Matthew Daddario - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Matthew Daddario
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Why Women Kill (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 1, 1987 (age 35)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Matthew Quincy Daddario
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Richard Daddario
Mother's Name: Christina Daddario
Siblings: 2

Alexandra Daddario (older sister)
Catharine Daddario (younger sister)

High School: Collegiate School
University: Indiana University Bloomington
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Slovak, Italian, Irish, Hungarian, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: December 31, 2017
Wife's Name: Esther Kim
Children: 1


Body Measurements

Height: 1.90 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Matthew Daddario?

Matthew Daddario is an actor by profession and American by nationality. The younger brother of Alexandra Daddario, he is well known for starring in the TV series Why Women Kill,  Shadowhunters as Alec Lightwood.

Matthew Daddario – Age, Parents, Siblings

Matthew Daddario was born Matthew Quincy Daddario on October 1, 1987. His birthplace is New York, New York, USA. His mother is Christina Daddario, a lawyer and his father is Richard Daddario, a prosecutor and former head of NYPD Counterterrorism. His parents raised him in New York with his two siblings- younger sister Catharine Daddario and older sister Alexandra Daddario who is also a successful actress.

Alexandra, Catharine, and Matthew Daddario (Image: Instagram- posted 2014)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Matthew Daddario attended Collegiate School, a K-12 school for boys. Following graduation, he studied at Indiana University Bloomington. He graduated from the same in 2010 with a degree in economics.

His ethnicity includes Slovak, Italian, Irish, Hungarian, and English.

Matthew Daddario – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Daddario dated his girlfriend Esther Kim for years before marrying her on December 31, 2017. They announced their pregnancy in May 2020 via Instagram. His wife gave birth to her daughter in September 2020.  They are yet to share the name of their child.

Matthew Daddario, Esther Kim (Image: Instagram- May 2020)

Matthew Daddario – Career

Early Days

Daddario began his career in the year 2012, his debut screen role being in the film The Debut. This was followed by roles in the films Breathe In (2013) as Aaron, 36 Saints (2013) as Sebastian, Delivery Man (2013) as Channing, When the Game Stands Tall (2014) as Danny Ladouceur, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015) as Gabriel.

Matthew Daddario’s breakthrough came in 2016 as he was cast as the main character Alec Lightwood in the supernatural drama series Shadowhunters. He portrayed the character until 2019.

Films, Series

Over the last few years, Matthew Daddario has worked in the films Cabin Fever (2016), Trust (2021), etc. He had a guest role of Blaine in the police crime drama Tommy (2020) and was cast as the main role of Scooter in season two of the dark comedy-drama TV series Why Women Kill (2021).

Matthew Daddario in Shadowhunters (Image: Cosmopolitan)


On the set of Why Women Kill, Matthew Daddario has worked with Katie Finneran, Sadie Calvano, Sam Jaeger, Lana Parrilla, and Alicia Coppola.

Matthew Daddario – Awards, Nominations

For his work in Shadowhunters, Daddario has been nominated for six Teen Choice Awards, among which he has won two, in 2016 and 2018. He had also been nominated for MTV Fandom Awards - Ship of the Year in 2016 which he shared with Harry Shum Jr.

Matthew Daddario – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Daddario is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Matthew Daddario – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Matthew Daddario is active on Instagram and Twitter but is absent from Facebook. He is followed by over 2 million fans.

List of Why Women Kill cast members

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