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Sebastian Stan
Born August 13, 1983 (1983-08-13) (age 26)
ConstanŇ£a, Romania
Occupation Actor
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Sebastian Stan (born August 1, 1983) is a Romanian-born actor. He is best-known for playing Prince Jack Benjamin on the television drama Kings and Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl.


Early life

Stan was born in the Romanian city of ConstanŇ£a. 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.[1]

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.[2]

Movie 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.

Sebastian's latest film, The Education of Charlie Banks, directed by Fred Durst, 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.[3]

In 2010, he will star alongside Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller, Black Swan.[4]

Stan is set to begin filming the supernatural horror film The Apparition, which co-stars Ashley Greene, in February 2010.[5]

Personal life

Stan is currently dating his Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Tony n' Tina's Wedding Johnny
2005 Red Doors Simon
2006 The Architect Martin Waters
The Covenant Chase Collins
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Leo
2008 Wake Up Call Boyfriend Hayden Panettiere Music video
Rachel Getting Married Walter/Bowtie Party Guest
2009 Spread Harry
2010 The Apparition Ben filming
Black Swan unknown filming
Hot Tub Time Machine Blaine completed
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Law & Order Justin Capshaw 1 episode
2007-2010 Gossip Girl Carter Baizen Season 1-3
2009 Kings Prince Jack Benjamin 12 episodes


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