Helen Slater’s career has encompassed motion pictures, television, music and legitimate stage. Upon graduating from the famed High School of Performing Arts, her debut film performance, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O’Toole in “Supergirl” won praise from the most cynical of critics and launched her performing career. She went on to star in such films as “The Legend of Billie Jean,” “Ruthless People,” “The Secret of my Success,” “City Slickers,” “Sticky Fingers,” “Lassie,” “No Way Back” and “The Steal,” among others. She is currently in “Seeing Other People,” opposite Jay Mohr, Andy Richter and Josh Charles, and appeared this season on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Helen cofounded the theatre group The Naked Angels and was a member of the Actor’s Movement Studio. She appeared in the offBroadway plays, “Almost Romance” and “Responsible Parties,” and starred in the Pasadena Playhouse’s world premiere production of “The Big Day.”
She has also co founded two improvisational theatre groups in Los Angeles: Otis Inspired and The Bubalaires. On television, Helen starred in “Capital News,” an ensemble drama set in a Washington newsroom and costarring Lloyd Bridges.
Her credits also include Lifetime’s “Wasting Away,” the Fox original movie “12:01,” Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Life Estates” with Gena Rowlands and “Toothless” with Kirstie Alley. She was a part of the all-star ensemble cast of Showtime’s guided improvisational films “Chantilly Lace” and “Parallel Lives” and has guest-starred on such series as “Seinfeld,” “Caroline in the City,” HBO’s “Dream On,” CBS’ “Michael Hayes” and “Will and Grace.”
A singer and songwriter since her days at the High School of Performing Arts, Helen has performed at clubs and benefits in the Los Angles area. She has also written music and lyrics for an urban opera, “The Ugly Duckling,” which has been presented in workshop form.