Amanda Tapping Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Mar, 2021
Facts of Amanda Tapping
Date of Birth: 1965 , August-28
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Amanda Tapping
Birth Name Amanda Tapping
Nick Name Amanda
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Rochford, Essex, England
Profession Actor, Director, Producer
Net Worth $4 million
Married Yes
Married to Alan Kovacs
Children Olivia (daughter)
Divorce Not yet
Education North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Awards Leo Award, Saturn Award, Canadian Comedy Award
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Random Acts of Romance, Kid Cannabis
TV Show Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary
Siblings Richard, Christopher and Steven Tapping
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Amanda Tapping is an English-Canadian actress, well-recognized for her amazing and powerful portrayal of Captain/Major Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM sci-fi Stargate franchise series: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe.

Moreover, aside from acting success, Tapping saw stints as a director & executive producer in the TV series Sanctuary, Travelers, and Supernatural, where she made on-screen appearances as well.

Family Background & Birthday- How Old Is Amanda Tapping?

Born on August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England, Tapping holds dual nationality: British-Canadian. By the time, she was three years old, her family moved to Ontario, Canada, where she grew up with her 3 brothers. Her two brothers are Richard and Christopher, while her third brother Steven Tapping is now deceased.

Reportedly, Steven died in December 2006; he suffered from epilepsy and often had uncontrollable seizures. For now, the details on her parents are yet to be out.

Amanda attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute, from where she graduated in 1984 with a degree in Environmental Science and Drama. After that, Tapping went to the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario, and studied drama there.

As of March 2021, Amanda Tapping is 55 years old.

Early Days In Theatre Productions

After graduating, she continued her studies in Theatrical Arts while working in various stage productions. She began her career as an actress appearing in several television commercials where she played a variety of roles such as The Outer Limits and The X-Files. 

She made her professional acting debut in 1995. She also created a comedy group named, Random Acts collaborating with Katherine Jackson and Anne Marie Kerr in Toronto in the early 1990s.

On-Screen Acting Career- Wide Acclaim From 'Stargate'

With brief TV works in Street Legal, Side Effects, Goosebumps, and The Newsroom, Amanda Tapping began to set firm steps in her TV career through Flash Forward (1997). After that, she was cast as Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 (1997- 2007, 211 episodes) and then played in its franchise series, Stargate: Atlantis (2005-09) and Stargate Universe (2009-10).

There, she shared the screen with Christopher Judge, Michael ShanksRichard Dean Anderson, Don S. Davis & Gray Jones.

In 2007, Tapping worked in the acclaimed TV series Sanctuary (2008-11, 59 episodes); she was the cast as well as the executive producer of the series.

CAPTION: Stargate actress Amanda Tapping got wide acclaim from her roles in the TV series franchise throughout a decade SOURCE: Pinterest

After her first webisode, in 2011 she again came with the animated webisode series The Zenoids with William Shatner and written by Alan Dean Foster. Tapping was an executive producer of that show and she along with Shatner also voiced characters on the very show. 

From 2012 to 2018, Amanda was a recurring cast in Supernatural, and then in Travelers (2017-18).

Directorial & Executive Producing Credits

Tapping debuted as a director in the seventh season of Stargate SG-1 on an episode called Resurrection which was written by co-star Michael ShanksShe also directed the seventh episode of her new webisode Sanctuary. Tapping directed three episodes (6, 8, and 10) of the series Primeval: New World and also four episodes (5,6,9 and 10) of Olympus.

She directed episodes of Dark MatterVan HelsingThe Magicians, and Supernatural, as well as the historical drama X Company.  As of 2017, she directed the season finale of the series Anne with an "E".

Throughout her film career, she has won many titles and scholarships. Some of them are Canadian Comedy Award for a Best Actress for her role in the short film Breakdown. Leo Award (2002) for best direction of Dramatic Series, Saturn Award(2004) for the best-supporting-actress on TV. She was also nominated in many categories for Saturn Award, Leo Award, Gemini Award, Jules Verne Award, and many more. 

Amanda Tapping's Net Worth In 2021

Multitalented Tapping is able to earn a huge amount of money from her career. As she has directed and starred in a variety of series, Amanda accumulated a net worth of $5 million in early 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth. No doubt, such a hefty fortune, blessed Amanda with a luxurious lifestyle & impressive property portfolio, though she is yet to reveal the details.

Mostly, Amanda collected a decent earning through her TV career; most notably with works in the Stargate TV series franchise, Sanctuary, and recurring appearances in Supernatural, Travelers & Reise.  

The movie, released date, Box office collection, and cast members of Tapping are shown down below in the table. 

Year Movie  Box Office Collection  Cast Members
1997 Booty call  $20,050,376 Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Tamala Jones
2002 Life or Something Like It  $16,872,671 Angelina Jolie,
Edward Burns
2008 Stargate: Continuum US$9,220,127 Ben Browder,
Claudia Black,
Michael Shanks

Who Is Amanda Tapping's Husband?

Along with a such remarkable career, Tapping enjoys a blissful relatioship as well. She lives with her husband Alan Kovacs in Vancouver, British Columbia; they married on September 24, 1993. Her husband is a builder.

Together, the duo shares a daughter Olivia, born on March 22, 2005.

CAPTION: Amanda Tapping and her husband Allan Kovacs SOURCE: Biography Tribune

Reportedly, Amanda became a mother for the first time after going through 8 traumatic miscarriages. Having battled such a mental breakdown, Tapping stated that she opened up about her miscarriage in hope that her story would help other miscarrying women feel less isolated.

Charity Works

A spokesperson for UNICEF, Amanda Tapping is active in charity works & has associations with many non-profit organizations. She has worked for The Coast Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society, and V-Day by performing in "The Vagina Monologues".

The YWCA Women of Distinction Award and The Jules Verne Award recipient raised funds for Sanctuary for Kids, & collected over $650,000 to support local and global children's charities. Even more, Tapping received Honorary Life Membership from the University College of Dublin Law Society and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from The University of Windsor.

Body Measurement

Amanda has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm). The blonde beauty with blue eyes often dyes her hair to dark brown. Currently, in her 50s, Tapping maintains a healthy diet and has a fit body. There is no denying, the charming personality during her early days barely left any men with her elegance & alluring physique. Though, her actual body measurement is yet to be disclosed.

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