Sebastian Stan adds up to the growing number of thespians on the rise who have got a lot more to prove in Hollywood. Popularly, he is known as the prolific actor of Romanian heritage who gained wide traction after his role as James ‘Bucky’ Barnes a.k.a the ‘Winter Soldier’ in the films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: The First Avenger. Do read on for more compelling facts about his early life and relationships.
Sebastian Stan – Bio, Age
Sebastian Stan was born in Constanța, Romania on the 13th of August 1982. Information about his father is unknown however his mother’s identity is known and her name is Georgeta Orlovschi. When Sebastian was just two years of age, his parents filed for a divorce and went their separate ways. When he was eight years old, he and his mother relocated to Vienna Austria and whilst there, Georgeta found a job as a pianist. At the age of 12, he and his mom relocated yet again, but this time to the United States of America, where they resided in Rockland County, in New York.
His mother soon found love with the headmaster of the Rockland Country Day School, Anthony Fruhauf, the pair later got married. Interestingly Georgeta and Anthony met as a result of the fact that Stan was a student of the school. As a student at Rockland, Sebastian Stan got lots of opportunities to be featured in the school’s productions. Some of these plays include; West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Over Here!, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Harvey.
By the time he was ready for college, he had fallen in love with acting and as such decided to pursue a career therein. This made him apply to several universities where he could study the art. Luckily for him, he gained admission into the Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, amazingly he was able to study acting for one whole year at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England due to his school’s student exchange program.
Due to the fact that he wasn’t born a U.S citizen, Sebastian Stan had to go through the mandatory process to become a U.S citizen just like every other immigrant. Joyfully for him, he became a citizen of America in 2002. The following year, his acting career was kick-started with a role in the television series Law & Order.
To date, his most highly recognized film appearances happen to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first was witnessed in, Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011, then Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, with the most recent being in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. Asides Marvel Studio produced movies, he has lent his acting chops to a vast number of other equally laudable films.
Dating, Girlfriend, Wife
Before his role as the formidable Bucky Barnes a.k.a Captain America’s trusted sidekick gone rogue, Sebastian Stan had been stealing hearts from his early days on the silver screen. Though he has never been married, his earliest most publicized relationship was in 2008 with actress Leighton Meester who happened to be his co-star in the television series, Gossip Girl. The pair dated for two years before calling it quits in 2010.
After the split, he met Jennifer Morrison also an actress in the summer of 2012 while they were both on the set of the television series, Once Upon A Time. However, this relationship also went south as they broke up in 2013 just after less than a year of dating.
In July 2014, Sebastian Stan entered into a relationship with yet another actress named Margarita Levieva. She was a co-star with him in the 2009 movie, Spread. The pair dated for two years before ending the relationship in 2016. So far, Sebastian is currently single with no serious relationship rumors or confirmation on his part.
Is Sebastian Stan Gay?
It’s no hidden secret that there has been a recent spate of celebrities coming out of the closet to publicly declare their sexual orientation especially considering the lowered tension the LBGTQ community is experiencing in recent times. Though the tension still exists, it is at it’s minimal as compared with previous years. With Sebastian Stan, however, he has not revealed or hinted at any possibility of him being gay.
The speculation about this actually began after the interview he granted when he was asked about the possibility of Captain America and Bucky(played by him) being in a romantic relationship in the superhero movie, The Avengers. He said that he didn’t have a problem with it that if the fans wanted it and the writer approved it he would act out the part. Notwithstanding this does not mean that he is gay. In addition, seeing the spate of women he has dated in the past it is safe to imply that Stan is straight as they come.
Height and Weight
One thing that has worked for Sebastian Stan especially throughout his career in Hollywood is his great physique. More so one would agree that to play a character like Bucky in the Avengers movie, the said actor needed to have a good combination of acting chops, looks, and body structure. With Sebastian’s healthy weight of 78kg paired with a good height of 5 feet 11 inches, one wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is a good fit for the role among other roles he has played that required great physicality.