Matthew Daddario

Inside Biography

Matthew Daddario, the Teen Choice Award-winning American actor/model, is best known for his role in the movie When the Game Stands Tall and the fantasy series, Shadowhunters. He made his major film debut in the romantic drama movie Breath In 2013. In 2016, he played Jeff in the film Cabin Fever. That year, he produced, directed, and featured in his own short movie The Last Hunt.

The actor played Alec Lightwood on the Freeform TV series Shadow Hunters from 2016-19. It is a supernatural drama series loosely based on the book series The Mortal Instruments. Matthew Daddario is the brother of actress Alexandra Daddario

Early Life And Education Of Matthew Daddario

Matthew Daddario is born on October 1, 1987. He was raised in his native birthplace New York City, New York, United States of America. He was born as the son of his mother Christina Daddario, and Richard Daddario.

Matthew belongs of English, Hungarian, Italian and Irish descent. His nationality is American and is of White-American ethnicity. His mother is a lawyer and his father is a prosecutor and former head of NYPD.

His paternal grandfather, Emilio Q Daddario was a Democratic representative to the United States House of Representatives for the state of Connecticut.  

Matthew has a sister superstar actress, Alexandra Daddario, and has a younger sister named Catharine. Matthew Daddario attended Collegiate School. And later he joined Indiana University Bloomington and he graduated from there in 2010.

Matthew Daddario's Career

Matthew Daddario made his acting debut in the 2012 movie The Debut. After a year of his debut, he was featured in the American romantic drama film Breathe In in 2013. The Same year, Daddario appeared in the movie 36 Saints and a comedy-drama film Delivery Man.

In 2014, Mathew's movie Growing Up and Other Lies was released. The same year, he made his presence in a sports drama movie When the Game Stands Tall, where his character was Danny Ladouceur. And for his movie role, he was much appreciated and he also becomes famous for his acting.

In 2015, Mathew was featured in a comedy-drama romance film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. Since 2016, he has been featured in an American fantasy television series Shadowhunters. He has appeared as the main cast in the character of Alec Lightwood in the series.

Matthew Daddario's Net Worth

Mathew has earned a good amount of salary from his work as an actor. He has maintained an incredible net worth of $1 million. His sister, Alexandra Daddario's net worth is $3 million, as of 2020. 

According to a source, TV stars make $125k to $1 million for an episode from their series. So, he might earn somewhere in the above range. 

He has appeared in movies such as The Last Hunt, Cabin Fever, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, When the Game Stands Tall, Growing Up and Other Lies, Delivery Man, 36 Saints, Breathe In,  and The Debut. He has appeared in a TV series, Shadowhunters, as Alec Lightwood.

Awards And Accolades 

Matthew Daddario has been nominated for many awards has won awards such as Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Breakout Star, and Choice TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor. His work in Shadowhunters earned him nominations for many accolades such as one MTV Fandom and thrice Teen Choice Awards nominations. 

Who Is Matthew Daddario's Wife? 

Matthew Daddario is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Esther Kim, on New Year's Eve of 2017, in an intimate wedding ceremony. Sources suggest that the couple started dating in 2013. His spouse is a devoted family member who was born on 2nd November 1989, in Russia. 

The pair clearly madly in love with each other as they are constantly posting about their dating life on their Instagram. Their Instagram is filled with awesome pictures of their traveling with their family and friends.

They often make their trip to many stunning natural places. 



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Daddario’s Instagram account has 2.1 million-plus followers as of June 2018. Daddario is an animal lover. He has a dog of German Shepherd breed. He also shares cat pictures via his Instagram.


Matthew Daddario has two sisters Alexandra Daddario (elder) and Catherine Daddario (younger). His elder sister Alexandra Daddario is a prominent actress in American movies and TV series.

She perhaps is best known for her portrayal of Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series. She is a main source of inspiration for him to enter the entertainment industry. His younger sister Catherine Daddario is also a rising star in Hollywood. She appeared in two short films in 2017. 


Matthew plays a gay character in the fantasy series Shadowhunters. He also portrayed a gay character in the movie Delivery Man in 2013. Due to this, his fans speculated that he is gay. But, he has not revealed anything about his sexuality.  

Matthew Daddario is a good-looking guy with great talent.  He has kept his personal life in deep mystery. His sexual orientation seems to be straight but it is not confirmed that he might not be gay or h 0sexual.

Matthew Daddario has had several affairs in the past but he has kept that information private. There were rumors of him and he is also linked with many of his co-stars but has not officially confirmed any of the girls as his girlfriend.  

His current relational status is unknown. He might be single or maybe dating someone. Matthew is not married yet and he has no children. Matthew is a huge fan of American football and likes other sports.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2020, he is 32 years old.
  • Body Measurements:  He has also maintained his body posture in perfect shape. He has a muscular body with the measurements of 45-15.5-33 inches(Chest-Biceps-Waist). 
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches  (191 cm). 
  • Weight: His body weight is around 89 kg (196 lbs)
  • Hair Color: He has a dark brown hair color.
  • Eyes Color: He has hazel color eyes.
  • Matthew is active on social networking sites. His fans can follow him on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

by Bchrome, 21 Mar, 2016

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