Christian was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City to actor Michael Hawkins and casting director, Mary Jo Slater
. Christian has a half brother, actor Ryan Slater
His first stage appearance was in The Music Man
and as a teenager he appeared in the musical Merlin
Christian has a son (Jaden, b. 1999) and a daughter (Eliana Sophia, b. 2001) with ex-wife Ryan Haddon (Married between 2000 and 2006).
Christian has has been linked to Winona Ryder
, Christina Applegate
, Patricia Arquette
, Nina Huang and Lindsay Lohan
. As of 2008, he is dating Tamara Mellon.