Aug. 18th, 1969
New York City, New York, USA
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Christian Michael Leonard Slater (born August 18, 1969) in New York to 'Michael Hawkins', a well-known soap actor and 'Mary Jo Slater', a casting agent. Slater started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s.
He rose to fame in Hollywood after landing the role of Binx Davey in The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). He moved to Los Angeles in 1987 to pursue a further acting career after dropping out of high school. After having a starring role in the cult hit Heathers (1988), he became somewhat known as the Hollywood bad-boy, having many run-ins with the law. He is also well-known for having dated stars such as 'Winona Ryder', 'Christina Applegate', 'Samantha Mathis' and was at one time engaged to actress/model 'Nina Huang'.
In 2000, he married Ryan Haddon, the daughter of 70s model Dayle Haddon. The couple have two children; Jaden Christopher (b. 1999) and Eliana Sophia (b. 2001). As of early 2005 they separated and later divorced, but remain dedicated to bring up their children.
- Half brother of actor 'Ryan Slater (I)' (qv).
- Donated all of his paycheck from _Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)_ (qv) to 'River Phoenix' (qv)'s favorite charities after the young actor's untimely death at 23.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for his performances in _Alone in the Dark (2005)_ (qv) and _Mindhunters (2004)_ (qv). He failed to receive a nomination, however (had he gotten the nomination, it would have been his first in 14 years. He was previously nominated for Worst Supporting Actor at the 1992 Razzie Awards for his roles in _Mobsters (1991)_ (qv) and _Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)_ (qv)).
- Born and reared in New York.
- No relation to actress Helen Slater, who, ironically, played his sister in the movie The Legend of Billie Jean.
- (11 Aug 1997) Arrested by Los Angeles police and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery.
- His godfather was the late soap actor 'Michael Zaslow' (qv).
- Past girlfriends include 'Kim Walker (I)' (qv), whom he broke up with during the filming of _Heathers (1988)_ (qv) for 'Winona Ryder' (qv), later 'Samantha Mathis' (qv), 'Christina Applegate' (qv) and 'Patricia Arquette' (qv). Has also been engaged to actress/model 'Nina Huang' (qv).