Kate Vernon was born to the celebrated actor John Vernon. As her fathers career began to take off in the USA, the family moved from their home in Canada to Hollywood when Kate was 7 years old. With the ever growing career success of the late John Vernon (Dirty Harry (1971), Animal House (1978), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)), Kates childhood enabled her to be influenced and surrounded by many of Hollywoods leading actors, writers and artists. With these early experiences and influences, her decision to study to become an actress came as no surprise. After successfully completing her acting school studies, Kates beautiful features, zest for life, easy-going and fun personality coupled with her dedicated work approach to her profession did not go unnoticed. During the early 80s, doors began to open for Kate as she secured a number of roles. It was during the mid-1980s that Kate landed her first feature film break with her role as Benny in the box office hit, Pretty in Pink (1986). In its success, it led to more TV work, box office and independent movie roles allowing Kate to star alongside some of Hollywoods leading men such as Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Christopher Lee and Richard Thomas. To date, Kates long career as a busy actress has enabled her to play an engaging and wide variety of roles from the beautiful, funny, the love interest, dramatic, comedic, the misunderstood, the mistress, the mother and the dynamic. With her most recent roles in movies including the box office smash The Last Song (2010) which features Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Hemsworth, Kelly Preston and the comedy, National Lampoons Snatched (2011), which is due for imminent release, sees her alongside Andrew McCarthy and the acclaimed film legend Ernest Borgnine. Her versatility as an actress has seen Kate recently star in the hit TV series Heroes (2006), Bones (2005), as well as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), The Mentalist (2008), Saving Grace (2007) and her recurring role as Ellen Tigh (2004-2009) in the award-winning Battlestar Galactica (2004) (2004-2009) has won her an international fan base. Never one to be typecast, Kates career has allowed her to work alongside many of TV and Film Industry leading writers, directors & producers such as Spike Lee, Peter Medak, Ronald D.