Poppy Montgomery


Character: J.K. Rowling

Poppy Montgomery will star in “Unforgettable” this fall on CBS, as a former police detective who possesses a rare condition that allows her to remember everything — every conversation, moment of joy and heartache forever embedded in her mind. For seven seasons, Montgomery graced the small screen as FBI agent Samantha Spade in the CBS hit drama “Without a Trace,” alongside Anthony LaPaglia, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Close and Enrique Murciano. Montgomery received critical acclaim for her edgy breakout performance as Marilyn Monroe in the 2001 CBS movie “Blonde.” Montgomery recently starred in the Lifetime Original Movies “Lying to Be Perfect” and “Murder in the Hamptons.” Additionally, she starred in the CBS telefilms “Snow Wonder” and “Raising Waylon.” Some of Montgomery’s feature credits include the independent film “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and “Between,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

A native of Sydney, Montgomery moved to Los Angeles at 18 with a copy of the book “How to Make It in Hollywood.” Having read in the book about Julia Roberts’ first manager, she tracked him down and, after persistent efforts on her part, he finally agreed to introduce her to an agent. Soon after, Montgomery was guest-starring in “NYPD Blue” and “Party of Five.” Following this success, she was cast in Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz’s drama series “Relativity” and then in the Barry Levinson cop series “The Beat.”