Alexandra Chando is an American actress who portrayed Tara in the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries. She is known for playing the lead roles in The Lying Game.


Alexandra Chando is known for her role as Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns and for her dual role as identical twins, Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer, in the ABC Family drama series The Lying Game. Chando is a native of 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.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. Her experience of being cast on As the World Turns was chronicled from the episode "I'm Getting My Big Break" from the MTV documentary series True Life. She received a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the Younger Actress Category. In 2008, Chando was cast as Deb in The WB website series Rockville, CA from Josh Schwartz. She later played Danielle in the 2011 web series Talent, which is based on novels by Zoey Dean. In 2011, Chando was cast in the starring role as identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer on the ABC Family series The Lying Game. After The Lying Game ended, she appeared on an episode of the television series Castle playing "a Lindsay Lohan/Miley Cyrus type".


Year Title Type Role
2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Tara
2016 Outcast TV Series Lisa Peyton
2015 Construction Colleen
2015 Hindsight TV Series Noelle
2015 Dead People TV Movie Pearl
2014 Castle TV Series Mandy Sutton
2012 Construction Film Colleen
2011-2013 The Lying Game TV Series Emma Becker / Sutton Mercer
2011 The Talent Show TV Series Danielle
2011 The Bleeding House Film Gloria Smith
2010 Glory Daze TV Series Annabelle
2010 Medium TV Series Melissa Treynet
2005-2010 As the World Turns TV Series Maddie Coleman
2009 Sherri TV Series Cab passenger
2009 Rockville CA TV Series Deb
2002 House Blend TV Movie Jenna Harper


Season Eight


  • Before Alexandra got her dual role of Emma & Sutton on The Lying Game, she tried out for "The Vampire Diaries" for the role of Elena, which would also landed her role of Katherine too.

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