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 July 2013
Born Alexandra Anna Daddario
(1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Relatives

Alexandra Anna Daddario[1] (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series and Blake Gaines in San Andreas. She starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred on series including White Collar, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, and American Horror Story: Hotel.

Early life[edit]

Daddario was born in New York City, the daughter of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the NYPD counter-terrorism unit under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.[2] Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor.[3][4] She also has a sister named Catharine.[5] Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.[6] She has Italian, Czech, English, and Irish ancestry.[7]

Daddario was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She is an alumna of Brearley School and the Professional Children's School.[8] Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven.[9] She attended Marymount Manhattan College.[10] She has claimed to have studied the Meisner acting technique for years.[11]

Career[edit]

Daddario made her television debut at the age of 16, when she played victimized teen Laurie Lewis on the soap opera All My Children. Her first major role was as Annabeth Chase in the 2010 fantasy-adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.[12] She also had a recurring role as Neal Caffrey's love interest Kate Moreau on the series White Collar. In 2011, she co-starred in Hall Pass and had a recurring role on Parenthood.[13]

In 2012, she starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", and had an episode guest stint on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Ruby Taft. 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: Sea of Monsters. She then appeared in the zombie comedy Burying the Ex with Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene. Burying the Ex was among the chosen films participating but not competing in the Venice Film Festival in 2014.[14]

Daddario at the 2015 WonderCon

In 2014, Daddario gained attention for her role on the first season of the HBO series True Detective.[15] She appeared in a four episode arc as Lisa Tragnetti, one of Woody Harrelson's character's extramarital affairs.[16] The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas, alongside Dwayne Johnson.[17] Also in 2015, Daddario had a cameo in the pilot of the Will Forte comedy series The Last Man on Earth,[18] and had a guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, where she played a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.[19]

In 2016, she had a supporting role in the Nicholas Sparks film The Choice.[20] Daddario was then cast alongside Kate Upton in the road trip comedy The Layover, directed by William H. Macy, replacing Lea Michele in the role.[21] Daddario was subsequently cast as the female lead in the film adaptation of Baywatch, reuniting with her San Andreas co-star Dwayne Johnson. She will play the role of Summer Quinn, who was portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the series.[22] Daddario will then star opposite Adam DeVine in the romantic comedy When We First Met.[23] She next joined the cast of We Have Always Lived in the Castle as Constance Blackwood, the first film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Daddario lives in Los Angeles,[11] and has one dog named Levon.[25] Daddario was considered a sex symbol by Rolling Stone,[26] and in 2014 was named one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" by Maxim.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Squid and the Whale Pretty Girl
2006 Pitch Alex Short film
2006 The Hottest State Kim
2007 The Babysitters Barbara Yates
2007 The 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 Short film
2014 Burying the Ex Olivia
2015 San Andreas Blake Gaines
2016 The Choice Monica
2016 The Layover Kate In post-production
2016 Baked in Brooklyn Kate In post-production
2017 Baywatch Summer Quinn In post-production
2017 When We First Met Avery In post-production
2017 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Constance Blackwood In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 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 Conviction Vanessa Episode: "Pilot"
2006 The Sopranos Another Woman Episode: "Johnny Cakes"
2006 Law & Order Samantha Beresford Episode: "Release"
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"
2009–11 White Collar Kate Moreau 7 episodes
2011–12 Parenthood Rachel 5 episodes
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ruby Taft Episode: "Charlie and Dee Find Love"
2014 True Detective Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes
2014 New Girl Michelle 2 episodes
2014 Married Ella the Waitress Episode: "Pilot"
2015 The Last Man on Earth Victoria Episode: "Alive in Tucson"
2015 American Horror Story: Hotel Natacha Rambova 3 episodes
2016 Workaholics Donna Episode: "Save the Cat"
2016 Robot Chicken Theresa Johnson / Lena Episode: "Joel Hurwitz Returns"

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–10 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2012 Imagine Dragons "Radioactive"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Battlefield Hardline Dune Alpert
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Janet van Dyne / The Wasp[28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2010 2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Female Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Nominated
2013 2013 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance Texas Chainsaw 3D Nominated
2015 2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure San Andreas Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandra Daddario [AADaddario] (April 3, 2010). "Alexandra Daddario tweet" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ Rao, Priya (April 10, 2014). "The Case of the Missing Bikini". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sneider, Jeff (August 16, 2011). "Matthew Daddario joins Doremus pic". Variety. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "FYI: Apparently Alexandra Daddario and Her Siblings Got First Pick at the Gene Pool Draft". Pajiba. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "How to Date Me". GQ. December 1, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Emilio Daddario, Connecticut Congressman, Dies at 91". The New York Times. July 7, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Woman Of The Week: Alexandra Daddario". The Gentleman's Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ Berrie, Nicole (8 February 2010). "The Radar: Alexandra Daddario". Orange County. Archived from the original on June 13, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ Turner, Matthew (2010). "Alexandra Daddario Interview". View London. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Stern, Marlow (September 5, 2014). "Alexandra Daddario on 'True Detective's' Misogyny Claims and Her Hollywood Ascent". The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Wallace, Chris (June 2014). "Alexandra Daddario". Interview. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Up And Comer Alexandra Daddario Joining Percy Jackson". ComingSoon.net. March 19, 2009. 
  13. ^ Masters, Megan (September 21, 2011). "Parenthood Exclusive: White Collar Alum Alexandra Daddario Joins the Family Biz". TVLine. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lodge, Guy (September 4, 2014). "Venice Film Review: 'Burying the Ex'". Variety. Archived from the original on April 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ Rao, Priya (February 22, 2014). "Alexandra Daddario Talks True Detective, Boobs, and Fashion". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. (January 17, 2014). "Alexandra Daddario Talks 'True Detective' Nude Scene: 'I Just Sort Of Did It'". MTV News. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  17. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 4, 2014). "Up And Comer Alexandra Daddario Lands 'San Andreas' Lead Opposite The Rock". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ Framke, Caroline (March 1, 2015). "The Last Man On Earth: "Alive In Tucson"/"The Elephant In The Room"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ Stephens, Emily L. (November 19, 2015). "American Horror Story: Hotel does its best work without words". AV Club. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ Sneider, Jeff (October 8, 2014). "'True Detective' actress Alexandra Daddario Joins Nicholas Sparks Adaptation 'The Choice'". TheWrap. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  21. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 7, 2015). "Tim Griffin Joins 'Central Intelligence'; Alexandra Daddario In For 'The Layover'". Deadline.com. 
  22. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (November 18, 2015). "Alexandra Daddario Lands 'Baywatch' Female Lead". Deadline.com. 
  23. ^ Pedersen, Erik (May 6, 2016). "Adam Devine & Alexandra Daddario Will Reminisce About 'When We First Met'". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  24. ^ Kit, Borys (August 10, 2016). "Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga Join Sebastian Stan in 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  25. ^ Goldstein, Jessica (November 12, 2014). "Alexandra Daddario on Torturing Winston on New Girl and How True Detective Changed Things". Vulture. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ Montgomery, James (December 29, 2014). "25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2014". Rolling Stone. 
  27. ^ James, Richard (September 28, 2014). "2014 Hot 100 List". Maxim. 
  28. ^ Goldman, Eric (February 4, 2016). "Marvel Avengers Academy Launches with an All-Star Cast". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 

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