Poppy Montgomery Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Movies, Children, Height, TV Shows, Photos, What She Is Doing Now

Poppy Montgomery Biography: Net Worth, Husband, Age, Movies, Children, Height, TV Shows, Photos, What She Is Doing Now

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Petal Poppy Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue (born June 15, 1972) is an actress who was born in Australia and raised in the United States. 

She is addressed as Poppy Montgomery. She has become notable in the Hollywood scene since her invasion.

Poppy Montgomery is best known for portraying FBI agent Samantha Spade in the CBS mystery program Without a Trace, where she starred from 2002 through 2009.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Petal Poppy Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue
Stage Name: Poppy Montgomery
Born: 2 February 1992 (age 54 years old)
Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Nationality: Australian, American
Height: 1.63 m
Parents: Nicola Montgomery, Phil Donahue
Siblings: Jethro Tull Donahue, Lily Belle Donahue, Daisy Yellow Donahue, Marigold Sun Donahue, Rosie Thorn Donahue
Husband • Spouse: Shawn Sanford (m. 2014)
Boyfriend • Partner: Adam Kaufman
Children: Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman, Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford, Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$4,000,000-US$7,500,000

Early Life

Poppy Montgomery was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on the 15th of June 1972.

She was born to an executive and market researcher mother, Nicola Montgomery (née Montgomery), and a restaurant father, Phil Donahue. She is the youngest of six siblings. 

Poppy Montgomery‘s parents named their daughters Rosie Thorn Donahue, Daisy Yellow Donahue, Lily Belle Donahue, and Marigold Sun Donahue after flowers. At the same time, their boy, Jethro Tull Donahue, was called after the rock band Jethro Tull.

Poppy Montgomery despised school and was expelled from six private academies before skipping out at 15 to pursue a career in theatrical acting and, at the same time, travel through Bali with her then-boyfriend.

She came to the United States when she was 18 years old, coming to Florida to meet a lover she had met as an exchange student.


Poppy Montgomery moved to Los Angeles with two of her brother’s friends and sent Julia Roberts‘ former manager, Bob McGowan, a headshot every day till he signed her. This was a strong testament to her perseverance and strong dedication. During the late 1990s, she appeared in a number of small television roles, including on NYPD Blue.

Poppy Montgomery‘s big break came when she was cast as Marilyn Monroe in the CBS miniseries Blonde, which was inspired by a Joyce Carol Oates novel, which premiered in 2001. Her next job was as Samantha Spade on the CBS thriller program Without a Trace, in which she starred. The series’ focus was the FBI’s missing-persons unit in New York City.

She starred as author J. K. Rowling in the television biographical film Magic Beyond Words in April 2011.

In the same year, Poppy Montgomery started acting in the CBS police drama Unforgettable as Carrie Wells, a former homicide detective who her ex-boyfriend persuades to join the NYPD in Queens. This happens after she leaves Syracuse because the investigation into her sister’s murder has been closed. 

Her character suffers from hyperthymesia, a condition that permits her to have a photographic memory, and she exploits her memory to solve crimes.

Personal Life

Poppy Montgomery first met actor Adam Kaufman in Mexico in 2005 while working on the independent film Between, and they reunited in 2010 for the television film Lying to be Perfect

In 2007, Adam Kaufman acquired a recurring role on Without a Trace playing Brian Donovan, Samantha‘s love interest for the remainder of the show, in the season-five episode “At Rest.” Poppy Montgomery announced her pregnancy with Adam Kaufman in June 2007, and it was written into season six. 

She gave birth to a baby boy Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman on December 23, 2007. Anthony LaPagliaPoppy Montgomery‘s co-star in Without a Trace, became Jackson Phillip‘s godfather. She and Adam Kaufman were rumored to have split up in Life & Style on October 10, 2011.

Poppy Montgomery began a relationship with Shawn Sanford, Microsoft’s head of lifestyle marketing, in late 2011, after meeting him in Puerto Rico. Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford, their daughter, was born in April 2013. 

Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford, their son, was born in November 2014. Poppy Montgomery disclosed on the 4 April 2014 episode of Live! With Kelly and Michael that she and Shawn Sanford wedded at Disneyland in a ceremony with their children on Chinese New Year.

Poppy Montgomery is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States. In 2013, she relocated to New York City to begin filming Unforgettable.

Social Media

Poppy Montgomery is active on Instagram. She has a large fanbase and has a large fanbase. Her Instagram handle is @PoppyMontgomery.

Net Worth

Poppy Montgomery has an estimated net worth of US$4,000,000 to US$7,500,000.

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