Stargate fans rejoice. Dr. Sam Carter is headed to Puyallup for the Washington State Summer Con lineup. Please welcome actress and director, Amanda Tapping to Puyallup this June as we reunite cast members Amanda and Richard Dean Anderson from the Stargate franchise for an amazing weekend.
Amanda Tapping enjoys a fulfilling career in television and film, having spent 12 seasons on Stargate: SG-1 and its spinoffs Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe as Air Force Colonel Samantha Carter. She then took on the lead role of Dr. Helen Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.
Tapping has come to secure a strong and direct influence on her projects from behind the lens. She was an Executive Producer of Sanctuary and also sat in the director’s chair for several episodes. She directed an episode of Stargate: SG-1 in 2004, which garnered her a Leo Award nomination for Best Director. She directed three episodes of Primeval: New World and an episode of Arctic Air.
Amanda has also earned four Leo Awards for Best Actress, has been nominated for two Gemini Awards and four Saturn Awards, and won the 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has worked on four films, Space Milkshake, Random Acts of Romance, Taken Back, and Kid Cannabis. She has played the character of Naomi on the hit TV series Supernatural.
She continues to advocate mentorship and improvement in the arts world through several professional organizations including WIFT-V and their “Flash Forward” program. She was honored with Women in Film’s “Woman of Vision” award. She also received the YWCA Women of Distinction “Connecting the Community” Award.