Amanda Tapping was born on 28 August 1965, in Rochford, Essex, England, and is a director, producer, and actress, best known to have been part of the television series “Stargate SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis”. She’s also known for the show “Sanctuary”, but all of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Amanda Tapping? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She’s also become part of several stage productions and tried her hand at directing. She’s had a career spanning back to the 1990s and as she continues it, it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Amanda Tapping Net Worth $4 million
Tapping’s family moved to Canada when she was young, and later she would attend North Toronto Collegiate Institute. There she studied Environmental Science and later focused on Drama; afterwards, she went on to attend the University of Windsor School Of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, she continued to study Theatrical Arts while participating in several stage productions, including “Children of a Lesser God” and “Steel Magnolias”. This was the start of her net worth.
Amanda started out appearing in various television commercials – notably for the doughnut chain Tim Hortons – before getting roles on television and in film. She became part of “The X-Files” and “The Outer Limits”, while also performing with a comedy troupe called “Random Acts”. She also became a part of several television movies such as “The Haunting of Lisa”, “Forever Knight”, and “Remembrance”. In 1997, she was cast as Samantha Carter in the science fiction series “Stargate SG-1”, and would reprise the role in “Stargate Atlantis” after the original series ended its run. However, during the fifth season she was demoted to a recurring guest because she was already working on another series by Syfy entitled “Sanctuary”. She was the executive producer and star of the show which released eight webisodes in 2007. Her net worth was rising steadily.
In 2011, Amanda worked with William Shatner for the animated webisode series “The Zenoids”, in which they both voiced characters. She also headed the project as Executive Producer. She also became part of the short film “Breakdown” which won her a Canadian Comedy Award. One of her latest appearances was in an episode of “Supernatural” in which she had the role of the angel Naomi.
Aside from her acting career, Tapping is also known for her directorial work, on several episodes of “Stargate SG-1”. She has also done directorial work for “Sanctuary”, “Primeval: New World”, “Continuum”, and “Olympus”. One of her latest projects as a director is “Dark Matter”, all adding to her net worth.
For her personal life, it is known that Amanda married Alan Kovacs in 1994 and they reside in Vancouver, British Columbia. The couple has one daughter, and Tapping has three other sibling brothers, one of whom passed away in 2006. She also mentioned in an interview that she didn’t initially want to do television roles, but that her career took her in that direction.
Her brother Steven, who suffered from very severe epileptic attacks, died in December 2006.
Graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.
Raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Co-founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts".
[on the establishment of the charity, "Sanctuary for Kids"] To me, I'm living this great life. I thought there must be some way I can give back. Smaller charities can do a lot. There are places where a small amount of money can make a huge difference. The mandate is to help people who need help. It's a small drop in the bucket, but it's a drop. And it is making a difference.
[on Sanctuary (2008)] We are a one-hundred percent independent Canadian television series. I think that's an anomaly in this country, and probably around the world in most countries. To have a television show that doesn't have the backing of a major studio or a major network is really unusual.
[on winning her first Saturn Award] All I can say is thank God "Buffy"'s off the air, I was starting to feel like Susan Lucci.