Canadian-born actress Kate Vernon carved out a niche as a supporting player in dozens of film and television projects over a career spanning more than three decades. Although cautioned against it by her father, noted character actor John Vernon, she entered the family business shortly after high school, quickly landing work in films like "Alphabet City" (1984) and on such popular TV series as "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990). Interspersed with the television work that made up the majority of her appearances were supporting turns in such memorable feature films as the John Hughes dramedy "Pretty in Pink" (1986) and director Spike Lee's lauded biopic "Malcolm X" (1992). More than a decade later, she took on her most memorable role as the complex Ellen Tigh on the cult favorite space opera "Battlestar Galactica" (Syfy, 2004-09), an epic reimagining of the short-lived TV show of the late-1970s. Although not a household name, Vernon had managed to work consistently in a number of well-regarded projects throughout the entirety of her career.