Eddie Alderson

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Eddie Alderson
Born (1994-10-27) October 27, 1994 (age 23)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Parent(s)
  • Richard Alderson
  • Kathy Alderson
Relatives Kristen Alderson (sister)

Eddie Alderson (born October 27, 1994) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Matthew Buchanan on the 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.

Early 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.[6] Alderson later played Sanford Clark in the film Changeling (2008).[7] He also portrayed the friend of a murdered boy on Law & Order. [8]

Personal life[edit]

Alderson was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer in November 2016.[9] On April 26, 2017, it was reported by ABC Soaps in Depth that he finished his first round of chemotherapy.[10] On July 13, 2017, announced through ABC Soaps in Depth, Alderson was back in chemotherapy.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Reservation Road Lucas Arno
2008 Changeling Sanford Clark Psychological drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by J. Michael Straczynski.[7]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001—2012 One Life to Live Matthew Buchanan
2009 Law & Order Todd Episode: "Pledge" (S 19:Ep 10)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Role Result Ref
2009
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor One Life to Live Matthew Buchanan Nominated [14]
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
[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eddie Alderson Bio". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on August 9, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "One Life to Live: Eddie Alderson Lands Contract!". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. December 23, 2008. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Comings and Goings: Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan)". Comings and Goings. Soap Opera Digest. 34. United States: American Media, Inc. January 6, 2009. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Kristen Alderson profile - Soaps.com". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Starr Manning profile - SoapCentral.com". Soapcentral. United States. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Reservation Road". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Changeling". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Alderson's moving to LA not Prospect Park"
  9. ^ Eades, Chris (November 15, 2016). "ONE LIFE TO LIVE Star Eddie Alderson Reveals Cancer Diagnosis". ABC Soaps In Depth. United States. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ Eades, Chris (April 26, 2017). "ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Eddie Alderson Finishes His Cancer Treatments!". ABC Soaps in Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Eades, Chris (July 13, 2017). "ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Eddie Alderson Shares Update on Cancer Treatment — "Nothing Is Getting Me Down."". ABC Soaps in Depth. United States: Bauer Media Group. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Reservation Road". Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Los Angeles: NBCUniversal. April 8, 2008. ASIN B0010KP360. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  13. ^ Schwartz, John Burnham (1999). Reservation Road (Paperback ed.). New York City: Vintage Books. ISBN 978-0375702730. 
  14. ^ "30th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  15. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.tv. May 9, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 

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