Birth Date: August 28, 1965 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Rochford, Essex, England, UK
Biography: Amanda Tapping (born 28 August 1965) is a Canadian actress.
Born in Rochford, Essex in England, she moved with her family to Ontario, Canada when she was 3 years old. After graduating from North Toronto High School, she went on to study at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario.
After graduation she continued to study theatrical arts, while performing in several stage productions. She appeared in a couple of commercials, and played a variety of roles in television and film productions, such as The Outer Limits and The X-files. She also created the "Random Acts" theater group.
She became famous from her portrayal of Major Samantha Carter in the science fiction television program Stargate SG-1, which debuted in 1997.
As of 2004 she lives with her husband Alan Kovacs in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She has 1 daughter, Olivia Kovacs, that was born 22 March 2005.