- 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.
- Hannah Nika Watzke — Daughter
- Gerald Slater — Father
- Robert Watzke — Husband
- Alice Slater — Mother
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- Birth Place: Massapequa, New York, United States
- Birthday: December 15, 1963, Sagittarius
- Profession: Actor, Pianist, Singer