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Amanda Tapping

Vancouver, BC Canada

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Amanda Tapping was born in Rochford, Essex in England on August 28, 1965. She spent a short time in South Benfleet, Essex, and was relocated to Ontario, Canada, at the age of 3. She attended North Toronto High School where she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award. Her parents always wanted her to go into the science field, but her first love was acting. Amanda studied drama at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario. After graduation, she spent four more years studying theater and appearing in several stage productions. She has appeared in many movies and television shows such as Booty Call (1997), Life or Something Like It (2002), Rent-a-Kid (1995) (TV), "The Outer Limits" (1995) and "The X-Files" (1993), however, her real success that seemed to launch her career came in 1997 with the start of the TV series "Stargate SG-1" (1997) where she plays Colonel Samantha Carter.

She has three brothers, one of which is her twin. She has a dog named Abbie. On September 23, 1994 she married Alan Kovacs.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Armageddon Pulp Culture Expo 2002 - November 23-24 in Wellington, New Zealand
   Dragon*Con 2011 - September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA
   Armageddon Expo Melbourne 2011 - October 22-23 in Melbourne, Australia
   Armageddon Expo Auckland 2011 - October 28-31 in Auckland, New Zealand
   FanExpo Canada 2012 - August 23-26 in Toronto, ON
   FanExpo Vancouver 2013 - April 20-21 in Vancouver, BC
   Phoenix Comicon 2013 - May 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ
   London Film & Comic Con 2013 - July 5-7 in London, UK
   Oz Comic-Con: Perth 2014 - March 29-30 in Perth, WA, Australia
   Oz Comic-Con: Adelaide 2014 - April 5-6 in Adelaide, SA, Australia
   StarFest Denver 2014 - May 2-4 in Denver, CO
   Ottawa Comiccon 2014 - May 9-10 in Ottawa, ON
   Evolution Expo 2014 - June 27-29 in Oakland, CA
   Emerald City Comicon 2015 - March 27-29 in Seattle, WA
   Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015 - April 24-26 in Chicago, IL cancelled appearance
   Oz Comic-Con: Brisbane 2015 - September 19-20 in Brisbane, QLD, Australia cancelled appearance
   Oz Comic-Con: Sydney 2015 - September 26-27 in Rozelle, NSW, Australia cancelled appearance
   Gatecon 2016 - September 8-12 in Vancouver, BC
   Oz Comic-Con: Sydney 2016 - September 10-11 in Rozelle, NSW, Australia cancelled appearance
   Oz Comic-Con: Brisbane 2016 - September 17-18 in Brisbane, QLD, Australia cancelled appearance
   F.A.C.T.S. 2017 - April 1-2 in Ghent, Belgium
   Montreal Comiccon 2018 - July 6-8 in Montreal, QC
   Gatecon 2018 - September 14-16 in Vancouver, BC
18 guest appearances

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