Christian Slater is a 48 year old American actor who has played leading roles in several films including ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, ‘The Legend of Billie Jean’, ‘True Romance’ and ‘Heathers’.
Possessing American nationality, Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on 18th August, 1969 to Michael Hawkins and Mary Jo Slater. His birth place is New York City. His father was already an established actor while his mother is a film producer. He has a half-brother named Ryan Slater who also happens to be an actor. His uncle Bill Slater was a radio personality. He studied from three different schools namely the Professional Children’s School, the Dalton School and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts.
Christian Slater married Ryan Haddon, the daughter of Dayle Haddon in 2000. They have two children named Eliana Sophia and Jaden Christopher. Ryan Haddon was arrested in 2003 for assaulting Christian at a Hard Rock Café. If reports are to be believed, Ryan threw a bottle at Christian’s neck. This further led to many conflicts and the two decided to sign a divorce in 2007. Slater later went on to marry his long time girlfriend Brittany Lopez in December 2013.
Christian Slater has been associated with a lot of charities. Beneath the brute personality that he possesses lies an altruistic gentleman who is always ready to serve the society. He has supported many charities including ‘Whatever It Takes’, ‘21st Century Leaders’ and ‘Global Green’. He also made an appearance in an educational video for raising awareness about AIDS. Christian can be seen updating his fans about his work on various social media websites such as instagram and twitter.
Christian Slater’s debut role in television was on the ABS soap opera called ‘One Life to Live’. He was only 8 years old when he got this chance. He then made his Broadway debut opposite Dick Van Dykein in the revival of ‘The Music Man’. Other Broadway credits of Slater include ‘Macbeth’, ‘Merlin’, ‘Copperfield’, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and ‘Side Man’. He made his debut in big screen in ‘The Legend of Billie Jean’ in which he portrayed Binx, Billie Jean’s brother. Despite gaining a cult following, this film turned out to be average. He then played in several films such as ‘The Name in the Rose’, ‘Gleaming the Cube’, ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ and ‘Beyond the Stars’.
Christian got his big break by playing J.D. in the film ‘Heathers’ alongside Winona Ryder, which got released in 1989. Slater started getting compared to many famous actors including the likes of Brad Pitt and Jack Nicholson for his role in this movie. After ‘Heathers’, Slater got offers to play similar roles in various movies such as ‘Pump Up the Volume’ and ‘Young guns II’.
Christian Slater has done a plethora of movies and has won many awards for them. He has been active for over 27 years now and he has won many titles in these years. For this reason, his net worth today is $20 million.