Sebastian Stan Biography
Sebastian Stan born in August 13, 1983 is an American actor. He is best known for playing Prince Jack Benjamin on the television drama Kings and Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl.
Stan was born in the Romanian city of Constanţa. At age 8, he and his mother moved to Vienna, where she was employed as a pianist. Four years later (age 12), his mother moved with him to Rockland County, New York after she married the headmaster of an American private school.
During his years at the Rockland Country Day School, he starred in productions such as 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 introduced to acting and 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. This gave him the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England.
Television and film career
After returning from England, Stan continued to attend Rutgers and was cast in small roles in independent films like Tony n' Tina's Wedding and Red Doors. He was also cast in a guest starring role on Law & Order as "Justin Capshaw", a boy who was accused of murder and had been kidnapped and emotionally abused by his captor. Immediately after graduating from Rutgers in 2005, Stan was cast in The Architect. He portrayed Chase Collins in The Covenant that same year. He was cast in Eric Bogosian's play Talk Radio as "Kent" in 2007 where he had a chance to work with veteran Broadway actor, Liev Schreiber.
In 2007 Stan appeared in an episode of Gossip Girl, "Bad News Blair" and "Hi, Society", as Carter Baizen. In 2009 Stan reprised the Gossip Girl role in three episodes, "The Age of Dissonance", "The Grandfather", and the season two finale, "The Goodbye Gossip Girl". Stan also reprised his role as Carter for the first six episodes of season 3.
Stan appeared in The Education of Charlie Banks, directed by Fred Durst, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and won an award for "Best New York Narrative". He starred in Kings on NBC, where he portrayed Prince Jack Benjamin, the closeted gay eldest son of King Silas Benjamin and an analogue to the biblical Jonathan.
In 2010, he starred alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller, Black Swan.
Stan began filming the supernatural horror film The Apparition, which co-stars Ashley Greene, in February 2010.
Stan played Blaine, the main antagonist of Hot Tub Time Machine in March 2010.
Stan will play Bucky in the forthcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger based on the Marvel Comics character alongside Chris Evans who will play Captain America He has joined the cast of a feature adaptation of the Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge, which is scheduled to begin shooting in June 2011.
Stan dated Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester. The couple broke up around April 2010