Family & Companions
This fresh-faced, tall blonde lead literally soared to fame as "Supergirl" (1983). Slater later turned in creditable performances in "The Legend of Billie Jean" (1985), as a youth unjustly accused of murder, and "Ruthless People" (1986), as a ditsy kidnapper. After stalling a bit in such mild fare as "Sticky Fingers" (1988) and "Happy Together" (1989), Slater enjoyed her biggest popular success to date in "City Slickers" (1991) as the one female member of the big cattle drive. Her subsequent feature work was in generally forgettable fare, except for the family film "Lassie" (1994).
On the small screen, Slater made her debut as a suicidal teen in the "ABC Afterschool Special" entitled "Amy and the Angel" (1982). She attempted a regular berth on the short-lived ABC drama "Capital News" (1990), as a novice newspaper reporter. Slater, who was also in the cast of Linda Yellen's improvisational TV-movies "Chantilly Lace" (Showtime, 1993) and "Parallel Lives" (Showtime, 1994), has continued to act onstage.
Cast (Feature Film)
Special Thanks (Feature Film)
TV acting debut in "Amy and the Angel", an "ABC Afterschool Special" starring alongside James Earl Jones, and Matthew Modine
Screen debut, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole in "Supergirl" a spin-off of 1978 Superman franchise
Cast as a modern day Joan of Arc in the cult classic "The Legend of Billie Jean"
Made Off-Broadway debut in "Repsonsible Parties"
Cast as a sweet-tempered kidnapper in the comedy "Ruthless People" starred Danny Devito and Bette Midler
Co-founded the New York theater group, "The Naked Angels," with Gina Gershon
Starred opposite Michael J. Fox in the romantic comedy "The Secret of my Success" directed by Herbert Ross
TV series debut as a regular, "Capital News"
Starred opposite Billy Crystal in the comedy "City Slickers"
With her husband, co-founded a theater group in L.A., The Bubalaires
Voiced several characters in the FOX series "Batman: the Animated Series:
Cast in "Lassie," Daniel Petrie's updated version of the family classic
Co-starred in the Showtime drama "Parallel Lives" with James Belushi, Liza Minnelli and James Brolin;
Stared in "Heavenzapoppin'!" a short film written and directed by her husband Robert Watzke
Starred in "Seeing Other People," opposite Jay Mohr, Andy Richter