, when she played victimized teen Laurie Lewis in All My Children. She appeared in numerous television series and movies as mentioned in her filmography. But first major role was as Annabeth Chase in the 2010 fantasy-adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in between her recurring role as Neal Caffrey's love interest Kate Moreau in the hit series White Collar.

In 2011, she co-starred in the comedy film Hall Pass, and had a recurring role as Rachel, a receptionist at The Luncheonette, on the NBC series Parenthood.

In 2012, Daddario starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" and had an episode guest stint in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Her first starring role since Percy Jackson was the slasher film Texas Chainsaw 3D.[9] and was shown on 2013 (although the filming took place almost 2 years prior).

On the latter part of 2013, Daddario reprised her role as Annabeth Chase in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.

Daddario started filming a zom–com (zombie–comedy) movie Burying The Ex in Los Angeles, California, helmed by Joe Dante with Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene, and the independent film Unreachable by Conventional Means. Burying The Ex was among the chosen films participating though out of competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.

In 2014, Daddario garnered much attention for her role as Lisa Tragnetti on the HBO series True Detective.[10] She landed the lead role in the upcoming 3D Earthquake movie San Andreas with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to portray her father.[citation needed] The filming started last April in Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and just finished end of July in San Francisco, California.

On August 13, 2014, a demo of the new video game Battlefield Hardline to be released early 2015 was launched, revealing Daddario as one of the major characters Dune Alpert, lending her appearance and voice for it.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
2005 Squid and the Whale, TheThe Squid and the Whale Pretty Girl
2006 Pitch Alex
2006 Hottest State, TheThe Hottest State Kim
2007 Babysitters, TheThe Babysitters Barbara Yates
2008 Attic, TheThe Attic Ava Strauss
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Girlfriend
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Annabeth Chase
2010 Bereavement Allison Miller
2011 Hall Pass Paige
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Heather Miller
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Annabeth Chase
2013 Life in Text Haley Greene
2014 Unreachable by Conventional Means Kate
2014 Burying the Ex Olivia
2015 San Andreas Blake


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 All My Children Laurie Lewis 43 episodes
2004 Law & Order Felicia Episode: "Enemy"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Susie Armstrong Episode: "In the Wee Small Hours (Part 1)"
2006 Law & Order Samantha Beresford Episode: "Release"
2006 Conviction Vanessa Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Another Woman Episode: "Johnny Cakes"
2009 Damages Lily Arsenault Episode: "I Lied, Too"
2009 Life on Mars Emily "Rocket Girl" Wyatt Episode: "Let All the Children Boogie"
2009 Nurse Jackie Young Woman Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lisa Wellesley Episode: "Salome in Manhattan"
2009–2011 White Collar Kate Moreau 11 episodes
2011–2012 Parenthood Rachel 5 episodes
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ruby Taft Episode: "Charlie and Dee Find Love"
2013 Chelsea Lately Herself Episode: "Alexandra Daddario"
2014 True Detective Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes
2014 New Girl Michelle Episode: "Mars Landing"
2014 Married Ella Episode: "Pilot"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2012 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"


Year Title Role
2009–2010 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner

Video Game[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Battlefield Hardline Dune Alpert

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Best Female Breakout Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Nominated
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Scared-As-S**t Performance Texas Chainsaw 3D Nominated


  1. ^ "Daddario's middle name". Official twitter. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra Daddario biography". The New York Times. February 19, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alexandra Daddario Interview – Interview with Actress Alexandra Daddario". Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "The Radar: Alexandra Daddario – Modern Luxury Orange County – Style". Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ Christopher, Stephen (Spring 2011). "It's All About Alex". Genlux. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Jeff Sneider (August 16, 2011). "Matthew Daddario joins Doremus pic". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lionsgate releases official Press Release for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D". July 19, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ Rao, Priya (February 22, 2014). "Alexandra Daddario Talks True Detective, Boobs, and Fashion". Vanity Fair. 

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