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Sebastian Stan
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Stan at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1982-08-13) August 13, 1982 (age 39)
Citizenship
  • Romania
  • United States
EducationRutgers University, New Brunswick (BFA)
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present

Sebastian Stan (born August 13, 1982) is a Romanian-American actor.[1] Stan gained wide recognition for his role as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. He later returned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and went on to star in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021).

On television, he has played Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl, Prince Jack Benjamin in Kings, Jefferson in Once Upon a Time, and T.J. Hammond in Political Animals. The latter earned him a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries. In films, he co-starred in Jonathan Demme's comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash and Ridley Scott's science fiction film The Martian. In 2017, he portrayed Jeff Gillooly in the biopic I, Tonya.

Early life

Stan was born in Constanța, Romania. His parents divorced when he was two years old. When he was eight, Stan and his mother, Georgeta Orlovschi, moved to Vienna, Austria, where Georgeta was employed as a pianist, following the Romanian Revolution.[2] Four years later, they moved to Rockland County, New York, after his mother married the headmaster of a school in the United States.[3] He was raised in the Romanian Orthodox Church.[4]

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 attended Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, which gave him the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. He graduated from Rutgers in 2005. Stan became a United States citizen in 2002.[1]

Career

After an appearance in the 1994 film 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, Stan's career began in earnest in 2003 with a role on Law & Order. This was followed by several film appearances, including Tony n' Tina's Wedding, The Architect, and The Covenant, before he earned a recurring role on Gossip Girl as Carter Baizen, beginning in 2007. Stan performed a lead role in the 2009 series Kings as Jack Benjamin. In 2010, he appeared in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller Black Swan and in the comedy Hot Tub Time Machine as antagonist Blaine.[5] In 2011, he portrayed Bucky Barnes in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, based on the Marvel Comics character. Although it was his first film in the franchise, it was not part of the nine-picture contract he has with Marvel Studios.[6] Stan later said that about a month after the film was released, he struggled with paying rent.[7]

In 2012, he starred in the thriller Gone, the supernatural horror film The Apparition, and began a recurring role in Once Upon a Time as the Mad Hatter. The A.V. Club described his work in "Hat Trick", his premiere episode, as "excellent" and placed the episode in their list of the 30 best episodes of 2012 from the series that did not make their top list.[8] It was initially reported the role would be recast for the spin-off series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland due to Stan's commitment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe,[9] but Edward Kitsis revealed that due to fan backlash and respect for Stan's performance, the character would not be recast and the series would proceed without the character.[10] The same year, he also appeared in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals as the troubled gay son of the former First Lady,[11] for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries. In 2013, Stan played Hal Carter in the Roundabout Theater Company's production of William Inge's Picnic at the American Airlines Theater in New York.[12]

In 2014, Stan reprised his role as Bucky Barnes, now called Winter Soldier, in the first film of his nine-movie contract, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[13] In 2015, he played Joshua Brummel in Ricki and the Flash, and co-starred in The Martian as NASA scientist Dr. Chris Beck and The Bronze as Lance Tucker.[14] Stan reprised his role as the Winter Soldier in 2015's Ant Man, by making a cameo appearance, and Captain America: Civil War in 2016. In 2017, Stan co-starred as NASCAR driver Dayton White in Steven Soderbergh's caper comedy Logan Lucky,[15] portrayed Jeff Gillooly in Craig Gillespie's biopic I, Tonya,[16] and starred in the drama I'm Not Here.[17]

Stan at the premiere of I, Tonya in 2017

In 2018, Stan again portrayed Winter Soldier in both Black Panther, as an uncredited cameo, and in Avengers: Infinity War.[18] He then appeared opposite Nicole Kidman in the thriller film Destroyer.[19] Stan portrayed Charles Blackwood in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, an adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name.[20] Stan's first film of 2019 was Avengers: Endgame, released in April, for which he reprised his role as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier. His second film of the year, Endings, Beginnings, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.[21]

Stan starred as protagonist Scott Huffman in the Vietnam War drama film The Last Full Measure, which was released in January 2020.[22] In addition, Stan appeared in Monday and The Chain.[23] In February 2019, he replaced his Marvel co-star Chris Evans in the drama film The Devil All the Time, which premiered on Netflix in 2020.[24] In April 2019, Disney confirmed a Marvel television series starring Stan and Anthony Mackie, called The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which aired on Disney+ on March 19, 2021.[25][26] In May 2019, Stan joined the cast of spy thriller The 355, which began filming in July 2019.[27]

Philanthropic work

Stan is a supporter of many charitable organizations, including Our Big Day Out, a nonprofit based in Romania that helps provide children with a higher quality of life.[28] In February 2018, he thanked fans on behalf of the organization for participating in fundraising and awareness on Instagram.

He is also associated with the Ronald McDonald House. In 2020, he attended the charity's first Virtual Gala with his Marvel co-star Anthony Mackie.[29] Other charities supported by Stan include Dramatic Need[30] and Save the Children.[31]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance Kid in Subway
2004 Tony n' Tina's Wedding Johnny Nunzio
2005 Red Doors Simon
2006 The Architect Martin Waters
The Covenant Chase Collins
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Leo Reilly
2008 Rachel Getting Married Walter
2009 Spread Harry
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Blaine
Black Swan Andrew / Suitor
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Bucky Barnes
2012 Gone Billy
The Apparition Ben Curtis
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
2015 Ant-Man Uncredited cameo; post-credits scene[32]
The Bronze Lance Tucker
Ricki and the Flash Joshua Brummel
The Martian Dr. Chris Beck
2016 Captain America: Civil War Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
2017 Logan Lucky Dayton White
I, Tonya Jeff Gillooly
I'm Not Here Steve
2018 Destroyer Det. Chris
We Have Always Lived in the Castle Charles Blackwood
Black Panther Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier Uncredited cameo; post-credits scene[33]
Avengers: Infinity War
2019 Avengers: Endgame
Endings, Beginnings Frank
The Last Full Measure Scott Huffman
2020 The Devil All the Time Lee Bodecker
Monday Mickey
2022 The 355 Nick Post-production
TBA Fresh Post-production
TBA Sharper Max Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order Justin Capshaw Episode: "Sheltered"
2007–10 Gossip Girl Carter Baizen 11 episodes
2009 Kings Jack Benjamin 13 episodes
2012 Once Upon a Time Jefferson / The Mad Hatter 6 episodes
Political Animals T.J. Hammond Miniseries; 6 episodes
Labyrinth Will Franklyn Miniseries; 2 episodes
2017 I'm Dying Up Here Clay Appuzzo Episode: "Pilot"
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier / White Wolf Miniseries; 6 episodes
Marvel Studios: Assembled Himself Documentary; Episode: "The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
What If...? Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier Guest voice role; 2 episodes
TBA Pam & Tommy Tommy Lee Upcoming miniseries

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Bucky Barnes Voice

Music videos

Year Title Role Artist
2008 "Wake Up Call" Boyfriend Hayden Panettiere

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Political Animals Nominated [34]
Gold Derby Award TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor Nominated [35]
Online Film & Television Association Award Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated [36]
2015 MTV Movie Award Best Fight (shared with Chris Evans) Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nominated [37]
2016 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Chemistry Captain America: Civil War Nominated [38]
2017 Kids' Choice Award #SQUAD Nominated [39]
Hollywood Film Award Ensemble of the Year I, Tonya Won [40]
Florida Film Critics Circle Award Best Ensemble Nominated [41]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Duo (shared with Anthony Mackie) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Won [42]

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