Sebastian Stan

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Stan in 2014, photo by PrPhotos

Place of Birth: Constanța, Romania

Date of Birth: August 13, 1982

Ethnicity: Romanian

Sebastian Stan is an American actor and model. He was born in Constanța, Romania. When he was eight, he moved with his mother, Georgeta Orlovschi, a pianist, to Vienna, Austria. When he was around twelve, they moved to Rockland County, New York. Sebastian became a U.S. citizen in 2002.

Sebastian plays “Bucky” Barnes / The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

15 Responses

  1. celebfan says:

    His mother’s name is Georgeta Orlovschi. Sebastian said in an interview that she and his father divorced when he was two.

    • bablah says:

      And his dad’s name is said to be Tino, which I think is short for Costin.

      I can’t help but wonder if his mom has some distant Russian or Ukrainian with that surname.

      • andrew says:


        Orlovschi is a Moldavian surname

        • madman says:

          The difference between Romanian and Moldovan is the same as that between German and Swiss-German. Only a border and national identity, that is. So I’d say you can’t talk about “Moldovan surnames” in that way.

        • bablah says:

          Orlovskiy is a Slavic last name. Orlovschi is just a Romanian way of spelling (like for instance Serbian Dragić would be Draghici in Romanian).

          And as madman said, Moldovans are just Romanians who were under USSR, there’s no difference between them (except maybe in accent, Moldovans have a Russian sounding accent).

          • andrew says:

            yes, it’s of Slavic origin but mostly prevalent in Moldova.

            I came across this because yesterday I had a discussion with a Romanian woman from a little town on Black Sea, who told me about her upbringing in a meltin pot made by minorities like Bulgars, Tatars, Gypsies and Moldovans.

          • bablah says:

            >mostly prevalent in Moldova.

            Only if you’re looking at that specific spelling.
            Like all the people with last name Miscavage are American, but the original last name Miśkiewicz is Polish.

            Anyway, Ukrainians are the largest minority in Moldova (11% according to 2004 census), so it’s not surprising there are many people with a Slavic last name there.

          • andrew says:

            Is legit a “possibly other” for him? He’s not just Romanian.

  2. Harriet says:

    Just out of curiosity, is there anything known about his father? I’m aware that it sounds like he was brought up solely by his mother but it doesn’t hurt to ask! (:

  3. Ajaxfan says:

    His name sounds German to me.

  4. Ajaxfan says:

    His name sounds German

  5. celebfan says:

    His star is rising. He could become the most famous Romanian native since Nadia Comăneci.

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