Daddario in May 2017
Alexandra Anna Daddario
March 16, 1986
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Alexandra Anna Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas and Summer Quinn in the 2017 Baywatch film. She has 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, New Girl and American Horror Story: Hotel.
Alexandra Anna Daddario was born in New York City 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 counter-terrorism unit under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She is of Italian, Irish, English and Czech descent. 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 U.S. House of Representatives for Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.
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. "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." 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, Daddario starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "Radioactive", and she 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 romantic horror 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.
On January 2013, Daddario was cast 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. Her scenes, which included nudity, attracted much attention. 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, and the same year saw her guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.
In 2016, the actress had a supporting role in the Nicholas Sparks romantic drama film The Choice, directed by Ross Katz. Daddario subsequently starred as one of the leads in the film adaptation of Baywatch (2017), reuniting with her San Andreas co-star Dwayne Johnson. She played Summer Quinn, who was portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the original television series. That same year, Daddario portrayed Kate Jeffries, alongside Kate Upton, in the road trip comedy The Layover (2017), directed by William H. Macy. 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. Daddario also appeared as a Scuba Diver in Rampage directed by Brad Peyton but was cut in the final film.[dead link] Daddario starred as Constance Blackwood in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, a Stacie Passon-directed film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's mystery thriller novel of the same name. Daddario has been cast alongside Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley in the psychological thriller Night Hunter (originally titled Nomis), and is also headlining the drama-thriller film Lost Girls and Love Hotels. Daddario starred in and acted as executive produer for the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella, and will be appearing in the film Happy Life.
|2005||The Squid and the Whale||Pretty Girl|
|The Hottest State||Kim|
|2007||The Babysitters||Barbara Yates|
|The Attic||Ava Strauss|
|2010||Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief||Annabeth Chase|
|2013||Texas Chainsaw 3D||Heather Miller|
|Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||Annabeth Chase|
|Life in Text||Haley Greene||Short film|
|2014||Burying the Ex||Olivia|
|2015||San Andreas||Blake Gaines|
|Faces Without Eyes||Iris||Short film|
|Baked in Brooklyn||Kate Winston|
|The House||Corsica||Deleted scene only|
|The Layover||Kate Jeffries|
|2018||When We First Met||Avery Martin|
|Rampage||Scuba Diver||Deleted scene only|
|We Have Always Lived in the Castle||Constance Blackwood|
|2019||Lost Transmissions||Dana Lee|
|Can You Keep a Secret?||Emma Corrigan||Also executive producer|
|We Summon the Darkness||Alexis|
|TBA||Lost Girls and Love Hotels||Margaret||Post-production|
|1 Night in San Diego||N/A||Post-production|
|Die in a Gunfight||Mary||Pre-production|
|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||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"|
|2009–2011||White Collar||Kate Moreau||Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 7 episodes|
|2011–2012||Parenthood||Rachel||Recurring role (season 3), 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"|
|2019||Why Women Kill||Jade / Irene Tabatchnick||Main role|
|2009–2010||Odd Jobs||Cassie Stetner||3 episodes|
|2017||Logan Paul: Summer Saga||Herself||2 episodes|
|2017||Do You Want to See a Dead Body?||Herself||Episode: "A Body and a Plane"|
|2018||After Hours with Josh Horowitz||Herself||Episode: "Ever Wanted to Date Alexandra Daddario? This Might Change Your Mind"|
|2017||"Judy French"||White Reaper||N/A|
|2015||Battlefield Hardline||Dune Alpert||Voice and motion capture|
|2016||Marvel Avengers Academy||Janet van Dyne / The Wasp||Voice|||
Awards and nominations
|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||Won|
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