Amanda Tapping is a Canadian actress best known for her roles in science fiction television series. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England, and was raised in Ontario, Canada. Tapping began her career in theatre before transitioning to television and film.
Tapping is perhaps best known for her role as Captain Samantha Carter in the science fiction television series "Stargate SG-1," a role she played for ten seasons from 1997 to 2007. She also appeared in the spin-off series "Stargate Atlantis" and made a guest appearance in "Stargate Universe."
In addition to her work on the "Stargate" franchise, Tapping has also appeared in several other science fiction and fantasy television series, including "Supernatural," "Sanctuary," and "Travelers." She has also worked as a director and producer, including directing several episodes of "Stargate SG-1" and "Sanctuary."
Tapping has received several accolades for her work in television, including a Gemini Award for her performance in the series "Flashpoint." She is also known for her philanthropic work, including her involvement with the charity organization "Sanctuary for Kids," which aims to improve the lives of orphaned and at-risk children.