Welcome to Dear Alexandra Daddario, your one and only fansite dedicated to the talented American actress, Alexandra Daddario. You might recognize Alexandra for her roles in "Percy Jackson", "Baywatch", "San Andreas", "Can You Keep A Secret?," "The White Lotus", and more. She currently stars in AMC's "Mayfair Witches" and will soon be seen in the movie "I Wish You All the Best." We aim to bring you the latest news and images of Alexandra. Please take a look around and be sure to visit again for all the latest updates and more on Alexandra!

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Written by Emily on October 14, 2023

Alexandra has a new photoshoot and interview with Numéro Netherlands (conducted pre-strike). Check it out the gallery and read the interview below!

Studio Photoshoots > 2023 > Session 04 | Numéro Netherlands

NUMERO – Critics applauded ALEXANDRA DADDARIO’s acting in the first season of HBO’s 2021 hit series, THE WHITE LOTUS, for which she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Earlier this year, she starred in AMC’s supernatural thriller series MAYFAIR WITCHES, playing a neurosurgeon who learns that she is the heiress to the Mayfair dynasty, a dynasty of powerful witches haunted by a sinister spirit. She also became a global ambassador for DIOR women’s fashion and La Collection Privée fragrance collection.

Alexandra, what was the best thing about filming THE WHITE LOTUS?
No one was thinking about what the show was going to do for our careers, if the show was going to be big. We were just grateful to be working and to be together in such a beautiful place. It was special to all look out for each other and have this unique experience in the middle of the pandemic.

Out of all the roles you’ve played so far, which one left the biggest mark on you?
PERCY JACKSON, just because I made life-long friends, learned a million new things and felt seen and accepted for the first time in my life, which can have a profound effect on who you are. That job taught me a lot about myself.

What challenges you the most about your current role in MAYFAIR WITCHES?
Just how out there it is. Anne Rice was a brilliant, imaginative, dark writer who wrote some really intense stuff. I spent a lot of my days working crying and screaming, and making sense of the nuanced themes of her work.

How did you get into acting? Has it always been a passion of yours?
I feel very lucky that I discovered what I wanted to do at such a young age. I was 11 or 12 when I started acting professionally and by the time I was 16, I knew it was what I wanted to do forever. I love to understand people and understand myself. Every time I did a play as a kid or these movies and shows as an adult, I was amazed and so fulfilled by the process. Even a negative experience can teach you so much about the world around you, how people work and how you respond and can build a character under difficult circumstances. I’ve always been so loyal to acting and my characters and the human condition, but there was a time when people in my life didn’t know what the hell I was doing and discouraged it. It’s hard to explain why you love acting to a bunch of people who think if you don’t go to college, your life is over.

How do you like being DIOR’s global ambassador and the face of such an iconic fashion brand?
I am overjoyed to work with DIOR because my love for them is so genuine. My mom taught me about fabrics when I was a kid and she knows how to sew. She taught me what a great skirt was. We’d go to the thrift shops in NYC and buy designer skirts and coats and dresses, and she’d say “Look at how this lays, the fabric. See the difference?” Every time I’m at a fitting with DIOR, I feel so lucky to try on these beautiful clothes. I just gush over how well designed they are and how sexy and classy. J’adore! I love the team and my genuine connection with the brand.

During the Couture Fashion Week in Paris this summer, you also made your front row debut at DIOR’s show. What you were feeling while seeing firsthand the beautiful collection they presented?
It’s like a dream. I took my mom, who hasn’t been to Europe in 50 years, and we had the absolute greatest time. It was so special to be there and to share it with her. I was also tired because of jet lag, but the endorphins lasted through the show.

Which of your recent experiences has taught you the most?

I’ve had some really traumatizing, really bad experiences. They were awful. There came a point in every day when I was just at my lowest, where I was asking myself “Who am I? How am I going to handle this? What does the future look like as I try to recover from this?” I learned a tremendous amount about myself and how I pick myself up. I would say to myself that I was going to get through it and I was going to be happy. I didn’t really know how that was going to happen, but I just knew it. I was so proud of how I handled getting out of it.

Less depressingly, I had so many times of joy. My Emmy nomination, doing great work I love, meeting and falling in love with my husband, moments with my stepkids. I always love realizing my capacity for joy. It can be forgotten sometimes, during times of struggle.

What can you share about your upcoming projects?
I have a few cool movies coming out. I just finished a great movie with Josh Gad, Ashley Park, and Daveed Diggs, with the awesome director Nora Kirkpatrick. I also have a movie called I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST coming out, that Tommy Dorfman directed. I absolutely loved working with both directors and I hope people love the movies.

Written by Emily on December 09, 2022

Alexandra is featured on the cover of Men’s Journal! You can find photos from her photoshoot along with scans from the issue in the gallery! Enjoy!

Magazine Scans > 2022 > Men’s Journal (December)
Studio Photoshoots > 2022 > Session 03 | Men’s Journal

Men’s Journal – Flashing cameras catch her rock-candy blue eyes, cherry bomb lips and megawatt smile. Swathed in sheer pearlescence, sleek dark hair skimming her porcelain shoulders, she shifts her 5’8″ goddess body for another strobe of photographs. On the crowded red carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Alexandra Anna Daddario, 36, is Venus in a constellation of stars.

Less than 72 hours later, she’s simply “Alex,” in no makeup, hair undone, feet up on the counter in her Brooklyn kitchen, wearing what she dubs her “comfy, stretched-out travel jeans.” The NYC native has called L.A. home since 2009, but often returns east. “I’m definitely still a New Yorker, but I sometimes come back and I’m like, ‘Wow, how did I live here so long? Everyone’s so brash.’ And I was too,” she laughs. “I used to put my headphones on and walk through the city at 100 miles per hour, dodging tourists and getting mad at people who didn’t order their coffee quickly enough, but I’ve certainly softened and become more California. Even yesterday, I was walking around New York doing errands, and was like, ‘Hi, how are you?’ to people, and everyone’s looking at me like I’m being far too polite. New York’s fast, it’s like do your business and get out, but I do think I still have that part of me. I have no time for small talk.”

Lucky for us, she’s carved out time for Big Talk after the surreal high of the 74th Primetime Emmys, where she was up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series in season 1 of Mike White’s Hawaii meets Hitchcock social satire, The White Lotus. A pupu platter of Emmy gold, Lotus won 10 awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. While she didn’t take home a statue for her nuanced performance as troubled-in-paradise newlywed Rachel Patton, Alex is all love for her fellow castmates and the Big Kahuna who made it all possible.

“Mike White, he’s just incredible, and Jennifer [Coolidge] and Murray [Bartlett], and all the other people nominated from the show, it’s just such a talented group, and the cool thing about it is that Mike gave us all an opportunity to shine in something really brilliant that came out of his mind,” she says. “I think we all feel really lucky. We had this intimate and crazy experience shooting it, and to end up on the stage winning an Emmy for the show and just being part of that—I mean, the only reason I was up there was because Mike cast me, and gave me the opportunity to show people what I could do—I’m really grateful and proud. I have just been feeling a lot of gratitude the last couple of days.”

Animal Instinct
The cast’s spirit of aloha is a 180 from their twisted dynamic on Lotus, a jungle of sex, money and primal power plays that unfold at the fictional White Lotus Resort Maui. In one bitingly clever scene, Alex’s character, Rachel, sitting in her snow-leopard swim cover-up, looks like marked prey to Olivia and Paula, her smug Gen Z predators on pool chaises. Licking their chops, throwing machete-sharp questions at Rachel about her quasi career and the wealthy husband she’s “scored” who can pay off her student loans, they decimate her in minutes. But just when you think Rachel is roadkill, she slowly unbuttons her cover-up and rises in her ivory bikini, a lioness. Strolling away, swinging her haunches, she leaves the girls speechless, save for a deflated “Oh, shit.” It’s her Darwinian checkmate.

“Rachel taking her clothes off and showing off her body at the end, sort of as revenge, it’s so funny because it’s a constant power struggle,” Alex says. “The show’s all about this constant power struggle between all different types of people. It’s animal instinct. Even when her husband, Shane, is in the pool, instead of hanging out with her, he’s chatting up the young women. The whole point of it is, we’re all just jealous, small, instinctual animals, and we make these mistakes that we don’t even know we’re making, and we try to justify them, and we aren’t analyzing our place in the world and our effect on others. We’re all the same at the end of the day, this instinct to win. ‘I see that I’m being judged,’ or ‘I see that I’m in a conversation that I’m not winning, so what’s my trump card?’ And that’s what Rachel feels. The response she gets from her looks is such that she knows it’s there. And in this one situation, she’s like, ‘OK, here!’”
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Written by Emily on September 07, 2022

Alexandra is featured on the October cover of Women’s Health. She looks beautiful! Check out scans and photos from the photoshoot in the gallery.

Magazine Scans > 2022 > Women’s Health (October)
Studio Photoshoots > 2022 > Session 02 | Women’s Health

“I don’t fly on a broomstick or lean over a cauldron.”

It’s early afternoon on a Saturday, and 36-year-old actor Alexandra Daddario is explaining, via Zoom from her art-laden New Orleans rental, the mystical nuances of her upcoming TV series Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, an adaptation of the author’s book series that premieres early next year on AMC. Given Alexandra’s seriously jam-packed schedule of late, it’s a wonder she can remember her own name, let alone the biography of the neurosurgeon protagonist she portrays, Rowan, who learns only in adulthood that she is descended from a long line of witches.

Now, if you’re curious as to just how truly crammed that calendar of Alexandra’s is, here’s a quick peek: A mere 48 hours after posing for this Women’s Health cover (and still sporting the pretty pink manicure done on-set), Alexandra tied the knot with Hollywood producer Andrew Form at the French Quarter’s historic Preservation Hall in front of an intimate gathering of guests. (“I wanted it to feel like a good, easy time without the pressure of convention,” she says of the laid-back affair.) Alexandra then returned to production on Mayfair Witches for a handful of days before sitting for this interview. The very next day, she embarked on a “mini honeymoon” with Form: a road trip through Mississippi and Alabama with the beaches of Florida’s panhandle as their final stop.

Alexandra admits the whole planning-a-wedding-while-filming-a-TV-show thing was stressful. But once the vows were exchanged and the second line (the parade recessional leading the wedding party from the venue to the reception) began its march down Royal Street, she was left with a sense of calm. “When I met Andrew, we just both knew,” she says. “The wedding was wonderful; it felt a bit like an inevitable conclusion. So I feel really at peace.”

It’s clear after speaking with Alexandra for just a short while that she has an innate sense of when something feels right, and—perhaps more important—when something doesn’t. It’s an instinct we may all have but aren’t always great about tuning in to. For Alexandra, that instinct is a guiding light.

Growing up on New York’s Upper East Side as the eldest child of two lawyer parents (her siblings, Matthew and Catharine, are also actors), Alexandra felt pressure to succeed—to get good grades and attend a prestigious college. But despite being a voracious reader, she didn’t really excel in school. She tended to gravitate more toward artistic pursuits rather than academic ones, so she embraced a different outlet for her energy: acting.

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Written by Emily on July 21, 2021

Alexandra has a new interview and photoshoot with Schön! Magazine. She looks beautiful! You can read her interview below.

Studio Photoshoots > 2021 > Session 02 | Schön! Magazine

SCHON MAGAZINE – Whether it is by her versatile acting, mesmerising blue eyes or her tremendously retweetable tweets – you certainly know Alexandra Daddario. From blockbuster babe in Baywatch and San Andreas to self-conflicted honeymooner in HBO’s new dark comedy series The White Lotus, Daddario continues to prove that she really can do it all — and do it authentically. Perhaps it is her approach to each character — “liv[ing] in the world that they live in” — that equips Daddario with an undeniable realness. The actress sat down with Schön! for a candid conversation about life in her 30s and the details of her various acting experiences over the years.

Hello – so excited to speak with you! How are you doing these days?

I’m okay. I’m doing better. You know, it’s been wild to watch everything opening. Getting the vaccines, then suddenly, wow, everything is back — traffic’s back, and people are going out to dinner. You have a little bit of whiplash.

I’ve heard people say, oh, you know what? I needed this. For me, it wasn’t like that. It was very challenging, and I’m really relieved to see everything open. I feel a lot more comfortable in the world now. I think as far as perspective, I just feel grateful for the things that we took for granted before.

Let’s throw it back to 2003 and All My Children. Did you always know you wanted to act? And how would you say soap opera life is different or similar to your other roles?

I sort of did know that I always wanted to act, but being an actress seemed like not a real job to me as a kid. It seemed like something that, like, aliens did on another planet. In the world that I grew up in, it seemed like actors were manufactured in a lab. Being a normal person, you could never be an actor.

I had this love for it from a very young age. I loved going to acting class — it was very cathartic for me, leaning into your emotions and doing these scenes. And in all these scenes, you were taught a lot about what it meant to be human, and they were all these interesting stories.

The soap opera life was great. I was 16 when I booked the soap — this was almost 20 years ago now. It’s all shifted, but it taught me how to memorise lines, how to find my light, how cameras worked, and how to kiss a boy on camera. Like, all these bizarre things that you must do, it got me used to it, and I was grateful for that job.

Fast forwarding, let’s talk about your time as Lisa Tragnetti on True Detective. What attracted you to that role?

I think that as an actor, there are times where you aren’t taken seriously, and you struggle — like everybody. I think especially at that time in my life, I was having trouble getting in for certain auditions.

With True Detective, I just thought, ‘I want to work with these great people.’ I didn’t know what was going to happen. The role was initially smaller, and I actually auditioned for a different role — I didn’t think that it was going to be as big of a deal for me as it ended up being. For me, it was just a credit… Something I could learn from. That was sort of how I approached it.
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Written by Emily on July 13, 2021

Alexandra is featured on the new digital cover of The Laterals! The photoshoots looks beautiful! Check them out in the gallery!

Magazine Scans > 2021 > The Laterals
Studio Photoshoots > 2021 > Session 01 | The Laterals