Poppy Montgomery is an Australian actress best known for her starring role as Samantha Spade in the police procedural television series Without a Trace, from 2002-2009.
She currently stars as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory flawless, in the police procedural television series Unforgettable, since 2011.
Montgomery received critical acclaim for her breakout performance as Marilyn Monroe in the 2001 television movie, Blonde, and appeared for seven seasons as FBI agent Samantha Spade on Without a Trace, both on CBS.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Montgomery moved to Los Angeles at age 18. Her first television appearances included NYPD Blue and Party of Five. Next, she appeared in the television series Relativity and The Beat.
She also had starring roles in the television movies Raising Waylon, Lying to be Perfect, Murder in the Hamptons, Snow Wonder, and starred as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in the TV movie Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story.
Montgomery's feature film credits include the independent movie 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover and Between. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, snowboarding, horseback riding and not cooking.
She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Adam Kaufman, and their son, Jackson Phillip Kaufman.