Alexandra Anna Daddario was born on March 16, 1986 in New York City, New York, to Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor. Her brother is actor Matthew Daddario and her grandfather was congressman Emilio Q. Daddario, of Connecticut. She has Italian, Irish, Hungarian, German, and English ancestry. She wanted to be an actress when she was young. Her first job came at age 16, when she got the role of "Laurie Lewis" on All My Children (1970). Alex co-starred, with Logan Lerman & Brandon T. Jackson, in the role of 'Annabeth Chase" in the "Percy Jackson" movies, which were based on Rick Riordan's best-selling teen books. Also, she played the main character in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), which was released in 2013. At the end of 2012, Alex starred in the music video, "Imagine Dragons' Radioactive".