Amanda Tapping — a staple of several beloved science fiction shows who played the inspiring scientist ‘Samantha Carter’ in the venerable sci-fi TV series “Stargate SG-1” — rewards fans who gathered to see her at the 2018 Montreal Comiccon by answering their fanboy/fangirl questions and sharing hilarious behind-the-scenes tales.
Amanda Tapping (August 28, 1965) is an English-born Canadian actress and director. She is renown for portraying strong and accomplished female characters on long-lived shows like “Stargate SG-1” which debuted in 1997. After SG-1 aired its final episode, Tapping reprised her role on “Stargate Atlantis” and in subsequent Stargate-related productions. She developed the series “Sanctuary” for Syfy where she Executive Produced and portrayed the star character ‘Helen Magnus.’ Tapping has recently had recurring roles on the ever-popular “Supernatural” as an angel named ‘Naomi’ and on “Travellers” as ‘Dr. Perrow.’ Prior to these breakout performances, Amanda played multiple and varied roles on other iconic shows like “The Outer Limits” and “The X-Files.”
In the 1990s, she formed a comedy troupe, the “Random Acts,” with collaborators Katherine Jackson and Anne Marie Kerr, in Toronto. In 2007, Amanda Tapping won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Actress for her role in the short film “Breakdown.” In 2015, she was named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists).