Alexandra Anna Daddario, born March 16, 1986, is an American actress. She’s known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson movie series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch. Take a look below for 25 more interesting and fascinating facts about Alexandra Daddario.
1. Daddario starred in the movies Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in the television series such as White Collar, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective and American Horror Story.
2. She was born in New York City, 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. Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor and she also has a sister named Catherine.
4. Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut, from 1959 to 1971.
5. Daddario has Italian, Slovak, English and Irish ancestry.
6. She was raised in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
7. She went to the Brearley School as well as the Professional Children’s School.
8. She said that she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven.
9. Daddario went to Marymount Manhattan College and studied the Meisner acting technique for years.
10. She 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.
11. Her first major role was as Annabeth Chase in the fantasy adventure movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
12. She had a recurring role as Neal Caffrey’s love interest Kate Moreau in the USA Network’s procedural drama series White Collar.
13. In 2011, she co-starred in Hall Pass and had a recurring role as Rachel in NBC’s comedy drama series Parenthood.
14. In February 2017, Henry Cavill announced on Facebook and Instagram that Daddario had joined him and Ben Kingsley in the psychological thriller Nomis, which began filming by the end of that month in Winnipeg, Canada.
15. She has a dog named Levon.
16. Daddario was cast alongside Kate Upton in the road trip comedy The Layover, directed by William H. Macy, replacing Lea Michele in the role.
17. In 2016, she had a supporting role in the Nicholas Sparks movie The Choice.
18. In 2015, she had a cameo i the pilot of the Will Forte comedy series The Last Man on Earth, and had a guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, where she played a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.
19. In 2015, Daddario had a short role 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 Woody Harrelson’s character.
20. In 2012, she starred in the music video for Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive,” and had an episode guest stint on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Ruby Taft.
21. 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 movie’s co-writer Adam DeVine.
22. She is set to star as Constance Blackwood in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, a Stacie Passon directed movie adaption of Shirley Jackson’s mystery thriller novel of the same name.
23. She 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.
24. Her father has 75% Italian and 25% Irish descent, while her mother has Hungarian, Slovak, German and English ancestry.
25. She did voiceover work on I Spy School Days, which is a book of picture riddles.