Her brother Steven, who suffered from very sever epileptic attacks, died in December 2006.
Amanda is the only actor to have been a cast member on both Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis. She is also the only actor to have appeared at least once in every season of both shows as the same character.
A year before appearing on SG 1, Amanda had a guest role on the Canadian TV series Due South episode Starman. Her character's role? Government researcher searching for aliens. Apparently she was successful!
Amanda married present husband Alan Kovacs on September, 23 1994.
Amanda's height is 5' 9" (1.75 m).
Amanda has won a Leo Award and has been nominated for two Gemini Awards as well as two Saturn Awards for her role on Stargate SG-1.
Amanda's natural hair color is Blond.
According to Amanda's official website Amanda prefers to keep her private life private.
Amanda was honored as a "Wonder Woman on Air" by Multichannel News and Women in Cable & Telecommunications in New York.
Amanda is a member of Women in Film & Video and recently hosted their Spotlight Gala Awards.
Amanda attended North Toronto High School where she was awarded the Dramatic Arts Award and Environmental Science Award.
Amanda is a spokesperson for UNICEF.
Amanda's Zodiac sign is Virgo.
According to Amanda's official website, she suffered two miscarriages in the 14 months prior to her pregnancy with Olivia. Her words in the website are: "...The truth is, I have had two miscarriages in the past 14 months and simply can't take any chances with this pregnancy."
To send her fan mail, write to:
c/o The Bridge Studios
2400 Boundary Rd., Burnaby
British Columbia V5M 3Z3
Before filming, Amanda likes to research the scientific aspects of each Stargate SG-1 episode so she will understand what her character says.
Amanda missed four episodes of Stargate SG-1's ninth season on maternity leave.
Amanda loves old rock and Meat Loaf. She also likes classic music.
Coronation Street was Amanda's and her mother's favorite TV show when Amanda was younger.
Amanda says live theater is one of her passions.
Amanda co-founded the Canadian comedy group Random Acts.
Amanda liked to watch Little House on the Prairie and Coronation Street when she was little.
Amanda's brothers' names are Richard, Christopher and Stephen. One is a biochemist, and another, her twin, is a computer programmer. Two of her co-stars on Stargate SG-1 are also named Richard and Christopher.
Amanda has a dog named Abbie.
Amanda graduated from the University of Windsor's school of dramatic art.
Amanda's first child, daughter Olivia Kovacs, was born on March 22nd, 2005 at 6:29 PM. Olivia weighed 9 lbs 4ozs and was a length of 22 inches when she was born.
Amanda Tapping: (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.
Amanda's quote concerning the tragic events of September 11, 2001:
It has taken a few days to process the events of Tuesday. Let us pray that the response to this is one of learning. We have the opportunity as a collective global conscience to move now towards peace. This is our wake up call. We must weigh our options carefully with foresight and with grace. I hope that people pray for positive change and for peace. I pray for the victims and their families. I pray for understanding...as to why this happened and what we are to learn from this. I pray for hope, and for thinking with "reason", and for compassion. I pray that as a global community we keep our hearts open. I pray that no more innocent people are killed or have their lives torn apart by hate and ignorance. We CAN affect change if we keep believing in the sanctity of human life and if we do not become purveyors of violence. I pray that you all find peace and joy in your lives and in your hearts.
Vancouver, September 15, 2001