Born: August 28, 1965 [51 yo] in Rochford, Essex, England, UK
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.
Co-Founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts"
Raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.
She has a twin brother.
Of the other four original "Stargate SG-1" (1997) regulars, she is the only one who did not meet and/or work with Richard Dean Anderson before the series began.
Appeared in episodes entitled "Avatar" of two different TV series': "The X Files: Avatar (#3.21)" (1996) and "Stargate SG-1: Avatar (#8.6)" (2004).
Daughter, Olivia B. Kovacs, was born on 22nd March 2005; she weighed in at 9 pounds 4 ounces.
Her brothers' names are Richard, Christopher and Stephen. Two of her co-stars on "Stargate SG-1" (1997) are also named Richard and Christopher.
Is a spokesperson for UNICEF.
Before her role on Stargate SG-1, she appeared in many commercials including ones for Choclairs (chocolate bar), Folger's "Singles" and Advil.
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