Tapping, Amanda 1965-

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Tapping, Amanda 1965-


Born August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England; married Allan Kovacs, September 23, 1994; children: Olivia B. Education: University of Windsor, undergraduate degree, drama. Avocational Interests: Camping, skiing, hiking, reading, horseback riding.


Contact—c/o The Bridge Studios, Stargate Productions, 2400 Boundary Rd., Burnaby, British Columbia V5M 3Z3 Canada.


Actress. Random Acts (comedy group), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, cofounder in the early 1990s; appeared in television commercials, including Advil pain reliever, Bounce laundry products, Choclairs, and Tim Horton's Oat-Bran Muffins. UNICEF, spokesperson.

Awards, Honors:

Leo Award nomination, best performance by a female in a dramatic series, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 2000, Saturn Award nominations, best supporting actress on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a continuing leading dramatic role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2001, Leo Awards, dramatic series: best lead performance—female, 2002, 2004, 2005, Saturn Award, best supporting actress on television, 2005, all for Stargate SG-1.


Film Appearances:

Mrs. Nicely, Rent-a-Kid, Republic Pictures, 1995.

Dr. Moore, Booty Call, Columbia, 1997.

Cassie, The Giver (also known as The Donor), Donor Productions, 1997.

Eve Soderstrom, The Void, 2001.

Liz, Stuck, 2002.

Carrie Maddox, Life or Something Like It, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Mary Johnson, Breakdown, Ouat Media, 2006.

Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter, Stargate: The Ark of Truth (also known as The Ark of Truth), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2008.

Colonel Samantha Carter, Stargate: Continuum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ms. Yansouni, Flash Forward, ABC and Disney Channel, 1996.

Captain/Major Samantha "Sam" Carter, Stargate SG-1, Showtime and syndicated, 1997-2007.

Host, Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Colonel Samantha Carter, Stargate: Atlantis (also known as La porte d'Atlantis and Stargate: Atlantis), 2004—.

Dr. Helen Magnus, Sanctuary, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Degree of Guilt, NBC, 1995.

Homeowner's wife, Traffic (also known as Traffic: The Miniseries), USA Network, 2004.

Lady Elfarren, Earthsea (also known as Legend of Earthsea), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Colleen Howe, Net Worth, CBC, 1995.

Gina/Angel, The Haunting of Lisa (also known as Les premonitions de Lisa), Lifetime, 1995.

Catherine Laumann, Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story, 1996.

Linda, Remembrance (also known as Danielle Steel's "Remembrance"), NBC, 1996.

Public Defense Attorney Ingrid Elstad, What Kind of Mother Are You?, 1996.

Full Circle (also known as Danielle Steel's "Full Circle"), NBC, 1996.

(Uncredited) Woman testifying in court, When Innocence Is Lost, Lifetime, 1997.

Waitress, Blacktop (also known as La route de la peur), HBO, 2000.

Detective Burns, Engaged to Kill, Lifetime, 2006.

Also appeared in Lessons in Love.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, "Stargate": The Lowdown, 2003.

The 1st Annual Spaceys, Space Channel, 2003.

The 2nd Annual Spaceys, Space Channel, 2004.

From "Stargate" to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Stargate SG-1: True Science, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Presenter, The 21st Annual Gemini Awards, Global, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Newscaster, "The Harley," Street Legal, 1991.

McIllroy's girlfriend, "An Ancient Lottery," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1994.

Dr. Naomi Ross, "Near Death," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1994.

Mrs. Merton, "It Came from Beneath the Sink," Goosebumps (also known as Ultimate Goosebumps), Fox, 1995.

Lindsay Ward, "Dinner at Eight," The Newsroom, CBC, 1996.

Audrey McKenna, "Starman," Due South (also known as Direction: Sud), CBS, 1996.

Dr. Barbara Bertrand, "Easy Breathing," Side Effects, CBC, 1996.

Annie, "Shaolin Shot," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1996.

Carina Sayles, "Avatar," The X-Files, Fox, 1996.

Commander Kate Girard, "The Joining," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Cantor, "Borrowed Time," Millennium, Fox, 1999.

"Chicks That Kick," Space Top 10 Countdown, Space Channel, 2007.

(Uncredited) NBC Nightly News, NBC, 2007.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer, Sanctuary, 2007.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, "Resurrection," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Alison, Look Back in Anger, 1986.

Sarah, Children of a Lesser God, 1987.

Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, 1988.

Also appeared as Alais Capet, The Lion in Winter; Shelby, Steel Magnolias, London production; Miss Gulch, The Wizard of Oz; in Noises Off; The Shadow Walkers.



Cult Times, July, 2000, pp. 28-31.

Starlog, April, 1998.

TV Zone, August, 2000, p. 28.


Amanda Tapping Website,http://www.amandatapping.com, April 24, 2008.