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Who is actor Matthew Daddario from “Shadowhunters”?
Born Matthew Quincy Daddario on the 1st of October 1987, in New York City, USA, this Caucasian male is perhaps best known to the general public as an actor, largely due to the popularity he enjoys from portraying Alec Lightwood in Freeform’s TV series entitled “Shadowhunters”. Also, the fact that he is the brother of the famous actress Alexandra Daddario, and the grandson of the late politician Emilio Q. Daddario is likely another contribution to his public image. Thus far, he has been active in his lucrative acting career since 2012.
Baseball is back! 8 year old me is ready for the majors. Will work for positive feedback. Snags fly balls and smashes home runs. WRC+ machine. pic.twitter.com/Q8cWqWATqR
— Matthew Daddario (@MatthewDaddario) March 30, 2018
Early Life and Education
Matthew is the middle child in a family headed by two lawyers, with Alexandra Daddario being his elder sister, and his younger Catharine Daddario, both of whom are now actresses. It’s important to mention that Matthew bears the mixture of English, Hungarian, Czechoslovakian, Italian and Irish ancestry, which is likely a feature that helped him reach success in the acting world, as it contributes to a unique gene concoction, and thus appearance. It is unknown when Matthew started to gain an interest in the profession he has today, but looking at his older sister, one can assume that the inspiration to pursue this craft came from within the family. Regarding his education, he attended an independent school for boys – Collegiate School in Manhattan, New York City. Upon matriculation, he went on to enroll at Indiana University, Bloomington, from where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in business. Whether he had any jobs in the profession which he got the degree in is unknown.
Matthew initially had no plans on becoming an actor, but as his elder sister’s popularity grew, so did interest in the Daddario name in general. Consequently, Matthew was eventually invited to participate in the making of Tatianna Kantorowicz’ 11-minute-long film entitled “The Debut” in 2012. Even though he didn’t land one of the lead roles, starring as Peter Hamble in this coming-of-age short film was enough to earn him a place among the future stars. The next year, Daddario had more screen time in an R-rated film by Drake Doremus, entitled “Breathe In”, which is when his career started to gain the momentum it now has. Also in 2013, Matthew had one of the semi-major roles, as the athletic boyfriend Sebastian in Eddy Duran’s R-rated film entitled “36 Saints”. The last movie that he took part in from 2013 was written and directed by Ken Scott, entitled “Delivery Man”, in which Matthew had the role of Channing. After landing additional roles in films such as “Growing Up and Other Lies”, “When the Game Stands Tall” and “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List”, Daddario became well known as Alec Lightwood from “Shadowhunters”, when he was cast in the role in 2016.
Due to the fact that the character he portrays on the show “Shadowhunters” seems to be gay, various rumors have been circulating regarding the true sexual orientation of the actor. Matthew himself has made no comment, but as of late, it doesn’t seem like he needs to, as it is public knowledge that Daddario is dating actress Ester Kim.
The Slur Scandal
Around November 29 2017, Matthew was doing a live stream on Facebook for his fans. Unknowingly, his co-star on “Shadowhunters”, Dominic Sherwood, greeted Matthew from the background as he probably would privately, shouting a homophobic slur. Even though it’s likely that Matthew and Dominic share a level of friendship where such jokes are completely acceptable, the public thought otherwise. Hence, Dominic ended up posting a public apology on his Instagram feed, where he, in the company of Matthew himself, describes his behavior as ‘disgusting’, asking the viewers to forgive him for the error. While Matthew himself wasn’t culpable for the events that took place, he was nonetheless involved in the scandal.
While both of Matthew’s sisters are actresses, i the elder has contributed most to the rise of the Daddario name – Alexandra has been active in the lucrative acting business since 1998 to the present day, and has managed to land a series of big roles, with “Texas Chainsaw 3D”, the “Percy Jackson” film series and “San Andreas” being a few of the titles behind her persona, while her latest popularity boom comes from her role in 2017’s action series “Baywatch”. Catharine, on the other hand, has only managed to land two roles since the start of her career, in the short film entitled “Wilde Eastern”, where she has the lead role of Scarlet Redd, and in “Entertainment Tonight” as herself.
What is Matthew Daddario’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Matthew is, as of early 2018? According to various reputable sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Matthew’s accumulated wealth is around $4 million, his net worth largely aided by Matthew’s successes over the course of his acting career. It is probable that this amount will continue to grow steadily, thanks to the fact that “Shadowhunters”, the largest source of Matthew’s income to date, seems set to continue for an indefinite amount of time.
— Matthew Daddario at the 2016 Freeform Upfront at Spring Studios on April 7, 2016 in New York City.
Posted by Matthew Daddario . on Friday, April 8, 2016
Concerning the physical specifications of the actor, various sources repute that his height peaks at 6 feet and 3 inches (1.89m), which makes Matthew one of the taller stars. As for his body weight, this information currently remains unknown to the public.
Social Media Presence
As for the social media presence of the young star, it is nowadays popular for actors of currently running shows to maintain a constant interaction with the public. Such is the case with Matthew as well, who holds live Facebook streams for his 3.500 current followers, while his Twitter account boasts around 555,000 followers at the moment. Ultimately, his Instagram profile enjoys a 2-million-wide audience.