Helen Slater

Actress + Singer-songwriter
Born Dec 15, 1963

Helen Rachel Slater is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She appeared in the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl. In the following years she starred in several successful comedy-drama films such as Ruthless People, The Secret of My Success, and City Slickers. Since then she has found work as an actress in film, television, and stage projects, including guest appearances on the series Smallville.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on December 15, 1963.
1974 10 Years Old Slater was born in Bethpage, New York, the daughter of Alice Joan (née Citrin), a lawyer and nuclear disarmament peace activist based in New York City, and Gerald Slater, a television executive; they divorced in 1974. … Read More


1982 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Slater attended Great Neck South High School and then transferred to the High School of Performing Arts from which she was graduated in 1982. … Read More


1984 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, she played the title character, versus Faye Dunaway as Selena, in the TriStar film Supergirl. The film, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and including big name actors like Mia Farrow and Peter O'Toole, received mixed reviews, and was not a box-office success. The film was cited as a reason for publisher DC killing off the original comics character (Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)) in 1985, though a new "Supergirl" soon appeared. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Slater has stated that she pursued musical efforts even before doing movies. In the 1989 Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy Happy Together, she sang a medley of Broadway songs as well other songs.


1994 30 Years Old In the 1994 movie Lassie, she also sang. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old In 2003, she released a CD, One of These Days, consisting of her original songs. … Read More


2005 41 Years Old In 2005, she released a second CD, Crossword, using the same recording approach as the first CD. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old In 2008 Cortes Alexander recorded Slater's "Any Day Now" and "Love'll Come & Do Just That" on his album Swell.
2010 46 Years Old Her third album, Shine, was released in late 2010. … Read More
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