Matthew Daddario (33) plays “Alec Lightwood” in “Shadowhunters”. The role is a dedicated big brother and responsible “Shadowhunter”. Like his series character, the actor is also in real life brother, husband and even father.
Matthew Daddario was born on October 1, 1987 in New York. Actually, the American studied economics, but then decided to become an actor – and with great success. His sister is also no stranger: Alexandra Daddario (34) was seen with Zac Efron in the “Baywatch” remake.
Matthew Daddario and “Shadowhunters”
Matthew Daddario landed his role in “Shadowhunters” early in his career. After he made his film debut in 2013 in the drama “Breathe In – An Impossible Love”, his career quickly got rolling: Among other things, he played alongside Vince Vaughn in the comedy “Der Lieferheld – Unverhoffen kommt oft”.
Matthew Daddario in “Shadowhunters”
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In 2015, it was announced that Matthew Daddario would play the role of “Alec Lightwood” in the fantasy series “Shadowhunters”. The series, which is based on Cassandra Clare’s novel series “The Chronicles of the Underworld”, helped Matthew Daddario to his final breakthrough. The role even earned him three Teen Choice Awards.
Matthew Daddario today
Even though the series ended in 2019, Matthew Daddario has been busy ever since. Similar to his role “Alec Lightwood”, Matthew Daddario has also found his true love. Since 2013, the 33-year-old has been with travel blogger Esther Kim. The couple married in 2017 and only recently did their first child together see the light of day.