How tall is Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping's Height

5ft 8.75in (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. She said on her official website, "I'm 5 feet 8 and 3/4 inches". These photos are from 2007's Expo (were she had about 1.3-1.4in extra footwear) and London Film Con 2013 (about similar footwear).

Amanda Tapping is tall
5ft 8 Rob and Amanda

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 8.71in (174.5cm)
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.
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
Listing is accurate. She looks not shorter than the listing.
BigDave said on 4/Nov/16
I LOVE these photos of you with my fave Sci-Fi peeps. Men and women. SO cool! The purpose of this site is quite interesting. After years and years, I finally know how to look AROUND/BEYOND the camera angles and forced perspective to judge actor's heights or lack thereof. I found many many actresses to be neat midgets (5'3" or less it "midget" it me. LOL) when I always used to think they were quite tall. Like Sasha Alexander who is actually quite tiny. I used to think she was 5'8"...."bigger than life". But that is what Hollywood sells, isnt it? Illusions.
I am 6'3.5" BTW. I used to be 6'4".
I always knew Amanda was tall since she is shown next to the guys in so many shots. I STILL think for some odd reason that RD Anderson is quite short. He is supposed to be 6'2". Go figure. LOL
Editor Rob: If you go back to early years of Stargate, Richard was comfortably over an inch taller than a guy like Michael Shanks.

Today he's really no taller than Shanks, his knees are knackered.
BigDave said on 3/Nov/16
I LOVE these photos of you with my fave Sci-Fi peeps. Men and women. SO cool! The purpose of this site is quite interesting. After years and years, I finally know how to look AROUND/BEYOND the camera angles and forced perspective to judge actor's heights or lack thereof. I found many many actresses to be neat midgets (5'3" or less it "midget" it me. LOL) when I always used to think they were quite tall. Like Sasha Alexander who is actually quite tiny. I used to think she was 5'8"...."bigger than life". But that is what Hollywood sells, isnt it? Illusions.
I am 6'3.5" BTW. I used to be 6'4".
I always knew Amanda was tall since she is shown next to the guys in so many shots. I STILL think for some odd reason that RD Anderson is quite short. He is supposed to be 6'2". Go figure. LOL
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.
Alex said on 19/Mar/15
5'8.5
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.]
french guy( 184-182 cm) said on 2/Mar/14
174 cm
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
@Rob
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.
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.
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 18/Nov/11
Ahh I didn't realise that Rob (time). Yes, 5' 8.75" it is then (solid). 5' 9" earlier in the day. She must be damn close to 5' 9" though, she looks it.
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.]
Editor Rob said on 28/May/07
She says 5ft 8.75, I saw her look 5ft 10, but of course she had on standard heel so her claim of 5ft 8.75 seems pretty damn accurate to me.
Oh and she had a scene with Jolie in Life or Something like it, again like Itzin putting Jolie probably nearer 169cm.
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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