Matthew Daddario

Matthew Daddario, born on October 1, 1987, is an American actor whom many know from his character in the series “Shadowhunters.” Born and raised in New York City, the talented actor pursued an acting career after graduating in economics from Indiana University Bloomington. He starred in his first film in 2013, a romantic film called “Breathe In.” His breakthrough came in 2016 after landing the recurring role of Alec in “Shadowhunters.” The talented actor has been nominated for several awards for his talent and has won two Teen Choice Awards in 2016 and 2018. We celebrate the career and birthday of this handsome actor and father of one here!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Matthew Quincy Daddario



Birth date:

October 1, 1987



Zodiac Sign:



6' 3"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$3 million

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Matthew Quincy Daddario, an American actor born and raised in New York City on October 1, 1987, has risen in popularity in the world of handsome and talented film stars! He is the younger brother of American actress Alexandra Daddario. Daddario attended Collegiate school and, thereafter, enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington, where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in economics. After his graduation, Daddario decided on a different career path and studied acting. In 2013, he successfully landed his first film role in the romantic film called “Breathe In,” and, later that year, in the comedy film “Delivery Man.”

Following his promising performances in his 2013 films, the rising actor landed another role in a 2014 sports drama film called “When the Game Stands Tall” and, in 2015, starred in the comedy-drama “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List” as Gabriel. Earlier that year, it was revealed that Daddario would play Alec Lightwood in the fantasy series “Shadowhunters.” The story was based on Casandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” series of novels. In 2016, he landed his breakthrough role as a recurring character in the aforesaid fantasy series, and it aired until 2019. Daddario gained much of his recognition from his role in “Shadowhunters” and earned him various award nominations for his performance.

During his role in “Shadowhunters,” the talented actor starred in the “Cabin Fever” horror film in 2016. As his career peaked at the time, Daddario won a 2016 Teen Choice Award in the Breakout Star category and, two years later, another Teen Choice Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor category. In 2020, the award-winning actor went on to star in the television series “Why Women Kill” in its second season. This handsome and talented actor married Esther Kim in 2017, and the couple welcomed their first child together in 2020.

Career timeline

He Makes His Acting Debut

Daddario lands his first two acting roles in the romantic film called “Breathe In” and in the comedy film “Delivery Man.”

His Breakthrough Role

He gets his breakthrough role as a recurring character in the fantasy series "Shadowhunters," which leads to numerous awards.

Daddario’s First Award

He receives a Teen Choice Award for the ‘Breakout Star’ category.

He Wins His Second Award

Daddario wins another Teen Choice Award in the ‘Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor’ category.

The “Why Women Kill” Cast

He stars in the second season of the “Why Women Kill” television series.

Why We Love Matthew Daddario

  1. His support for L.G.B.T.Q.+

    Daddario has played the role of a gay character in two different films, which had many wondering if the actor was gay in real life. It turns out Daddario is 100% straight. However, it shows his support and respect for the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community.

  2. He’s handsome and talented

    Daddario’s smile is out of this world, in addition to his binge-worthy acting skills! Being an actor was never in Daddario’s plans, but the talented star decided to give it a shot and succeeded immediately!

  3. His character in “Shadowhunters”

    Alec wouldn’t be Alec without Daddario. We all love him for it!

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His older sister inspired his acting career

    His older sister, Alexandra Daddario, who is also an actress, inspired his decision to pursue a career in acting — he has said that if it weren’t for his sister’s career, he probably wouldn’t have gone into the field.

  2. He wants to own a farm

    Daddario revealed that if acting didn’t work out, he would have bought and stayed on a farm where he could look after animals.

  3. He has three hobbies

    In addition to acting, Daddario loves cooking and watching cooking shows, reading sci-fi books, and astronomy.

  4. He loves pizza and fried cheese

    He says there is nothing like a delicious pizza on a bad day, and fried cheese is his guilty pleasure that he cannot live without!

  5. His biggest fear is food poisoning

    Daddario hates food poisoning and says high-end restaurants are actually the ones guilty of this.

Matthew Daddario FAQs

Is Matthew Daddario Indian?

His father is half Italian and Irish, while his mother is Hungarian, German, and English.

How many siblings does Matthew Daddario have?

He has two siblings and is the middle child.

Is “Shadowhunters” worth watching?

Overall, the show is enjoyable to watch.

Matthew Daddario’s birthday dates

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