Amanda Tapping was born in Rochford, Essex in England on August 28, 1965. She spent a short time in South Benfleet, Essex, and was relocated to Ontario, Canada, at the age of 3. She attended North Toronto High School where she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award. Her parents always wanted her to go into the science field, but her first love was acting. Amanda studied drama at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario. After graduation, she spent four more years studying theater and appearing in several stage productions. She has appeared in many movies and television shows such as Booty Call (1997), Life or Something Like It (2002), Rent-a-Kid (1995) (TV), "The Outer Limits" (1995) and "The X-Files" (1993), however, her real success that seemed to launch her career came in 1997 with the start of the TV series "Stargate SG-1" (1997) where she plays Colonel Samantha Carter.
She has three brothers, one of which is her twin. She has a dog named Abbie. On September 23, 1994 she married Alan Kovacs.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Montreal Comiccon 2018 - July 6-8, 2018 in Montreal, QC 2017
- F.A.C.T.S. 2017 - April 1-2, 2017 in Ghent, Belgium 2015
Oz Comic-Con: Sydney 2015 - September 26-27, 2015 in Rozelle, New South Wales, AustraliaCancelled Appearance Oz Comic-Con: Brisbane 2015 - September 19-20, 2015 in Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaCancelled Appearance 2014
- Oz Comic-Con: Adelaide 2014 - April 5-6, 2014 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Oz Comic-Con: Perth 2014 - March 29-30, 2014 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia 2013
- London Film & Comic Con 2013 - July 5-7, 2013 in London, UK
- Phoenix Comicon 2013 - May 23-26, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ, USA
- FanExpo Vancouver 2013 - April 20-21, 2013 in Vancouver, BC 2012
- FanExpo Canada 2012 - August 23-26, 2012 in Toronto, ON 2011
- Armageddon Expo Auckland 2011 - October 28-31, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand
- Armageddon Expo Melbourne 2011 - October 22-23, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia
- Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5, 2011 in Atlanta, GA, USA 2002
- Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo 2002 - November 23-24, 2002 in Wellington, New Zealand