Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American TV actress and occasional model. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch.
Daddario 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, and American Horror Story.
Alexandra Daddario 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 Police Department under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor, and she has a sister named Catharine. 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. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian/Slovak, German, and English ancestry.
Daddario was raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She attended Brearley School as well as the Professional Children’s School. Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven. She attended Marymount Manhattan College. She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.
Alexandra Daddario began her career when she was still a teenager, landing the role of Laurie Lewish on the long-running soap opera All My Children in 2002, when she was just 16 years old. Her first major role was as Annabeth Chase in the fantasy adventure film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010). 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.