Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress mostly known as Samantha Spade on Without a Trace, and as Detective Carrie Wells on Unforgettable.
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Poppy Montgomery Bio
Poppy Montgomery (born June 15, 1972 as Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue) is an Australian-American actress. She played FBI agent Samantha Spade on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace from 2002 to 2009, and played Detective Carrie Wells on the CBS/A&E police drama Unforgettable from 2011 to 2016.
When Montgomery moved to Los Angeles, she stayed with two of her brother’s friends while sending a head shot every day to Julia Roberts‘ former manager, Bob McGowan, until he signed her. She appeared in several small television roles through the late-1990s, including NYPD Blue.
Her first big break was when she won the role of Marilyn Monroe in the 2001 CBS mini-series Blonde, based on a Joyce Carol Oates novel. The next role she was offered was a starring role as Samantha Spade on the CBS mystery drama Without a Trace. The series revolved around a missing persons unit of the FBI in New York City. On being offered the part, she later said, “They (the producers) called me up and said, ‘Will you do it?’ I said, ‘Um’ and they said, ‘Anthony LaPaglia is in it’ and I said, ‘sure’. It was that simple.” Montgomery portrayed Samantha Spade for seven seasons, from when the show began on 26 September 2002 until it ended on 19 May 2009.
That same year, she began to star in the CBS police drama Unforgettable as Carrie Wells, a former homicide detective with hyperthymesia which allows her to have perfect recall, who is convinced to join the NYPD in Queens by her ex-boyfriend, after leaving Syracuse because of the investigation into her sister’s murder being shut down. She uses her memory to solve crimes. The first season ran from 20 September 2011 until 8 May 2012, and the show was initially cancelled by CBS on 12 May 2012. It was later renewed for a second season of 13 episodes, which ran from 28 July 2013 to 9 May 2014, and the third season ran from 29 June 2014 to 14 September 2014. In October 2014, CBS cancelled the series again after the third season. In February 2015, A&E Network picked up the series for a fourth season of 13 episodes. The season ran on A&E from 27 November 2015 to 22 January 2016 and the series was cancelled in February 2016.
Montgomery posed in a series of provocative photographs on Maxim‘s website in their Girls of Maxim feature.
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