Birth Place: Rochford, Essex, England, UK
Amanda Tapping was born in Rochford, Essex, England, UK on August 28, 1965. She stands at 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall. At the age of 3 years old, Amanda was taken to Ontario, Canada where she later attended North Toronto High Collegiate Institute. While attending, she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award. Amanda Tapping is known for her many sci-fi roles on popular TV series like Syfy's Sanctuary, Stargate SG-1 and movies like Stargate: Continuum and Stargate: The Ark of Truth. A popular recent non sci-fi role as Naomi on CW's Supernatural.
Amanda Tapping studied drama at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She continued for 4 more years studying theater. Early roles included appearing in Booty Call (1997), Life or Something Like It (2002), The Outer Limits and The X-Files. Her big break came when she played Colonel Samantha Carter on TV series Stargate SG-1 in 1997.
Amanda Tapping has three brothers which Christopher is her fraternal twin. Amanda Tapping is also a spokeswoman for UNICEF. Amanda Tapping also holds the record for appearing in the most on-screen "Stargate" productions than any other actor starring in Stargate. That is a total of 228 appearances across the entire Stargate franchise as different versions of her same character Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel/Colonel Samantha Carter.