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Amanda Tapping

Born: 28 August 1965 (54 years old)
Gender: Female

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Amanda Tapping is an English-born Canadian actress best known for her role as Samantha Carter in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, from 1997-2007.

She took the place of Torri Higginson on Stargate Atlantis as the new Atlantis expedition commander, from 1 January 2007.

Tapping was born in Rochford, England and raised in Toronto with her three brothers.

She has guest starred on such series as The X-Files, Dues South, Forever Knight, Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues, The Newsroom, Millennium, and The Outer Limits, and was a series regular on the Disney series Flash Forward.

In 1997 she was cast as Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 and has reprised the role every season.

Her TV film credits include Lessons in Love, Remembrance, and Degree of Guilt. She has also appeared in feature films, including Booty Call, The Void, and Rent a Kid. 

A graduate of the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art, Tapping has performed in such theatrical productions as Steel Magnolias at the West End Theater, Look Back in Anger, Children of a Lesser God, The Taming of the Shrew, Noises Off, The Lion in Winter, and The Shadow Walkers.

In addition, she co-founded the Canadian comedy troupe Random Acts. 

Tapping is an avid reader and writer as well.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Herself

Dr. Jaeger

Dr. Kate Robbins

Jillian

Dr. Helen Magnus

Dr. Helen Magnus

Dr. Helen Magnus

Dr. Helen Magnus

Colonel Samantha Carter

Colonel Samantha Carter

Colonel Samantha Carter

Colonel Samantha Carter

Colonel Samantha Carter

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter, P.H.D.

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Major Samantha Carter

Colonel Samantha Carter

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter

Naomi

Cmdr. Kate Girard

Carina Sayles

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New on TV today: Monday 10 August

Travel investigates True Terror with Robert Englund as BBC Earth documents Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers.


New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.


2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.


New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.


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Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

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Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.


New on TV today: Friday 7 August

Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.


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Hold your breath KwaMashu... this is the intel on the new badge in town, played by Jet Novuka. 10 things you must know.


The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020

New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.

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