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Helen Slater Biography

Birth Place:
Massapequa, New York, United States
Actor, pianist, singer

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