Alexandra Daddario

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Alexandra Daddario
Baywatch Movie Launch Alexandra Daddario.jpg
Daddario in 2017
Born
Alexandra Anna Daddario

(1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 35)
Education
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
Parent(s)
Relatives

Alexandra Anna[1] Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She had her breakthrough portraying Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series (2010–2013). She has since starred as Paige in Hall Pass (2011), Heather Miller in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), Blake Gaines in San Andreas (2015), Summer Quinn in Baywatch (2017), and Alexis Butler in We Summon the Darkness (2019). She has also guest starred in television series such as White Collar, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, New Girl, and American Horror Story: Hotel. In 2021, she starred in the first season of the HBO series The White Lotus for which she received widespread critical acclaim.

Early life and education[edit]

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born in New York City,[2] on March 16, 1986, the eldest child of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the New York City Police Department counterterrorism unit.[3] She is of Italian, Irish, English, and Czechoslovak descent.[4] She has a younger brother, Matthew Daddario,[5][6] and a younger sister, Catharine Daddario, who are both actors as well.[7] Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.[8]

Daddario was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She attended Brearley School and the Professional Children's School.[9] Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of 11.[10] "I always loved storytelling," she stated in 2019. "It was just something I genuinely wanted to do – and I could've done anything, really. I did have every opportunity on the planet."[11] She attended Marymount Manhattan College before dropping out to pursue acting full-time.[12] She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.[13]

Acting career[edit]

Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16, when she played victimized teen Laurie Lewis in the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children. Her first major role was as Annabeth Chase in the fantasy adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010).[14] She also had a recurring role as Neal Caffrey's love interest, Kate Moreau, in the USA Network procedural drama series White Collar. In 2011, she appeared in the comedy film Hall Pass and had a recurring role as Rachel in NBC's comedy-drama series Parenthood.[15]

In 2012, Daddario starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "Radioactive",[16] which surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.[17] She appeared as a guest in an episode of the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which she portrayed Ruby Taft. Her first starring role after Percy Jackson was as lead character Heather Miller in the slasher film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). In August 2013, Daddario reprised her role as Annabeth Chase in the film sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. She then appeared in the romantic horror comedy Burying the Ex. Burying the Ex premiered out of competition as the Venice Film Festival in 2014.[18]

Daddario at Austin Film Festival in October 2016

In January 2013, Daddario was cast in the first season of the HBO anthology series True Detective.[19] She appeared in a four-episode arc as Lisa Tragnetti, a court reporter having an extramarital affair with one of the main characters. Her scenes, which included nudity, attracted much attention.[20] The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas and made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth.[21] [22] That same year, she made a guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.[23]

In 2016, Daddario had a supporting role in the Nicholas Sparks romantic drama film The Choice, directed by Ross Katz.[24] Daddario subsequently starred as one of the leads in the film adaptation of Baywatch (2017). She played Summer Quinn, who was portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the original television series.[25] That same year, Daddario portrayed Kate Jeffries in the road trip comedy The Layover (2017), directed by William H. Macy.[26]

In 2018, Daddario appeared in the music video "Wait" by Maroon 5 and starred as Avery Martin in the romantic comedy When We First Met, opposite the film's co-writer Adam DeVine.[27] Daddario made a cameo appearance as a scuba diver in Rampage, directed by San Andreas filmmaker Brad Peyton, but her scenes were cut from the final film.[28] Daddario starred as Constance Blackwood in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, a film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's mystery thriller novel of the same name.[29] Daddario also starred in the psychological thriller Night Hunter, which premiered at the LA Film Festival on September 28, 2018.[30] In 2019, Daddario starred in and produced two films, the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella, and the horror thriller We Summon the Darkness, directed by Marc Meyers.[31][32]

In 2020, Daddario provided the voice of Lois Lane in the superhero animated film Superman: Man of Tomorrow[33] and starred in the noir film Lost Girls & Love Hotels.[34][35] She also appeared in Songbird, the first film shot in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.[36] She has signed to appear in Die in a Gunfight.[37] Her latest project was the HBO social satire series The White Lotus in 2021.[38]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Squid and the Whale Pretty girl
2006 The Hottest State Kim
Pitch Alex Short film
2007 The Attic Ava Strauss
The Babysitters Barbara Yates
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Annabeth Chase
Bereavement Allison Miller
2011 Hall Pass Paige
2013 Life in Text Haley Greene Short film
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Annabeth Chase
Texas Chainsaw 3D Heather Miller
2014 Burying the Ex Olivia
2015 Faces Without Eyes Iris Short film
San Andreas Blake Gaines
2016 Baked in Brooklyn Kate Winston
The Choice Monica
2017 Baywatch Summer Quinn
The House Corsica Deleted scene only
The Layover Kate Jeffries
2018 Night Hunter Rachel Chase
Rampage Scuba diver Deleted scene only[28]
We Have Always Lived in the Castle Constance Blackwood
When We First Met Avery Martin Direct-to-video film
2019 Can You Keep a Secret? Emma Corrigan Also executive producer
Lost Transmissions Dana Lee
We Summon the Darkness Alexis Butler Also producer
NOMIS Rachel
2020 Lost Girls & Love Hotels Margaret Filmed in 2017
1 Night in San Diego Kelsey [39]
Songbird May
Superman: Man of Tomorrow Lois Lane (voice) Direct-to-video film
2021 Die in a Gunfight Mary Rathcart

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 All My Children Laurie Lewis Recurring role; 43 episodes
2004 Law & Order Felicia Episode: "Enemy"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Susie Armstrong Episode: "In the Wee Small Hours (Part 1)"
2006 Conviction Vanessa Episode: "Pilot"
Law & Order Samantha Beresford Episode: "Release"
The Sopranos Another Woman Episode: "Johnny Cakes"
2009 Damages Lily Arsenault Episode: "I Lied, Too"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lisa Wellesley Episode: "Salome in Manhattan"
Life on Mars Emily "Rocket Girl" Wyatt Episode: "Let All the Children Boogie"
Nurse Jackie Young Woman Episode: "Pilot"
2009–2011 White Collar Kate Moreau Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2011–2012 Parenthood Rachel Recurring role (season 3)
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ruby Taft Episode: "Charlie and Dee Find Love"
2014 Married Ella the Waitress Episode: "Pilot"
New Girl Michelle 2 episodes
True Detective Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes
2015 American Horror Story: Hotel Natacha Rambova 3 episodes
The Last Man on Earth Victoria Episode: "Alive in Tucson"
2016 Robot Chicken Theresa Johnson / Lena Voice roles; episode: "Joel Hurwitz Returns"
Workaholics Donna Episode: "Save the Cat"
2019 Why Women Kill Jade / Irene Tabatchnick Main role (season 1)
2021 The Girlfriend Experience Tawny Recurring (season 3)
The White Lotus Rachel[40] Main role (season 1)

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner 3 episodes
2017 Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Herself Episode: "A Body and a Plane"
Logan Paul: Summer Saga Herself 2 episodes
2018 After Hours with Josh Horowitz Herself Episode: "Ever Wanted to Date Alexandra Daddario? This Might Change Your Mind"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2012 "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons Drifter
2017 "Judy French" White Reaper N/A [41]
2018 "Wait" Maroon 5 Ex-Girlfriend [42]
2019 "Whenever You're Around" Bootstraps Young Woman [43]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Battlefield Hardline Dune Alpert Voice and motion capture
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Janet van Dyne / The Wasp Voice [44]

References[edit]

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