A lot of Hollywood actresses grow in popularity quickly, but their careers fizzle out just as fast. But sometimes, the perfect combination of talent, beauty and timing come together for an actress and an enduring, one-of-a-kind star is born. This seems to be the case with rising star Alexandra Daddario, who has been steadily adding credits to her film and TV career since 2002. She may not be a household name just yet, but you’ve likely seen her in small and now larger roles for nearly two decades now. But how much do you really know about this gorgeous actress who was slightly obscure until recently? Here is everything you need to know about Alexandra Daddario.
She got her start with a popular daytime soap opera.
Back in 2002, Daddario made her acting debut at age sixteen on ABC’s daytime soap All My Children. She had a recurring role portraying Laurie Lewis, and starred in a total of 43 episodes. She actually co-starred with a few other kid actors who went on to have successful Hollywood careers as well, including Michael B. Jordan and Amanda Seyfried.
She went on to star in several major films and TV shows.
Since her soap days, she has successful landed some major roles on the silver screen, the first of being her role as Annabeth Chase in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She then starred in movies like Hall Pass, Texas Chainsaw 3D, San Andreas, Baywatch, and more. She’s also guested starred with several popular TV series, like Law & Order, Damages, White Color, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, New Girl, American Horror Story, and recently Why Women Kill.
She’s super dedicated to working out.
For her last few major roles, Daddario had to quickly transform her body into tip top shape. From playing a ripped lifeguard to a killer tsunami survivor, these films required a lot of taxing activity that Daddario had to be ready for. Apparently, the workout regimens for these roles got her in such good shape that she had full six-pack abs for the first time in her life. “For Baywatch, I started doing weight training, which I had never done before, and I saw a huge difference. It was kind of amazing, the transformation I went through,” said Daddario.
Her eyes are absolutely stunning.
Now this is no mystery, as one look at an image of Daddario will reveal how gorgeous her eyes are. But many may speculate that she uses contacts to achieve those beautifully haunting baby blues – the answer is they are all real and natural. Not only are her eyes nice to gaze into, but she uses them for good. Daddario partnered with Allergan’s See America campaign, which is aimed at fighting blindness and making vision a top priority across the U.S.
She loves fantasy films.
Even before starring in the Percy Jackson films, Daddario was a big fan of fantasy. She had already read the books the films were based on, and is especially into all things Greek mythology. “Greek gods are so human in so many ways – they love and they hate and they get jealous,” said Daddario. “And that’s what makes the stories about them so exciting.”
She prefers casual fashion over couture.
Daddario totally slaves on the red carpet, but she has shared that her preference lies with dressing more casually and comfortably. She’s said that she will almost literally wear PJ’s anywhere, like lounging around or taking her pet to the dog park.