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Christian Slater

Famous As
Actor
Birth Name
Christian Michael Leonard Slater
Birth Date
Aug 18, 1969
Birth Place
New York, New York, USA
Famous As
Actor
Popular for
As Clarence Worley in movie "True Romance" (1993)
Birth Name
Christian Michael Leonard Slater
Birth Date
Aug 18, 1969
Birth Place
New York, New York, USA
Height
5' 8.5
Nationality
American
Hair Color
Brown
Eye Color
Brown
Education
  • Attended Dalton School in Manhattan, New York
  • Attended the Professional Children's School, Manhattan, New York
  • Attended the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York
Father
Michael Hawkins
Mother
Mary Jo Slater
Brother
Ryan Slater (half, actor, b. 19-Apr-83)
Spouse
Ryan Haddon (reporter, 12-Feb-00 - 21-Nov-06), Brittany Lopez (since 2-Dec-13)
Relation
Kim Walker (actress, 1986-1988), Winona Ryder (1988), Samantha Mathis (1989-1990), Nina Huang (model, 1990-1995), Patricia Arquette (1993), Christy Turlington (1993), Christina Applegate (1996), Tamara Mellon
Son
Jaden Zach Haddon-Slater (b. 6-Apr-99)
Daughter
Eliana Sophia (b. 5-Aug-01)

Christian Slater, originally born Christian Michael Leonard Hawkins on August 18, 1969 in New York, is probably known as the most badly behaved American actor due to his long breach record. His mother, Mary Jo Slater is a Hollywood-casting director while his father Michael Hawkins is an actor. During his childhood, Christian attended Dalton School and went on attending Manhattan's Professional Children's School.

Christian made his very first theater debut at the age of eight after his mother cast him in the television soap opera "One Life to Live" on a lark. In the next years he was on Broadway played in "The Music Man" and in 1983 he made his television debut in the movie "Living Proof: The Hank Williams Junior Story." Two years after that he got his film debut in "The Legend of Billy Jean" that was when he was still sixteen years. As well, he continued playing in several other movies, such as "Interview with the Vampire" (1994); "Bed of Roses" (1996); "Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery" (1997); and "Very Bad Things" (1998). In fact, Christian had just got public attention and be a star merely because of his action as an anarchic sociopath opposite Winona Ryder in "Heathers" (1989).

Unanimous with the dozen of films he had played in, Christian also assembles a quite good lawbreaker record. The so many crimes he did, including arrested by Los Angeles police and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery (1997), arrested in West Hollywood, CA. after allegedly leading sheriff's deputies on a car chase, arrested in 1994 for bringing a gun on a plane, sentenced to three months in jail and 36 months probation for assaulting his girlfriend Michelle Jonas and a police officer, as well as cocaine abuse happened in 1997.

As for his love life, Christian had ever dated Winona Ryder, Christina Applegate, Patricia Arquette and he once engaged to actress-model Nina Huang. Breaking up with them all, he finally married to Ryan Haddon on February 12, 2000 and has had two children Jaden Zach Haddon-Slater and Eliana Sophia. Unfortunately, the marriage didn't last long for in 2003 the actor filed for divorce, citing spousal abuse as the main reason. And after nearly three years long and tiring divorce battle, Christian was officially single again after the Los Angeles County court finalized the divorce on November 21st, 2006. Bearing the single status, it was not difficult however for the actor to find new love as of December that same year he's been romantically linked to Sharon Stone, his co-star in the drama flick "Bobby" (2006).

Private life aside, Christian's career went quite steadily throughout the first decade of 2000s though he did not reach the same degree of prominence he once attained during mid '90s. The first half of the period, however, found him taking part in star-studded movies like "3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001), "Windtalkers" (2002), "Mindhunters" (2004), and "The Deal" (2005) in which he paired with Selma Blair. For the second one, the charming actor delightfully made his way to add "Slipstream" (2007), "He Was a Quiet Man" (2007), "Love Lies Bleeding" (2008), and "Gideon's Gift" (2008) into his film resume while lending his voice to animated flicks "The Ten Commandments" (2007) and "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey" (2009).