Poppy Montgomery Movies and Career Information
Jun 19, 1972
Poppy Montgomery (born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue; 19 June 1975) is an Australian actress. She is best known as Samantha Spade in the American television series Without a Trace. Montgomery was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the daughter of Nicola (née Montgomery), an executive and market researcher, and Phil Donahue, a restaurateur. Her parents named her and her sisters after flowers, and their brother after Jethro Tull. She attended the Ascham School in Edgecliff, New South Wales. Montgomery and boyfriend, actor Adam Kaufman, have a son together, Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman, born on 23 December 2007 in Los Angeles, United States. Montgomery quit school to travel with her then-boyfriend, emigrating to the United States when she was 18. She came into prominence with her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the 2001 CBS mini-series Blonde, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. Her big break came in 2002, when she was picked out of over 100 women for the role of Samantha Spade on Without A Trace.