Alexandra Anna Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She had her breakthrough portraying Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series (2010-2013). +more She has since starred as Paige in Hall Pass (2011), Heather Miller in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), Blake Gaines in San Andreas (2015), Summer Quinn in Baywatch (2017), and Alexis Butler in We Summon the Darkness (2019). She has also guest starred in television series such as White Collar, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, New Girl, and American Horror Story: Hotel. In 2021, she starred in the first season of the HBO series The White Lotus, for which she received widespread critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie in 2022.

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Early life and education

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 counterterrorism unit. She is of Italian, Irish, English, and Slovak descent. +more She has a younger brother, Matthew Daddario, and a younger sister, who are both actors as well. 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 and the Professional Children's School. +more Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of 11. "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 before dropping out to pursue acting full-time. She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.

Acting career

2010-2015: Early work and recognition

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). +more She also had a recurring role as Neal Caffrey's love interest, Kate Moreau, in the USA Network procedural drama series White Collar. In 2011, she appeared in the comedy film 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", which surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. She appeared as a guest in an episode of the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which she portrayed Ruby Taft. +more Her first starring role after Percy Jackson was as lead character Heather Miller in the slasher film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013). In August 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. Burying the Ex premiered out of competition as the Venice Film Festival in 2014.

In 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 one of the main characters. +more Her nude scenes in the series attracted much attention. The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas and made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth. That same year, she made a guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.

2016-2020: Breakthroughs and career fluctuations

In 2016, Daddario 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). +more She played Summer Quinn, who was portrayed by Nicole Eggert in the original television series. That same year, Daddario portrayed Kate Jeffries 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 made a cameo appearance as a scuba diver in Rampage, directed by San Andreas filmmaker Brad Peyton, but her scenes were cut from the final film. +more Daddario starred as Constance Blackwood in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, a film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's mystery thriller novel of the same name. Daddario also starred in the psychological thriller Night Hunter, which premiered at the LA Film Festival on September 28, 2018. In 2019, Daddario starred in and produced two films, the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella, and the horror thriller We Summon the Darkness, directed by Marc Meyers.

In 2020, Daddario provided the voice of Lois Lane in the superhero animated film Superman: Man of Tomorrow and starred in the noir film Lost Girls & Love Hotels. She also appeared in Songbird, the first film shot in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021-present: The White Lotus and mainstream recognition

In 2021 she appeared in the HBO social satire series The White Lotus and the film Die in a Gunfight. For her performance in the former, she received widespread critical acclaim alongside the rest of the cast, with The Hollywood Reporter declaring that her performance "should redefine how audiences and casting directors see her. +more" She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie in 2022.

Personal life

Since 2020, she has been in a relationship with producer Andrew Form. On December 2, 2021, they announced their engagement. The pair married in June 2022.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005The Squid and the WhalePretty Girl
2006The Hottest StateKim
2007The AtticAva Strauss
2007The BabysittersBarbara Yates
2009Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert ExperienceGirlfriend
2010Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefAnnabeth Chase
2010BereavementAllison Miller
2011Hall PassPaige
2013Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersAnnabeth Chase
2013Texas Chainsaw 3DHeather Miller
2014Burying the ExOlivia
2015San AndreasBlake Gaines
2016Baked in BrooklynKate Winston
2016The ChoiceMonica
2017BaywatchSummer Quinn
2017The HouseCorsicaDeleted scene only
2017The LayoverKate Jeffries
2018Night HunterRachel Chase
2018RampageScuba diverDeleted scene only
2018We Have Always Lived in the CastleConstance Blackwood
2018When We First MetAvery MartinDirect-to-streaming film
2019Can You Keep a Secret?Emma CorriganAlso executive producer
2019Lost TransmissionsDana Lee
2019We Summon the DarknessAlexis ButlerAlso producer
2020Lost Girls & Love HotelsMargaretFilmed in 2017
20201 Night in San DiegoKelsey
2020SongbirdMayDirect-to-video film
2020Superman: Man of TomorrowLois LaneVoice role; direct-to-video film
2021Die in a GunfightMary Rathcart
2022WildflowerJoyPost-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002-2003All My ChildrenLaurie LewisRecurring role; 43 episodes
2004Law & OrderFeliciaEpisode: "Enemy"
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentSusie ArmstrongEpisode: "In the Wee Small Hours (Part 1)"
2006ConvictionVanessaEpisode: "Pilot"
2006Law & OrderSamantha BeresfordEpisode: "Release"
2006The SopranosAnother WomanEpisode: "Johnny Cakes"
2009DamagesLily ArsenaultEpisode: "I Lied, Too"
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentLisa WellesleyEpisode: "Salome in Manhattan"
2009Life on MarsEmily "Rocket Girl" WyattEpisode: "Let All the Children Boogie"
2009Nurse JackieYoung WomanEpisode: "Pilot"
2009-2011White CollarKate MoreauRecurring role (seasons 1-2)
2011-2012ParenthoodRachelRecurring role (season 3)
2012It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaRuby TaftEpisode: "Charlie and Dee Find Love"
2014MarriedElla the WaitressEpisode: "Pilot"
2014New GirlMichelle2 episodes
2014True DetectiveLisa Tragnetti4 episodes
2015American Horror Story: HotelNatacha Rambova3 episodes
2015The Last Man on EarthVictoriaEpisode: "Alive in Tucson"
2016Robot ChickenTheresa Johnson / LenaVoice roles; episode: "Joel Hurwitz Returns"
2016WorkaholicsDonnaEpisode: "Save the Cat"
2019Why Women KillJade / Irene TabatchnickMain role (season 1)
2021The Girlfriend ExperienceTawnyRecurring role (season 3)
2021The White LotusRachel PattonMain role (season 1)
2023Mayfair WitchesRowan MayfairMain role

Web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009-2010Odd JobsCassie Stetner3 episodes
2017Do You Want to See a Dead Body?HerselfEpisode: "A Body and a Plane"
2017Logan Paul: Summer SagaHerself2 episodes
2018After Hours with Josh HorowitzHerselfEpisode: "Ever Wanted to Date Alexandra Daddario? This Might Change Your Mind"

Music videos

YearTitleArtist(s)Role
2009"Love Is on Its Way"Jonas BrothersGirlfriend
2012"Radioactive"Imagine DragonsDrifter
2017"Judy French"White ReaperN/A
2018"Wait"Maroon 5Ex-Girlfriend
2019"Whenever You're Around"BootstrapsYoung Woman

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015Battlefield HardlineDune AlpertVoice and motion capture
2016Marvel Avengers AcademyJanet van Dyne / The WaspVoice

Living people