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Alexandra Daddario Biography

Alexandra Daddario


Date of Birth
16 December 1986, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name
Alexandra Anna Daddario

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Biography
Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of Connecticut. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian/Slovak, German, and English ancestry. She wanted to be an actress when she was young. Her first job came at age 16, when she got the role of "Laurie Lewis" on All My Children (1970). Alex co-starred, with Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson, in the role of Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson movies, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), which were based on Rick Riordan's best-selling teen books. At the end of 2012, Alex starred in the music video, Imagine Dragons's "Radioactive".

Alexandra became more known in the 2010s, as she starred as Blake Gaines in earthquake film San Andreas (2015), alongside Dwayne Johnson, and in the films Hall Pass (2011), Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), and Baywatch (2017). She has appeared on many TV series, including White Collar (2009), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), and American Horror Story (2011): Hotel. In 2014, Daddario gained attention for her role on the first season of the HBO series, True Detective (2014).

  • She started acting in 2002, and she has also worked in Music departments. It happened in an episode of The Last Man on Earth (2015), but her very 1st experience was in the movie Lie (2006), starring the Actor and Singer Alan Miller, featuring Miranda Cosgrove in the cast. By the way, Alan Miller is one of Matthew Daddario's favorite actors.
  • Her parents are lawyers. Her father, Richard C. Daddario, was a Federal Prosecutor in New York City for 13 years, before being named Head of the NYC Police Department's Anti-terrorism Bureau (in 2010).
  • Her father has is of 75% Italian and 25% Irish descent, while her mother has Hungarian, Slovak, German, and English ancestry.
  • When she was 16 years old, she got transferred from Brearley School to the Professional Children's School (in New York), so she could better focus on her acting skills.
  • Attended Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.
  • Older sister of the actors Matthew Daddario and Catharine Daddario.
  • Ranked #80 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
  • She did voiceover work on "I Spy School Days" (a book of picture riddles).
  • Appeared tied up and gagged on screen in the movie Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013).
  • Trademarks:
  • Strikingly blue bold eyes
  • Quotes
  • To be an actress and act crazy is really fun for me, to be able to be acting like you'd never be able to act in your real life and scream and freak out. It's an interesting test for an actor.
  • I'm very into fantasy films.
  • I'm really easily affected by horror films. I have pretty strong reactions to them.
  • I love stories about people that, whatever situation they're in, you can relate to them in a way.
  • I never know what's going to happen or what opportunities are going to be given to me. I've found with the opportunities that I've been given have made it possible for me to explore different characters and exciting stories.
  • I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me. Like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.

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