Alexandra Anna Daddario, better known by her stage name Alexandra Daddario, is an acclaimed American actress best known for playing Annabeth Chase in the ‘Percy Jackson’ film series. She is also known for her role as Blake Gaines in the film ‘San Andreas.’ Daddario was named 80th on Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ list in 2014, because to her blue eyes and lovely grin. Her first major part was in the 2010 film ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.’ She began her television career in 2002 with a role in ‘All My Children.’ She went on to play a variety of important and minor roles in many TV shows and films after that. She has also voiced significant characters in video games such as ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’ and ‘Battlefield Hardline.’ Her performance in the film adaptation of the iconic television series ‘Baywatch’ made her a household celebrity in 2017. She’s well on her way to becoming a major Hollywood star.
Childhood and Adolescence
Daddario was born in New York City, New York, on March 16, 1986, to Christina Daddario, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the ‘NYPD’ counter-terrorism section. From 1959 until 1971, her paternal grandpa was a Democratic member of the ‘United States House of Representatives’ representing the state of Connecticut.
Her family has three children, the eldest of them is her. Matthew Daddario, her brother, is also an actor, and Catharine Daddario is a social media sensation. Alexandra Daddario’s ancestors include Italians, Czechs, English, Irish, and Hungarians.
She was born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she attended the ‘Brearley School.’ She afterwards attended the ‘Professional Children’s School’ and moved on to ‘Marymount Manhattan College,’ one of the premier universities for fine arts in the United States, to pursue an acting career.
She wanted to be an actress since she was 11 years old and spent years studying Meisner’s acting technique.
She made her first television appearance at the age of 16 in the serial opera ‘All My Children,’ as Laurie Lewis, a mistreated youngster. The sitcom lasted over 40 episodes and served as an excellent springboard for her acting career.
Career of Alexandra Daddario
Daddario’s breakout role came in 2010 when she was cast as Annabeth Chase in the fantasy adventure film ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’ based on Rick Riordan’s bestselling YA novel.
Meanwhile, in 2009, she was cast in the series ‘White Collar’ as Kate Moreau, a recurring role. From 2009 through 2011, she starred in ‘White Collar’ as Kate Moreau.
She had a recurring part in the television drama series ‘Parenthood’ and acted in the romantic comedy film ‘Hall Pass’ in 2011.
She starred in the music video for the pop rock band ‘Imagine Dragons”s song ‘Radioactive’ in 2012. She also had a guest appearance in an episode of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ in the same year.
Her next major part following Annabeth Chase in ‘Percy Jackson’ was Heather Miller in the film ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ which she played in 2013. Despite the fact that the film was shot in 2012, it was only released in 2013. In 2013, she returned to the character of Annabeth Chase in ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.’
In 2013, she co-starred alongside Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene in the zombie comedy ‘Burying the Ex.’ In 2014, the film was shown outside of competition at the ‘Venice International Film Festival.’
Daddario rose to prominence in 2014 thanks to her appearance as Lisa Tragnetti in the first season of HBO’s ‘True Detective,’ in which she appeared in four episodes. The next year, she starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the catastrophe blockbuster ‘San Andreas.’
She made a cameo in the pilot episode of Will Forte’s comedy series ‘The Last Man on Earth,’ and a guest appearance in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel,’ in which she played designer Natacha Rambova.
In 2016, she played a supporting role in the romantic drama film ‘The Choice.’ The following year, she took over for actress Lea Michele in William H. Macy’s comedy picture ‘The Layover,’ in which she played Kate Jeffries.
In 2017, she landed her next major part as the female lead in the film adaptation of ‘Baywatch.’ She reunited with Dwayne Johnson from ‘San Andreas’ in this film. Summer Quinn, who was played by Nicole Eggert in the original series, was played by her.
She went on to star alongside Adam DeVine in the romantic comedy ‘When We First Met.’ She then appeared in Shirley Jackson’s mystery novel ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle,’ which was adapted into a film.
She landed the role of Rachel in the psychological thriller ‘Night Hunter’ in 2018, opposite Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley. In the same year, she was cast as Dana Lee in Katharine O’Brien’s independent drama film ‘Lost Transmissions,’ directed by Katharine O’Brien. The film made its global premiere at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival’ on April 28, 2019. (TFF).
In 2019, Daddario was cast in the romantic comedy film ‘Can You Keep a Secret?’ directed by Elise Duran and based on Sophie Kinsella’s novel of the same name. ‘Why Women Kill,’ a dark comedy-drama web television series, landed her in the lead role of Jade in the same year.
Major Projects of Alexandra Daddario
‘The Attic’ (2007), ‘Hall Pass’ (2011), ‘The Choice’ (2016), ‘Baywatch’ (2017), and ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ (2018) are some of her notable cinematic roles (2018).
‘All My Children,’ where she played Laurie Lewis from 2002 to 2003 and appeared in 43 episodes, was her longest TV performance. ‘Law & Order’ series (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009), ‘White Collar’ (2009-2011), ‘New Girl’ (2014), and ‘Workaholics’ were her other major TV shows (2016).
‘Radioactive,’ ‘Love Is on Its Way,’ ‘Wait,’ and ‘Judy French’ are some of the music videos she has appeared in. In the popular video game ‘Battlefield Hardline,’ she voiced Dune Alpert in 2015. The next year, she played Janet van Dyne in the Marvel Avengers Academy mobile game. In addition, she has appeared in the web series ‘Odd Jobs.’
Achievements & Awards
For her parts in ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ and ‘San Andreas,’ Daddario was nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ twice, in 2010 and 2015.
For her role in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ she was also nominated for the 2013 ‘MTV Movie Awards.’
Personal History and Legacy
Many of her co-stars she has dated. She was rumored to have been in a romance with her ‘Percy Jackson’ co-star Logan Lerman, which ended in 2015.
Her ‘Baywatch’ co-star Zac Efron was supposed to be in a relationship with her. Daddario, on the other hand, rejected the reports, claiming that she is simply a friend of Efron’s.
Daddario has a dog named Levon and lives in Los Angeles. She was raised in a Christian home but has never stated what religion she follows.
She gained 20 pounds of muscle during her fitness routine for the film ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’ which includes jogging, sword fencing, and aerobics. Her favorite foods are omelettes and grilled salmon. Lady Gaga and John Mayer are two of her favorite singers.
On Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, she has a sizable fan base.
Estimated Net Worth
Alexandra Daddario has a net worth of $8 million dollars.