Poppy Montgomery is one of the more prominent names in the Australian film industry. Her portrayal of the role of Samantha Spade from 2002 to 2009 on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace has earned her praises and fame. Poppy is known for constantly showcasing her exceptional abilities as an actor. This also justifies the fame she has been achieving in the recent years. However, she has still managed to remain the same humble person as she used to be and has a huge respect for life.
Poppy the native Australian reportedly arrived in Los Angeles as a teen while clutching a copy of “How to make it in Hollywood” under her arm. During her early years, she did land herself some plum roles but did not really make it. But slowly, this pretty Aussie started making a name for herself with a succession of parts in TV-movies. Let us now explore the world of Poppy.
Caption: Poppy on the ‘Life and Style Mag’.
Poppy Montgomery: Early Life, Education, and Career
Poppy Montgomery was born on the 15th of June in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She holds an American nationality and is ethnically white. She is the daughter of father Nicola and mother Phil. Montgomery grew up in a large family and is one among her six siblings. Poppy is believed to have American descent and is a follower of Christianity.
Her education is a matter of gray area as there does not seem to be much information provided. However, it is widely known that the versatile actress gave preference for her burgeoning acting career than her studies. There have also been rumors about Poppy being expelled from six private schools and then finally she dropped out studying to pursue a career in acting.
Caption: Poppy on ‘Unforgettable’.
Poppy made her debut in the industry with the 1994 movie, ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’. Soon after, she did a new movie, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’. This is believed to be the turning point in her career as she started getting more roles for movies and series. She was then offered a starring role in the CBS mystery drama entitled ‘Without a Trace’ where she acted as Samantha Spade. Her portrayal of the role from 2002-2009 was critically acclaimed and earned her applauds.
Montgomery then went on to play the role of J.K. Rowling, in the movie, Magic Beyond Words which even many Potterheads remain proud of. Now she is working for the drama Unforgettable which has completed its third season and is still on the air.
Poppy Montgomery: Personal Life
Poppy first met Adam Kaufman an actor in 2005 and then the pair went on to act for the same movies ‘Between’ and ‘Lying to be Perfect’. They also acted together for the series Without any Traces and had been secretly dating ever since. The news finally broke out when Poppy announced her pregnancy with Kaufman in June 2007.
Caption: Poppy holding her daughter Violet.
However, on 2011 the couple reportedly separated due to some reason and Montgomery began an affair with the director of lifestyle marketing of Microsoft, Shawn Sanford. The new couple started dating when they met each other in Peurto Rico and they gave birth to Violet Grace in 2013. She then gave birth to their son Gus Monroe on the November of 2014.
Poppy Montgomery: Net Worth
Poppy seems to be doing really well in the filming business. She is believed to have a net worth in the region of $8 million. Her acting career is her main source of income with her earning estimated to be $85000 per episode. However, she has been known to endorse brands which end up paying her a hefty sum of money.