Amanda Tapping is a British-Canadian actress, producer, and director who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England.
Tapping's career began in the late 1980s when she appeared in several television shows and movies. However, it was her role as Samantha Carter in the science fiction series "Stargate SG-1" that brought her widespread recognition. She played the character for ten seasons and also directed several episodes of the show.
In addition to "Stargate SG-1," Tapping has appeared in numerous other television shows and movies, including "Supernatural," "Sanctuary," and "The Void." 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, a writer and producer whom she met while working on "Stargate SG-1." The couple has one daughter together.
In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Tapping is also involved in various charitable organizations. She is an advocate for animal rights and has worked with organizations such as PETA and the World Wildlife Fund.