Her parents wanted her to go into science. She has three brothers the eldest is a biochemist. Amanda was accepted into the University Dramatic Art in Windsor, Ontario, this was for four years.
Then a further four years studying theatre and stage productions. Theatre
remains Tapping's "first love," Getting the role on Stargate SG-1 was not an
overnight thing. It has been eight to 10 years of plugging away and slowly
building up her name. In order to have solid grasp on Carter's military side,she
talked to people in the know S.E.A.L.S. also to gun experts.