Sebastian Stan net worth and wages: Sebastian Stan is a Romanian American performer that has a net worth of $4 million. He’s best known for his role as James “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier in the pictures, Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He was born in Constanta, Romania on August 13, 1983 but was raised in America since he was 12 years old. In the age of 8, he along with his mother moved to Vienna where she was employed as a pianist, and four years afterwards, he moved to New York after she married an American who was the headmaster of a private school. He attended Rutgers University and studied abroad for a year in the UK. He took the chance to hone his craft at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Stan has been appearing in plays and film since 2003, and appeared in 11 episodes of Gossip Girl starting in 2007. Although he had money-making work leading up to it, the year 2010 was when his career actually began to take off. Through that year, he appeared in Darren Aronofsky’s ballet thriller, Black Swan and additionally began filming the supernatural horror movie, The Apparition. During this period, he was also cast as Bucky Barnes in the Captain America movies and was cast in another movie called, Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2012, he starred in the thriller, Gone, and began a recurring character as the Mad Hatter in the television show Once Upon a Time. As well as his character in Once Upon a Time, he also appeared in the USA Network miniseries, Political Animals, where he was cast as the distressed gay son of the former first lady. Stan was in a relationship with Gossip Girl costar, Leighton Meester for around three years from 2008-2010, and in addition outdated Once Upon a Time castmate, Jennifer Morrison from 2012-2013.
Attended the famous performing arts summer camp Stagedoor Manor.
Graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a BFA in Acting.
He speaks English and Romanian fluently. In Captain America: Civil War (2016) he actually speaks Romanian in the first scene set in Bucharest, Romania.
He is an only child.
He is Romanian. At age 8, his mother moved with him from Romania to Vienna, Austria, where she was employed as a pianist. At age 12, they moved to Rockland County, New York, where his mother married the Headmaster of an American private school.
[on his early struggling actor days] Most of the people I admire as actors didn't make it until their mid-30s: The Mark Ruffalos, the John Hawkeses of the world. (...) One of my first big auditions for a casting director in New York - who's amazing, I'm not going to say their name - I walked into the audition, and they were on their computer doing an email. The assistant was behind them. And I said "Hi," and they didn't turn around. They said, "Yeah, go ahead." And then I read with the assistant, and the casting director didn't even turn once! I was in the same room, they were continuing to type the email while I was in there doing it! Just brutal. (...) I always look at auditions as not even getting the job as much as I'm just trying to connect with this casting director so they remember me for next time. (...) Those beginning years, looking back, they could be really tough and painful and hurtful but there was something great about it. And once it's gone, it's gone. 
It's OK to have dreams, it's OK to have goals, in my opinion. But I really think it's much more about the climb and the work you do on the way up. The climb is really hard and really rough, but it's also the best part because there are still places to climb up to. 
When I go to work I don't discriminate it as a comic-book movie. It's full-on commitment. That's all you can do. (...) Comic-book movies are mythology in a way, and there are a lot more parallels in them with what's going on in the real world than people want to discuss...
The things I learned from my parents, what was deeply ingrained in their generation, is this idea of opportunity and the freedom to have an opportunity. The way the United States was thought of is as a place you can have this chance to do anything, to say, "This is my idea, and I get to offer it to you, and if you like it, I can profit from it." It's why they were so encouraging of me to act too, because they knew how much easier it was to do here. 
[on living in Manhattan, NYC] I love staring out the window. New York, it's like a candy jar - watching people is so phenomenal. Looking at [the couple at the next table] right now, you can tell so much by what they order or their body language. I just find that really fun. It's kind of like being a detective a little bit. 
I seem to keep ending up with these bad boy characters. I don't understand what's going on. I walk the street in New York feeling like I'm Paul Rudd or something, but apparently no one else sees it that way. 
It was like a huge master class every day in rehearsal with [director] Bob Falls and [actor] Liev Schreiber. I spent the whole time at the table taking notes on everything Liev was saying: Quoting Shakespeare and how [the play "Talk Radio"] was similar to this or that play. I'd come in and be so hyped up and he'd be like, "Listen. It's all great, but you gotta figure out what you want here and why."