Poppy Montgomery has discovered achievement and noticeable quality by playing the dramatic job of FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular TV arrangement Without a Trace (2002). Her dazzling image can often be found in many men’s magazines.
Montgomery was conceived Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, Australia, to Nicola (Montgomery), a market researcher and official, and Phil Donahue, a restaurateur. She was raised in Sydney. Since the age of 12, Poppy had a near fixation on cultural symbol Marilyn Monroe.
Her parents had named each of their five daughters after a bloom and, after a period, the name “Poppy Petal” attracted such a great amount of scorn from individual understudies that she left school at the age of 14. At 16, she left home to travel abroad and, at 18, she traveled to America.
In Los Angeles, poor and with a duplicate of “How to Make it in Hollywood”, Poppy adopted her mother’s maiden name as a stage name and made daily contact with Julia Roberts’ agent who disclosed to her he didn’t handle questions yet arranged for her to be marked with another agent.
After various minor jobs, Montgomery got several breaks in 1996. She had visitor appearances on TV arrangement NYPD Blue (1993) and Party of Five (1994), she got a regular part in the TV arrangement Relativity (1996), and she won a starring job in the TV motion picture The Cold Equations (1996). Her career has been on an upward trip from that point forward.
In 2001, Montgomery won the dream job of her lifetime. CBS was hoping to create a TV smaller than normal arrangement based on author Joyce Carol Oates’ novelization of the life of Marilyn Monroe (the arrangement was titled Blonde (2001)). Poppy’s greatest wish was satisfied when she got cast as her youth icon. When she disclosed to her family that she’d won the job, Poppy’s mother blithely remarked “Well, you’ve been rehearsing for it your entire life”. Montgomery gained weight for the part to all the more intently take after Monroe. Her portrayal won critical acclaim.
In 2002, Montgomery joined the original cast of the destined to-be-effective TV arrangement Without a Trace (2002). She has a lead job portraying FBI agent Samantha Spade. Montgomery shared the cast’s 2004 SAG Award nomination for outstanding performance by an outfit in a drama arrangement.