You’ve seen Alexandra Daddario policing the beaches of Florida in Baywatch, bravely facing a massive earthquake in San Andreas, and enjoying the holiday of a lifetime with Kate Upton in the road-trip comedy The Layover. But if you still can’t get enough of the blue-eyed bombshell, here are 24 amazing facts about the actress:
Alexandra Daddario: 24 Addictive Facts
1. Who is Alexandra Daddario?
American actress Alexandra Daddario began her career as Laurie Lewis in the TV soap opera All My Children. She also portrayed Annabeth in the Percy Jackson film series. She has had starring roles in the feature films San Andreas and Baywatch.
After getting her big break with a key role in the Percy Jackson film franchise, Daddario would go on to star in other major tentpole projects including Texas Chainsaw 3D, Hall Pass and guest starred on Series including White Collar, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. True Detective, and American Horror Story: Hotel.
She also served as the executive producer and star of the movie Can You Keep a Secret?
2. She thought dating Zac Efron would help her self esteem:
Often when you’re in a movie with a handsome co-star like Zac Efron, everyone suddenly assumes you’re dating, but the actress is too humble for that, saying:
It’s only happened a couple of times, but it happens. The fact that people think that I can get someone as hot as Zac Efron, it’s cool, I feel like I’m getting back at all the boys in high school that wouldn’t date me.
3. The actress had a funny Uber driver story:
Alexandra Daddario shared a series of tweets from a hilarious saga with her Uber driver.
She hailed a cab to take her to the airport and after drop off, the 32-year-old actress received an email from the ride-share service saying that her driver found one of her items in his vehicle. Worried she texted her Uber driver saying, “Hi, This is your Uber rider you took to jfk so kindly. What did I leave in the vehicle?”. The driver responded, “Hey Alex. I think you left your pet squirrel in my car.”
4. Watch her horror movie on Halloween that she produced:
Alexandra Daddario is one of the lead actresses in the horror-comedy We Summon the Darkness, in which she acts as both producer and cast mate to Johnny Knoxville (Action Point), Maddie Hasson (Impulse) and Logan Miller (Escape Room). The horror film is based on a group of friends who are heading to a heavy metal concert in the Midwest. Along the way, they meet a trio of seemingly fun-loving guys and eventually go to a secluded country home for what seems to be an exciting after-party. Soon it takes a dark, deadly turn.
In signing on for this project, Daddario found her second project getting to act as producer, having made her debut in the behind-the-scenes role as executive producer on the 2019 romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret?, and described taking on a producer role for Darkness as “way too much responsibility,” followed by laughter and describing it as a “great” experience.
”I think I’m in a position now where I can help get financing for films, which is sort of where that producer credit comes from,” Daddario said. “But then, it also allows you to bring to the table what you can bring to the table. And I’ve been doing this for 20 years now, and I have certain things that I can help the film with. And I think that that’s, as far as being a woman and empowering yourself, I think that that’s a really important thing that I was looking to do and I’ve done it on a couple of films now and I found it to be really rewarding. And I found that I’ve been able to help when I can help. And I know when to step away when it’s not my area of expertise.”
5. Speaking of horror-movies, she finds a real connection with them:
We Summon the Darkness marks Daddario’s sixth venture into the horror genre, with various projects including American Horror Story: Hotel, Texas Chainsaw 3D and We Have Always Lived in This Castle, and she describes her interest in this particular field because “it’s really fun.”
“You get to really let loose, and also, I find that I like comedies, but horror comedy speaks to me,” Daddario said. “Then horror, I think, a lot of these films are a metaphor for something deeper, so you can actually have a lot to explore there. And I like the elevated level of an absurd world, and that’s definitely all in this script.”
“There are some things you expect, but most of the big things you don’t expect,” Daddario said. “That’s what makes it really fun, and I thought that it was done really well in a way that wasn’t super cliché. I think that’s why people are responding to it.”
6. She has another funny story about her high school dating experience:
“I went to an all-girls school, so I didn’t really date. But one time—oh it was so embarrassing—I sat in front of a mirror when I was 15 for like, two hours putting on makeup for this date where my friend was setting me up with her friend, and we were going to go to the movies. I thought I looked so gorgeous, I had put on all this eyeliner and had gone through my mother’s makeup. We had this date and it was really awkward and he was like, “Bye!” Then the next day my friend calls and said that he had called and said that I was wearing too much makeup and that I looked weird. I must have looked like a clown or something, I didn’t know what I was doing! So that was a sort of sad date.”
7. Alexandra Daddario is currently working on pandemic thriller Songbird amid COVID Times:
The actress is shooting a pandemic-themed film amid the currently ongoing coronavirus outbreak and calls it a way of life now for actors.
She stars in the upcoming Michael Bay-produced film, Songbird, set in the year 2022 when a familiar lockdown is re-implemented following the mutation of an even more infectious virus.
This thriller (produced by Michael Bay and starring Demi Moore, Craig Robinson and KJ Apa) is set to occur two years into the future (which is hopefully when things can go back to normal for us). The story follows Riverdale’s KJ Apa playing a delivery man with a rare immunity, allowing him to carry out his work as an essential worker amid the virus outbreak.
For actors, working on sets with all the new COVID rules has become a new way of life.
“I’ve worked a couple of times as things have started to come back and I’ve had a lot of tests and the protocols are very strict,” says Daddario, who is currently in Hawaii shooting her new show, The White Lotus. “Every production I have been on — everyone has been so great about making sure we’re all safe.”
8. She quarantined with her girlfriends and her puppy:
Prior to returning to work, the San Andreas actress was at home quarantining like the rest of the world. The actress says she was in lockdown at her L.A. home with a few friends.
“It’s been difficult, but I feel really lucky. I had two great girlfriends I quarantined with and we all supported each other, but it’s nice to see people get back to work. But for everybody, it’s definitely overwhelming,” she says.
Though one thing that made quarantine all the better? Staying at home with her pup, Levon.
“I didn’t have pets growing up, so Levon is my first dog and I got him six years ago when he was 2,” the San Andreas actress says. “I’ve fallen in love with him. Just the idea that my little dog was in the shelter and so scared, I think that encouraging people to go adopt a dog is great.”
9. Pet activist:
Alexandra Daddario is a proud pet owner and pet advocate. The animal loving actress is currently helping pets in need of a home by partnering with Subaru to help spread awareness for shelter pets.
10. She really loves doing silly things with her co-stars on We Summon the Darkness:
Acting has a lot of behind the scenes time where the cast can mingle, get to know each other and become good friends. Such is the case for the “We Summon the Darkness” female trio who Daddario described as an “incredible, really supportive group of people” that knew the project they were a part of and ensured they “brought a lot to it.”
“My female co stars and I spent the most time together, and we all had a really great sense of humor about things and a level of an understanding of the world as being totally absurd and also very serious,” Daddario recalled.
“So the comedy I think they helped bring out was amazing. One of my favorite memories was, I think I went with Amy Forsyth, this wasn’t on set, but we went to the Wal-Mart and bought like, unicorn onesies and then painted or something. We just were able to do silly things together on our off-time that I think helped develop the relationship that you guys ended up seeing on screen.”
11. She was born in the 80s, so she loved playing an 80s character in We Summon the Darkness:
Alexandra Daddario was born in New York on March 16 1986, and this film is set in the late ’80s, around the same time Daddario was born.
The actress describes the experience of getting to step back in time as “great,” saying she misses the ’80s since she never really got to experience the era.
“I never got to wear those kinds of clothes and have big hair and all of that,” Daddario said. “It really helped to have people who remember that time period, creating the costumes and the hair and the makeup, because then you could step into your character and it helps formulate the character and make you feel more like who you’re supposed to be, and that’s really fun. I love doing period pieces and being involved with a period piece like this is, because yeah, I’ve never had the opportunity to really play that kind of big haired 80s girl before.”
12. She is the elder sister to two siblings:
Alexandra Daddario is the eldest child of her parents, Christina Daddario, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, former head of NYPD counterterrorism on March 16, 1986, in New York City. She has a brother, Matthew Daddario, an actor and a sister Catharine Daddario.
Alexandra is of American nationality although she is descended from mixed ethnicity with Italian, Czech, English, and Irish ancestry. Alexandra’s paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.
Daddario was raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She attended Brearley School as well as a vocational school for children.
14. Her eyes:
Alexandra Daddario has been blessed with a pair of striking blue eyes.
15. She always wanted to be an actress:
Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven. “I’ve always loved telling stories,” she said in 2019. “It was just something I really wanted to do – and I could have done anything, really. I had all the opportunities on the planet. ”
She attended Marymount Manhattan College before dropping out to continue playing full time. She studied the Meisner acting technique for years.
She made her television debut when she was just 16 years old, she played victimized teen Lewis on the soap opera All My Children. Daddario also found success when she rose to prominence for her role on the first season of the HBO series True Detective in 2014.
16. She got to work with Superman:
Henry Cavill turns in a much different performance than Superman in Night Hunter, a psychological thriller by writer and director David Raymond that explores members of the police force and their connection to a series of abductions and murders. Alexandra Daddario plays the role of a profiler with marital problems and was honored to be cast alongside Cavill saying:
“I thought he did a great job. He’s a good person and a consummate professional, and it’s really awesome to work with Superman… He was a really strong costar and just a wonderful person to work with. I think everyone was. You get lost in these people’s work; they were just totally in it, for better for worse. There’s a lot of darkness in there, but we are all totally in it”.
Regarding her education, she went to Brearley School and then studied in the Profession Children’s School. She attended Marymount Manhattan College.
Alexandra Daddario has the tall height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Her body weight is 61kg. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her body measurements are 35-27-34 inches. Her bra size and shoe size are 8 (US).
19. She describes her personal fashion style as:
Alexandra Daddario always makes amazing fashion choices on the red carpet and says:
“ I think I’m still trying to grow into my fashion sense. I really Rag and Bone, and I love Dior. I like sophisticated but sexy, I am still sort of figuring out what I love”.
20. Dating history:
Rumours flew around that she was in a long-term relationship with Jason Fuchs from 2006 till 2009. She fell in love with her co-star in Percy Jackson, Logan Lerman. They started dating in 2009 and got engaged on 16th December 2016. But due to some differences, they broke up. They officially announced their separation on Twitter.
Currently, Alexandra Daddario is single. Alexandra is reported to have dated a number of her co-stars and one rumour spread about a secret affair with Zac Efron, her co-star from Baywatch, but none of them have spoken on it.
21. Favourite food:
Alexandra Daddario loves omelet, grilled salmon, and M&M.
22. Favourite music:
She loves music and Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Phoenix, Edward Sharpe, the Magnetic Zeros and Rascal Flatts are some of her favorite singers.
Alexandra has got a very impressive net worth. Her net worth was $4 Million in 2018. She is making a good amount of money from her work. Her exact net worth has not been revealed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is earning a considerable amount of salary from her work.
24. Her gritty performance in Night Hunter was motivated by self exploration:
Night Hunter is a psychological thriller that explores members of the police force and their connection to a series of abductions and murders. At the center of the story is Rachel, a profiler with marital problems played by Alexandra Daddario. The actress sat down with Screen Rant to speak about her acting saying:
“I sort of like exploring myself…. I knew I could pull it off, but I was intrigued by the role. I think that one of the beautiful things [about acting] is it’s a little meditational; you sort of get to this place where you can’t plan out what you’re doing.
In particular with something like this, that’s highly emotional and dark and you don’t know what the other person is going to be next, you’re really reacting. You have to get yourself lost in the moment and sort of see what happens. I was surprised sometimes, when I got into that sort of meditational lost place, by what would happen.
That’s what’s really fun, when you don’t plan and maybe you over prepare. And then when you get there, you have to let it all go and just see what happens. I like to see the scenes take on a life of their own in that way.