Sebastian Stan Biography

(Best Known for His Role as 'Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Birthday: August 13, 1982 (Leo)

Born In: Constanța, Romania

Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American film and television actor. He started performing at an early age, starring in school productions of ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Over Here!,’ ‘Harvey,’ ‘Cyrano de Bergerac,’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ He spent a year in England, studying acting at ‘Shakespeare Globe Theatre’ in London. His first role on television came around 2003 when he played ‘Justin Capshaw’ in an episode titled ‘Sheltered’ in the series ‘Law & Order.’ He debuted on Broadway with ‘Talk Radio’ in 2007 with Liev Schreiber, Stephanie March, and Peter Hermann as his co-stars. From 2007 to 2010, he portrayed the recurring role of ‘Carter Baizen’ on the ‘CW’ teen drama ‘Gossip Girl.’ In season one and two of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time,’ he played ‘Jefferson/Mad Hatter.’ In 2010, he signed a nine-picture contract with ‘Marvel’ to portray ‘James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes.’ ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ where he first portrayed ‘Bucky Barnes,’ was released in July 2011. He was cast as ‘T. J. Hammond’ in the 2012 miniseries ‘Political Animals.’ In 2013, he received a ‘Critics Choice Television Award’ nomination for the role.

Quick Facts

Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Males


father: Anthony Fruhauf (step-father)

mother: Georgeta Orlovschi

Partner: Jennifer Morrison (2012–2013)

Born Country: Romania

Actors American Men

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Notable Alumni: Rutgers University's Mason Gross School Of The Arts

Ancestry: Romanian American

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education: Rutgers University's Mason Gross School Of The Arts


Sebastian Stan’s debut in cinema occurred in 1994 when he was cast in the Austrian drama ‘71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance.’ In 2004, he played ‘Johnny Nunzio’ in the film adaptation of the ‘environmental/immersive theatre’ event, ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.’ He was involved in Georgia Lee’s directorial venture ‘Red Doors,’ which was released in 2005. The movie was the winner of the best narrative feature prize at the 2005 ‘Tribeca Film Festival.’ In 2006, he did two films; Matt Tauber’s drama ‘The Architect’ and Renny Harlin’s supernatural horror thriller ‘The Covenant.’ ‘Limp Bizkit’ frontman Fred Durst cast him as ‘Leo Reilly’ in his 2007 drama ‘The Education of Charlie Banks,’ alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, and Eva Amurri. The movie premiered at ‘Tribeca,’ winning the ‘Made in NY Narrative Award.’

Stan’s breakthrough TV role, ‘Carter Baizen,’ was first seen in an episode titled ‘Bad News Blair’ in the series ‘Gossip Girl.’ He was last seen in the episode ‘The Unblairable Lightness of Being,’ after having appeared in 11 episodes distributed throughout the first three seasons of the series. A rival to Nate and Chuck, the male protagonists of the show, Carter is self-reliant, but has a serious gambling problem, and is involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Serena van der Woodsen, portrayed by Blake Lively.

He portrayed ‘Jack Benjamin’ in the short-lived ‘NBC’ drama ‘Kings.’ In 2010, he got an opportunity to work with Darren Aronofsky in the Oscar-winning film ‘Black Swan.’

He hit a jackpot when he got an opportunity to work with ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe,’ the most successful media franchise of the 21st century that has grossed more than $22.5 billion worldwide. Though initially reported as being considered for the role of ‘Steve Rogers’ in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Stan was cast as ‘Bucky Barnes’ in April 2010. Filming began on June 28, 2010, and the movie was released on July 22, 2011, in the United States. According to the very first sketch made by Joe Simon, the creator of the comic on which the movie was based, Bucky was the exemplary young sidekick to Captain America until he was killed. In 2005, Ed Brubaker revived the character as the covert operative Winter Soldier during his run as the series writer.

In an interview with ‘Collider’ he commented, “Bucky to me was always interesting because he was a little bit more… he stood out more clearly in terms of someone who, you know, had flaws.” He reprised the role in the two direct sequels of the film, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014) and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016). He also reprised the role in the film ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018) and in its sequel ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019). He also voiced ‘Bucky’ in the video game version of ‘Captain America: Super Soldier’ (2011).

Besides the ‘Captain America’ franchise, he has also appeared in films, such as ‘Gone’ (2012), ‘The Bronze’ (2015), and ‘The Martian’ (2015). He was part of the 2013 Broadway production of William Inge’s ‘Picnic’ as well. His other film projects include Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ (2017), and Craig Gillespie’s ‘I, Tonya’ (2017).

This talented actor has been roped in to play important roles in projects, such as ‘The Last Full Measure,’ ‘Endings, Beginnings,’ ‘The Devil All the Time,’ ‘Monday,’ ‘355,’ ‘The Chain,’ and TV series ‘What If…?’ and ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.’

In 2022, he starred as ‘Nick Fowler’ in the American action spy thriller film ‘The 355’ directed by Simon Kinberg. The film was panned by critics and was a commercial failure. The same year, he also appeared in the Mimi Cave-directed horror film ‘Fresh’ where he played the role of ‘Steve/Brendan.’ The film opened to a positive reception and earned an 82% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He also portrayed ‘Tommy Lee’ in the 2022 8-episode biographical drama miniseries, ‘Pam & Tommy.’

He was seen playing the role of ‘Max’ in the American psychological thriller film ‘Sharper’ directed by Benjamin Caron. The film received a favorable response from critics and holds a 70% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Personal Life

Sebastian Stan was born on August 13, 1982, in Constanța, a city on the shores of the Black Sea, in south-eastern Romania. When he was two years old, his parents got divorced. After the 1989 ‘Romanian Revolution,’ he and his mother, Georgeta Orlovschi, moved to Vienna, Austria when he was around eight. Four years later they immigrated to America and started living in Rockland County, New York. Georgeta married Anthony Fruhauf, the headmaster of ‘Rockland Country Day School,’ from where Stan received his high school degree. Following his graduation, he enrolled at ‘Mason Gross School of the Arts,’ which is the arts conservatory at ‘Rutgers University’ in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was granted US citizenship in 2002. Anastasia Soare, famous entrepreneur and the founder of the cosmetics brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills, is his godmother.

Stan has dated Leighton Meester, Dianna Agron, and Jennifer Morrison. In 2014, he started dating ‘Revenge’ actor Margarita Levieva, whom he met in 2009 on the sets of the film ‘Spread.’ Stan and Levieva broke up in 2016. He started dating Alejandra Onieva in 2020. He has also been romantically linked to Sophie Davies.

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Sebastian Stan Movies

1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy)

2. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

  (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)

3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

  (Adventure, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi)

4. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

  (Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi)

5. The Martian (2015)

  (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi)

6. I, Tonya (2017)

  (Comedy, Drama, Biography, Sport)

7. Black Swan (2010)

  (Thriller, Drama)

8. Ant-Man (2015)

  (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi)

9. Logan Lucky (2017)

  (Drama, Crime, Comedy)

10. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994)


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