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Amanda Tapping, actress,
Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus

B: August 28, 1965 in Rochford, Essex, England

Amanda Tapping pictured as Dr. Helen Magnus from the Sanctuary series. Tapping moved to Toronto at the age of 3 and grew up wanting to perform. She graduated from the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art and has appeared on stage in Steel Magnolias, Look Back in Anger, Children of A Lesser God, Noises Off, The Lion in Winter and The Shadow Walkers. She joined forces with Sanctuary creator Damian Kindler and Stargate Producer Martin Wood to fund what was originally a Web series. Its online popularity brought it to the attention of the Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada and the Syfy network in the United States. Tapping plays Dr. Helen Magnus on Sanctuary. In March of 2015, ACTRA, the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada, named Amanda Tapping their 2015 Woman of the Year.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Net Worth (TV-1995)
The Donor (1995)
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
The Haunting of Lisa (TV-1995)
Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story (TV-1996)
Remembrance (TV-1996)
What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996)
Booty Call (1997)
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (TV-1997)

Blacktop (2000)
The Void (VR-2001)
Stuck (2002)
Life or Something Like It (2002)
Engaged to Kill (TV-2006)
Breakdown (2006)
Stargate: Continuum (VR-2008)
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (VR-2008)
Dancing Trees (2009)
Stargate: Extinction (VR-2009)

Taken Back: Finding Haley (TV-2012)
Space Milkshake (2012)
Random Acts of Romance (2013)
Kid Cannabis (2013)
Hell of a Handbag (2015)

TV Series – Cast:
Degree of Guilt (1995, mini-series)
Flash Forward (1996)
Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)
Traffic (mini-series, 2004)
Stargate: Atlantis (2005-2009)
Earthsea (2005, mini-series)
Riese (2009-2010)
Sanctuary (2008-2011)
Supernatural (2012-2013, 2018)
Travelers (2016-2017)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Street Legal (1991)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994, 1996)
Forever Knight (1995)
The Newsroom (1996)
Side Effects (1996)
Goosebumps (1996)
Due South (1996)
The X Files (1996)
The Outer Limits (1998)
Millennium (1999)
SGU Stargate Universe (2009, 2010)

Motive (2013)
Package Deal (2014)
Killjoys (2015)

Random Acts of Romance, poster, movie,
Random Acts of Romance poster courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment