|Born||Alexandra Nicole Chando
July 28, 1986
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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.
Chando is a native of and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Liberty High School. Her father, Steve Chando, has his own commercial roofing company in Bethlehem called CHM Contracting and her mother, Rebecca, is a homemaker. She has two older brothers ; Christopher (born 1978) and Benjamin (born 1981). She currently lives in New York City. Chando attended Manhattan College before becoming an actress.
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. In 2011, she played Danielle in the web series Talent, which is based on novels by Zoey Dean.
|2011||The Bleeding House||Gloria|
|2002||House Blend||Jenna Harper||"Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)|
|2005–10||As the World Turns||Maddie Coleman||308 episodes|
|2006||True Life||Herself||"I'm Getting My Big Break" (season 8: episode 11)|
|2009||Rockville CA||Deb||Web series; 20 episodes|
|2009||Sherri||Cab Passenger||"Dating Dad" (season 1: episode 6)|
|2010||Medium||Melissa Treynet||"Dead Meat" (season 6: episode 21)|
|2010||Glory Daze||Annabelle||"Hungry Like Teen Wolf" (season 1: episode 3)
"What's Love Got to Nude with It" (season 1: episode 7)
|2011||Talent||Danielle Anderson||10 episodes|
|2011–2013||The Lying Game||Emma Becker / Sutton Mercer||Lead role|
Awards and nominations
- Longsdorf, Amy (August 11, 2011). "Bethlehem's Alexandra Chando: 'One to watch'". The Morning Call.
- Andreeva, Nellie (November 1, 2010). "TV Castings: Actors Board Two ABC Family Pilots And Fox Series ‘Terra Nova’". Deadline Hollywood.
- Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". CBS News. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
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