Fast Facts

  • Made her stage debut at 8 in a production of Pinocchio.
  • Began acting professionally as a teenager, appearing in commercials for chewing gum and cereal.
  • First starring role came with the 1982 ABC Afterschool Special Amy and the Angel.
  • Dyed her hair blonde and gained 20 pounds for her feature debut as Supergirl (1984).
  • Along with actor Gina Gershon, cofounded New York theatre group the Naked Angels in 1987; also cofounded two Los Angeles theatre groups, Otis Inspired and the Bubalaires.
  • Released her first CD, One of These Days, in 2003.


  • Robert Watzke — Husband
  • Gerald Slater — Father
  • Hannah Nika Watzke — Daughter
  • Alice Slater — Mother

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  • Birth Place: Massapequa, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Pianist, Singer

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