An Australian American actress Poppy Montgomery is known for playing her role as a FBI agent Samantha Spade on CBS mystery drama known as Without a Trace from 2002 till 2009. In addition to that, she has also played as Detective Carrie Wells on police drama titled as Unforgettable from 2011 till 2016. She is the native of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She came into this world on 15th June of the year 1972 which has now made her reach at the age of 43. She stands at height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Although she is known by the name Poppy Montgomery, as a child, she was named as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue. She is the daughter of Phil Donahue and wife Nicola. Her father is a restaurateur whereas her mother is an executive and market researcher. She was born among the six children to her parents. She disliked school and she was expelled from six private academies. After that, she finally dropped out when she was 15 years old for pursuing her career in stage acting and to travel around Bali along with her boyfriend.
She then emigrated to United States at 18 arriving in Florida to meet her boyfriend whom she had met when she was an exchange student. After few days, she realized that she could not stand him and then she took a bus to Los Angeles for pursuing her career in acting. While she was at Los Angeles, she stayed with her brother friends. She then send a head shot everyday to Julia Roberts’former manager Bob McGowan until she got signed by him. She made her appearance in several of the small TV roles through late 1990s including NYPD Blue.
Poppy got her first break when she won the role as Marilyn Monroe in 2001 CBS mini-series Blonde which was based on Joyce Carol Oates novel. She was then offered for the next role as Samantha Spade on CBS mystery drama titled as Without a Trace. She then portrayed the role for seven seasons from when that show started on 26th September 2002 until its end on 19th May 2009. Her other movies and TV credits include Between, Life, The Other Sister, Blonde, The Beat, Relativity, Glory Days, Snow Wonder, True Blue and more. Her net worth is estimated as 42.5 million.
A beautiful blonde Poppy is a married woman. She is married to her husband named Shawn Sanford with whom she started dating in late 2011 after they met with each other in Puerto Rican. Later, the pair exchanged their vows in 2014. She also has two kids, a son and a daughter together with her husband. She gave birth to their first baby girl named Violet in April 2013 and later, their second child, a son was born in November of next year whom they have named as Gus. Their wedding ceremony was held at Disneyland with their children present.
Prior to that, Poppy holds the dual citizenship of Australian as well as USA. She moved to New York City from Los Angeles in 2013 for continuing filming Unforgettable. Besides that, to get more info related to her bio, she can get connected via Instagram and Twitter.