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Helen Slater is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She played the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl, and returned to the TV series of the same name. In her next film, Slater was cast alongside Christian Slater as Billie Jean Davy, a folk hero who styles herself as a modern-day Joan of Arc, in the film The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). In the following years, she starred in several comedy-drama films such as Ruthless People (1986), The Secret of My Success (1987), and City Slickers (1991) with Billy Crystal, the steamy A House in the Hills (1993) with Michael Madsen, and the action-crime drama No Way Back opposite Russell Crowe (1996). Other noteworthy performances were seen in films including 12:01 (1993), Betrayal of the Dove, and opposite Andy Richter in Seeing Other People (2004).
Slater has appeared on episodes of various television series, including The New Adventures of Old Christine, Supernatural, four episodes as the voice of Talia in Batman: The Animated Series, and others. She was a series regular on the half-season run of the 1990 ABC newsroom drama Capital News and the 2011–2013 two season run of the ABC Family series The Lying Game.
During her career, Slater has revisited her 1984 role of Supergirl. She made a brief guest appearance on Seinfeld as a love interest of Jerry Seinfeld. Slater was seen in a recurring role as Clark Kent’s biological mother, Lara, on the TV series Smallville and as Supergirl’s adoptive mother in the current TV series Supergirl.
In the 2000s, Slater recorded five albums, singing her own compositions and playing the piano.”