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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 28, 1965
Birth place: Rochford, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:North Toronto Collegiate Institute, University of Windsor
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Allan Kovacs (m. 1994)
Children:Olivia B. Kovacs
Siblings:Steven Tapping, Richard Tapping, Christopher Tapping
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has appeared with Paul McGillion, Christopher Heyerdahl and Kavan Smith on three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Sanctuary (2008).
2Has played the same character, Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel/Colonel Samantha Carter, on three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
3Along with Gary Jones and Martin Christopher, she is one of only three actors to appear in the series finales of both Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004): Stargate SG-1: Unending (2007) and Stargate: Atlantis: Enemy at the Gate (2009).
4Has appeared on-screen in more "Stargate" productions than any other actor. Tapping has played Samantha Carter in 206 episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997), 19 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis (2004), one episode of SGU Stargate Universe (2009), Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) and Stargate: Continuum (2008), bringing her total to 228 appearances. Christopher Judge is the only other person to have made more than 200 appearances in "Stargate" with 212 episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997), two episodes of Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and the two aforementioned direct-to-DVD movies.
5Along with Gary Jones, she is one of only two actors to appear in all ten seasons of Stargate SG-1 (1997) and all five seasons of Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
6Before her role on Stargate SG-1 (1997), she appeared in many commercials including ones for Choclairs (chocolate bar), Folger's "Singles" and Advil.
7Is a spokesperson for UNICEF.
8Her brothers' names are Richard, Steven and Christopher, where Christopher is her fraternal twin. Two of her co-stars on Stargate SG-1 (1997) are also named Richard and Christopher.
9Daughter, Olivia B. Kovacs, was born on March 22, 2005; she weighed in at 9 pounds 4 ounces.
10Has appeared in episodes entitled "Avatar" of two different series: The X-Files: Avatar (1996) and Stargate SG-1: Avatar (2004).
11Of the other four original Stargate SG-1 (1997) regulars, she is the only one who did not meet and/or work with Richard Dean Anderson before the series began.
12Her brother Steven, who suffered from very severe epileptic attacks, died in December 2006.
13Graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.
14Raised in Toronto, Ontario.
15Co-founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts".


Quotes

#Quote
1[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.
2[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.
3[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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)
2007Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Pretty Funny Female PerformanceBreakdown (2006)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionStargate SG-1 (1997)
2005LeoLeo AwardsDramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a FemaleStargate SG-1 (1997)
2004LeoLeo AwardsDramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a FemaleStargate SG-1 (1997)
2002LeoLeo AwardsDramatic Series: Best Lead Performance - FemaleStargate SG-1 (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012LeoLeo AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)· Damian Kindler
· Martin Wood
· George Horie
· Lee Wilson
· James Thorpe
· Alan McCullough
· Gillian Horvath
2012LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)
2011LeoLeo AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)· Damian Kindler
· Martin Wood
· Alan McCullough
· S. Lily Hui
· James Thorpe
· Lee Wilson
· George Horie
· Gillian Horvath
2011LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)
2010LeoLeo AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)· Damian Kindler
· Martin Wood
· Alan McCullough
· S. Lily Hui
· Lisa Richardson
· Lee Wilson
2010LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesSanctuary (2008)
2009LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length DramaStargate: Continuum (2008)
2009LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length DramaStargate: Continuum (2008)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionStargate SG-1 (1997)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleStargate SG-1 (1997)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV Supporting ActressStargate SG-1 (1997)
2000LeoLeo AwardsBest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell in a Handbagpost-productionMother Superior
Killjoys2015TV SeriesDr. Jaeger
Package Deal2014TV SeriesJillian
Kid Cannabis2014Nate's Mom
Motive2013TV SeriesDr. Kate Robbins
Supernatural2012-2013TV SeriesNaomi
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed2013Video GameMajor Samantha Carter (voice)
#SaveBCFilm PSA2013TV Movie uncredited
Random Acts of Romance2012Dianne
Space Milkshake2012Valentina
Taken Back: Finding Haley2012TV MovieSusan
Sanctuary2008-2011TV SeriesDr. Helen Magnus
Canadian Comedy Shorts2010TV SeriesMary Johnson (segment 'Breakdown')
SGU Stargate Universe2009-2010TV SeriesColonel Samantha Carter
Riese2009-2010TV Mini-SeriesNarrator
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut2009VideoCaptain Samantha Carter
Dancing Trees2009Josephina Rooney
Stargate: Atlantis2005-2009TV SeriesColonel Samantha Carter Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Stargate: Continuum2008VideoColonel Samantha Carter
Stargate: The Ark of Truth2008VideoLt. Col. Samantha Carter
Sanctuary2007TV Mini-SeriesDr. Helen Magnus
Stargate SG-11997-2007TV SeriesMajor Samantha Carter Lt. Col. Samantha Carter Captain Samantha Carter ...
Breakdown2006/IShortMary Johnson
Engaged to Kill2006TV MovieDetective Burns
Earthsea2005TV Mini-SeriesLady Elfarren
Traffic2004TV Mini-SeriesHome Owners Wife
Life or Something Like It2002Carrie Maddox
Stuck2002/IILiz
The Void2001VideoProf. Eva Soderstrom
Blacktop2000TV MovieWaitress
Millennium1999TV SeriesDr. Cantor
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesCmdr. Kate Girard
When Innocence Is Lost1997TV MovieWoman Testifying in Court (uncredited)
Booty Call1997Dr. Moore
Flash Forward1996-1997TV SeriesMiss Yansouni
What Kind of Mother Are You?1996Ingrid Elstad
The Newsroom1996TV SeriesLindsay Ward
Remembrance1996TV MovieLinda
Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story1996TV MovieKathryn Laumann
The X-Files1996TV SeriesCarina Sayles
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1994-1996TV SeriesAnnie / McIllroy's Girlfriend
The Haunting of Lisa1996TV MovieGina / Angel
Due South1996TV SeriesAudrey McKenna
Goosebumps1996TV SeriesMrs. Merton
Side Effects1996TV SeriesDr. Barbara Bertrand
Net Worth1995TV MovieColleen Howe
Rent-a-Kid1995TV MovieMrs. Nicely
Degree of Guilt1995TV MovieMarcy
The Donor1995Cassie
Forever Knight1995TV SeriesDr. Naomi Ross
E.N.G.1993TV SeriesNewswoman
Street Legal1991TV SeriesNewscaster

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Milkshake2012executive producer
Sanctuary2008-2011TV Series executive producer - 59 episodes
Sanctuary2007TV Mini-Series executive producer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Travelers2016TV Series 1 episode
Van Helsing2016TV Series 4 episodes
The Romeo Section2016TV Series 1 episode
Dark Matter2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
The Magicians2016TV Series 1 episode
X Company2016TV Series 2 episodes
Family for Christmas2015TV Movie
Olympus2015TV Series 4 episodes
Strange Empire2014TV Series 1 episode
Continuum2013-2014TV Series 3 episodes
Arctic Air2013-2014TV Series 3 episodes
Primeval: New World2012-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Sanctuary2009-2011TV Series 3 episodes
Stargate SG-12004TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 14th Annual Leo Awards2012TV Special

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sanctuary2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Collider2016/IIShort special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What it Takes to be Extraordinary Documentary2016TV Movie documentary voice
The 15th Annual Leo Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Match Game2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Syfy 20th Anniversary Special2012TV Special documentaryHerself
The 14th Annual Leo Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
Get Cooking with the Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Leftcoast TV2011TV SeriesHerself
The 13th Annual Leo Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter, Nominee: Producer - Best Dramatic Series, Nominee: Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
The 12th Annual Leo Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter, Nominee: Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
The 11th Annual Leo Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter, Winner: Beast Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
The Jace Hall Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Ghost Hunters2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2008TV SeriesHerself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2007TV SeriesHerself
Space Top 10 Countdown2007TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Leo Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
21st Annual Gemini Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stargate SG-1: True Science2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 7th Annual Leo Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Samantha Carter
2nd Annual Spaceys2004TV SpecialHerself
The 6th Annual Leo Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Proof Positive: Evidence of the Paranormal2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator
The 5th Annual Leo Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1st Annual Spaceys2003TV MovieHerself
Stargate: The Lowdown2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The 4th Annual Leo Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesColonel Samantha Carter
Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Samantha Carter
Stargate SG-12003-2004TV SeriesMajor Samantha Carter

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