Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan TIFF 2015
General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: August 13, 1982
Age: 34
Hometown: Rockland County, New York, U.S.
Birthplace: Constanța, Romania
Nationality: Romanian
Other Information
Height: 6'
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Rockland Country Day School
Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Georgeta Orlovschi (mother)
Anthony Fruhauf (step-father)
Friends: Toby Hemingway
Chace Crawford
Relationships: Leighton Meester (ex-girlfriend [2008-2010])
Dianna Agron (ex-girlfriend [2011-2012])
Jennifer Morrison (ex-girlfriend [2012-2013])
Margarita Levieva (current girlfriend)
Series Information
Character: Jefferson / The Mad Hatter
First appearance: Hat Trick
Last appearance: The Doctor

Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American actor, known for his role as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On television, Stan portrayed Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl, Prince Jack Benjamin in Kings, Jefferson in Once Upon a Time, and T.J. Hammond in the miniseries Political Animals. His role in Political Animals earned him a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries. In 2015, he co-starred in Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash, Ridley Scott's The Martian, and Bryan Buckley's The Bronze.

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Early life

Stan was born in Constanța, Romania. He has stated that his parents divorced when he was two years old. At the age of eight, Stan and his mother, Georgeta Orlovschi, moved to Vienna, Austria following the Romanian Revolution, where Georgeta was employed as a pianist. Four years later, they moved to Rockland County, New York, after his mother married Anthony Fruhauf, the headmaster of Rockland Country Day School, where Stan was educated.

During Stan's years at the Rockland school, he starred in productions including 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 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, which also gave him the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Stan became a United States citizen in 2002.


Year TV Show/Movie Medium Role
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance Kid
2003 Law & Order TV Series Justin Capshaw
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 Hayden Panettiere: Wake Up Call Video short Boyfriend
2008 Rachel Getting Married Walter / Bowtie Party Guest
2009 Spread Harry
2009 Kings TV Series Jack Benjamin
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Blaine
2007 - 2010 Gossip Girl TV Series Carter Baizen
2010 Black Swan Andrew / Suitor
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Video Game Bucky Barnes (voice)
2012 Gone Billy
2012 Political Animals TV Mini-Series T.J. Hammond
2012 The Apparition Ben
2012 Once Upon a Time TV Series Jefferson / The Mad Hatter
2012 Labyrinth TV Mini-Series Will Franklyn
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
2015 The Bronze Lance
2015 Ant-Man Bucky Barnes (uncredited)
2015 Ricki and the Flash Josh
2015 The Martian Chris Beck


  • Is friends with his co-stars Toby Hemingway and Chace Crawford from The Covenant (2006).
  • He is Romanian. At age 8, his mother moved with him from Romania to Vienna, Austria, where she was employed as a pianist. At age 12, they moved to Rockland County, New York, where his mother married the Headmaster of an American private school.
  • He is an only child.
  • He speaks English and Romanian fluently. In Captain America: Civil War (2016) he actually speaks Romanian in the first scene set in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a BFA in Acting.
  • Attended the famous performing arts summer camp Stagedoor Manor.
  • Before being cast as James "Bucky" Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), he was considered for the 'Steve Rogers/Captain America' part.
  • Did all his own stunts in the movie The Covenant (2006).
  • Starring in Eric Bogosian's play "Talk Radio". [April 2007]
  • Worked two times with Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme: In Rachel Getting Married (2008) and Ricki and the Flash (2015).
  • He appears in two features nominated for a 'Best Picture' Academy Award: Black Swan (2010) and The Martian (2015).
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