Alexandra Daddario is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch.
Years active: 1998–present
Born: March 16, 1986, 32 years and 2 months, New York City, New York, United States
Nick Name: Alex
Sun Sign: Pisces
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height: 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
Measurements 35-27-34 in or 89-68.5-86 cm
Bra size 32C
Father – Richard C. Daddario (Prosecutor and former head of the NYPD counter-terrorism unit)
Mother – Christina Daddario (Lawyer)
Siblings – Matthew Daddario (Younger Brother) (Actor), Catharine Daddario (Younger Sister)
Others – Emilio Q. Daddario (Paternal Grandfather) (Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives) (American Democratic Politician)
Alexandra is of Italian, English, Czech, and Irish descent.
Alexandra has attended an all-girls private school, Brearley School in NYC. At the age of 16, she enrolled herself into Professional Children’s School in the same city. Post that, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College.
She is repped by these agencies –
Harvest Talent Management
Strikingly bold blue eyes
Daddario also starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in television series such as White Collar, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, and American Horror Story.
Early life and education
Daddario was born in New York City, the eldest child of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the NYPD counter-terrorism unit under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor, and she has a sister named Catharine. 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. She has Italian, Slovak, English, and Irish ancestry.
Daddario was raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She attended Brearley School as well as the Professional Children’s School. Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven. She attended Marymount Manhattan College. She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.
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). She also had a recurring role as Neal Caffrey’s love interest Kate Moreau in the USA Network’s procedural drama series White Collar. In 2011, she co-starred in Hall Pass and had a recurring role as Rachel in NBC’s comedy-drama series Parenthood.
In 2012, she starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons’ song “Radioactive”, and had an episode guest stint in the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Ruby Taft. Her first starring role after Percy Jackson was the slasher film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as the lead character Heather Miller. In the latter part of 2013, Daddario reprised her role as Annabeth Chase in the film sequel 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 at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.
In 2014, Daddario had a short role in the first season of the HBO anthology series True Detective. She appeared in a four-episode arc as Lisa Tragnetti, a court reporter having an extramarital affair with Woody Harrelson’s character. The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas, alongside Dwayne Johnson. Also in 2015, Daddario made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth created by and starring Will Forte. That same year, she guest starred in the fifth season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.
Awards and nominations
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
2017 2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Baywatch Nominated
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Squid and the Whale Pretty Girl
2006 Pitch Alex Short film
006 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 Baked in Brooklyn Kate Winston
2017 Baywatch Summer Quinn
2017 The House Corsica
2017 The Layover Kate Jeffries
2018 When We First Met Avery Martin Post-production
2018 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Constance Blackwood Post-production
2018 Nomis Rachel Post-production
2018 I Am Not a Bird Margaret Filming
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 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 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 7 episodes
2011–2012 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”
2017 Do You Want To See a Dead Body? Herself Episode: “A Body and a Plane”
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner 3 episodes
Year Title Artist
2012 “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
2017 “Judy French” White Reaper
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2015 Battlefield Hardline Dune Alpert Voice and motion capture
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Janet van Dyne / The Wasp Voice
Daddario has appeared in a Yellow Book commercial.
Best Known For
Playing Annabeth Chase in the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
First Music Video Appearance
Alexandra appeared in Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” video in late 2012.
2005 American drama film The Squid and the Whale as Pretty Girl. It was a minor role.
First TV Show
American television soap opera, All My Children (aka AMC) for her role as Laurie Lewis. She appeared in 43 episodes from 2002 until 2003.
Alexandra Daddario Favorite Things
Food – Omelette, Grilled Salmon, M&m’s
TV Shows – Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-), Family Guy (1999-), 30 Rock (2006-), South Park (1997-)
Singer – Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Phoenix, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Books – Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life (By Steve Martin), The Pleasure Of My Company (By Steve Martin)
She was born in New York and raised in Upper East Side.
She became active in her career in 2002.
She desired to become an actress since childhood.
Her first TV role came to her when she was 16. (pretty late)
She has done a recurring role in the TV series White Collar (2009-2011), Parenthood (2011-2012).
She did the lead role in the movies like Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Heather Mills, Bereavement (2010) as Allison Miller, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) as Annabeth Chase.
She has worked with Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson in the movies.
She was nominated for “MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance” for her role as main protagonist Heather Mills in the film Texas Chainsaw 3D in 2013.