Primarily a small-screen player, this native Australian reportedly arrived in Los Angeles as a teen clutching a copy of How to Make It in Hollywood
under her arm. After a handful of bit parts, Montgomery landed a plum role on the critically lauded TV drama Relativity
in 1996. Unfortunately the show was canceled after its freshman year. Slowly, this pretty actress made a name for herself with starring roles in short-lived series and a succession of parts in TV-movies, notably her turn as Marilyn Monroe in the miniseries Blonde
. Her role as an FBI agent on Without a Trace
was what earned her wide exposure.Poppy Montgomery Fast Facts:
- Mother named some of her daughters after names she found in The Flower Fairy Book.
- Came to Hollywood at age 18 carrying a copy of How to Make It in Hollywood.
- Chose Montgomery, her mother's maiden name, as her stage name.
- Once lost an audition because it was thought that her Australian accent sounded fake.
- Poppy Montgomery Relationships:
- Jackson Phillip Kaufman - Son
- Shawn Sanford - Husband
- Violet Grace Devereux Sanford - Daughter
- Adam Kaufman - Ex-significant Other
- Nicola Donahue - Mother
- Daisy Yellow Donahue - Sister
- Marigold Sun Donahue - Sister
- Jethro Tull Donahue - Brother
- Phil Donahue - Father
- Rosie Thorn Donahue - Sister
- Lily Belle Donahue - Sister
- Poppy Montgomery Awards:
- 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee