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Born in England, raised in Canada and dubbed the Grand Empress of Sci-fi by her legion of loyal fans, Amanda is one of the most recognized actors working in television today.
She is best known for her role as Samantha Carter on the Science Fiction television series "Stargate SG-1" (1997 - 2007) & "Stargate Atlantis" (2007 - 2008). Amanda continues to thrill fans world-wide with her role of Dr Helen Magnus on the Syfy television series "Sanctuary" and is also currently appearing in the TV series "Supernatural". This year she played lead roles in the films "Taken Back","Random Acts of Romance" and "Space Milkshake".
Behind the camera Amanda has been Executive Producer on "Sanctuary "and directed episodes of "Stargate SG-1" and "Sanctuary". She is currently directing episodes of "Primeval New World" and "Arctic Air," and a music video for Ta'Kaiya Blaney.
Amanda's Charitable Foundation "Sanctuary for kids" has successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes both worldwide and locally in Vancouver.
She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband & daughter.