Janet Montgomery is known for her role as Ames in the second season of Fox Human Target, and also for her appearances in The Hills Run Red and Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, as well as her role as Eric Murphy assistant Jennie in HBO Entourage. She played protagonist Martina Garretti in the short-lived Made in Jersey.
Born Name Janet Ruth Montgomery
Nick Name Janet
Years active 1997–present
Born: October 29, 1985, 37 years old and 1 months, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 34-25-35 inches / 86-64-89
Bra size 32B
Distinctive Features Dimpled smile
Janet Montgomery went to the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, Bedford. She had received a dance scholarship to study at the college.
Father – Shaun P. Montgomery
Mother – Ann Porter
Siblings – Jason Montgomery (Younger Brother) (Actor)
Others – Robert A. Montgomery (Paternal Grandfather), Eileen Hamilton (Paternal Grandmother)
She has English and Scottish ancestry.
Janet Montgomery is represented by –
Management 360 (Talent Management Company)
Hamilton Hodell (Talent Agency)
From 2014 to 2017, Janet Ruth Montgomery starred as the lead character, Mary Sibley, in the WGN America series, Salem. She is also known for her role as the mother of Gardner Elliot, Sarah Elliot, in the 2017 film The Space Between Us. She is currently playing the role of Dr. Lauren Bloom on the NBC drama New Amsterdam.
Although trained as a dancer at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, Bedford, Montgomery chose to pursue acting rather than dance professionally. Her lack of drama school training made it difficult for her to obtain acting representation initially. She achieved her breakthrough after producing a play with her friend Gethin Anthony.
In 2008, Montgomery was cast as the love interest of the character Tony Stonem in an episode of the teenage drama Skins. She also appeared in both the TV movie Dis/Connected and the short film Flushed.
The following year, Montgomery appeared in two straight-to-DVD horror-genre releases filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria – The Hills Run Red and the finale of the original Wrong Turn trilogy, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead and played the role of Fallyn Werner, a teenage killer in the Lifetime film Accused at 17.
In 2010, Montgomery appeared in her first theatrically released films, playing Ruth in the mystery The Rapture, Giselle in the independent horror film Dead Cert and the supporting role of Madeline in the Academy Award nominated psychological thriller Black Swan – playing a Little Swan to Natalie Portman Oscar-winning portrayal of the Black Swan.
That same year Montgomery also signed on to play Paul Rudd love interest in Our Idiot Brother. After seeing her audition tape in Los Angeles, producers worked around her schedule on Entourage and flew her to New York to begin shooting. While working on Entourage, Montgomery was invited to appear on The League, a critically acclaimed semi-improvised show about American football, and played Ambrosia the stripper in the first episode of the second season.
In December 2011, Montgomery starred as Princess Mithian, a love interest of King Arthur, in Series 4 Episode 11 of Merlin, later returning in Series 5 Episode 4 (alongside James Fox).
In 2012, Montgomery played the lead role in the CBS television series Made in Jersey. The series was cancelled after two episodes aired. Two new episodes aired on 22 December 2012.
Montgomery attracted the attention of Stephen Poliakoff via an audition tape she sent to casting director Andy Pryor for the role of Sarah in Dancing on the Edge. The five-part miniseries aired 4 February 2013 on BBC Two.
She also played opposite David Tennant in BBC Four Spies of Warsaw. She played Grace Van Helsing, the prodigal daughter who returns to run the family newspaper (and presumably stake a few vampires) in the unsold ABC pilot Gothica. Actor Chris Egan played her love interest, the character Dorian Gray.
In December 2014, The Hollywood Reporter announced Montgomery was cast to star as a prostitute in the comedy Amateur Night alongside Jason Biggs.
In October 2016, Montgomery started recurring in NBC This Is Us.
In February 2018, it was announced that Montgomery would become a main cast member in the NBC drama New Amsterdam, as Dr. Lauren Bloom.
Montgomery was born in Bournemouth, England. Her uncle was bass player Mike Monty Montgomery of Zoot Money Big Roll Band. She has a younger brother, Jason, who is also an actor.
Janet Montgomery has used her social media activity to promote products and brands such as –
Best Known For
Portraying the lead role of Mary Sibley in the supernatural horror TV series, Salem from 2014 to 2017
Having played the role of Eric Murphy assistant Jennie in HBO comedy-drama TV series, Entourage from 2010 to 2011
Having appeared in popular TV shows such as Downton Abbey, The Romanoffs, New Amsterdam, and This Is Us,
In 2009, she made her theatrical film debut as Serina in the slasher horror movie, The Hills Run Red.
First TV Show
In 2008, Janet Montgomery made her first TV show appearance in the Tony episode of the teen drama TV series, Skins.
Janet keeps herself in top shape by relying on the guidance of her personal trainer Steve Moyer, who has trained several other popular Hollywood divas such as Zoe Saldana and Marisa Tomei. Moyer typically uses a mixture of cardio work and weight training exercises in his workout sessions.
Janet Montgomery Favorite Things
Online Shops – Net-a-Porter and Polyvore
Janet Montgomery Facts
Despite having studied dance in the college, she decided to pursue a career in acting.
As she hasn’t studied acting in college, she found it hard to find representation. She finally got her breakthrough after collaborating with her friend Gethin Anthony for a production of a play.
She was offered the role of Sandra Bullock‘s daughter in the drama movie, The Blind Side. However, her contract with FOX made it impossible for her to accept the film role.
She twice screen-tested for the female lead opposite Matt Damon in the romantic thriller movie, The Adjustment Bureau. However, the movie producers eventually decided to go with Emily Blunt.
In 2010, she got her first big breakthrough after she was cast in a recurring role in the popular TV show, Entourage.
She became a household role in 2010 after she was cast in the main role in the action drama TV series, Human Target.