Life and career
Daddario was born in New York on March 16, 1986, and was raised on the Upper East Side; her parents are lawyers. She has Italian, Irish, and Czechoslovakian ancestry.
She wanted to be an actress when she was a child but her first television role did not come about until she was 16 years old, when she booked the role of victimized teen Laurie Lewis on All My Children.
Daddario co-starred with Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, a fantasy-adventure movie directed by Chris Columbus, which was released on February 12, 2010. Columbus and Craig Titley adapted the screenplay from The Lightning Thief, the first book of Rick Riordan's best-selling teens' series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Daddario plays Annabeth Chase.
In 2011, she co-starred in the Farrelly Bros' latest comedy, Hall Pass. Daddario also landed a recurring role on NBC's TV Series Parenthood as Rachel, who serves as a receptionist at The Luncheonette.
She played the main protagonist in the slasher film Texas Chainsaw 3D. The film was about a young woman who travels to Texas, along with her friends, to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding maniac is part of the reward. Texas Chainsaw 3D was released in January 2013.
At the end of 2012, Daddario starred in the music video for Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive". In August 2013, Daddario appeared on an episode of Chelsea Lately to promote her movie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, and to talk about life before her acting career.
Film Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Squid and the Whale Pretty Girl
2006 Pitch Alex
2006 The Hottest State Kim
2007 The Babysitters Barbara Yates
2008 The Attic Ava Strauss
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Girlfriend (Central Park Couple)
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Annabeth Chase Lead role
2010 Bereavement Allison Miller Lead role
2011 Hall Pass Paige
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Heather Miller Lead role
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
2013 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters Annabeth Chase Lead role
2013 Life In Text Lead role
Television Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 All My Children Laurie Lewis 43 episodes
2004 Law & Order Felicia Episode "Enemy"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Susie Armstrong Episode "In the Wee Small Hours (Part 1)"
2006 Law & Order Samantha Beresford Episode "Release"
2006 Conviction Vanessa Episode "Pilot"
2006 The Sopranos Another Woman Episode "Johnny Cakes"
2009 Damages Lily Arsenault Episode "I Lied, Too"
2009 Life on Mars Emily 'Rocket Girl' Wyatt Episode "Let All the Children Boogie"
2009 Nurse Jackie Young Woman Episode "Pilot"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lisa Wellesley Episode "Salome in Manhattan"
2009–2010 Odd Jobs Cassie Stetner Web-series
2009–2011 White Collar Kate Moreau Recurring role (11 episodes)
2011–2012 Parenthood Rachel Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ruby Taft Episode "Charlie and Dee Find Love"
2013 Chelsea Lately Herself Episode "Alexandra Daddario"
2014 True Detective Lisa Tragnetti Television series