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Sebastian Stan


Sebastian Stan


August 13, 1983


Constanta, Romania



Sebastian Stan (born August 13, 1983) is a Romanian born American actor.

Early Life[]

Stan was born in the Romanian city of Constanta. At age eight, he and his mother moved to Vienna, when she was employed as a pianist. Four years later, his mother moved with him to Rockland County, New York after she married the headmaster of an American private school.

During his years at the Rockland Country Day School, he starred in productions such as Harvey, Cyrano de Bergerac, Little Shop of Horrors, Over Here and West Side Story. He also attended the Stagedoor Manor summer camp where he was introduced to acting and was cast in many camp productions. It was then that he decided to take acting seriously and began to apply for acting programs at several universities.

He was accepted to and attended Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. This gave him the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Threatre in London, England.


After returning from England, Stan continued to attend Rutgers and was cast in small roles in independent filsm like Tony n' Tina's Wedding and Red Doors. He was also cast in a guest starring role on Law & Order as Justin Capshaw, a boy who was accused of murder and had been kidnapped and emotionally abused by his captor. Immediately after graduating from Rutgers in 2005, Stan was cast in The Architect. He portrayed Chase Collins in The Covenant that same year. He was cast in Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio as Keny in 2007 where he had a chance to work with veteran Broadway actor, Liev Schreiber.

In 2007 Stan appeared in an episode of Gossip Girl as Carter Baizen. In 2009 Stan reprised the Gossip Girl role in three episodes. Stan also reprised his role as Carter for the first six episodes of season 3.

Stan appeared in The Education of Charlie Banks, directed by Fred Durst, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and won an award for Best New York Narrative. He starred in Kings on NBC, where he portrayed Prince Jack Benjamin, the closeted gay eldest son of King Silas Benjamin and an analogue to the biblical Jonathan. In 2010, he had a part alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller, Black Swan.

Stan began filming the supernatural horror film The Apparition, which co-stars Ashley Greene, in February 2010. Stan played Blaine, the main antagonist of Hot Tub Time Machine in March 2010. Stan played Bucky in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, based on the Marvel Comics character, alongside Chris Evans, who played Captain America. He has joined the cast of a feature adaptation of the Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge, which was scheduled to begin shooting in 2011.



Year Film Role
2004 Tony n' Tina's Wedding Johnny
2005 Red Doors Simon
2006 The Architect Martin Waters
2006 The Covenant Chase Collins
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Leo
2008 Wake Up Call Boyfriend
2008 Rachel Getting Married Walter/Bowtie Party Guest
2009 Spread Harry
2010 Black Swan Andrew
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Blaine
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Bucky Barnes
2011 The Apparition Ben
2011 Ten Year Duke
2011 A View from the Bridge


Year Programme Role
2003 Law & Order Justin Capshaw
2009 Kings Prince Jack Benjamin
2007-present Gossip Girl Carter Baizen