On January 2013, Daddario was cast in the first season of the HBO anthology series True Detective. She appeared in a four-episode arc as Lisa Tragnetti, a court reporter having an extramarital affair with Woody Harrelson's character. Her scenes, which included nudity, attracted much attention. The following year, she had a lead role as Blake Gaines in the disaster film San Andreas, alongside Dwayne Johnson. Also in 2015, Daddario made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth created by and starring Will Forte, and the same year saw her guest appearance on American Horror Story: Hotel, portraying a fictionalized version of designer Natacha Rambova.