Alejandro released his first book entitled 'De Gordo a Galan' (From Fatty to Hottie) which chronicled his life as an obese child/teenager into his adult years and his transformation to how he got into great shape. The book was a huge success in many Latin markets in North and South America and is still available at http://www.alejandrosway.com Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com.
Alejandro is considered a true international actor, having schooled in Venezuela and Los Angeles. He landed his first major role on the Spanish TV series, “Viva La Pepa”. He received praise for his work on the play “Las Alegres Cantares”. Alejandro later starred in “Amor en Concreto”, a film directed by the Polish-‐Venezuelan director Franco de Pena. He stepped into the international limelight while on the Venevision International show “Engañada”. Alejandro's name was furthered by his involvement with the productions of “Prisionera”, “La Ley de Silencio” , “Decisiones”, “El Rostro de Analía” and recently in Univision’s #1 telenovela “Eva Luna”, his participation on this last one took him to join the lines of the primetime hit show “Mira Quien Baila”, Alejandro danced in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Foundation and his increasing popularity
got him to produce his own segment “De Gordo a Galan” for the morning show Despierta America which airs weekly in Univision.
Alejandro landed several Hollywood roles, including a part in“The Notorious Bettie Page” where he worked alongside actress Gretchen Moll and director Mary Harron. His exceptional work in this film lead to a guest role on the USA hit TV series “Monk” and supporting roles in the films “The Perfect Game” and “Reservations”.
Alejandro's accolades include a Cacique De Oro award in 2003 for Best Young Actor, Best Actor at the Miami Latin Film Festival, a Mara de Oro Award in 2006 for Best Actor, and a Gran Agulia de Venezuela for Best actor in 2007. He was also a presenter at the 2005 Billboard Awards and hosted the red carpet for Premios Juventud on 2011.
Alejandro Chaban was born in Venezuela. He currently shares his time between Los Angeles and Miami. In his free time he works with the Christopher Reeve Foundation and is an official ambassador for the “Artists for Life” Foundation.