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Poppy Montgomery Biography
- Poppy Montgomery has found success and prominence by playing the dramatic role of FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular TV series "Without a Trace" (2002). Her gorgeous image can often be found in many mens magazines. Montgomery was born with the name Poppy Petal Donahue. She was raised in her native Sydney, Australia. Since the age of 12, Poppy had a near obsession with cultural icon Marilyn Monroe. Her parents had named each of their five daughters after a flower and, after a time, the name "Poppy Petal" attracted so much derision from fellow students that she left school at the age of 14. At 16, she left home to travel abroad and, at 18, she traveled to America. In Los Angeles, penniless and with a copy of "How to Make it in Hollywood", Poppy adopted her mothers maiden name as a stage name and made daily contact with Julia Roberts s agent who told her he did not handle unknowns but arranged for her to be signed with another agent. After various minor roles, Montgomery got several breaks in 1996. She had guest appearances on TV series "NYPD Blue" (1993) and "Party of Five" (1994), she got a regular part in the TV series "Relativity" (1996), and she won a starring role in the TV movie The Cold Equations (1996) . Her career has been on an upward climb ever since. In 2001, Montgomery won the dream role of her lifetime. CBS was looking to create a TV mini-series based on author Joyce Carol Oates novelization of the life of Marilyn Monroe (the series was titled "Blonde" (2001)). Poppys greatest wish was fulfilled when she got cast as her childhood idol. When she told her family that shed won the role, Poppys mother blithely commented "Well, youve been rehearsing for it your whole life". Montgomery gained weight for the part to more closely resemble Monroe. Her portrayal won critical acclaim. In 2002, Montgomery joined the original cast of the soon-to-be-successful TV series "Without a Trace" (2002). She has a lead role portraying FBI agent Samantha Spade. Montgomery shared the casts 2004 SAG Award nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Poppy Montgomery Filmography
- (2011) Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story as Joanne K. Rowling
- (2011) Unforgettable as Carrie Wells
- (2010) Lying to Be Perfect as Nola Devlin
- (2010) The Talk as Herself - Guest
- (2010) True Blue as Katherine Miller
- (2009) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as Herself - Guest
- (2008) 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as
- (2008) The Wendy Williams Show as Herself - Guest
- (2006) 2006 ALMA Awards as Herself
- (2006) Rachael Ray as Herself
- (2005) Between as Dianne Roberts
- (2005) Fashion Rocks as Herself
- (2005) Murder in the Hamptons as Generosa Rand
- (2005) Snow Wonder as Paula
- (2005) The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself
- (2005) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Herself
- (2004) 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover as Allison
- (2004) Raising Waylon as Julia
- (2003) Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Herself
- (2003) Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
- (2003) The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as Herself
- (2002) Glory Days as Ellie Sparks
- (2002) Last Call with Carson Daly as Herself
- (2002) Without a Trace as Samantha Spade
- (2001) Blonde as Norma Jean Baker/Marilyn Monroe
- (2001) Going to California as Penelope
- (2000) CBS Cares as Herself
- (2000) Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta as Barri Noodleman
- (2000) The Beat as Elizabeth Waclawek
- (1999) Life as Older Mae Rose Abernathy
- (1999) The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn as Herself
- (1999) The Other Sister as Caroline Tate
- (1999) The Wonder Cabinet as Dr. Sarah Coleman
- (1999) This Space Between Us as Arden Ansfield
- (1998) Dead Man on Campus as Rachel
- (1997) Desert's Edge as Mary
- (1996) Peacock Blues as
- (1996) Relativity as Jennifer Lukens
- (1996) The Cold Equations as Marilyn 'Lee' Cross
- (1995) Devil in a Blue Dress as Barbara's Sister
- (1995) Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou as Cindy
- (1994) Party of Five as Allison
- (1994) Tammy and the T-Rex as Party Girl #1
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself
- (1993) NYPD Blue as Lisa
- (1991) Silk Stalkings as Angel
- (1988) Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
- (1988) Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself - Guest
- (1981) Entertainment Tonight as Herself
Poppy Montgomery Trivia and Facts
- Poppy chose her mothers maiden name, Montgomery, as her stage name.
- Arrived in Hollywood at age 18 carrying a copy of "How to Make It In Hollywood".
- Enjoys board games, horseback riding, photography, snowboarding, traveling and yoga.
- Her mother, Nicola, is a market researcher and father, Phil, a restaurateur.
- Her brother is named Jethro Tull.
- Poppys sisters are named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle and Marigold Sun - all named after flowers
- Named #45 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
- Step-sister of former Australian Hockeyroos player Claire Mitchell-Taverner
- Was in a relationship with Adam Kaufman from 2005 to 2011. They have one son together.
- Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman on December 23, 2007. Childs father is her now ex-boyfriend, Adam Kaufman .
- Has been in a relationship with Shawn Sanford since 2011 and they have a daughter together.
- Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a daughter Violet Grace Deveraux Sanfor on April 22, 2013. Childs father is her boyfriend, Shawn Sanford.
Poppy Montgomery Quotes
- When it comes to guys, make sure you are treated like a princess, always.
- [about her family] We have halves and steps [sisters], and they have babies. Were like rabbits. My parents divorced each other and remarried other people and then had more kids, so my mom actually had five children.
- [on gaining 67 pounds during her pregnancy] I ate everything. I would have eaten my desk if I could have fit it.
Poppy Montgomery Photoshoots
- "Stuff" (USA), May 2005, Vol. 8, Iss. 5, pg. 80-88, by: Antoine Verglas, "Number One with a Bullet"
- "Maxim" (USA), January 2005, Vol. 9, Iss. 1, pg. 110-114, by: Antoine Verglas, "Flower Power"
- "Not Only Black + White" (Australia), September 2004, Vol. 1, Iss. 74, pg. 60-67, by: Nick Dent and Bradley Patrick, "Poppy Love"
- "Maxim" (USA), October 2002, Vol. 6, Iss. 10, pg. 121, by: Antoine Verglas, "Poppy Montgomery"