(Born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue; 19 June 1972) is an Australian-American actress. She played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009, and Detective Carrie Wells on the CBS police drama Unforgettable starting in 2011.
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 December 23, 2007 in Los Angeles.
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 2001CBS mini-series Blonde, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates.
Poppy has a tattoo of a star on her ankle, the initials of her boyfriend, Adam Kaufman, on her wrist, a small daisy on her lower pelvis, others...