'Shadowhunters': This Is Matthew Daddario Today

Matthew Daddario Shadowhunters
October 1, 2020 - 12:35 / Rachel Johnson

Matthew Daddario, Shadowhunters' "Alec Lightwood", plays the most serious and no-nonsense of the Shadowhunters. Just as "Alec Lightwood" got his happy ending with "Magnus" in the last season of Shadowhunters, Matthew Daddario has found his special someone off-screen as well! Find out what Shadowhunter Matthew Daddario is up to today here!

Matthew Daddario plays Shadowhunters' "Alec Lightwood", a dedicated older brother and responsible Shadowhunter. Much like his on-screen character, Matthew Daddario is also a dedicated brother, husband, and father off-screen as well. 

Born October 1, 1987 in New York, Matthew Daddario is the younger brother of actress Alexandra Daddario. While Matthew would pursue a degree in economics, after graduating from the Indiana Univeristy of Bloomington in 2010, he would switch career paths and make his big break into the acting world.

Matthew Daddario Shadowhunters

Matthew Daddario in Shadowhunters Season 1, Episode 7

Matthew Daddario in Shadowhunters would come early on in his career. After making his film debut in 2013 romantic drama Breathe In, he went on to have roles in a number of films and series including:

  • Vince Vaughan comedy Delivery Man (2013)
  • sports drama When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
  • and teen comedy-drama Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015).

In 2015, it was announced that Matthew Daddario would play the part of "Alec Lightwood" in the Freeform supernatural fantasy series Shadowhunters. The series, which is based on Cassandra Clare's novels The Mortal Instruments, would really launch Matthew Daddario into the spotlight and he has won three Teen Choice Awards because of the role! 

Matthew Daddario Today

Matthew Daddario and Esther Kim attend a screening of Delivery Man 2013

While the series may have ended in 2019, Matthew Daddario has stayed busy since. Much like his character "Alec Lightwood", Matthew Daddario has also found his true love with travel blogger Esther Kim.

The couple, who started dating in 2013, recently wed in 2017 and just welcomed their first child into the world! The perfect 33rd birthday present for Matthew, the happy couple couldn't be more in love, and we are so happy for one of our favorite Shadowhunter stars, Matthew Daddario! 

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