How tall is Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping's Height

5ft 8 ¾ (174.6 cm)

English born Canadian Actress best known for playing Samantha Carter on sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 (and Stargate Atlantis) and for her portrayal of Dr. Helen Magnus on Sanctuary. On a Q&A on her website she gave her height as "5 feet 8 and 3/4 inches." In the LFCC shot we have about same thickness of footwear and in the MCM shot, Amanda has an inch more heel than me.

Amanda Tapping at LFCC London Film Con 2013
5ft 8 Rob and Amanda (age 47) @ LFCC (5th Jul 2013)

Amanda Tapping at MCM Expo Comic Con 2007
5ft 8 Rob and Amanda @ MCM Expo (26th May 2007)

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Average Guess (31 Votes)
5ft 8.59in (174.2cm)
Jdubbz said on 24/Jul/22
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Feb/19

The top of Rob's head and her's in the below pic looks a max 1/2" difference, and the above pic it's pretty much indistinguishable.

Old comment, but this is simply not true. You're taking off too much hair from Amanda and not counting Rob's if you think the top of their heads are indistinguishable. There is a good cm difference in the top pic
Black Noir said on 21/Feb/22
Hey rob is she 175.2 cm? Or more 174.6 cm
Editor Rob
I think she measured almost 5ft 9 like she once claimed.
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 14/Jan/22
@Andrea: Rob is 5’8 1/8” not 5’8 1/4”

well he measured 173,5-173,8 mid day, so he's around that mark, or even 5'8 3/8
Elene said on 7/Aug/21
She is close to 5’9
Andrea said on 14/Jul/21
Besides the fact that there's no universal law that says which height somebody is... the key word is "basically". Rob is 5'8 1/8 at his absolute lowest (he has NEVER measured under that in his whole life), but still tall enough to be considered 5'8.25 in my book, considering that he can measure anywhere around that during that day, depending on the level of activity.
In the same way, even if Amanda dips to 5'8 5/8 (which is possible), 5'8.75 still is a fair listing for her.
Vincent Caleb said on 21/Nov/20
@Andrea: Rob is 5’8 1/8” not 5’8 1/4”.
Editor Rob
when I'm doing physical work I will get to my low. In fact I tested it the other day after a job with jenny, at 4pm right on 5ft 8 1/8th and jenny 5ft 7.5. This involved a lot of ladder work.
Andrea said on 20/Nov/20
I'd say a pretty much spot on 0.5 inch difference. Rob is basically 5'8.25, so 5'8.75 makes perfect sense.
Editor Rob
we'd both be at our lowest range in this photo, one of the small percentage that occurred between 7-9pm
Tunman said on 28/Oct/20
I would say 1-1,2cm difference max 5'8 5/8"
JohnMoore-162cm said on 1/May/20
In the top photo , she looks to be about 1/2" taller than Rob. She could be 5ft8 1/2" range
Nik Ashton said on 17/Mar/20
The 21 voters are not daft!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/19
I think her claim is honest enough!
khaled taban said on 18/Jun/19
She is definitely tall, above 173 but shorter than 175.
I'd say she is somewhere between 174cm and 174.5cm.
davec said on 13/Jun/19
Rob she looks to be about 1/2" taller in the top photo. If her shoe advantage is 1.3 inches wouldn't that make her under 5'8"?
Editor Rob
In the bottom photo she had a heel, but in top it was very close footwear so I think the top photo is quite representative of her height. I've no doubt she measured 5ft 8.75
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
I could see her being 5 foot 8 5/8!
Jancys said on 23/Feb/19
She is tall, but not 175 cm. I think she is around 174.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Feb/19

The top of Rob's head and her's in the below pic looks a max 1/2" difference, and the above pic it's pretty much indistinguishable.
Bobby 5'10 (178cm) said on 7/Feb/19
Is this a good example of what a solid half inch difference looks like? She seems around 5/8s taller.
Editor Rob
Yes, roughly 5/8ths to 3/4
Nik said on 14/Jul/18
5'8.5" - 5'8.75"!
MAD SAM said on 4/Jun/18
Almost touching 175 cm
Canson said on 5/Nov/17
@Rob; that’s a bit high. I agree with bugsy she doesn’t have much more than really hair advantage. Maybe 1/4-1/2”. 5’8.75 could’ve been a peak or not a low for her. 5’8 1/2 is a better look honestly
Editor Rob
I think this lady really did measure 5ft 8.75 on the nose, I can believe it.
KH said on 13/Sep/17
She is clearly slightly taller in both photos (higher eye line and hair line) although more in the bottom Im going to guess she had the shoe advatnage in that one. Looks prettier as a brunette.
Bugsy said on 12/Jul/17
Taller hair than Rob but not really taller. 5'8" .

By the way people, you can't really judge anything based on what someone can "pull off" in a movie or TV series. You can use all kinds of tricks (camera angles, different shoes, lifts, even standing on boxes etc...) on camera to "look" something but that's not the point here is it? The point is how tall you ACTUALLY ARE, not how tall you can LOOK with some kind of tricks.
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
Listing is accurate. She looks not shorter than the listing.
Matko said on 18/Oct/16
5ft 8.75in is more 174 cm than 175 cm, Rob.
Editor Rob
All the data is stored in inches on here and the closest round cm is displayed.

so 68.75 inches is 174.625, hence it's nearer 175 than 174.
mrtguy said on 18/Oct/15
Shave her head and Rob will come out looking taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/14
If she was pushing 5ft9 she'd be 2in taller than Rob in these photos.
Editor Rob
one photo she had a heeled shoe, other we are similar footwear
SaveUsY2J said on 28/Jul/14
@person: Look at the eye levels in the top picture; she's edging Rob out.
person said on 25/Apr/14
no absolutely not...bottom picture rob has a slight lean and in the top picture with no leans present; amanda is clearly just shorter than rob due to her small head...absolutely no way she is above 5'8 at all.
Alex 6ft 0 said on 17/Apr/14
In top photo with same footwear she looks only 1/2 inch taller. This listing seems right
J.Lee said on 9/Apr/14
Rob, can you draw a line on the top pic of the top of her head? I'm curious to see how much difference it is.
Editor Rob
I'd say This
dmeyer said on 13/Mar/14
hey rob you are slim waths your diet
Editor Rob
regular walks, just cutting down on those wee snacks you have, like the extra biscuit or chocolate or whatever! I think for 2 years I'm holding 150-153ish.
truth said on 1/Feb/14
she looks close to 5ft10 with additional footwear, so just under 5ft9 without.
Vibram said on 6/Jan/14
5ft8 flat looks spot on.
Kourosh177cm said on 9/Dec/13
So rob the first picture shows us how 2 cm (1 inch) difference looks like if you guys had similar footwears?!!!
Editor Rob
closer to half inch than an inch...
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 14/Oct/13
If she claimed 5ft 9 would you have given her it
Editor Rob
I think she is as she claimed a fraction shy of 5ft 9, that is what she looks to me in person.
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 14/Oct/13
she should really claim 5ft 9
Banpan said on 27/Aug/13
In the new pic. I too would say she could easily be 5ft 9in. on a good day. Thanks for the update. :o)
avi said on 1/Jul/13
how is this so if she has over 1 inch and a quarter more footwear than you?? shes 5'8 like you.
Editor Rob
I'll probably see her again, I can believe she got measured 5ft 8.75
LG69 said on 29/Mar/13
Given the fact that she has a 1.3 to 1.4 inch footwear advantage, i think she's Rob's height or slightly less. In the photo, she is about 1"-1.25" taller than Rob. Take away her shoes, and she's 5'7 3/4" or 5'8" tops.
JohnDosen said on 2/Jan/12
There is no way she is 2+ in taller than you in this pic. Rob.

As I said before, she is max 172/173 cm. That equals 5 ft 7.75 in - 5 ft 8 in
ChiasmataX said on 20/Dec/11
She looked what she claimed with footwear advantage.
Shaun said on 20/Nov/11
She has obviously been measured formally barefoot to claim 5'8.75" and it looks 100% accurate here accounting for slumps in posture/footwear.
Physics Enemy said on 19/Nov/11
Rob's not standing fully straight, infact his posture is quite slack. It's more the fact the woman appears a bit hunched over, if she stood taller there'd be a fair height difference. She's as listed; a tall woman, taller than Jenny even.
Kostas said on 18/Nov/11
Not to mention her hair makes her appear taller...
Kostas said on 18/Nov/11
Physics Enemy, it appears to me as if Rob is the one that is standing fully straight in this picture. My estimate would be 174-175, taking into consideration the footwear advantage.
Physics Enemy said on 9/Nov/11
She doesn't look to be standing straight, Rob looks to be pulling her down. I actually think she would be 5' 9" if stood up straight. She looks a bit hunched there.

I'm shocked the other commentors didn't pick this up from the pic. If anything, I could imagine her being a legit 176 cm. Her posture is that bad and she still looks easily taller, albeit with footwear advantage. 5' 9" easy.
Editor Rob

she says 5ft 8.75 and looked about that to me

and she probably had a fraction more height through a time advantage aswell, unless she was up at 5am that morning like I was, I doubt it though.
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
Shes 1,73cm
Wide not tall said on 31/Aug/11
Johndosen is right. She's 172-173. She has footwear advantage and doesnt look much taller than Rob. Majority of girls never really make it to 5"8+, that's a fact. Lots of women wear heels, have lots of hair and even have lean, medium and toned bodies that can make them give off a taller appearance.
r3v001 said on 8/Aug/11
Def agree she looks spot on 5'8 3/4 Josh made me curious so I had to find Joe's comment. Nice comment at the tail end there lol!
JohnDosen said on 15/Jun/11
She is max. 172/3 cm. I met her with my ex-girlfriend and she is 172 cm. They had the same heels, approx. 2", and they were exactly the same hight that day, so max. 172/3 cm.
Josh B said on 24/May/11
@Joe, not sure why but that last part really cracked me up :D
Observant said on 30/Mar/11
Gorgeous woman, she does look in the 5'8 range for sure.
DeEs 5-11 and 3/4 said on 21/Mar/11
looks about an inch taller here. maybe barefoot 5'8 and a half?
Dean said on 8/Feb/11
1.3-1.4 MORE than you? or 1.3-1.4 inch shoes and you with less so she makes a bit? or does she actually have 1.3 inch extra? because shes only about 4cm taller so with an extra 3.5cm shes probably around 173-174 barefoot?

Editor Rob
she's got a 2.3ish inch heel that day, I had 1 inch sneaker
lolo said on 4/Dec/10
but with you he looks no more than 1.5inches taller than you with heels
J.J. said on 24/Nov/10
Rob I should say she might be 5'8.25" like Jenny. So she is probably adding 0.5" to her height (no big deal)

Editor Rob
I think on stargate shows she did always look around her claim though.
Joe said on 20/Nov/10
i think she looks dead on her said height. which is surprising as many celebs add an inch or so on their height. on another note, i'd tap that.
Josh.J said on 17/Jun/09
consistantly looked 2~3 inches shorter than 6'0 michael shanks on stargate. everyone on that show pretty much wears the same military boots so they're on equal footing. does look 5'9 here with shanks. looks like she has 2 heels and he has dress shoes.
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Rick said on 23/Mar/09
Met her at a con. She was adorable, lovely and so down to earth. I'm 6'1" and she was only maybe an inch shorter then me. She is very tall
just a fan said on 3/Mar/09
I'm very surprised. I watched S:A a few weeks ago and she looks closer to 6' and this was in a scene using warm weather street clothes and her wearing flats.
naomi said on 9/Feb/08
dear amanda tapping i know you may never get the chance to read this but i just want you to know that iam your bigest fan in the wrold and i love you in stargate sg1 i was soo sad that they cancled the show but i was very happy to hear you were going to be on stargate atlantis and i wish you will keep makeing tv showes were kids could wach too.LOVE YOUR BIGEST FAN AMANDA. and iam just soo luky that my name and your name is the same iam name aftr my fav actress in the wrold that is soo COOL.
amanda said on 9/Feb/08
dear amanda tapping i know you may never get the chance to read this but i just want you to know that iam your bigest fan in the wrold and i love you in stargate sg1 i was soo sad that they cancled the show but i was very happy to hear you were going to be on stargate atlantis and i wish you will keep makeing tv showes were kids could wach too.LOVE YOUR BIGEST FAN AMANDA. and iam just soo luky that my name and your name is the same iam name aftr my fav actress in the wrold that is soo COOL.
Nelssoni said on 29/Oct/07
hmmm I'm comfused... In one scene in stargate atlantis s3 she looks atleast inch taller than 5"10 Rodney....but mb cause different shoe wear?

Editor Rob
undoubtedly McKay can sometimes look 5ft 8...
averageman said on 16/Oct/07
I agree with Jack that she looks more like 5'10" than 5'9". When you see her alongside of Shanks, and in the older Stargates, Richard Dean Anderson, she just seems very tall. What is an average heel anyway, about an inch, correct?

Editor Rob
the average heel she had on was one more in the 2.3 inch range. Her claim of 5ft 8.75 seems perfectly reasonable.
Jack said on 26/Apr/07
She looks much taller. She comes close to 6ft Michael Shanks in a lot of scenes.
Mari said on 16/Oct/06
I think she is taller than that....almost as Ben Browder, and Ben is like 6 ft
People that have met her say she is taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 3/Sep/05
In tv chat: "I was actually in Buffalo, New York, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You look just like the blonde chick on Stargate except that you're too tall.'"

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