Helen Slater

Actor, Pianist, Writer
This fresh-faced, tall blonde lead literally soared to fame as "Supergirl" (1983). Slater later turned in creditable performances in "The Legend of Billie Jean" (1985), as a youth unjustly accused of murder, and ... Read more »
Born: 12/15/1963 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Mad Men 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supergirl 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Curse of Downers Grove 2015 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Beautiful Wave 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carlo's Wake 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Echo Park 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lying Game 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock the House 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seeing Other People 2004 (Movie)

Penelope (Actor)

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Long Way Home 1997 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Steal 1995 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Couples 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie 1994 (Movie)

Laura Turner (Actor)

The Hidden Room 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

12:01 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal of the Dove 1993 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

A House in the Hills 1992 (Movie)

Alex Weaver (Actor)

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Bonnie Rayburn (Actor)

Happy Together 1990 (Movie)

Alex Page (Actor)

Sticky Fingers 1988 (Movie)

Hattie (Actor)

The Secret of My Success 1987 (Movie)

Christy Wills (Actor)

Ruthless People 1986 (Movie)

Sandy Kessler (Actor)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

Billie Jean Davy (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Kara Zor-El/Linda Lee/Supergirl (Actor)

Amy and the Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Best Friends For Life (TV Show)

Actor

Capital News (TV Show)

Actor

Chantilly Lace (TV Show)

Actor

No Way Back (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere in Sight (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Toothless (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This fresh-faced, tall blonde lead literally soared to fame as "Supergirl" (1983). Slater later turned in creditable performances in "The Legend of Billie Jean" (1985), as a youth unjustly accused of murder, and "Ruthless People" (1986), as a ditsy kidnapper. After stalling a bit in such mild fare as "Sticky Fingers" (1988) and "Happy Together" (1989), Slater enjoyed her biggest popular success to date in "City Slickers" (1991) as the one female member of the big cattle drive. Her subsequent feature work was in generally forgettable fare, except for the family film "Lassie" (1994).

Relationships

Gerald Slater

Father
divorced from Slater's mother c. 1974

Alice Slater

Mother
divorced from Slater's father c. 1974

Robert Watzke

Husband
co-founder of the theater troupe The Bubelaires

Hannah Watzke

Daughter
born August 28, 1995

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1982
enrolled at age 15

Milestones

2004

Starred in "Seeing Other People," opposite Jay Mohr, Andy Richter

1996

Stared in "Heavenzapoppin'!" a short film written and directed by her husband Robert Watzke

1994

Co-starred in the Showtime drama "Parallel Lives" with James Belushi, Liza Minnelli and James Brolin;

1994

Cast in "Lassie," Daniel Petrie's updated version of the family classic

1992

Voiced several characters in the FOX series "Batman: the Animated Series:

1991

Starred opposite Billy Crystal in the comedy "City Slickers"

1991

With her husband, co-founded a theater group in L.A., The Bubalaires

1990

TV series debut as a regular, "Capital News"

1987

Starred opposite Michael J. Fox in the romantic comedy "The Secret of my Success" directed by Herbert Ross

1987

Co-founded the New York theater group, "The Naked Angels," with Gina Gershon

1986

Cast as a sweet-tempered kidnapper in the comedy "Ruthless People" starred Danny Devito and Bette Midler

1985

Cast as a modern day Joan of Arc in the cult classic "The Legend of Billie Jean"

1985

Made Off-Broadway debut in "Repsonsible Parties"

1983

Screen debut, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole in "Supergirl" a spin-off of 1978 Superman franchise

1982

TV acting debut in "Amy and the Angel", an "ABC Afterschool Special" starring alongside James Earl Jones, and Matthew Modine

Began performing as a pianist in clubs in L.A.

Formed own theater group in Los Angeles, Otis Inspired

Made stage debut at age eight in a production of "Pinocchio"

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