Although she nurtured her interest in the entertainment industry from an early age (at eleven years old), Alexandra Daddario didn’t take her career to a professional level until she turned 16. She studied at Brearley School and moved on to Professional Children’s School, as well as Marymount Manhattan College. By the time she made up her mind to become an actress, she pursued it by studying the Meisner acting technique, spending years to learn the ropes. Her first role in her capacity as a professional actress was portrayed in TV soap opera All My Children from 2002–2003 and playing Laurie Lewis is her biggest role on TV to date. The American actress is most renowned for her role as Annabeth Chase in the film franchise Percy Jackson where she starred alongside Pierce Brosnan.
Other prominent film projects she has appeared in include San Andreas, the 2017 Baywatch film, When We First Met, Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, among several others. In the television department, she has guest-starred in series such as White Collar, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, New Girl, as well as American Horror Story: Hotel, all to rave reviews. As expected of someone with such great talents, Alexandra Daddario has earned some award nominations for her acting accomplishments. Out of four awards she has been nominated for so far, she won the 2017 Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her role in Baywatch.
Just like most of her peers, not every project on Alexandra Daddario movies and TV shows list and her performances are rated high. We give you a comprehensive collection of the talented actress’ acting project and some of the reviews placed on her works.
Alexandra Daddario Movies
So far, there are about thirty projects under Alexandra Daddario movies with some still in production. Her debut role in the category came when she was cast to play Pretty Girl in The Squid and the Whale. While her role in the 2005 American independent arthouse comedy-drama film is not a prominent one, it launched her acting career in the film department and opened the door for more. Her next movie role came the next year and it’s a short film titled Pitch where she portrayed the role of Alex. Also in 2006, she landed the role of Kim in The Hottest State, based on a novel of the same name. 2007 brought two more movie roles her way – Barbara Yates in The Babysitters and Ava Strauss in the Attic. The former was written and directed by David Ross while the latter is a horror film directed by Mary Lambert. She continued with her two-movie streak in 2010, appearing in her most prominent role so far – as Annabeth Chase in the 2010 fantasy film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and later played Allison Miller in Bereavement, an American horror film.
Alexandra only appeared in a single movie role in 2011, playing the role of Paige in Hall Pass. In 2013, she lined up three film projects – Texas Chainsaw 3D where she appeared as Heather Miller, Life in Text as Haley Greene and also reprised the role of Annabeth Chase in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Burying the Ex is the only film project she graced her talent with in the year 2014, appearing as Olivia, while San Andreas – where she played Blake Gaines and Faces Without Eyes – where she is seen as Iris, joined the lot on Alexandra Daddario movies list in 2015.
After playing Monica in The Choice and Kate Winston in Baked in Brooklyn, both in 2016, the actress joined the Baywatch cast as Summer Quinn in 2017 – she starred alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the American comedy action movie. She also played roles in The House and The Layover the same year, although she played deleted scenes in the former. In 2018, she bagged four roles in movies – When We First Met as Avery Martin, Rampage as Scuba Driver, We Have Always Lived in the Castle as Constance Blackwood and Night Hunter as Rachel. Her Rampage appearance is in a deleted scene.
More recently, she is not showing any sign of slowing down as she has appeared in Lost Transmissions in 2019 and still has several others lined up in either filming or post-production stage. Her other recent film projects include – Can You Keep a Secret? as Emma Corrigan, Lost Girls and Love Hotels as Margaret, We Summon the Darkness as Alexis, 1 Night in San Diego, Celestial Blue and Happy Life, all of which are still in the pipeline. We can’t ascertain the roles she is billed to play in the last three projects.
Alexandra made her first appearance as a professional actress on television by the time she was 16. She played the role of Laurie Lewis in the American television series, All My Children, which aired on ABC from 5th January 1970 to 2nd September 2013. Her character of a victimized teen on the soap opera appeared in all of 43 episodes that make up the show, launching her career in the entertainment industry.
She remained on the cast list of All My Children from 2002 to 2003 before she joined the procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order for one episode in 2004. She played Felicia in the episode titled ‘Enemy’. Her next television appearance was in a similar project – Law & Order: Criminal Intent where she played Susie Armstrong in one episode – ‘In the Wee Small Hours (Part 1)’.
Alexandra packed three TV roles in 2006. She first appeared in the episode ‘Pilot’, on the NBC show Conviction where she played the role of Vanessa. Her next 2006 TV project was The Sopranos as Another Woman in the episode – ‘Johnny Cakes’. She then made a Law & Order comeback but played another character named Samantha Beresford in the episode ‘Release’.
Her year was a busy one in 2009 when she appeared in five projects. Damages came first and she played the role of Lilly Arsenault in the episode ‘I Lied Too’. She then played Emily “Rocket Girl” Wyatt on Life on Mars – episode ‘Let All the Children Boogie’. Her next two projects the same year were Nurse Jackie in the episode ‘Pilot’ and Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Lisa Wellesley in the episode ‘Salome in Manhattan’. She wrapped up the year by joining the cast of White Collar where she played a recurring role as Kate Moreau in the first two seasons. Her time on the show saw her in 7 episodes, lasting from 2009 to 2011.
From 2011 to the next year, Alexandra Daddario played a recurring role as Rachel in the comedy-drama Parenthood. She appeared in 5 episodes in season three of the show and concluded the year with one episode appearance in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Ruby Taft. The next time she was seen in a television project was in 2014 when she played Lisa Tragnetti in 4 episodes of True Detective, as Michelle in 2 episodes of New Girl and as a waitress in an episode of Married.
In 2015, Alexandra joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. Her character – Natacha Rambova was seen in 3 episodes while she appeared in a single episode (Save the Cat) as Donna in Workaholics in 2016. The same year, she appeared on the episode ‘Joel Hurwitz Returns’ in Robot Chicken where she played both Theresa Johnson and Lena. Since 2019, Alexandra has been on the main role as Jade in Why Women Kill, an upcoming American dark comedy-drama series.
She has also appeared in three web series – Logan Paul: Summer Saga, Do You Want to See a Dead Body? and After Hours with Josh Horowitz, all as herself. Music videos and video games are also part of her collection. She has worked with music icons like the Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5.
Alexandra Daddario Movies and TV Shows – Reviews and Summary
Her debut acting project scored 6.6/10 on IMDb and was liked by 88% of Google users with fans teeming up around it. Her first big break in films – Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief didn’t do so well if the ratings – 5.9/10 IMDb, 49% Rotten Tomatoes and 47% Metacritic are to be considered. However, the film went on to bring in 226.4 million USD at the box office and when compared to its budget of 95 million USD, it didn’t do badly at all. The same goes to Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters which was shot on a budget of 90 million USD and earned 200.9 million USD at the box office.
White Collar received good ratings from authority platforms upon its premiere. The series got 8.2/10 on IMDb, 97% on Rotten Tomatoes while TV.com gave it 8.5/10. Also, movie fans love the acting displayed in Texas Chainsaw 3D but the horror film received poor ratings. On IMDb, it got 4.8/10 while Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic gave it 18% and 31% respectively. The film brought in 47.2 million USD against a budget of 20 million USD.
Among her worst projects in terms of ratings and earning, Burying the Ex grossed a mere 604,517 USD at the box office and was rated at 28% on Rotten Tomatoes. Baywatch didn’t do so well too, bagging a 17% score on Rotten Tomatoes, however, most movie fans received it with open arms.