Date Of Birth

August 28, 1965


Canadian actress Amanda Tapping was born in Essex, England on August 28, 1965. Her family moved to Ontario when she was three years old. She studied at North Toronto Collegiate Institute, and then moved on to the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts. She initially appeared in commercials and stage productions, and then had television stints such as The Outer Limits and The X-Files. She is married to Alan Kovacs, and they have a daughter named Olivia.

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter is played by Amanda Tapping on the Sci-Fi Channel original series Stargate SG-1. Promoted all the way to her present rank, Carter is a Stargate technology specialist on the top of her game.

Place of Birth

Essex, England

Birth Name

Amanda Tapping



Fun Facts



2005 Leo Award- Best Lead Performance By A Female
in a Dramatic Series- Stargate SG-1
2007 Canadian Comedy Award – Best Actress (Film) – Breakdown
2009 Leo Award- Best Lead Performance by a Female
in a Dramatic Series- Sanctuary


Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008)
Sanctuary (2007-)
Stargate Atlantis (2005 – 2009) (2007-2008 Starring)
Breakdown (short film)
Proof Positive (2004 – 2005)
Legend of Earthsea (2004)
Traffic (2004)
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Stuck (2002)
The Void (2001)
Blacktop (2000)
Outer Limits (1998)
Millennium (1998)
Stargate SG-1 (1997 – 2007)
Booty Call (1997)
The Donor (1997)
The X-Files (1996)
What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996)
Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story (1996)
Remembrance (1996)
Flash Forward (1996)
Degree of Guilt (1995)
The Haunting of Lisa (1995)
Net Worth (1995)
Rent-A-Kid (1995)
Forever Knight(1994) Near Death


Tappinator (from Jewel Staite)


5′ 9″ (1.75 M)


-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)