Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American actor who has appeared in films and on television. He began acting at a young age, appearing in school productions of ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Over Here!,’ ‘Harvey,’ ‘Cyrano de Bergerac,’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ among others. He studied acting at the ‘Shakespeare Globe Theatre’ in London for a year. Around 2003, he made his television debut as ‘Justin Capshaw’ in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ called ‘Sheltered.’ In 2007, he made his Broadway debut in ‘Talk Radio,’ alongside Liev Schreiber, Stephanie March, and Peter Hermann. He played the recurring role of ‘Carter Baizen’ in the ‘CW’ teen drama ‘Gossip Girl’ from 2007 to 2010. He played ‘Jefferson/Mad Hatter’ in seasons one and two of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time.’ He inked a nine-film deal with Marvel in 2010 to play ‘James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes.’ In July 2011, ‘Captain America: The Initially Avenger,’ in which he first played ‘Bucky Barnes,’ was released. In the 2012 miniseries ‘Political Animals,’ he played T. J. Hammond. He was nominated for a ‘Critics Choice Television Award’ for the performance in 2013.
Career of Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan made his cinematic debut in the Austrian drama ’71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance’ in 1994. In 2004, he starred as ‘Johnny Nunzio’ in the film adaptation of ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,’ a ‘environmental/immersive theatre’ event. Georgia Lee’s directorial debut, ‘Red Doors,’ was released in 2005, and he was a part of it. At the 2005 ‘Tribeca Film Festival,’ the film won the award for best narrative feature. He worked on two films in 2006: Matt Tauber’s drama “The Architect” and Renny Harlin’s supernatural horror thriller “The Covenant.” Fred Durst, the frontman of ‘Limp Bizkit,’ cast him in the 2007 drama ‘The Education of Charlie Banks,’ opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, and Eva Amurri, as ‘Leo Reilly.’ The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the ‘Made in NY Narrative Award.’
Stan’s breakout TV role, ‘Carter Baizen,’ was first seen in the series ‘Gossip Girl’ in an episode titled ‘Bad News Blair.’ After appearing in 11 episodes during the first three seasons of the series, he was last seen in the episode ‘The Unblairable Lightness of Being.’ Carter is a rival to Nate and Chuck, the show’s male heroes. He is self-sufficient, but he has a significant gambling addiction and is in an on-again, off-again relationship with Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively.
In the short-lived NBC drama ‘Kings,’ he played ‘Jack Benjamin.’ He had the chance to collaborate with Darren Aronofsky on the Oscar-winning film ‘Black Swan’ in 2010.
When he received the chance to work with the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe,’ the most lucrative media franchise of the twenty-first century, which has grossed more than $22.5 billion worldwide, he hit the jackpot. Stan was cast as
‘Bucky Barnes’ in April 2010 after previously being considered for the role of ‘Steve Rogers’ in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ Filming began on June 28, 2010, and the film was released in the United States on July 22, 2011. Bucky was the excellent youthful sidekick of Captain America until he was killed, according to the very first sketch done by Joe Simon, the creator of the comic on which the movie was based. During his tenure as the series’ writer, Ed Brubaker reintroduced the character as the secret operative Winter Soldier in 2005.
“Bucky to me was always interesting because he was a little bit more… he stuck out more clearly in terms of someone who, you know, had flaws,” he said in an interview with ‘Collider.’ In the two direct sequels to the film, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014) and ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ he reprised his character (2016). In the films ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) and ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ he reprised his role (2019). In the video game adaptation of ‘Captain America: Super Soldier,’ he also voiced ‘Bucky’ (2011).
He has also acted in films such as ‘Gone’ (2012), ‘The Bronze’ (2015), and ‘The Martian’, in addition to the ‘Captain America’ franchise (2015). He also appeared in William Inge’s ‘Picnic,’ which premiered on Broadway in 2013.
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ (2017) and Craig Gillespie’s ‘I, Tonya’ are two of his other film projects (2017).
‘The Last Full Measure,’ ‘Endings, Beginnings,’ ‘The Devil All the Time,’ ‘Monday,’ ‘355,’ ‘The Chain,’ and TV shows ‘What If…?’ and ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,’ have all cast this exceptional actor in key roles.
Personal Experiences of Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan was born on August 13, 1982, in Constanța, Romania, a city on the Black Sea’s coast in the south-eastern part of the country. His parents split when he was two years old. He and his mother, Georgeta Orlovschi, migrated to Vienna, Austria, when he was around eight years old, following the 1989 ‘Romanian Revolution.’ They emigrated to America four years later and settled in Rockland County, New York. Stan obtained his high school diploma from ‘Rockland Country Day School,’ where Georgeta married Anthony Fruhauf, the principal. He went on to the ‘Mason Gross School of the Arts,’ which is the arts conservatory at ‘Rutgers University,’ in New Brunswick, New Jersey, after graduation. In 2002, he was granted US citizenship.
Leighton Meester, Dianna Agron, and Jennifer Morrison have all dated Stan. He began dating ‘Revenge’ actress Margarita Levieva in 2014, whom he met on the set of the film ‘Spread’ in 2009. In 2016, Stan and Levieva called it quits.
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