Alexandra Chando

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Alexandra Chando
Born Alexandra Nicole Chando
(1986-07-28) July 28, 1986 (age 28)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Alexandra Nicole Chando (born July 28, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Maddie Coleman in the television soap opera As the World Turns, and identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer in the ABC Family series The Lying Game.

Early life[edit]

Chando is a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Liberty High School.[1] Her father, Steve Chando, has his own commercial roofing company in Bethlehem called CHM Contracting and her mother, Rebecca, is a homemaker.[2] She has two older brothers; Christopher (born 1978) and Benjamin (born 1981) [3][4][5] She currently lives in New York City.[6] Chando attended Manhattan College before becoming an actress.[7]

Career[edit]

Chando originated the role of Maddie Coleman on the television soap opera As the World Turns, which she played from 2005 to 2007 and again for several months beginning in late 2009. She received a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the Younger Actress Category. In 2008, Chando was cast as Debbie in The WB website series Rockville, CA. She made a guest appearance on the May 14, 2010, episode of the CBS drama Medium as a volunteer for an animal rights activist group. She screen-tested with Robert Pattinson for the leading role in the 2010 film Remember Me, and auditioned for the role of Elena Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries. In 2010, Chando was cast as identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer in the new ABC Family series The Lying Game.[1][8] In 2011, she played Danielle in the web series Talent, which is based on novels by Zoey Dean.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Bleeding House Gloria
2014 Construction Colleen
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 House Blend Jenna Harper Episode: "Pilot"
2005–2010 As the World Turns Maddie Coleman Contract role
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
2006 True Life Herself Episode: "I'm Getting My Big Break"
2009 Rockville CA Deb Series regular, 20 episodes
2009 Sherri Cab Passenger Episode: "Dating Dad"
2010 Medium Melissa Treynet Episode: "Dead Meat"
2010 Glory Daze Annabelle 2 episodes
2011 Talent Danielle Anderson Series regular, 10 episodes
2011–2013 The Lying Game Emma Becker / Sutton Mercer Lead role, 30 episodes
2014 Castle Mandy Sutton Episode: "Limelight"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
2007
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
As the World Turns
Nominated
[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Longsdorf, Amy (August 11, 2011). "Bethlehem's Alexandra Chando: 'One to watch'". The Morning Call. 
  2. ^ http://articles.mcall.com/2011-08-11/entertainment/mc-alexandra-chando-20110811_1_sutton-emma-identical-twin-sister
  3. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/alexandra-chando/bio/283324
  4. ^ http://hardlymagazine.com/Winter2012-3/arts_Alexandra-Chando.php
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx0rrxCyenY
  6. ^ http://www.in.com/alexandra-chando/profile-12969.html
  7. ^ http://www.fandango.com/alexandrachando/biography/p574830
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 1, 2010). "TV Castings: Actors Board Two ABC Family Pilots And Fox Series ‘Terra Nova’". Deadline Hollywood. 
  9. ^ Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". CBS News. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 

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