Richard Daddario: Lawyer, The Daddario’s’ Father & Christina Daddario’s Husband

Richard Daddario is an American attorney, politician, and the former chief of the New York Police Department (NYPD) counterterrorism unit (2010 to 2013).

Also, Richard is famous for being the father of the talented actors “Alexandra Daddario, Matthew Daddario, and Catharine Daddario. Richard is happily married to his wife, Christina Daddario, who also is an attorney by profession.

This article explores the life, career, and family of Richard Daddario. Keep on reading to find out more.

Profile Summary

Full NameRichard Daddario
Age72 years old
Date of Birth October 2, 1951
Place of Birth USA
OccupationAttorney & Politician
ParentsFather: Emilio Q. Daddario
Mother: Berenice M. Carbo
WifeChristina Daddario
ChildrenAlexandra Daddario
Matthew Daddario
Catharine Daddario
Net Worth $8 Million

Richard Daddario Biography

Richard Daddario was born on October 2, 1951, in the United States of America. His father “Emilio Q. Daddario” was an American democratic politician, attorney, and decorated military personnel. Sadly, his father died from heart failure on July 7, 2010.

On the other hand, Richard’s mother “Berenice M. Carbo” died at the age of 97 on July 17, 2007, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Richard’s paternal grandparents were Italians, whose names were Attilio and Giovanna Daddario, while his maternal grandparents were Antonio J. Carbo and Henrietta Ann Daley.

Regarding Richard’s educational background, he obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

He was called into the New York State Bar in 1978.


Richard C. Daddario worked as a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York City for 13 years until 2009.

He was also the Department of Justice’s attaché in Moscow.

He was appointed the NYC Police Department Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism in 2010, a position he held until 2013, when he tendered his resignation letter.

After resigning from NYPD, he became an attorney and also went into politics. During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Richard C. Daddario handled violent crime cases such as organized crime, drug trafficking, and public corruption.

Richard also supervised or was the lead attorney on cases concerning terrorism.

Who is Richard Daddario’s Wife?

Richard Daddario has been married to his wife, Christina Daddario, for decades. His wife, Christina, is an attorney by profession. She started practicing law after she obtained her Juris Doctor degree.

It is believed that the couple may have crossed paths while still in law school or working at a law firm. Today, they are happily married and have three successful children to show for it.

Who are Richard Daddario’s Children?

Richard Daddario is the father of three children who have all become famous thanks to their respective careers in the American entertainment industry. Let’s meet them below.

Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Anne Daddario is Richard’s first child, born in New York City on March 16, 1986. She is 37 years old and is popularly known as Alexandra Daddario.

She is an American actress and gained global recognition when she portrayed Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson films, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.”

Alexandra decided to become an actress when she was just 11 years old. As the years went by, her dream became a reality, and today, she has appeared in many movies and TV shows.

Some other notable movies Alexandra has been in include “San Andreas” in 2015, “Baywatch” in 2017, “Rampage” in 2018, “We Summon the Darkness” in 2019, and more.

Alexandra is in a romantic relationship with American film producer Andrew Form.

Matthew Daddario

Matthew Daddario is the second child and only son of Richard Daddario, who was born on October 1, 1987, in New York City. Matthew shares a passion for acting with his siblings.

Matthew gained global fame and recognition for his role as Alec Lightwood in the TV series “Shadow Hunters,” aired from 2016 to 2019.

In addition to his notable role, he has been part of projects like “Trust” (2021), “Wild Game” (2021), “Into the Deep” (2022), and “Why Women Kill” (2021).

As of the time of writing, Matthew is a husband and a proud father of one. He tied the knot with his wife, Esther Kim, on December 31, 2017, and the couple welcomed their first child in September 2020.

Catharine Daddario

Catharine Daddario is the last child and second daughter of Richard Daddario. Catharine was born on December 16, 1992. Like her siblings, Catharine pursued a career in acting and is steadily rising to become a well-known figure in the American Film/TV industry.

At the time of this writing, Catherine has received five seven awards nominations, out of which she has won five awards. Some of her works include “The Retreat” (2020), “Alia’s Birth” (2021), “Dying for a Crown” (2022), and “The Tomorrow Job” (2023).

Richard Daddario Net Worth

Richard Daddario has made money as an attorney, politician, and former chief of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) counterterrorism unit.

Lawyers earned an average salary of $163,770 in 2022 in the US.

As of the time of writing, his net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

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