Zaden Alexander

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Zaden Alexander
Born Edgar Zaden Diogo de Morais
(1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 25)
Coimbra, Portugal
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 2003–present

Zaden Alexander is an actor.

Personal life[edit]

Zaden Alexander was born Edgar Zaden Diogo de Morais in Portugal, to an antique restorer mother and a contractor father. He was raised in Lisbon, attending school at Professional Theater School of Lisbon, where he graduated in a carefully selected class of 16 students. At the age of eighteen Zaden attended the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Hollywood.

Alexander speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

Alexander lives in Los Angeles.

Film career[edit]

In 2007, while still in theater school, Alexander made his film debut in From Now On, directed by Catarina Ruivo (winner of the Audience Award at Rio de Janeiro Film Festival). In 2008 he starred as Dan in Coach Shane, directed by Drew Renaud.

Alexander was cast in the Luke Eberl-directed drama, Fault Line (2009), and as Jeremy in the hit NBC TV show CTRL, directed by Robert Kirbyson. In 2010 Aleander starred in Greece, directed by Sarah Deakins, and in Q'orianka Kilcher's (Terrence Malick's The New World) directional debut film, Saudade, and also appeared in Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen's band The Pretty Reckless music video for the single Miss Nothing, directed by Meiert Avis. Alexander was cast as Jaffa in Chasing Eagle Rock directed by Erick Avari (in post-production) and as Riley Jouda in The Monogamy Experiment directed by Amy Rider (in post-production).

Alexander co-wrote and stars in the forthcoming film The Movie, also starring Olivia Thirlby, Steven Weber, Oliver Muirhead and Richard Riehle.

Theater career[edit]

Alexander made his stage debut in William Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Mirita Casimiro Theater in Lisbon in 2006. He's appeared in many theater productions since including Moliere's A Rehearsal at Versailles, Brian Friel's Lovers, Jean Genet's Deathwatch and Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen.

Alexander is also known for his role as Lucius in the Golden Globe winning adaptation of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Luís Miguel Cintra, at the Municipal Theater Saint Luiz in Lisbon.


Year Title Director Other notes
2007 From Now On Catarina Ruivo Winner of the Audience Award at Rio de Janeiro Film Festival
2008 Coach Shane Drew Renaud
2009 Fault Line Luke Eberl Audience Award Winner at NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival
CTRL Robert Kirbyson
2010 Greece Sarah Deakins Post-production
Saudade Q'orianka Kilcher Post-production
Miss Nothing (music video) Meiert Avis Single - The Pretty Reckless
2011 Chasing Eagle Rock Erick Avari Post-production
You Are The Blood Rafael Morais Post-production
2012 The Monogamy Experiment Amy Rider Post-production
The Movie Luke Eberl Filming

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