With his dashing looks and undeniable acting skills, Matthew Daddario has become one of the younger actors who are attracting attention in an industry with so much talent. The actor, who has already acted in several projects, is best known for his portrayal of the character of Alec Lightwood in the freeform television series “Shadowhunters”, developed by Ed Decter.
As anyone who has tried to make a name for himself in Hollywood would say, it is not easy to gain relevance in Tinseltown. But Daddario has done it by winning several Teen Choice Awards. It was also helpful that he was guided by a family member who also does great things on a screen. Find out who this person is and find out some other facts about him that go beyond what you see.
Early Life and Education of Matthew Daddario
Matthew Quincy Daddario was welcomed to the world on October 1, 1987, in New York City, New York. He comes from a family that has Italian, Slovakian, Hungarian, English, and Irish ancestors. The family, now fully identified as Americans, has played their fair share in maintaining law and order in America.
Daddario is the son of attorney Christina Daddario and her husband Richard Daddario, an attorney and former head of NYPD counterterrorism. His grandfather is also the politician Emilio Q. Daddario, who served for 12 years (1959-1971) as a Connecticut State Representative in the United States House of Representatives.
Matthew Daddario, who comes from a family of high social status, was enrolled at the oldest school in the United States, the Collegiate School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He then studied a degree in economics at Indiana University Bloomington, graduating in 2010.
Why He Decided To Become An Actor
Matthew Daddario knew that he was not suited for a job at the age of nine to five, and was more enthusiastic about becoming an actor after school. If he hadn’t gotten into acting, he would have become a farmer because of his love for animals, he said.
In 2012, Daddario made his acting debut in the film The Debut, in which he played the role of Peter Hamble. The film was not very successful at the box office and thus did not contribute to the improvement of his career. The following year he was cast for the role of Aaron in the romantic drama Breathe In. His impressive performance in this film helped him to get another role, this time in the comedy Delivery Man, directed by Ken Scott, in which he played the character of Channing.
After the release of “Delivery Man”, Matthew Daddario was praised by film critics and fans alike for his impeccable portrayal of a gay man, although in real life he was heterosexual. With all the hype now being created about his ability in front of the camera, he ended up in his groundbreaking role in Shadowhunter, where he played the very handsome, caring, and not so fashionable gay character of Alec Lightwood.
Shadowhunters was broadcast in January 2016 and quickly became the fans’ favorite, making Daddario a new star. For his brilliance on the show, he was awarded the Teen Choice Award for Break-Out Star.
What Is Matthew Daddario’s Relationship With Alexandra Daddario?
As you may be able to tell just by looking at them or by the similarities in their last names, Matthew and Alexandra Daddario are actually related. The two are siblings, with Matthew being the younger brother of the stunning actress who is highly regarded for her role as Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series. Besides Alexandra, Matthew has another sister named Catherine.
Unlike her brother, who went to college and graduated before starting his acting career, Alexandra did not wait for her graduation before doing what she loved. She attended Marymount Manhattan College before dropping out of college to devote herself entirely to acting. Prior to that, she started her career in 2002 and has since appeared in a variety of projects, including series and films such as All My Children (2002-2003), White Collar (2009-2011), Parenthood (2011-2012), Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) and Baywatch (2017) and many others.
What We Know About His Love Life
Matthew Daddario has been associated with many people in Hollywood over the years. However, none of these reported relationships were true or have proven to be true over time, as the actor only admitted that he had his eyes on the Russian beauty, Esther Kim.
The couple, who married in 2017, met a few years earlier, in 2013, and have had a long and happy relationship. A quick look at their Instagram pictures shows their great love for each other, as they often share photos of them enjoying the best things in life.
But while information about Daddario is publicly available, not much is known about Esther Kim except that she is very popular on social media with over 100,000 followers on Instagram. She was born on November 2, 1989, and has a younger brother named Nathan, while her parents are Anna and Vlad Kim.
Quick Facts About Matthew Daddario
|Date of Birth:||1 October 1987|
|Age:||32 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Matthew Quincy Daddario|
|Nick Name||Matthew Daddario|
|Father||Richard C. Daddario|
|Birth Place/City||New York City, New York|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Education||Indiana University Bloomington|