Alexandra Daddario is best known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, and Blake Gaines in San Andreas. She will be in the movie version of Baywatch as Summer.
Alexandra Daddario was born in New York in a family of lawyers. She has a brother, Matthew, who is also an actor and a sister, Catharine. The father, Christopher Richard Daddario is a police officer and was formerly chief of counterterrorism in New York City. The mother, Maria Christina Titus is a lawyer. Alexandra, during her childhood and teenage years, lived in uptown New York (Upper East Side) and in the country house of Southampton (Long Island). She said she felt the vocation to become an actress at the age of eleven years attending the Broadway musical Les Misérables. She practiced many sports, including swimming, studied piano and for years she specialized in acting with the Meisner method.
She attended the prestigious Brearley girls’ high school in New York where she had the opportunity to play the first theatrical activities, wearing the clothes of Hortensius in The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare and those of blind Sophie in Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard. Her television debut was at age twelve in one spot of Barbie.
In 2002, at age 16, she has worked in the short of Jim Bernfield, Best Thanksgiving Ever, presented at the 15th Columbia University Film Festival. In the film, lasting a total of 8 minutes, Alexandra plays Michelle, the impossible love of the adolescent protagonist. In the same year the first big break: Alexandra debut on the soap opera All My Children, playing the character of Laurie Lewis. Working on call, had to be always ready to leave school commitments to redirect callers scene, for this, the second year of high school she decided to leave the Brearley and subscribe to the Professional Children’s School, designed for students engaged in show business .
Later she enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College. During the university years she starred as a guest in several television series. In 2009 she had the recurring role of Kate in White Collar which gave her a good reputation. Over the years the College has played minor roles on the big screen in films such as The Squid and the Whale, The Hottest State, The Babysitters, The Attic. She plays her first leading role in the slasher Bereavement by Steven Mena, filmed in 2007 but released only in 2011.
The film breakthrough came in 2010 with the first film in the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief. Following Alexandra appears in 5 episodes of the third season of Parenthood and the Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass. In 2012, she appears in the video of the song Radioactive Imagine Dragons. She is once again the star of a horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and returns to the set of the second chapter in the saga of Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters.
In 2014 causes uproar her nude scene in the first season of the television series True Detective. In the same year Alexandra runs an independent film titled Unreachable by Conventional Means. She is also a leading interpreter in Burying The Ex, horror comedy by Joe Dante, presented out of competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2014.
In 2015 returns to the big screen with the disaster movie San Andreas, alongside Dwayne Johnson. In the same year recites a cameo in the pilot episode of The Last Man on Earth, is the testimonial of the company Swiss Movado watches and appears as a guest in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel.
At the beginning of 2016, she has a small role in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Choice. She works as a co-star alongside Kate Upton in the sexy comedy The Layover by William H. Macy. Alexandra was cast for the role of Summer in the movie version of Baywatch, still alongside Dwayne Johnson, that will be released on theaters on 2017.