Alexandra Daddario

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Alexandra Daddario
Alexandra Daddario at the Apple Store Soho in New York City, July 29, 2013
Daddario in 2013
Born Alexandra Anna Daddario
(1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 29)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Brearley School
Professional Children's School
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Known for Percy Jackson film series
True Detective

Christina Daddario

Richard C. Daddario
Relatives Matthew Daddario (brother)

Alexandra Anna Daddario[1] (born March 16, 1986)[2] is an American actress and model best known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series.[3] She also appeared in films like Texas Chainsaw 3D, Bereavement and Hall Pass and guest-starred in TV shows including White Collar, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and had a four episode arc in the first season of True Detective.[4]

Early life[edit]

Daddario was born in New York City to father Richard C. Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of NYPD Counterterrorism under Mayor Bloomberg, and mother Christina Daddario, a lawyer who worked at Merrill Lynch.[5][6] Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic representative to the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.[7][8]

Daddario was raised on the Upper East Side and is an alumna of Brearley School and the Professional Children's School.[9]

She has Hungarian, English, Irish, and Italian ancestry.[10] Her brother Matthew Daddario is also an actor.[11] She also has a sister, Catharine Daddario.[12]

Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of 11.[3] She attended Marymount Manhattan College.[13] Daddario said that she studied the Meisner acting technique for years.[14]


Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16, when she played victimized teen Laurie Lewis in All My Children. Her 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.[15] 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 as Heather Miller, which was shown in 2013, although the filming took place almost two years prior. In 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 zombie comedy movie, Burying The Ex, in Los Angeles, California, helmed by Joe Dante with Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene. She also filmed the independent movie 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 on the first season of the HBO series True Detective.[4] She appeared in a four episode arc as Lisa Tragnetti, the love interest of Woody Harrelson.[16]

She landed the lead role in the 3D earthquake film San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson to portray her father.[14] The filming started in April 2014 in Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and finished at the end of July in San Francisco, California. On August 13, 2014, a demo of the video game, Battlefield Hardline, to be released early 2015, was launched, revealing that Daddario was lending her voice and appearance for one of the major characters, Dune Alpert.

In 2015, Daddario will appear in the Nicholas Sparks film, The Choice.[17]

Daddario had a cameo in the pilot of the Will Forte TV show, Last Man on Earth.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Daddario lives in Los Angeles.[14] She has a dog named Levon.[19]



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
2016 The Choice Monica


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 All My Children Laurie Lewis 43 episodes
2004 Law & Order Felicia Episode: "Enemy"
2005 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 2 episodes
2014 Married Ella Episode: "Pilot"
2015 The Last Man on Earth Carol (dream sequence version) Episode: "Alive in Tucson"

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2012 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"


Year Title Role
2009–2010 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner

Video games[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, Alexandra (3 April 2010). "Alexandra Daddario tweet - April 3, 2010". Twitter. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra A Daddario United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Turner, Matthew (2010). "Alexandra Daddario Interview". View London. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Rao, Priya (22 February 2014). "Alexandra Daddario Talks True Detective, Boobs, and Fashion". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Richard C Daddario United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Rao, Priya (10 April 2014). "The Case of the Missing Bikini". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (7 July 2010). "Emilio Daddario, Connecticut Congressman, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Daddario, Emilio Quincy, (1918 - 2010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Berrie, Nicole (8 February 2010). "The Radar: Alexandra Daddario". Orange County. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
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  11. ^ Sneider, Jeff (16 August 2011). "Matthew Daddario joins Doremus pic". Variety. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Daddario, Alexandra (1 December 2014). "How to Date Me" (Video featurette). GQ. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Stern, Marlow (5 September 2014). "Alexandra Daddario on 'True Detective's' Misogyny Claims and Her Hollywood Ascent". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c Wallace, Chris (June 2014). "Alexandra Daddario". Interview. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  15. ^ Ng, Philiana (8 November 2011). "'Parenthood' Co-Stars Say Adam and Crosby's New Receptionist 'Causes a Lot of Problems'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. (17 January 2014). "Alexandra Daddario Talks ‘True Detective’ Nude Scene: ‘I Just Sort Of Did It’". MTV News. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Sneider, Jeff (8 October 2014). "‘True Detective’s’ Alexandra Daddario Joins Nicholas Sparks Adaptation ‘The Choice’". The Wrap. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ Framke, Caroline (1 March 2015). "The Last Man On Earth: “Alive In Tucson”/“The Elephant In The Room”". AV Club. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ Goldstein, Jessica (12 November 2014). "Alexandra Daddario on Torturing Winston on New Girl and How True Detective Changed Things". Vulture. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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