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Amanda Tapping

Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1

Photos Amanda Tapping Birth name: Amanda Tapping
Birth date: 1965/08/28 (56 years old)
Birth place : Rochford
Height: 1.75 m

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Biography for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping was born in Rochford, Essex in England o­n August 28, 1965. She spent a short time in South Benfleet, Essex, and was relocated to Ontario, Canada, at the age of 3. She attended North Toronto High School where she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award. Her parents always wanted her to go into the science field, but her first love was acting. Amanda studied drama at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario. After graduation, she spent four more years studying theater and appearing in several stage productions. She has appeared in many movies and television shows such as Booty Call (1997), Life or Something Like It (2002), Rent-a-Kid (1995) (TV), "The Outer Limits" (1995) and "The X Files" (1993), however, her real success that seemed to launch her career came in 1997 with the start of the TV series "Stargate SG-1" (1997) where she plays Colonel Samantha Carter.


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Title Role
Stargate: Continuum (2008) (V) (post-production) Colonel Samantha Carter
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) (V) (completed) Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Stargate: Atlantis Colonel Samantha Carter / ... (23 episodes, 2005-2008)
Sanctuary Dr. Helen Magnus (8 episodes, 2007)
Stargate SG-1 Major Samantha Carter / ... (211 episodes, 1997-2007)
Breakdown (2006/I) Mary Johnson
Engaged to Kill (2006) (TV) Detective Burns
Earthsea (2004) (TV) Lady Elfarren
Traffic (2004) (mini) TV mini-series Home Owner's Wife
Life or Something Like It (2002) Carrie Maddox
Stuck (2002/II) Liz
The Void (2001) (V) Prof. Eva Soderstrom
Blacktop (2000) Waitress
Millennium Dr. Cantor (1 episode, 1999)
The Outer Limits Cmdr. Kate Girard (1 episode, 1998)
When Innocence Is Lost (1997) (TV) (uncredited) Woman Testifying in Court
Booty Call (1997) Dr. Moore
What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996) Ingrid Elstad
Remembrance (1996) (TV) Linda
Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story (1996) (TV) Kathryn Laumann
The X Files Carina Sayles (1 episode, 1996)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Annie / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
The Haunting of Lisa (1996) (TV) Gina/Angel
Due South Audrey McKenna (1 episode, 1996)
Goosebumps Mrs. Merton (1 episode, 1996)
Side Effects Dr. Barbara Bertrand (1 episode, 1996)
The Newsroom Lindsay Ward (1 episode, 1996)
Flash Forward (1996) TV series Miss Yansouni (unknown episodes)
Rent-a-Kid (1995) (TV) Mrs. Nicely
Degree of Guilt (1995) (TV) Marcy
The Donor (1995) Cassie
Forever Knight Dr. Naomi Ross (1 episode, 1995)
Net Worth (1995) (TV) Colleen Howe


Co-Founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts"

Raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.

Of the other four original "Stargate SG-1" (1997) regulars, she is the only one who did not meet and/or work with Richard Dean Anderson before the series began.

Appeared in episodes entitled "Avatar" of two different TV series': "The X Files: Avatar (#3.21)" (1996) and "Stargate SG-1: Avatar (#8.6)" (2004).

Is a spokesperson for UNICEF.

Before her role on "Stargate SG-1" (1997), she appeared in many commercials including ones for Choclairs (chocolate bar), Folger's "Singles" and Advil.



Spouse : Allan Kovacs (23 September 1994 - present) 1 child

She has a twin brother.

Daughter, Olivia B. Kovacs, was born on 22nd March 2005; she weighed in at 9 pounds 4 ounces.

Her brothers' names are Richard, Christopher and Stephen. Two of her co-stars on "Stargate SG-1" (1997) are also named Richard and Christopher.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 02/03/2008 by Kujathemas


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