Amanda Tapping

Director, actress, producer and "Goofball at heart"

Don't let anyone tell you no! Do it with conviction, do it with passion and you'll find a way!

Ever since I started doing television, I tended to get cast, for the most part, as these strong, intelligent women... Which is wonderful, but very rarely do I get to be the goofy girl that I am.

I like playing smart, savvy, sexy women – because it’s so not me!

Allrounder Amanda

When you talk about Amanda Tapping, her role as "Sam Carter" always comes to mind at first. But Amanda cannot be reduced to the AirForce officer alone. And she's not just "Helen Magnus" from Sanctuary, either. Amanda Tapping has an extensive portfolio of roles in film, television, and theater.

Nobody would have thought that one of the most successful female directors was born in 2004 when she was allowed to direct an episode of Stargate SG-1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Amanda has successfully directed a number of films and series and made a name for herself in the industry. Particularly specializing in science fiction, it's no wonder she is dubbed the "Great Empress of SciFi".


Here I have listed some of her work, but I do not claim that this is a complete list.

  1. Film and TV
  2. Directing
  3. Theater & Specials
  4. Other work

Film and TV:  

2018  Woodland - Donna
2017  Travelers (TV Series) - Dr Katrina Perrow
2015  Killjoys (TV Series) -  Dr Kim Jaegar
2014  Package Deal (TV Comedy) - Jillian Sharpe
2013  Hell in a Handbag  - Mother Superior
2013  Motive (TV Series)  - Kate Robbins
2012  Supernatural (TV Series) - Naomi
2012  Kid Cannabis - Nate's mother
2012  Taken Back - Susan McQueen
2012  Random Acts of Romance - Dianne
2011  Space Milkshake - Valentina
2011  Sanctuary (TV Series) -  Dr. Helen Magnus
2010  Canadian Comedy Shorts: Breakdown -  Mary Johnson
2009  SGU Stargate Universe (TV Series) - Colonel Samantha Carter
2009  Riese - Narrator
2008  Ghost Hunters Live! - herself
2008  Sanctuary (TV Series) -  Dr Helen Magnus
2008  Dancing Trees - Mother
2008  Stargate: Continuum - Colonel Samantha Carter
2008  Stargate: Ark of Truth - Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter
2007  Sanctuary (Webisodes) -  Helen Magnus
2006  Breakdown - Mary Johnson
2006  Engaged to Kill - Det. Burns
2006  Stargate SG-1: True Science - herself
2004  Legend of Earthsea - Lady Elfarren

2004  Proof Positive  - herself
2004  Stargate Atlantis (TV Serie) -  Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter
2004  TrafficHome  - Owners wife
2002  Life or Something Like It  - Carrie Maddox
2002  The Void - Eva Soderstrom
2002  Stuck - Liz
2000  Blacktop - waitress
1999  Millennium: Borrowed Time (TV Series) -  Dr. Cantor
1998  The Outer Limits: The Joining (TV Series) - Cmdr. Kate Girard
1997  Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) - Captain / Major Samantha Carter
1997  When Innocence Is Lost - woman in court
1997  Booty Call -  Dr. Moore
1997  Flash Forward - Miss Yansouni
1996  What Kind of Mother Are You? -  Ingrid Elstad
1996  The Newsroom: Dinner at Eight - Lindsay Ward
1996  Remembrance - Linda
1996  Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story - Kathryn Laumann
1996  The X-Files: Avatar (TV Series) - Carina Sayles
1996  Kung Fu: The Legend Continues: Shaolin Shot (TV) - Annie
1996  The Haunting of Lisa - Gina / Angel
1996  Due South: Starman (TV Serie) - Audrey McKenna
1996  Goosebumps: It Came From Beneath the Sink (TV) - Mrs. Merton
1996  Side Effects: Easy Breathing - Dr. Barbara Bertrand
1995  Rent-a-Kid -  Mrs. Nicely
1995  Degree of Guilt - Marcy
1995  The Donor -  Cassie
1995  Forever Knight: Near Death (TV Series) - Dr. Naomi Ross
1995  Net Worth -  Colleen Howe
1994  Kung Fu: The Legend Continues: Ancient Lottery - TVMcIllroy's Freundin
1991  Street Legal:  -The Harley Newcaster  


2020  Executive producer, director "Motherland:Fort Salem", FREEFORM TV, August 
2020  Director, "Batwoman", THE CW, February
2020  Director, "The Flash" THE CW, February
2019  Director, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", NETFLIX, November
2019  Director, "Motherland:Fort Salem", FREEFORM TV, May
2019  Director, "Blindspot", NBC, March
2019  Director, "Supernatural", THE CW, January
2018  Director, "The 100", THE CW, November
2018  Director, "Supernatural", THE CW, October
2018  Director, "Travelers", NETFLIX, Season 2, April-June 
2018  Director "Anne the Series", Staffel 2, NETFLIX, February**
2018  Director "Supernatural", Season 13, THE CW, January
2017  Director "Supernatural", Staffel 13, THE CW, November
2017  Director, "Siren", FREEFORM, October
2017  Director,"Travelers", NETFLIX June
2017  Director, "Supernatural", Season 12, THE CW, February
2017  Director, "Anne the Series", Season1, CBC, January
2016  Director, "X-Company, " Season 3, CBC, September
2016  Director, "Romeo Section", CBC, August

 2016  Director, "Women Seen" ACTRA Women, August
2016  Director, "Travelers", NETFLIX, June 
2016  Director, "Van Helsing", SYFY, June 
2015  Director, "Dark Matter", SYFY, December
2015  Director, "The Magicians", SYFY, November
2015  Director, "X Company", CBC, September
2015  Director, "Family for Christmas", HALLMARK MOVIE, May
2015  Director, "Dark Matter", SYFY, Februar
2014  Director, "Strange Empire", CBC,
2014  Director, "Olympus", SYFY/SUPER CHANNEL
2014  Director, "Continuum", SYFY,
2013  Director, "Arctic Air", CBC
2013  Director, "Continuum", SYFY
2012  Director, "Arctic Air", CBC
2012  Director, "Primeval,New World," SPACE CHANNEL
2008  Director, "Sanctuary", SYFY, 2008 bis 2012
2004  Director, "Resurrection," Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi Channel,. *Leo Award - gewonnen

** Nominated for Best Direction, Drama Series 2020 , Acad of Canadian Cinema and TV


1988  The Taming of the Shrew - Bianca
1988   The Shadow Walkers - Ellen Foster
1988   Noises Off - Brooke Ashton
1987  Children of a Lesser God - Sarah
1986  Look Back in Anger - Alison
1986  Steel Magnolias -West End Theater - Shelby
1983   The Lion in Winter  - Alais Capet
19??  The Wizard of Oz  -  (Amanda sagt als sie jung war!)

 Behind the scenes - specials / presenter

2019   Presenter, The 2019 Leo Awards Ceremony
2019   Co-Host, Crazy 8s 20th Anniversary celebrations 
2019   Host, The Directors Guild of Canada Showcase - Rachel Talalay
2016   Host, The Directors Guild of Canada VIFF Masterclass
2016   Host, UBCP Actra awards
2013   Presenter, The 2013 Leo Awards Ceremony
2012   Co-Host, The 2012 Leo Awards Ceremony
2006   Stargate SG-1: True Science, Sci-Fi Channel
2006   Presenter, The 21st Annual Gemini Awards, Global
2005   Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday, Sci-Fi Channel
2004   The 2nd Annual Spaceys, Space Channel.
2004   From "Stargate" to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel
2003   Host, "Stargate": The Lowdown
2003   The 1st Annual Spaceys, Space Channel


1997   Tim Horton's Commercial Oat-Bran Muffins
1996   Advil commercial
1996   Bounce commercial 
1996   Choclairs commercial


2013   Stargate SG1: Unleashed (Video Game / Major Samantha Carter)

Executive Producer

2007   Executive producer Sanctuary
0000   Executive producer(with William Shatner)/Voice character - The Zenoids (animated webisodes)

 TV Guest apperance

2012   Video Featurette - The George Stroumboulopoulos Show CBC - "Aliens & You - A survival Guide" April 
2012   Get Cooking With the Stars - Left Coast TV April 
2012   Match Game. Guest star panelist. Comedy Network. Oktober, November


2009   Riese the Series 2009 - 2010
2016   What it takes to be Extraordinary - 2016

Disclaimer for this site: I am neither Amanda, nor am I affiliated with her or her official website or did this website by her order. However, it was my goal to bring amazing Amanda to her German speaking fans, who are not able to read and/or understand her English homepage. Therefore I did a rather free, unofficial  homepage and hope it's okay with her. [And because Amanda should be able to read it there is this translation! Maybe some day Amanda will come across this page and approve of it. ;-)] 

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