Amanda Tapping Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Jul, 2018
Facts of Amanda Tapping
Date of Birth: 1965 , August-28
Age: 53 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 TV series Stargate SG-1. She is also a successful director and executive producer, known for her work on the series Sanctuary and directing episodes of Primeval: New World and Arctic Air. 

Early Life Of Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping was born on August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England and raised in Ontario, Canada. She was only three years old when she moved to Canada. She grew up with three brothers- Richard Tapping, Cristopher Tapping, and Steven Tapping. Sadly, Steven Tapping died in December 2006. 

She attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She graduated while excelling in Environmental Science and Drama.  She then decided to take drama seriously when she enrolled at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario. 

Amanda Tapping's Career And Achievements

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.

Acting Career

She is well known for her role, Samantha Carter in the Canadian Sci-Fi tv series Stargate SG-1 which was aired in 1997. She again played the same role in the second season of Stargate Atlantis as the new commander of the Atlantis expedition. 

Later she appeared as a guest in season 5 of Stargate Atlantis as she was focused on the development of a new series for Syfy named Sanctuary. It was a webisode which was released all over the internet in 2007. She was the actor as well as the executive producer of that show.

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. 

She then was cast as an angel in the famous series Supernatural appearing in season 8 on September 18, 2012. She appeared in seven more episodes of Supernatural.

Directing Career

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 

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, she accumulated a net worth of $4 million as per celebrity net worth. Her estimated net worth comprises properties, luxury goods, and stocks. 

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

Amanda Tapping's Personal Life 

Amanda Tapping married Alan Kovacs in 1994. Together they have a daughter Olivia who was born on 22 March 2005.

As of now Tapping along with her family are living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Till now there are no rumors of their split which is an evidence of a happy married life. 

Body Measurements

Height- She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. 

She recently appeared in the 2018 Montreal Comicon where she answered few questions from her fans and also shared some of her on-screen experiences. Here is the video.

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