Amanda Tapping is a renowned British-Canadian actress, director, and producer. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England. Tapping grew up in Ontario, Canada, where she attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute and later the University of Windsor.
Tapping began her acting career in the late 1980s with small roles in various television series and films. However, her breakthrough role came in 1997 when she was cast as Samantha Carter in the science fiction television series "Stargate SG-1." She played the role for ten seasons and also directed several episodes of the show.
In addition to "Stargate SG-1," Tapping has appeared in numerous other television series and films, including "The X-Files," "Supernatural," "Sanctuary," and "Travelers." She has also lent her voice to several animated series and video games.
Throughout her career, Tapping has received several awards and nominations for her work. In 2005, she won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her role in "Stargate SG-1." She has also been nominated for several other awards, including a Gemini Award and a Saturn Award.
Tapping is married to Alan Kovacs, with whom she has one daughter named Olivia. In addition to her acting career, Tapping is also involved in various charitable organizations and causes. She is an advocate for animal rights and has worked with organizations such as PETA and the World Wildlife Fund.