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Helen Slater

Helen Slater was born in Bethpage, New York, to Alice Joan (Citrin), a lawyer and peace activist, and Gerald Slater, a television executive. She was raised in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, and is of Eastern European Jewish descent. Appearing in many shows as a child, she attended the New York High School of Performing Arts, graduating in 1982... See full bio »

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The Secret of My Succe$s
The Secret of My Succe$s Christy Wills
City Slickers
City Slickers Bonnie Rayburn
Supergirl Kara Zor-El / Supergirl / Linda Lee
Ruthless People
Ruthless People Sandy Kessler


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 2016 The Hard Way (filming)
 2016 A Remarkable Life
 2015-2016 Supergirl (TV Series)
Eliza Danvers
- Myriad (2016) ... Eliza Danvers
- Livewire (2015) ... Eliza Danvers
- Pilot (2015) ... Eliza Danvers
 2016 Super Hero High (TV Movie)
Martha Kent (voice)
 2015 Agent X (TV Series)
Helen Eckhart
- Fidelity (2015) ... Helen Eckhart
 2015 DC Super Hero Girls (TV Series)
Martha Kent
 2015 Mad Men (TV Series)
- Person to Person (2015) ... Sheila
 2014 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Dr. Chiverton
- Episode #1.10512 (2014) ... Dr. Chiverton
- Episode #1.10475 (2014) ... Dr. Chiverton
- Episode #1.10407 (2014) ... Dr. Chiverton
- Episode #1.10403 (2014) ... Dr. Chiverton
 2014 Echo Park
 2014 Caper (TV Series)
Luke's Mom
- All Hands on Peltas (2014) ... Luke's Mom
 2013 The Good Mother (TV Movie)
 2012 Model Minority
Mrs. Ambrose
 2011 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Penny Brecker
- Hit and Run (2011) ... Penny Brecker
 2011 Rock the House (TV Movie)
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Erin George
 2011 Beautiful Wave
Jane - Nicole's Mother
 2007-2010 Smallville (TV Series)
- Abandoned (2010) ... Lara-El
- Blue (2007) ... Lara-El
- Lara (2007) ... Lara-El
 2010 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Elizabeth Harris
- Do Not Pass Go (2010) ... Elizabeth Harris
 2009 Vote Garner! (Video short)
Zerelda Paws
 2009 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Susan Wynne
- Medea (2009) ... Susan Wynne
 2009 Supernatural (TV Series)
Susan Carter
- Family Remains (2009) ... Susan Carter
 2008 Sock Puppet Inferno! (Short)
 2007 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Elaine Tallridge
- Seven Feet Under (2007) ... Elaine Tallridge
 2006 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
- Teach Your Children Well (2006) ... Liz
 2006 Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall (TV Movie)
Stella Andre
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Nadia Shelton
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2005) ... Nadia Shelton
 2004 Seeing Other People
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Susan Coyle
- Families (2004) ... Susan Coyle
 2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Mrs. McNeal
- Chapter Seventy-Four (2003) ... Mrs. McNeal
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Peggy Truman
- Moveable Feast (2001) ... Peggy Truman
 2001 Nowhere in Sight
Carly Bauers
 2000 American Adventure (TV Movie)
 1999 Carlo's Wake
Lisa Torello
 1998 Best Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Pammy Cahill
 1997-1998 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
Julie Siegel
- Arise and Fall (1998) ... Julie Siegel
- Mob Mentality (1998) ... Julie Siegel
- Retribution (1997) ... Julie Siegel
 1997 Toothless (TV Movie)
Katherine's Mom
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Cassandra Thompson
- Caroline and the Monkeys (1997) ... Cassandra Thompson (uncredited)
 1996 Heavenzapoppin'! (Short)
 1995 No Way Back
 1995 The Steal
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Elsa Freedman
 1994 Lassie
Laura Turner
 1994 Couples (TV Movie)
 1992-1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Talia al Ghul / Talia
- Avatar (1994) ... Talia (voice)
- Off Balance (1992) ... Talia al Ghul (voice)
 1993 A House in the Hills
Alex Weaver
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
 1993 12:01 (TV Movie)
Lisa Fredericks
 1993 Betrayal of the Dove
Ellie West
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
- Theory of Relativity (1992) ... Sarah
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Becky Gelke
- The Good Samaritan (1992) ... Becky Gelke (uncredited)
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short)
Queen Esther (voice)
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Wasting Away (1991) ... Lauren
 1990 The Great Air Race (TV Movie)
Jacqui Cochrane
 1990 Capital News (TV Movie)
Anne McKenna
 1989 Happy Together
Alexandra Page
 1988 Sticky Fingers
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Amy Watson
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Amy Watson
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Stage: Appeared in "Shakespeare and Friends", regional theater. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[about her character "Christy Wills" in The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)] At first I wanted her to appear more military-like, wearing more blue and the like, but then Herb [director Herbert Ross] told me to have her display more female qualities, which turned out to be right because we could then see she was more apt to being both an executive and a woman. See more »


Was a member of the Actor's Movement Studio. See more »


Often portrays smart and/or artistic characters who get into trouble

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