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(April 6, 1999) Birth of his son, Jaden Christopher Haddon-Slater, with girlfriend Ryan Haddon.

(January 14, 1998) Starts three month jail sentence. Released after 59 days for good behavior.

(August 11, 1997) Arrested by Los Angeles police and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery.

Older half-brother of actor Ryan Slater.

(December 29, 1989) Arrested in West Hollywood, California, after allegedly leading sheriff's deputies on a car chase. A sheriff's spokesman said Slater crashed into a telephone pole, kicked a cop after getting out of his car, then tried to escape over a fence. He was charged with evading police, driving under the influence, assault with a deadly weapon {his cowboy boots} and driving with a suspended license.

He was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in December 1994 and charged with criminal possession of a weapon (the actor had packed a handgun). Slater reached a plea agreement in early 1995 that required him to spend three days working with homeless children.

His godfather was the late soap actor Michael Zaslow.

Sold his house in the Hollywood Hills to Tim Allen. [December 1999]

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#79) (1995).

Won the roles of the Interviewer in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) and Eric Draven in The Crow (1994) after the death of friend and fellow actor River Phoenix (who had been cast in the first role and turned down the second). Slater also turned down the lead in The Crow (1994), leading producers to actor Brandon Lee - who would become permanently linked with the film and its story when he was accidentally killed on the set.

(August 15, 2001) Daughter, Eliana Sophia, born.

Is a green belt in kempo karate. [August 2003]

(December 1, 1997) Sentenced to three months in jail (he served 59 days in a private Los Angeles jail in La Verne, California), and 36 months probation for assaulting his girlfriend Michelle Jonas and a police officer, as well as cocaine abuse.

Past girlfriends include Kim Walker, whom he broke up with during the filming of Heathers (1988) for Winona Ryder, later Samantha Mathis, Christina Applegate and Patricia Arquette. Has also been engaged to actress/model Nina Huang.

His mother, Mary Jo Slater, was the casting director in four of his film appearances: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Contender (2000) and Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001).

London stage debut as Randle P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in August 2004, delayed by a bout of chicken pox. Received a standing ovation on his first night performing.

Attended Dalton School and the Professional Children's School.

Made his theater debut in the musical "The Music Man" at age 9.

The trousers worn by him in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) are the same ones worn by William Shatner in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). He noticed the name label still inside them. In subsequent interviews, he quipped that he was "proud" to get into Shatner's pants.

Donated all of his paycheck from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) to River Phoenix's favorite charities after the young actor's untimely death at age 23.

As a teenager, he appeared in the musical "Merlin", one of the most expensive and most notorious flops in Broadway history. The show had been conceived as a vehicle for Doug Henning's magic, with Henning playing the eponymous wizard. Slater played "Young Merlin" and "Arthur"; other stars included Chita Rivera and Nathan Lane (in what was only his second Broadway role).

The long-standing rumor about Christian's eyebrows (that he shaved them off to look like Spock and they never grew back properly) is actually false. Christian was joking with a reporter in one of his first interviews, and it was somehow printed as fact. He actually stated that he regretted mentioning it, as he still gets asked about the "Halloween costume gone bad" nearly two decades later.

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) and Mindhunters (2004). However, he failed to receive a nomination, 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) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)).

Has co-starred with each of the two leads of Face/Off (1997), John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, in Broken Arrow (1996) and Windtalkers (2002), respectively. All three films were directed by John Woo.

Sold his house in Brentwood, California, to move back to his native New York. [November 2005]

His favorite movies are The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and The Shining (1980), both starring his idol Jack Nicholson.

He is of German, Irish, English, Welsh, and small amounts of Dutch and Scottish, ancestry.

Good friends with actress Sandra Bernhard.

No relation to actress Helen Slater, who, ironically, played his sister in the movie The Legend of Billie Jean (1985).

His favorite television series are Boston Legal (2004) and Entourage (2004).

His favorite song is "A Little Less Converstion" by Elvis Presley.

During his interview and director's commentary on the DVD for The Name of the Rose (1986), director Jean-Jacques Annaud reported that after 15-year-old Christian Slater had been cast as "Adso of Melk", he was asked to read with three actresses auditioning for the role of "The Girl". He read first with Valentina Vargas and was scheduled to read with the other two actresses the next day, but that evening, he sent his mother (casting agent Mary Jo Slater) to tell Annaud that young Christian was so smitten with the 22-year-old Vargas that he didn't want the other two women to be considered. Annaud, amused, complied with Slater's wish.

Son of Mary Jo Slater and Michael Hawkins.

Ex-son-in-law of Dayle Haddon.

(December 3, 2013) Married 26-year old Brittany Lopez, whom he had dated for three years, in Coral Gables, Florida.

Attended the premiere of Bobby (2006) in Berlin, Germany at the CineStar Movie Theater. [March 2007]

Attended the 60th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. [August 2007]

Attended the Duo Grand Opening at Four Seasons Maui in Hawaii. [April 2007]

Attended the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2008]

Attended the 63rd International Venice Film Festival. [September 2006]

Attended the Russian premiere of Bobby (2006) in Moscow at the Oktyabr Theatre. [April 2007]

His characters frequently suffer gruesome hand injuries, as in Heathers (1988) (finger shot off), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) (arrow through palm), and Untamed Heart (1993) (both hands are left bleeding after carrying a spruce tree).

Was considered for the role of Richard in Tommy Boy (1995).

Both Christian's paternal grandfather, Thomas G. Slater, and Christian's paternal great-uncle, Bill Slater, were prominent radio personalities.

Shares the exact same birthday as fellow actor Edward Norton (August 18, 1969).

Stepson of William Henry Taron, his mother's third husband. His is the stepbrother of Taron's two children Joshua (b. 1977) and Emily (b. 1980).

His second wife Brittany Lopez gave birth to their daughter on August 16, 2019. The child's name has not been announced publicly.