How Much Did Alexandra Daddario Get Paid For True Detective?

How Much Did Alexandra Daddario Get Paid For True Detective?
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It looks like the famous actors earned peanuts for her first big TV role.

While Alexandra Daddario began her career as a child, appearing in small roles in hit shows like Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos, it wasn't until 2010 that she became a true rising star thanks to her role as Annabeth in the teen film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

But even though she got a lot of buzz out of that movie, Hollywood producers didn't seem too interested in the teen actress, writing her off as a pretty forgettable presence. Then came True Detective.

In the first season of the iconic series, Daddario played Lisa Tragnetti, an aspiring journalist who became involved with Woody Harrelson's Detective Marty Hart. Although Daddario only appeared in four episodes of the show, she managed to impress some of the talent scouts, which led to her illustrious career over the past decade. But how much was she paid for this breakout role?

While the exact amount of money she was paid for her work on True Detective has not been made public, it is widely known that supporting actors on HBO productions earn around $50,000 to $120,000 for a season, which means that Daddario earned something around that number for her four episodes of work. Not all fans are convinced, however, as the actress didn't have much experience at the time and was probably considered a newcomer by the show's producers.

In any case, it looks like Daddario has managed to build a great relationship with HBO, as her role in the first season of the hit show The White Lotus certainly proves. As of now, Daddario stars in AMC's Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches, and her net worth is estimated at around $8 million, with an annual income of $1 million.

It feels like Daddario made the right bet in fighting for a small role in True Blood, as that project managed to convince Hollywood producers that she wasn't a nobody and was worthy of leading prestige films and TV series.

With a starring role in the hit series, it looks like Daddario will never be in danger of losing her grip on fame!