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Matt Cedeño (born November 14, 1974) is an American actor and former male fashion model, best known for his roles as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from (1999-2005), and as Alejandro Rubio in the Lifetime primetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013-2014).

Biography

Cedeño was born in Moses Lake, Washington, to an Afro-Cuban father and an Irish-English mother. He became a model doing gigs in Milan, Spain, New York and Los Angeles, which Cedeno juggled, along with academics, until he finished school. Cedeño married Erica Franco on July 31, 2009, and their son, Jaxson Cruz, was born on August 7, 2013.

Career

Cedeño is known for his role as Brandon Walker on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1999 to 2005. He has been nominated three years in a row for an ALMA award as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama for his work as Walker on Days of our Lives. He played a young boxer in the 2000 feature film Price of Glory (Jimmy Smits plays the same character years later). He guest-starred on Boy Meets World, CSI: Miami, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Mentalist.

Cedeño appeared on the one hundredth episode of ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives as Umberto Rothwell, the gay husband of Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan). In 2013, he had a recurring role in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids during season 1 and part of season 2, playing another gay character called Alejandro Rubio. However his character was killed off in season 2.

He has also starred in the Syfy television series Z Nation. In October, 2019 it was announced that Matt Cedeño would be joining Tyler Perry's Ruthless, a show about a religious sex cult.

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