Poppy 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 the Network 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," on the Network, "Lying to be Perfect," "Murder in the Hamptons," "Snow Wonder," and recently 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, Montgomery enjoys yoga, snowboarding, horseback riding and not cooking. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Adam Kaufman, and their son, Jackson Phillip Kaufman. Her birth date is June 19.