Poppy Montgomery: Net Worth, Bio, Children, Husband (Career) Wiki & Biography

Poppy Montgomery: Net Worth, Bio, Children, Husband (Career) Wiki & Synopsis

How much is Poppy Worth?

Poppy Montgomery’s Gross Earnings: $2.5 Million

Born as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue, Poppy Montgomery is a well-known actress. Poppy who is an Australian-American is recognized best for her portrayal of Samantha Spade an FBI Agent in Without a Trace. She played the character from the year 2002 till 2009.


Furthermore, the actress also played Detective Carrie Wells in Unforgettable.

Early Life

Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue is the daughter of a market researcher mother Nicola and a restaurateur father, Phil Donahue on 19th June of 1972. Furthermore, she is from Sydney, Australia.

She has five siblings, and all her sisters including herself are named after flowers.


From a very young age, Poppy did not like going to school. And, to add to that, she even dropped out from school at 15! Before that, she’d been expelled from six different private schools.

Early Career

Montgomery dropped out of school at 15 to become an actress and furthermore, to travel with her then boyfriend.

Later when she was 18, she also moved to the States to meet her boyfriend. In just a few days, she realized that she could not tolerate him, again, moving to LA to continue her career in acting.


As an actress

During the initial stage of her career, when she moved to LA, she lived with friends of her brother.

Later she got signed by manager Bob McGowan, but she did send him head shots every day before he signed her.

Poppy got her first role as an actress in the year 1994 as Angel. She portrayed the character in an episode of Silk Stalkings. Later, she also played a minor role in 1994’s film Tammy and the T-Rex.

Throughout the years, Poppy appeared as a small character in different movies and TV shows like Devil in a Blue Dress, Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou, NYPD Blue, and others.

Finally, in 1996, the actress got a regular role in Relativity as Jennifer Lukens. She appeared on seven episodes of the show. Later in the same year, she won a starring role as Marilyn ‘Lee’ Cross in TV movie The Cold Equations. AT the end of 90’s the actress appeared, and guest starred in numerous films and shows.

Leap Role

Furthermore, Poppy finally made a leap as an actor through 2001’s Blonde. In the television series, she portrayed Norma Jean Baker / Marilyn Monroe. Also, Poppy was very determined for the role as Marilyn was her idol. She even gained weight for the role.

Next year in 2009, Montgomery was offered another starring role in Without a Trace. In the TV series, she portrayed Samantha Spade for a total of 7 seasons until the end of series on 19th May of 2009.
Meanwhile, the actress also shared that she took up the role on the show because the producers told her that Anthony LaPaglia would be on it too.

Till date, the actress has done only a handful of movies like 2000’s ‘Men Named Milo; Women Named Greta’, 2004’s How to Lose Your Lover and 2005’s ‘Between.’

As on television, at the end of 2000’s, the actress appeared in series and television movies like 2005’s Murder in the Hamptons as Generosa Rand, Snow Wonder as Paula and others.

From 2010 and recent works

Poppy appeared in Magic Beyond Words, a biographical film as J. K. Rowling the author of Harry Potter. In the same year, she also got a starring role of Carrie Wells in Unforgettable. She portrayed the role till recent 2016.

In the year 2015, she also portrayed Holly in TV film Signed, Sealed, Delivered from Paris, With Love.

Currently, the actress is working on A Surrogate’s Nightmare as Angela.

Awards and Nominations

Actress Poppy Montgomery has not won any awards. However, she has been nominated for an OFTA Television Award in 2001, and a Canadian Screen Award in 2013.

Personal Information

Name Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donaghue
Birthdate19 June 1972
Birth Place
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s Name Nicola Montgomery
Father’s NamePhil Donahue
Siblings5 siblings
Height5’ 4″ (163 cm)
Weight 62 kg (137 lbs)
Body Measurement38-28-37 in
$2.5 Million

Relationships, Marriage, and Children

In 2005, Montgomery met actor Adam Kaufman; it is unknown when the duo started to date. In June of 2007, she announced her pregnancy and on 23rd December of 2007, she gave birth to first child Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman.

However, in 2011, they separation was reported by Life & Style.

Later she started to date Shawn Sanford. She has her second child with him at the age of 40 on 22nd April of 2013. Her name is Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford.

Finally, on 31st January of 2014, the duo got married after being in a relationship for three years. And on 11th November of the same year, she gave birth to her third child with her husband, Gus Monroe Deveraux Sanford.

Social Reach

20.9 thousand people follow Poopy on her Twitter and 71.7 thousand on her Instagram.

Net Worth

Poppy Montgomery’s Gross Worth is $2.5 Million. Her acting career is the source of the sum.

Rumors and Controversies

Poppy has been rumored to have gotten botox injections. There are many pictures which show the drastic difference on her face.

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