Amanda Tapping

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Amanda Tapping
Col. Samantha Carter

Biography

OFFICIAL MGM BIO: Amanda Tapping stars as the intelligent and beautiful Air Force Major Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1. As an astrophysics genius, she has become an expert on gate technology. She is fiercely loyal to the SG-1 team and not only brings her extensive scientific knowledge to the program but also her military training.

Tapping was born in Rochford, England, and raised in Toronto, Canada, with her three brothers. She has guest starred on such television series as The X-Files, Due South, Forever Knight, Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues, The Newsroom, Millennium, and The Outer Limits. In addition, she was a series regular on the Disney series Flash Forward. Her other television credits include Lessons in Love, Remembrance, The Haunting of Lisa, and Degree of Guilt.

Her feature film credits include Booty Call, Rent A Kid, Getting a Life, and Black Top. She recently starred in The Void with Malcolm McDowell and Adrian Paul. She has also had a cameo in Life or Something Like It, and just starred in the independent feature Stuck.

A graduate of the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art, Tapping has performed in such theatrical productions as Steel Magnolias, Look Back In Anger, "Children of a Lesser God, Noises Off, The Lion in Winter, Picnic, The Shadow Walkers, and The Taming of the Shrew. She is also the cofounder of the Canadian comedy troupe Random Acts and is currently completing her first documentary film. Tapping directed the episode "Resurrection" in Stargate SG-1's seventh season. She also participated in her first USO tour in the Middle East.

Tapping is a member of Women in Film & Video and recently hosted their Spotlight Gala Awards. She has won two Leo Awards and has been nominated for several Gemini Awards and Saturn Awards for her role on SG-1. She was recently honored as a "Wonder Woman on Air" by Multichannel News and Women in Cable & Telecommunications in New York. [Updated for awards, 2004]

Tapping is actively involved in mentoring new actors through Women in Film's "Flash Forward" program. She is also a proud spokesperson for UNICEF.

Acting Credits

In Addition to Carter

In Productions outside Stargate SG-1

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Stargate Universe

Directing Credits

Awards

  • 2009: Nominated for a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series for Stargate: Continuum
  • 2009: Nominated for a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama for the movie Stargate: Continuum
  • 2008: Nominated for a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode: 10.13 "The Road Not Taken"
  • 2005: Won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female for the episode, 8.18 "Threads"
  • 2005: Won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
  • 2004: Nominated for a Leo Award for Best Direction for the episode, 7.19 "Resurrection"
  • 2004: Won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode, 7.13 "Grace"
  • 2004: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
  • 2002: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
  • 2002: Won a Leo Award for Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance - Female for the episode, 5.03 "Ascension"
  • 2001: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
  • 2001: Nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for the episode, 4.16 "2010"
  • 2000: Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Genre TV Supporting Actress
  • 2000: Nominated for a Leo Award for Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode, 3.06 "Point Of View"

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