Alexandra Daddario
Birth Date:
March 16, 1986
Birth Place:
New York City, New York, USA
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief


First coming to the attention of public for playing Laurie Lewis in the daytime drama “All My Children” (2002-2003), American actress Alexandra Daddario gained true prominence years later thanks to her role as Annabeth Chase in the box office hit “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010), which made over $227 million. She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award  for Choice Movie: Breakout Female for her performance. She reprised the role in the 2013 sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” Daddario also received an MTV nomination for her performance in the film “Texas Chainsaw 3D” (2013). She also has appeared in the films “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), “The Hottest State” (2006), “The Babysitters” (2007) and “Hall Pass” (2011) and the television shows “White Collar” (2009-2011) and “Parenthood” (2011-2012).       

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Childhood and Family:

Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986, in New York City, New York, to lawyers. Her father is of Italian and Irish lineage, while her mother has English and Czech-Hungarian bloodline. She has a brother named Matthew Daddario, who is also an actor. Alexandra studied at Brearley School before transferring to Professional Children's School in New York to concentrate on acting when she was 16. She later attended Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.

Texas Chainsaw 3D


Though she wanted to become an actress while still a little girl, Alexandra Daddario did not achieve her dreams until she was about 16 when she was cast as the exploited teen Laurie Lewis on the long running soap opera “All My Children.” She was on the show from January 2002 to June 2003. After leaving “AMC,” she guest starred in “Law & Order” (2004), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2005), “The Sopranos” (2006), and was featured in the pilot of the NBC crime/drama series “Conviction” (2006), which starred Eric Balfour, Jordan Bridges and Milena Govich.

Daddario made her big screen debut as pretty girl in the critically successful comedy/drama “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), written and helmed by Noah Baumbach. She went on to appear in the award winning short film “Pitch” (2006), opposite Dylan Baker, Graham Bowen and Mary Ellen Cravens, in the Ethan Hawke drama “The Hottest State,” which debuted at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2006, and in the independent drama “The Babysitters” (2007), starring John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon and Katherine Waterston. She also played a supporting role in the horror movie “The Attic” (2007), starring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Lewis and Tom Malloy.

In 2009, Daddario began a recurring role as Kate Moreau, Neal's missing girlfriend, in the USA Network police procedural series “White Collar,” starring Matt Bomer as con-man Neal Caffrey, and Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke. The same year, she made guest appearances in other TV shows like “Damages,” “Life on Mars,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (second appearance).      

Daddario enjoyed huge success in 2010 through Chris Columbus' fantasy movie, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” where she was cast as Annabeth Chase, the demigod daughter of Athena and Percy's romantic foil. Loosely based on “The Lightning Thief,” the first novel in the “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan, the film     ranked No. 2 at the box office for making $38.8 million in its opening weekend in North America and made a total of $226,497,209 worldwide. It original budget was $95 million. For her performance in the film, Daddario was nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Movie: Breakout Female.

Still in 2010, Daddario played the protagonist Allison Miller in slasher film “Bereavement,” directed, written and produced by Stevan Mena. She then portrayed babysitter Paige on the Farrelly Brothers comedy film “Hall Pass” (2011), starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate.

From 2011 to 2012, Daddario had a recurring role as Rachel, Adam and Crosby's assistant at their recording studio, in the NBC family drama series “Parenthood,” loosely based on the1989 film of the same name. She next appeared as Ruby Taft in an episode of “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” called “Charlie and Dee Find Love” (2012). She also starred in the music video     

In 2013, Daddario starred as Heather Mille in the slasher movie “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” the seventh film in the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, and was presented in 3-D. The role brought her an MTV Movie nomination for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance. Daddario also reprised her role as Annabeth in the 2013 sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” which has grossed $188,243,811 worldwide, and portrayed Haley in the short film “Life in Text” (2013).

Daddario will star as Kate in the upcoming film “Unreachable by Conventional Means” (2013), opposite Josh Brener and Paul Iacono.

Daddario will star as Lisa Tragnetti in the upcoming HBO television anthology series “True Detective,”  which is set to debut in January 2014. He co-stars in the show include Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Dunn, Michelle Monaghan and Elizabeth Reaser.


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