Poppy Montgomery (born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue on 19 June 1975), is an Australian actress. She is best known for her role as Samantha Spade on Without a Trace. She currently stars in the CBS television series Unforgettable (2011-present).
Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue was born in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Nicola (née Montgomery), an executive and market researcher, and Phil Donahue, a restaurateur. Her parents named her and her sisters (Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle and Marigold Sun) after flowers, and their brother after Jethro Tull.
She hated school, being expelled from six private academies before finally dropping out at age 15 to pursue stage acting and to also travel around Bali with her then-boyfriend. Montgomery emigrated to the United States at age 18, arriving in Florida to meet a boy whom she'd met when he was an exchange student. After five days, she realized "I couldn't stand him" and then took a bus to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Montgomery and boyfriend, actor Adam Kaufman, have a son together named Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman.
On arriving in Los Angeles, she stayed with two friends of her...
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