Amanda Tapping

Mostly Credited As: Amanda Tapping
Birth Name: Amanda Tapping
Date Of Birth: August 28, 1965 (Age 50)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Rochford, Essex, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping was born in August 28, 1965, in Essex, England. She lived with her family in South Essex for a short while, and then they moved to Ontario, Canada, when she was 3. Amanda has blonde her, blue eyes, and her height is 5' 9'' (175 cm). She has a twin brother and two older brothers. She mostly likes camping, skiing, hiking, reading and riding horses.
Although her parents wanted her to become a scientist, and although she excelled in math during school, her aspiration was arts. She won acting and scientific awards while she studied in North Toronto High. She used to wish she could guest star in Coronation Street, her and her mother's favorite TV show.
Amanda studied and graduated Drama in the University Of Windsor School Of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario, and spent 4 more years studying theater and appearing on stage. At that time, she was still under her vow not to appear on TV. Later she hired an agent and performed in commercials, using her money to sustain her and her 2 friend's comedic group, in the early 90's. Throughout the years 1995-1997 she participated in TV shows such as Flash Forward, Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story and Remembrance. She was even a guest star on X-Files. She took part in several films, such as The Donor, Rent-a-Kid, and Booty Call.
Amanda's career got the huge breakthrough when she won the role of Major/Captain/Colonel Samantha Carter in the TV series Stargate SG1 in 1997.
Samantha Carter, her character in Stargate SG1, is a brilliant doctor and scientist who researched and studied the Stargate for years, until she was recruited to SG1, the leading team, to go through the gate (an alien device capable of transferring matter to distant planets) to look for technologies and allies to protect Earth against evil beings in space. Her co-star for the first 8 seasons was none other then Richard Dean Anderson.
Amanda is married to Alan Kovacs, and their daughter, Olivia B, was born on March 22, 2005.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Riese (2010)As: The Narrator -- [Voice]
Sanctuary (US) (2008)As: Dr. Helen Magnus
Stargate Atlantis (2004)As: Colonel Samantha Carter (2007-2008)
Proof Positive (2004)As: Host
Stargate SG-1 (1997)As: Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Episode Cast Credits 

Motive (2013) 
  The One Who Got Away 01x13: (May/16/2013) As Dr. Kate Robbins 

Supernatural (2005) 
  Sacrifice 08x23: (May/15/2013) As Naomi 
  The Great Escapist 08x21: (May/01/2013) As Naomi 
  Taxi Driver 08x19: (Apr/03/2013) As Naomi 
  Goodbye Stranger 08x17: (Mar/20/2013) As Naomi 

Stargate Universe (2009) 
  Incursion (1) 01x19: (Jun/04/2010) As Colonel Samantha Carter 
  Air (2) 01x02: (Oct/02/2009) As Colonel Samantha Carter 
  Air (1) 01x01: (Oct/02/2009) As Colonel Samantha Carter 

Stargate Atlantis (2004) 
  Enemy at the Gate 05x20: (Jan/09/2009) As Colonel Samantha Carter, [Special Guest Stars]
  Search and Rescue (2) 05x01: (Jul/11/2008) As Colonel Samantha Carter, [Special Guest Stars]
  McKay and Mrs. Miller 03x08: (Sep/08/2006) As Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter 
  Grace Under Pressure 02x14: (Jan/27/2006) As Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter, [Guest Hosts]

Ghost Hunters (2004) 
  Ghost Hunters Live Halloween Event 2008 (Oct/31/2008) As Herself (Guest Investigator) 

Stargate SG-1 (1997) 
  Stargate SG-1: Continuum (Jul/29/2008) As Colonel Samantha Carter, [Starring Roles]
  Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth (Mar/11/2008) As Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter, [Starring Roles]
  SCI FI Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode (Aug/18/2006) As Herself 
  Stargate SG-1 True Science (Jul/14/2006) As Herself 

Legend of Earthsea (2004) 
  Part 1 01x01: (Dec/13/2004) As Lady Elfarren 

Millennium (1996) 
  Borrowed Time 03x10: (Jan/15/1999) As Dr. Cantor 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  The Joining 04x13: (Apr/17/1998) As Commander Kate Girard 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Avatar 03x21: (Apr/26/1996) As Carina Sayles, [Co-Guest Stars]

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) 
  Shaolin Shot 04x06: (Apr/24/1996) As Annie 
  Ancient Lottery 02x04: (Feb/16/1994) As McIllroy's Aide/Girlfriend 

Due South (1994) 
  Starman 02x10: (Feb/22/1996) As Audrey 

Forever Knight (1992) 
  Amateur Night 02x12: (Jan/21/1995) As Dr. Naomi Ross 

Flash Forward (1997) (1997) 
  Curtain Call 01x26: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ms. Yansouni 
  Apeward Bound 01x18: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ms. Yansouni 
  Speechless 01x06: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ms. Yansouni 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Sanctuary (US) (2008)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew

Family For Christmas (2015) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Family For Christmas   Jul/11/2015 As: Director
Dark Matter (2015) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Episode Four 01x04 Jul/03/2015 As: Director
Continuum (2012) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Waning Minutes 03x07 May/04/2014 As: Director
Wasted Minute 03x06 Apr/27/2014 As: Director
Second Last 02x12 Jul/28/2013 As: Director
Arctic Air (2012) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Last Drop 03x10 Mar/25/2014 As: Director
Rites of Passage 03x09 Mar/18/2014 As: Director
Fool Me Once 02x12 Apr/10/2013 As: Director
Primeval: New World (2012) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
The Great Escape 01x10 Jan/29/2013 As: Director
Truth 01x08 Dec/17/2012 As: Director
Clean up on Aisle Three 01x06 Dec/03/2012 As: Director
Sanctuary (US) (2008) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Uprising 04x02 Oct/14/2011 As: Director
One Night 03x13 Apr/25/2011 As: Director
Veritas 02x07 Nov/20/2009 As: Director
Stargate SG-1 (1997) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Resurrection 07x19 Feb/27/2004 As: Director
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Tapping's brother Steven passed away suddenly in December of 2006.

Before filming, she likes to research the scientific aspects of each Stargate SG-1 episode so she will understand what her character says.

Coronation Street was her and her mother's favorite TV show when Amanda was younger.

She co-founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts".

She appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "Avatar": The X Files and Stargate SG-1.

She graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art

Her first child, daughter Olivia Kovacs, was born on March 22nd, 2005 at 6:29 PM

When born, her daughter Olivia weighed 9 lbs 4ozs and was a length of 22 inches.

Although she is signed on for a full, 20-episode season of Stargate next year, it will be divided between Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.

Of the other four original Stargate SG-1 regulars, she is the only one who did not meet and/or work with Richard Dean Anderson before the series began

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Amanda Tapping Quotes
All I can say is thank God Buffy''s off the air, I was starting to feel like Susan Lucci (on winning her first Saturn Award).