Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor.

Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario, her sister is actor Catharine Daddario, and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Daddario (Emilio Q. Daddario), of Connecticut. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian/Slovak ancestry.

She wanted to be an actress when she was young. Her first job came at age 16, when she got the role of “Laurie Lewis” on All My Children (1970). Alex co-starred, with Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson, in the role of Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson movies, Percy Jackson & the Olympians:

The Lightning Thief (2010) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), which were based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling teen books. At the end of 2012, Alex starred in the music video, Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive”.