Alexandra Daddario is an American actress best known for her role playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series. Lately, Hollywood has been really amping her up and we can see why! With her piercingly blue eyes, jet black hair, and amazing acting skills, she’ll be a Hollywood A-lister in no time. In the meantime, her down-to-earth and hilarious personality has captured some diehard followers. Below are 15 secret things that you may have never guessed about Alexandra Daddario! You won’t believe #10 & #3 are real!
15. Training For Roles
Recently, Alexandra had a pretty big role as Summer Quinn in the new Baywatch film. In order to get ready to be in a bikini for most of the film, Alexandra had to get serious about her training! “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.” She even claims that it was the first time she ever had abs!
14. Voice Actress
Although she is absolutely gorgeous while on screen, would you believe that she also does voice over acting? She dazzled everyone with her screaming and cries of terror in Texas Chainsaw 3D. She’s also done voice over work for shows like Robot Chicken and the video game Battlefield: Hard Edge. “Voiceover work, I really enjoy. I don’t get to do too much of it, but I’ve been doing more lately, and I like it because you get to do a bunch of options,” she explained.
13. She Loves Fantasy
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Alexandra loves fantasy considering her role in the Percy Jackson movies. Alexandra especially loves Greek mythology and she opened up to WWD about it. “Greek gods are so human in so many ways — they love and they hate and they get jealous — and that’s what makes the stories about them so exciting.”
12. Her Favorite Comedian
As a funny actress herself, Alexandra happens to look up to some comedy legends for her inspiration. “I’m a huge fan of Steve Martin. He’s hilarious, but he has this depth to him and this way of dealing with the difficult things in life with a sense of humor that I think has helped me as an actress.”
11. Casual Dresser
When she isn’t attending a fancy event, Alexandra’s style is definitely more low-key and laid-back. “When I have no appointments, I spend the day in pyjamas and go to the dog park in pyjamas. I’m very casual.” All of this only seems to add to how cool and likable Alexandra is.
10. Funny Lady
Believe it or not, but Alexandra is actually an incredibly funny actress. In fact, her sense of humor is what attracted many of her fans to her in the first place. Her Twitter feed is filled with some amazing tweets that everyone loves to share. Her Instagram captions are also noteworthy!
9. Eye Care
Since Alexandra’s eyes are her staple look, it would only make sense that she would be so adamant about taking care of her eyes. Daddario is a proud partner of the See America campaign set up by Allergan. “You go to the dentist and the doctor, and you get work done regularly but for some reason people aren’t aware they need to go to the eye doctor, especially if they have good vision. It’s important for people to know that there are conditions that could lead to blindness that are easily preventable if you go to a doctor.”
8. All-Girl School
As an upper east sider, Alexandra didn’t end up attending public school. Instead, she went to the Brearley School. The Brearley School is a well-known all-girls school in Manhattan, with many of its graduates going on to attend Ivy League colleges. “I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me, like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys,” Alexandra said.
7. A Real Yogi
When she isn’t weight training, Alexandra absolutely loves to engage in some yoga. “For some reason, I find jogging incredibly boring, but yoga is the only thing I’ve been able to consistently do over the years. I think it’s because it also is sort of a mental exercise and calms you and refocuses you.” By taking a look at this photo, we can tell that Alexandra definitely takes her yoga classes seriously.
6. Her Ultimate Icon
Although Alexandra is beautiful in her own right, even she has icons that she looks up to. In Alexandra’s eyes, Charlize Theron is her ultimate icon. “I think [Theron] is pretty remarkable. Everything she wears is amazing and I think just she’s just so glamorous and beautiful because it’s sort of the way she carries herself.” Just by looking at Alexandra’s style, you can tell that she carries herself just as well!
5. Piano Player
So we’ve already discussed how funny, beautiful, and witty Alexandra is, but would you believe that she is also musically gifted? However, she also happens to be quite a gifted piano player. The actress started to train when she was nine and has been playing ever since then.
4. Powerful Father
It seems that Alexandra also comes from a longline of successful family members. Her grandfather, Emilio Q. Daddario, was a Connecticut congressman for 12 years. Her father spent time as the Department of Justice’s attaché in Moscow and then worked for the New York police counterterrorism unit. So we can bet that you wouldn’t want to mess with this young lady!
3. No Stunt Double
Believe it or not, but Alexandra doesn’t use stunt doubles for her fighting scenes! Throughout the Percy Jackson films, Alexandra insisted on doing her own stunts. In fact, she would specifically train for them. “I think it’s important, too, when you are developing the character, to actually do the things and go through the things that the character would have gone through to the extent that you can, because I think it helps you develop the character.”
2. First Role
For her first real role, Alexandra scored a scene on the popular soap opera, All My Children. She played Laurie Lewis, a teenager who was having a rough time. Although it was her first serious role as an actress, Alexandra revealed that the role wasn’t that interesting. “I played the good girl and it was pretty boring,” she later explained.
1. New York City Gal
Unlike many other actresses, Alexandra didn’t grow up in a small town. In fact, she grow up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “Since I lived in the [New York] City where auditions and agents are very accessible, I have been doing it since I was a kid,” she revealed. To this day, Alexandra still has a soft spot for New York, despite moving to L.A.