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Matthew Daddario

Matthew Daddario

American actor
Matthew Daddario
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Is Actor Film actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1 October 1987, New York City
Age 33 years
Star sign Libra
Siblings: Alex Daddario
The details


Matthew Daddario (born October 1, 1987) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Alec Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters.

Early life

Daddario was born and raised in New York City, the son of Christina, a lawyer, and Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of NYPD Counterterrorism under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His older sister is actress Alexandra Daddario; he also has a younger sister. Daddario's paternal grandfather was Emilio Q. Daddario, a Democratic representative to the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut from 1959 to 1971. He is of Italian, Irish, Hungarian, and English ancestry. Daddario attended the Collegiate School, before studying business at Indiana University Bloomington, from which he graduated in 2010.


Daddario made his major film debut as Aaron in the romantic drama film Breathe In, directed by Drake Doremus. That same year, he had a supporting role as Channing in the Vince Vaughn-led comedy film Delivery Man, directed by Ken Scott. In 2014, Daddario portrayed Danny Ladouceur in the sports drama film When the Game Stands Tall, co-starring alongside Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, and Alexander Ludwig. The film is based on the achievements of football coach Bob Ladouceur and the De La Salle Spartans, who set a record 151-game winning streak.

In 2015, he co-starred as Gabriel in the teen comedy-drama Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. In May 2015, it was announced that Daddario would portray Alec Lightwood on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments series of novels by Cassandra Clare. The series began airing on January 12, 2016, and is currently in production for season 2. Also in 2016, he starred in the remake of Eli Roth's horror film Cabin Fever, directed by Travis Z.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Debut Peter Hamble Film
2013 Breathe In Aaron Film
2013 36 Saints Sebastian Film
2013 Delivery Man Channing Film
2014 Growing Up and Other Lies Peter Film
2014 When the Game Stands Tall Danny Ladouceur Film
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Gabriel Film
2016 Cabin Fever Jeff Film
2016 The Last Hunt Matthias Short film; also director and executive producer
2016–present Shadowhunters Alec Lightwood Television series; main role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Star Shadowhunters Won
MTV Fandom Awards Ship of the Year (shared with Harry Shum Jr.) Nominated

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