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Amanda Tapping Biography

Birth Place:
Rochford, Essex, England

Fast Facts

  • Parents wanted her to pursue a career in science
  • Appeared in stage productions of Steel Magnolias, Children of a Lesser God and Noises Off
  • First TV job was an appearance in a 1989 commercial for the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons
  • In the early 1990s, cofounded the Canadian comedy group Random Acts, with Katherine Jackson and Anne Marie Kerr
  • Won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Actress in the 2006 film Breakdown
  • Received Gemini Award nominations for her work on Stargate SG-1 (2001) and Sanctuary (2009)
  • The Gemini Awards honor excellence in Canadian TV


  • Christopher Tapping -- Brother
  • Richard Tapping -- Brother
  • Stephen Tapping -- Brother
  • Olivia B. Kovacs -- Daughter
  • Alan Kovacs -- Husband