Sebastian Stan

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Will Franklyn on Labyrinth


8/13/1983, Constanta, Romania

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  • Sebastian was born in the Romanian city of ConstanĂ¾a on 13 August 1983. He and his mother moved to Vienna, Austria at the age of 8 years old. After a few years Sebastian's mother took him to Rockland County, New York after she married the headmaster of an American private school.

    Rockland Country Day School was when Sebastian got a taste in acting as he starred in productions like Harvey, Cyrano de Bergerac, Little Shop of Horrors, Over Here, and West Side Story. Sebastian went to Stagedoor Manor summer camp and took some acting lessons. That was when he decided to take acting seriously applied to various universities with acting as a major.

    He attended Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and had the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England.

    After graduating from Rutgers in 2005, Sebastian was cast in The Architect and was given a chance to work with such iconic actors like Anthony LaPaglia and Isabella Rossellini. He then played the antagonist in The Covenant. His character, Chase Collins, is a warlock and the archenemy of the lead.

    In 2007, Sebastian Stan appeared in The CW's hit show Gossip Girl as the infamous Carter Baizen. He was in 2 episodes each for both the 1st & 2nd seasons of the show. That same year, Sebastian made his Broadway debut in Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio. He acted opposite Liev Schreiber onstage.

    Other than Broadway, Sebastian set his sights on the big screen. Jonathan Demme created a role for Sebastian in his film Rachel Getting Married, a film starring Anne Hathaway. He also appeared in the movie The Education of Charlie Banks, playing Leo.

    As of 2009, Sebastian has starred in the short-lived NBC dram Kings. He plays Prince Jack, the tormented heir to the throne and son to Ian McShane's King Silas. The character's sexuality gave Sebastian the opportunity to flex his acting muscles as Jack grappled with feelings and the responsibilities of his title. Sebastian will also appear alongside Ashton Kutcher this summer in a film called Spread. He plays Harry, a close friend of Kutcher's playboy Nikki.

    Sebastian is reprising his role as Carter on Gossip Girl for the show's third season. He met his current girlfriend Leighton Meester on the set while filming the show.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Sebastian Stan



    Birth Place:

    Constanta, Romania

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    • Sebastian Stan: (about the single-digit temperatures while filming The Covenant) That was one of the hardest things to deal with because it was very, very cold. Basically we would shoot the scene, and instantly when we heard 'Cut' everybody would run towards us with blankets and throw them on us.

    • Sebastian Stan: (about the TV show Kings) I'm really happy to be a part of something that's thought-provoking and inspiring. Hopefully people will think about that. We have plenty of things that we should be aware of, that are going on now, especially for my generation.

    • Sebastian: (on Gossip Girl character, Carter Baizen) I think they're bringing him back on Gossip Girl just to cause more drama - like there isn't enough already.

    • Sebastian Stan: (on the edgy roles he's always playing) I just gravitate towards flawed, conflicted, troubled people.

    • Sebastian: (about actors who inspired him) I have a bit of an obsession with the 1950's and all those actors from Montgomery Clift to James Dean and Anthony Perkins. Just that whole era of Tennessee Williams to Elia Kazan. The whole idea of New York and the whole thing becomes kind of romantic in your head.

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    • Sebastian Stan was named as the week's "Hump Day Hottie" last September 16, 2009. Stan was tapped as the hottie for the week by MTV's Hollywood Crush, following his appearance on Gossip Girl's season 3 premiere.

    • For an interview, Sebastian was asked to name some of his favorite things. He named Sean Penn as his favorite actor, and reading as his favorite pastime. Sebastian also mentioned the colors black and red, and the dessert tiramisu as some of his favorites.

    • In an interview on MTV's It's On With Alexa Chung, Sebastian claims that his most prized possession is a candle holder that belonged to James Dean. A producer he worked with gave Sebastian the item, because the young actor reminded him of the iconic James Dean.

    • Sebastian Stan cites playwright Eric Bogosian's subUrbia as the work responsible for getting him into Rutgers University. He auditioned for the university's Mason Gross School of the Arts using a monologue from subUrbia. He also ended up performing the play while at Rutgers.

    • In an interview with MTV's Alexa Chung, Sebastian Stan says the most dramatic alteration of his appearance was for his play Talk Radio. According to Sebastian, the blond hair he had for 6 months was the biggest change he had to go through for a role.

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