Daddario in 2016
Matthew Quincy Daddario
October 1, 1987
|Alma mater||Indiana University Bloomington|
Matthew Quincy Daddario (born October 1, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alec Lightwood on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019). He is the younger brother of actress Alexandra Daddario.
Daddario was born and raised in New York City, the son of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of NYPD Counterterrorism under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His older sister is actress Alexandra Daddario; he also has a younger sister Catharine Daddario.
Daddario's paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic representative to the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971. He is of Slovak, Italian, Irish, Hungarian, and English ancestry. Daddario attended the Collegiate School, before attending Indiana University Bloomington, from where he graduated with a degree in economics in 2010.
Daddario made his major film debut as Aaron in the romantic drama film Breathe In, directed by Drake Doremus. That same year, he had a supporting role as Channing in the Vince Vaughn-led comedy film Delivery Man, directed by Ken Scott. In 2014, Daddario portrayed Danny Ladouceur in the sports drama film When the Game Stands Tall, co-starring alongside Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, and Alexander Ludwig. The film is based on the achievements of football coach Bob Ladouceur and the De La Salle Spartans, who set a record 151-game winning streak.
In 2015, he co-starred as Gabriel in the teen comedy-drama Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. In May 2015, it was announced that Daddario would portray Alec Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments series of novels by Cassandra Clare. The series began airing on January 12, 2016, and ended in May 6th 2019. Also in 2016, he starred in the remake of Eli Roth's horror film Cabin Fever, directed by Travis Z.
Daddario married Esther Kim on December 31, 2017. The couple announced via Instagram posts in May 2020 that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter was born in September 2020.
|2012||The Debut||Peter Hamble|
|2014||Growing Up and Other Lies||Peter|
|2014||When the Game Stands Tall||Danny Ladouceur|
|2015||Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List||Gabriel|
|2016||The Last Hunt||Matthias||Short film; also director and executive producer|
|2016–2019||Shadowhunters||Alec Lightwood||Main role|
|2020||Tommy||Blaine||Episode: "To Take a Hostage"|
|2021||Why Women Kill||Scooter||Main role (season 2)|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Shadowhunters||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Breakout Star||Won|||
|MTV Fandom Awards||Ship of the Year (shared with Harry Shum Jr.)||Nominated|||
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor||Nominated|||
|Choice TV: Ship (shared with Harry Shum Jr.)||Nominated|||
|Choice TV: Liplock (shared with Harry Shum Jr.)||Nominated|||
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor||Won|
|Choice TV: Ship (shared with Harry Shum Jr.)||Nominated|
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- Woodhall, Alex (February 19, 2015). "Woman Of The Week: Alexandra Daddario". The Gentlemans Journal. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016.
- "Matthew Daddario". ShumDario News. December 12, 2018. Archived from the original on April 17, 2019.
- "Alec Lightwood played by Matthew Daddario". Freeform. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
- Sneider, Jeff (August 16, 2011). "Matthew Daddario joins Doremus pic". Variety.
- Petski, Denise (May 8, 2015). "Matthew Daddario & Isaiah Mustafa Join 'Shadowhunters' On ABC Family". Deadline Hollywood.
- "'Shadowhunters' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform". Variety. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
- "'Cabin Fever' Remake Invites Eli Roth Back Into House – AFM". Deadline Hollywood. October 20, 2014.
- "TV Star Matthew Daddario Secretly Married Esther Kim". Extra. January 2, 2019.
- "Esther Kim on Instagram: "1+1=3 🧡💛🐣"". Instagram. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
- "Matthew Daddario on Instagram: "Family!"". Instagram. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
- "Esther Kim on Instagram: "5 generations of women 💗💗💗💗💗"". Instagram. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
- "'The Last Hunt' (2016)". Sitting Cat Productions. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- "Katherine McNamara, Lucien Laviscount, Ronny Chieng & Lindsey Broad Join Victoria Justice & Matthew Daddario is the cast of "PUSH"". Press Journalism.
- "Vote Now for Wave 2 Teen Choice Nominees!". Teen Choice. June 9, 2016. Archived from the original on June 20, 2016.
- "Ship of the Year". MTV. 2016.
- "Your #ChoiceSciFiTVActor nominees". Twitter. June 19, 2017.
- "RETWEET to vote for #Malec (@MatthewDaddario + @HarryShumJr) as your #ChoiceTVShip in the #TeenChoice Awards". Twitter. July 13, 2017.
- "All those in favor of #Malec for #ChoiceLipLock, say aye. Vote @MatthewDaddario and @HarryShumJr today". Twitter. July 13, 2017.
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