Alexandra Daddario is an American actress with an estimated $8 million in net worth. Alexandra Daddario rose to prominence for her role as Annabeth Chase in the “Percy Jackson” film adaptations. Since then, she has appeared in the films “Hall Pass,” “San Andreas,” “Baywatch,” and “We Summon the Darkness.” Daddario has also been in episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “True Detective,” and “New Girl.”
Early Life and Beginnings of Career
Alexandra Daddario was born in New York, New York, in 1986. She is the oldest daughter of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard, a former chief of the New York City Police Department’s counterterrorism section and a prosecutor. Catharine and Matthew are Daddario’s younger siblings; they are all of Czech, Italian, English, and Irish origin. Daddario, who grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, attended Brearley School and the Professional Children’s School. She realised from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. Later, she enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College, but quit to pursue an acting career full-time.
Daddario made her television debut in the recurring role of Laurie Lewis in the daytime soap opera “All My Children” at the age of 16. She subsequently appeared in episodes of “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” as well as the pilot episode of “Conviction” and an episode of “The Sopranos” titled “Johnny Cakes.”
Early Career in Film and “Percy Jackson”
In 2005, Daddario appeared in a small role in the Noah Baumbach drama “The Squid and the Whale.” She then appeared in “The Hottest State” by Ethan Hawke, the horror thriller “The Attic,” and the independent drama “The Babysitters,” starring John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon. In the 2010 fantasy adventure “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” however, Daddario portrayed Athena’s demigod daughter Annabeth Chase for the first time.
The film featured a big ensemble cast that includes Logan Lerman, Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener, Pierce Brosnan, and Steve Coogan. The film was based on the popular young adult novel of the same name. Daddario reprised her role in the film’s 2013 sequel, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” which was the series’ final feature.
Continue Film Career
Daddario has also starred in the horror flicks “Bereavement” and “Texas Chainsaw 3D” and had a minor role in the Farrelly brothers’ comedy “Hall Pass,” which starred Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. In 2014, she appeared in the zombie comedy “Burying the Ex,” and in 2015, she starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the catastrophe blockbuster “San Andreas.”
She then participated in the Nicholas Sparks romance drama “The Choice”; a cinematic adaption of “Baywatch” with Zac Efron; the erotic comedy “The Layover” alongside model Kate Upton; the psychological thriller “Night Hunter”; and the mystery picture “We Have Always Lived in the Castle.”
Later film credits for Daddario include “Lost Transmissions” and “Lost Girls & Love Hotels.” In 2019, the actress appeared in and produced the horror thriller “We Summon the Darkness.” In the same year, she also executive produced and featured in the romantic comedy “Can You Keep a Secret?,” based on the same-titled novel. In 2020, Daddario appeared in “Songbird,” the first film shot in Los Angeles during the COVID pandemic.
In 2009, following appearances in episodes of “Damages,” “Life on Mars,” and “Nurse Jackie,” Daddario secured a recurring role on the USA Network’s police drama series “White Collar” as Matt Bomer’s love interest. Subsequently, she had another recurring role on “Parenthood” (NBC). In 2014, she starred on the FX comedy “Married,” the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” and the HBO crime series “True Detective.” In 2012, she appeared in an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” In the latter, Daddario portrayed court reporter Lisa Tragnetti, who had an affair with one of the show’s characters.
In three episodes of “American Horror Story: Hotel” in 2015, Daddario portrayed a fictionalised version of the renowned costume designer Natacha Rambova. Among his subsequent television credits are the comedies “The Last Man on Earth,” “Robot Chicken,” and “Workaholics.” In 2019, she starred alongside Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin in the ensemble cast of the streaming anthology series “Why Women Kill.” Later, in 2021, Daddario had a recurring role on “The Girlfriend Experience” on the Starz network.
In 2012, Daddario starred in the music video for “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, which has received over one billion YouTube views. She later appeared in the music videos for “Judy French” by White Reaper, “Wait” by Maroon 5, and “Whenever You’re Around” by Bootstraps.
Daddario’s voice can also be heard in the video games “Battlefield Hardline” and “Marvel Avengers Academy.” For the former, she also used motion capture technology to record herself.
In 2010, after meeting on the set of “Percy Jackson,” Daddario began dating actor Logan Lerman. Despite rumours that they were temporarily engaged, the couple apparently ended their relationship in 2015. Daddario began dating attorney and television broadcaster Ari Melber shortly thereafter. Eventually, they also separated. Later, in 2019, Daddario began a relationship with the actor Brendan Wallace.
Additionally, it is rumoured that Daddario had previously dated Trey Songz, Jason Fuchs, and Zac Efron.