Matthew Daddario
Portrays Alec Lightwood
Matthew Daddario
Biographical Information
Born: October 1, 1987 (age 29)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Family: Emilio Q. Daddario (grandfather)
Richard C. Daddario (father)
Christina Daddario (mother)
Alexandra Daddario (sister)
Catharine Daddario (sister)
Series Information
Character portrayed: Alec Lightwood

Matthew Daddario is an American actor who portrays Alec Lightwood on Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


Matthew originally auditioned for the film adaptation, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.[1]

When the first casting calls were made for the ABC Family series Shadowhunters in early 2015, Matt was among those who auditioned for the part of Jace Wayland. When Cassandra Clare watched the audition video, she tagged it "Would be perfect Alec" for the producers. Eventually, Dominic Sherwood was cast as Jace, and Matthew went to audition as Alec in Los Angeles.[2] On May 8, 2015, it was announced that Matt and Isaiah landed the roles of Alec Lightwood and Luke Garroway, respectively.[3]


Season One: 13/13
Episode Appearance Status
The Mortal Cup Appeared
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy Appeared
Dead Man's Party Appeared
Raising Hell Appeared
Moo Shu to Go Appeared
Of Men and Angels Appeared
Major Arcana Appeared
Bad Blood Appeared
Rise Up Appeared
This World Inverted Appeared
Blood Calls To Blood Appeared
Malec Appeared
Morning Star Appeared
Season Two: 20/20
Episode Appearance Status
This Guilty Blood Appeared
A Door Into the Dark Appeared
Parabatai Lost Appeared
Day of Wrath Appeared
Dust and Shadows Appeared
Iron Sisters Appeared
How Are Thou Fallen Appeared
Love is a Devil Appeared
Bound By Blood Appeared
By the Light of Dawn Appeared
Mea Maxima Culpa Appeared
You Are Not Your Own Appeared
Those of Demon Blood Appeared
The Fair Folk Appeared
A Problem of Memory Will appear
Day of Atonement Will appear
A Dark Reflection Will appear
Awake, Arise, or be Forever Fallen Will appear
Hail and Farewell Will appear
Beside Still Water Will appear


  • Matt has Italian, Irish, English, Czech, and Hungarian ancestry.[4]
  • His older sister is actress Alexandra Daddario.[5]


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