Alexandra Chando

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Alexandra Chando
Born Alexandra Nicole Chando
(1986-07-28) July 28, 1986 (age 30)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Alexandra Nicole Chando (born July 28, 1986[1]) is an American actress. She is known for playing Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, and for playing identical twins Sutton Mercer and Emma Becker in the ABC Family drama series The Lying Game.

Early life[edit]

Chando is a native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Liberty High School.[1][2] 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.[1][3][4] She currently lives in New York City.[5] Chando attended Manhattan College before becoming an actress.[6][7]


Chando originated the role of Maddie Coleman on the television soap opera As the World Turns, which she played from 2005[7] to 2007 and again for several months beginning in late 2009. Her experience of being cast on As the World Turns was chronicled in a 2006 episode of the MTV series True Life: I'm Getting My Big Break.[8] She received a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the Younger Actress Category.[9]

In 2008, Chando was cast as Deb in The WB website series Rockville, CA from Josh Schwartz.[10] She later played Danielle in the 2011 web series Talent,[11] which is based on novels by Zoey Dean. In 2011, Chando was cast as identical twins Sutton Mercer and Emma Becker in the ABC Family series The Lying Game.[2][12] After The Lying Game ended, she appeared on an episode of the television series Castle playing "a Lindsay Lohan/Miley Cyrus type".[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Bleeding House Gloria Smith / Blackbird
2015 Construction Colleen


Year Title Role Notes
2002 House Blend Jenna Harper Episode: "Pilot"
2005–07, 2009–10 As the World Turns Maddie Coleman Role held: July 27, 2005 to October 26, 2007; September 24, 2009 to February 10, 2010
2006 True Life Herself Episode: "I'm Getting My Big Break"
2009 Sherri Cab Passenger Episode: "Dating Dad"
2010 Medium Melissa Treynet Episode: "Dead Meat"
2010 Glory Daze Annabelle 2 episodes
2011–13 The Lying Game Sutton Mercer / Emma Becker Lead role
2014 Castle Mandy Sutton Episode: "Limelight"
2015 Hindsight Noelle 3 episodes
2015 Dead People Pearl Hale Unsold The CW pilot[14]
2016 Outcast Lisa Peyton Episode: "From the Shadows It Watches"


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville CA Deb Main role, 20 episodes
2011 Talent Danielle Anderson Main role, 10 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c "Alexandra Chando - Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Longsdorf, Amy (August 11, 2011). "Bethlehem's Alexandra Chando: 'One to watch'". The Morning Call. 
  3. ^ Lee, Jennifer (Winter 2012). "Seeing Double". Hardly Magazine. 
  4. ^ Exclusive Interview With Alexandra Chando of The Lying Game. January 24, 2013 – via YouTube. 
  5. ^ "Alexandra Chando". 
  6. ^ "Alexandra Chando Biography". Fandango. 
  7. ^ a b "Meet ATWT's New Maddie". Soap Opera Digest. July 27, 2005. Retrieved July 9, 2016. Alexandra Chando debuts as Henry's youngest sister, Madeline "Maddie" Coleman, on AS THE WORLD TURNS July 27. Here is a sneak peek at Maddie and the 19-year-old Pennsylvania native who plays her. 
  8. ^ "Chando Wants Her MTV". Soap Opera Digest. May 4, 2006. Retrieved July 9, 2016. MTV cameras have followed Alexandra Chando since she was cast as Maddie Coleman on AS THE WORLD TURNS last summer. Viewers can now see what it's like joining the soap when she appears on MTV's documentary series TRUE LIFE: I'M GETTING MY BIG BREAK, premiering May 4 at 10 p.m. 
  9. ^ a b Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". CBS News. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Hale, Mike (March 16, 2009). "An Opportunity to Hype (and Mock) Indie Bands". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2016. The bespectacled, brunette Alexandra Chando, who plays the talent scout Deb, Hunter’s foil and probable future love interest, looks like a younger Tina Fey and rolls her eyes a lot. 
  11. ^ "Shows - Talent". Alloy Entertainment. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 1, 2010). "TV Castings: Actors Board Two ABC Family Pilots And Fox Series 'Terra Nova'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 9, 2016. After an extensive search, Alexandra Chando (Rockville CA) has landed the lead in the ABC Family drama pilot The Lying Game. 
  13. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (October 31, 2013). "Castle Scoop: The Lying Game's Alexandra Chando to Make Like Miley Cyrus". TVLine. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 6, 2015). "'Lying Game's' Alexandra Chando to Co-Star in The CW's 'Dead People'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 

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