Poppy Montgomery Biography

Poppy Montgomery is an actress best known for her role in the drama ‘Without a Trace’. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: June 15, 1972

Nationality: American, Australian

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue

Born Country: Australia

Born in: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'4" (163 cm), 5'4" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Adam Kaufman (ex-partner), Shawn Sanford (husband)

father: Phil Donahue

mother: Nicola Montgomery

siblings: Daisy Yellow Donahue, Jethro Tull Donahue, Lily Belle Donahue, Marigold Sun Donahue, Rosie Thorn Donahue

children: Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman, Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford

City: Sydney, Australia

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education: Ascham School

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Poppy Montgomery, born as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue, is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS drama ‘Without a Trace’. She is also known for portraying the character of Detective Carrie Wells on the police drama ‘Unforgettable’. Montgomery has guest starred in many TV programs including ‘Party of Five’, ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘The Beat’. In addition, the actress has performed in a number of television movies such as ‘The Cold Equations’, ‘Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou’, ‘Snow Wonder’, ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered from Paris, With Love’ and ‘A Surrogate's Nightmare’, to name a few. Montgomery has also acted in a handful of films including ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘The Other Sister’, ‘Life’ and ‘Dead Man on Campus’. On a personal note, the bold beauty Montgomery is married and a mother of three young children.

  • Poppy Montgomery first appeared in the 1994 movie ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’. She then did the movie ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’. Soon after this, she got featured in the drama series ‘Party of Five’ and ‘NYPD Blue’ in 1996. The same year, she played Jennifer Lukens on the series ‘Relativity’. Then the actress played roles in the films ‘Dead Man on Campus’, ‘The Other Sister’ and ‘Life’. In the year 2001, Montgomery did the miniseries ‘Blonde’. The following year, she was cast as Samantha Spade in the drama ‘Without a Trace’.
  • The actress then appeared in the television movies ‘Murder in the Hamptons’ and ‘Snow Wonder’. In 2011, Montgomery began playing the role of Carrie Wells in ‘Unforgettable’. Four years later, she acted in the TV movie titled ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered from Paris, With Love’. After this, she played Angela in the TV film ‘A Surrogate's Nightmare’.
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Personal Life
  • Poppy Montgomery was born as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue on 15 June 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Nicola and Phil Donaghue. She has a brother named Jethro Tull and four sisters: Rosie, Lily, Daisy and Marigold.
  • Coming to the actress’ love life, she dated actor Adam Kaufman from 2005 to 2011. During this time, Montgomery gave birth to his son, Jackson Phillip. After separating from Kaufman, the actress started dating Shawn Sanford. In 2013, she gave birth to his daughter, Violet Grace, followed by a son, Gus Monroe, in 2014. Montgomery and Sanford got married on Chinese New Year in Disneyland, in presence of their children. Montgomery is active on Twitter and Instagram. She holds dual citizenship (Australian and American).

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