Poppy Montgomery Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08.Nov.2017
Facts of Poppy Montgomery
Date of Birth: 1972 , June-15
Age:45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
NamePoppy Montgomery
FatherPhil Donahue
MotherNicola Montgomery
Birth Place/CitySydney
Net Worth$2.5 Million
Salary$85 thousand
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDyed-Red
Body Measurements38-28-37
Weight in KG62 kg
Married toShawn Sanford (m. 2014)
ChildrenJackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman, Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford
EducationAscham School
AwardsNot Yet
MoviesRaising Waylon
TV ShowUnforgettable
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Poppy Montgomery, an Australian- American actor, is known best for the portrayal of the role of Detective Carrie Wells in the CBS drama Unforgettable. She has appeared in several films and television series including Silk Stalkings, Party of Five, Life and Lying to Be Perfect

Early Life and Career

Poppy was born on 15th of June, 1972, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australian and grew up with four sisters and a brother. She was expelled as a child from six private schools and she dropped out studying at the age of 15 to pursue a career in acting.

After immigrating to the Los Angeles, she appeared in several small television roles including NYPD Blue. She won her role, which raised her to fame after she got the chance to act as Marilyn Monroe in the CBS series Blonde.  

She then was offered a starring role in the CBS mystery drama entitled Without a Trace where she acted as Samantha Spade. This role also was critically acclaimed by fans and critics. She played the role from 2002 to 2009.

Montgomery also appeared as J.K. Rowling in the movie, Magic Beyond Words and began starring as Carrie Wells on the police drama, Unforgettable on 2011. She is shown as a detective with hyperthymesia, which lets her recall and have a perfect memory.

It has completed its third season and is still running. This role too has won her critical acclaim. She has also posed for provocative photographs in the Girls of Maxim feature of Maxim’s website.

Personal Life and Affairs

As far as her personal life is concerned, it too is followed like her career is. She met Adam Kaufman, an actor of Between and Lying to be Perfect as they co-starred in both the films.

They first met in 2005 and worked together in 2010. They also acted together on Without a Trace as Adam acted as her love interest in the series. They had been secretly dating without the knowledge of the tabloids and she announced her pregnancy with Kaufman in June 2007.

Her pregnancy was also written in season six of the show Without a Trace. Their son, Jackson Phillip was born on December 2007 and Anthony LaPaglia, a co-star of Without a Trace, became their son’s godfather.

On 2011 however, the couple reportedly separated due to some issues. Poppy then began an affair with Shawn Sanford, who is the director of lifestyle marketing of Microsoft and is currently her spouse.

They started dating after they had met in Puerto Rico and their daughter Violet Grace was born in 2013. On November 2014, she gave birth to their son Gus Monroe. They got married at Disneyland with their children present.

Net Worth and Salary

Montgomery has a net worth of $2.5 million and reportedly earns 85 thousand dollars per episode of Unforgettable.