Alexandra Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series and Blake in San Andreas.She starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in series including White Collar, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the first season of True Detective and American Horror Story: Hotel.Daddario was born in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the NYPD counter-terrorism unit under Mayor Bloomberg.Her brother, Matthew Daddario, is also an actor. She also has a sister named Catharine. Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971. She has Italian, Czech, English, and Irish ancestry.
Daddario was raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is an alumna of Brearley School and the Professional Children’s School. Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of eleven. She attended Marymount Manhattan College.She said she studied the Meisner acting technique for years.