Has appeared on-screen in more "Stargate" productions than any other actor. Tapping has played Samantha Carter in 206 episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997), 19 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis (2004), one episode of SGU Stargate Universe (2009), Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) and Stargate: Continuum (2008), bringing her total to 228 appearances. Christopher Judge is the only other person to have made more than 200 appearances in "Stargate" with 212 episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997), two episodes of Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and the two aforementioned direct-to-DVD movies.
Raised in Toronto, Ontario.
Co-founded the Canadian comedy group "Random Acts".
Her brothers' names are Richard, Steven and Christopher, where Christopher is her fraternal twin. Two of her co-stars on Stargate SG-1 (1997) are also named Richard and Christopher.
Along with Gary Jones, she is one of only two actors to appear in all ten seasons of Stargate SG-1 (1997) and all five seasons of Stargate: Atlantis (2004).