Alexandra Anna Daddario was born in New York City on March 16, 1986, the eldest child of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of the New York City Police Department counterterrorism unit.
She is of Italian, Irish, English, and Slovak descent. She has a younger brother, Matthew Daddario, and a younger sister, who are both actors as well. Her paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.
Daddario was raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She attended Brearley School and the Professional Children’s School. Daddario said she decided to be an actress at the age of 11. “I always loved storytelling,” she stated in 2019. “It was just something I genuinely wanted to do – and I could’ve done anything. I did have every opportunity on the planet.”
She attended Marymount Manhattan College before dropping out to pursue acting full-time. She has studied the Meisner acting technique for years.
These are some of the adorable childhood photos of the actress.