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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, Summer Quinn in the 2017 Baywatch film and Avery Martin in When We First Met. 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 Daddario
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Daddario in May 2017
Alexandra Anna Daddario

(1986-03-16) March 16, 1986 (age 33)
New York City, New York, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1998–present


Early lifeEdit

Alexandra Anna Daddario[1] was born in New York City on March 16, 1986,[2] 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.[3] She is of English, Hungarian, Irish, and Italian descent.[4] Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor,[5][6] and she has a sister named Catharine.[7] Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.[8] Daddario was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She attended Brearley School as well as the Professional Children's School.[9] Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven.[10] She attended Marymount Manhattan College.[11] She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.[12]


Daddario at WonderCon in April 2015

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).[13] 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.[14]

In 2012, Daddario starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "Radioactive",[15] 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.[16]

Daddario at Austin Film Festival in October 2016

On January 2013, Daddario was cast in the first season of the HBO anthology series True Detective.[17] 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 full frontal and rear nudity, garnered much attention.[18] The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas, alongside Dwayne Johnson.[19] 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,[20] and the same year saw her guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.[21]

In 2016, the actress had a supporting role in the Nicholas Sparks romantic drama film The Choice, directed by Ross Katz.[22] 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.[23] That same year, Daddario portrayed Kate Jeffries, alongside Kate Upton, in the road trip comedy The Layover (2017), directed by William H. Macy.[24] 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.[25] Daddario also appeared as a Scuba Diver in Rampage directed by Brad Peyton but was cut in the final film.[26] 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.[27] Daddario has been cast alongside Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley in the psychological thriller Night Hunter (originally titled Nomis),[28] and is also headlining the drama-thriller film Lost Girls and Love Hotels.[29] Daddario will next be starring in and executive producing the romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella,[30] and as well be appearing in the film Happy Life.[31]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Squid and the Whale Pretty Girl
2006 Pitch Alex Short film
2006 The Hottest State Kim
2007 The Babysitters Barbara Yates
2007 The Attic Ava Strauss
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
2015 Faces Without Eyes Iris Short film
2016 The Choice Monica
2016 Baked in Brooklyn Kate Winston
2017 Baywatch Summer Quinn
2017 The House Corsica Deleted scene only [32]
2017 The Layover Kate Jeffries
2018 When We First Met Avery Martin
2018 Rampage Scuba Diver Deleted scene only[26]
2018 We Have Always Lived in the Castle Constance Blackwood
2018 Night Hunter Rachel
2019 Lost Transmissions Dana Lee
2019 Can You Keep a Secret? Emma Corrigan[33][34] Post-production, also executive producer
TBA Lost Girls and Love Hotels Margaret Post-production[29]
TBA We Summon the Darkness Alexis Post-production
TBA 1 Night in San Diego N/A Filming[35]
TBA Celestial Blue N/A Pre-production
TBA Happy Life N/A Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
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 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 "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 Main role[36]


Year Title Role Notes
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? Episode: "A Body and a Plane"
2018 After Hours with Josh Horowitz Episode: "Ever Wanted to Date Alexandra Daddario? This Might Change Your Mind"

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2009 "Love Is on Its Way" Jonas Brothers Girlfriend (Central Park) [37]
2012 "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons Drifter
2017 "Judy French" White Reaper N/A
2018 "Wait" Maroon 5 Ex-Girlfriend [38]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2015 Battlefield Hardline Dune Alpert Voice and motion capture
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Janet van Dyne / The Wasp Voice [39]

Awards and nominationsEdit

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 Won


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