Eddie Alderson

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Eddie Alderson
Born (1994-10-27) October 27, 1994 (age 19)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Parents
  • Richard Alderson
  • Kathy Alderson
Relatives Kristen Alderson

Eddie Alderson (born October 27, 1994) is an American actor, best known for his eleven year portrayal of Matthew Buchanan on the long-running ABC Daytime American soap opera One Life to Live in 2001 until 2012.[1] Alderson's performance in the role has been met with critical acclaim, having garnered two Young Artist Award nominations in 2009 and a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2012.

Life and career[edit]

Eddie Alderson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to Rich and Kathy Alderson.

Alderson has portrayed Matthew Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live since May 10, 2001. He was put on contract with the OLTL series in December 2008.[2][3] Alderson's older sister, Kristen Alderson, has portrayed his OLTL friend, Starr Manning, since March 20, 1998.[4][5] In 2007, Alderson appeared with Mark Ruffalo in Reservation Road. Alderson later played Sanford Clark in the film Changeling (2008). He also portrayed the friend of a murdered boy on Law & Order. [6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Reservation Road Lucas Arno
2008 Changeling Sanford Clark
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001-2012 One Life to Live Matthew Buchanan Contract role
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with Kristen Alderson, Camila Banus, Carmen LoPorto and Austin Williams)
2009 Law & Order Todd Episode: "Pledge"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
2009
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor One Life to Live Nominated [7]
Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series
(shared with Kristen Alderson, Camila Banus, Carmen LoPorto and Austin Williams)
2012
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddie Alderson Bio". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "One Life to Live: Eddie Alderson Lands Contract!". Soaps.com. December 23, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Comings and Goings: Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan)". Soap Opera Digest 34 (01). January 6, 2009. p. 19. 
  4. ^ Kristen Alderson profile - Soaps.com Retrieved on December 24, 2008.
  5. ^ Starr Manning profile - SoapCentral.com Retrieved on December 24, 2008.
  6. ^ "Alderson's moving to LA not Prospect Park"
  7. ^ "30th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  8. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (emmyonline.tv). May 9, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 

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