Poppy Montgomery
Poppy Montgomery
as Cat Chambers

Actor Biography

Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress, who stars and executive produces Reef Break—a sexy, action-packed, one-hour drama which revolves around Cat Chambers, a thief turned fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat's less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue.

In 2001, Montgomery received critical acclaim for her edgy breakout performance as Marilyn Monroe in the CBS limited series Blonde. Entertainment Weekly touted her performance as "nuanced and heroic."

From 2002 to 2009, Montgomery spent seven seasons playing beloved FBI agent Samantha Spade on the smash-hit CBS drama Without a Trace and was nominated for a SAG Award (best ensemble).

Most recently, Montgomery served as executive producer and star on the hit CBS/A&E police drama Unforgettable, playing Detective Carrie Wells from 2011 to 2016. While executive producing and starring on Unforgettable, Montgomery also developed and executive produced the television movie Sworn to Silence for Lifetime, starring Neve Campbell.

On the big screen, Montgomery's feature credits include the independent film Between, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Montgomery starred alongside Diane Keaton in Garry Marshall's The Other Sister and alongside Eddie Murphy in the acclaimed comedy Life. Montgomery also starred in the cult classic Dead Man on Campus for Paramount Studios.

Montgomery resides in Los Angeles, California.