Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford’s Parents, Personal Life, and Social Media

Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford is the daughter of Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. Poppy is famous for portraying FBI agent Samantha Spade in the drama series Without a Trace. Violet’s father is called Shawn Sanford, Microsoft’s lifestyle marketing director. Violet Grace is the second child of Poppy Montgomery; she had her first child Jackson Philip in 2007.

Personal Life

Despite being the firstborn child of Poppy and Shawn Sanford, Violet Grace has older siblings; one from her maternal side and two others from her father’s side. She has one younger sibling Gus Monroe. Violet Grace’s half-brother Braydon has a good relationship with her, and they often spend some time together.

Educational Background

Violet Grace is just in her early school years. She is currently in grade school and still has high school and college to attend. However, her parents have not made public which school she attends.

Her Mother

Violet grace’s mother disliked school and was often expelled for petty issues in every school she attended. At 15, Poppy felt that was it with school, and she dropped out to pursue a career in acting career. She moved to Florida, USA, to stay with her boyfriend, but she left him five days later and went to Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, Violet’s mother managed to get small television roles and fortunately, in 2001, she landed the role of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, which was her breakthrough. Poppy then got the role of Samantha Blade in 2002, though she did not want to be in the show at first.

After Without a Trace, Violet Grace’s mother started starring as detective Carrie Wells in the police drama Unforgettable. In 2019, she started portraying Cat Chambers in Reef Break. Her other television and film credits include Magic Beyond Words, Raising Waylon, Glory Days and How to Lose Your Lover.

In her romantic life, she started dating actor Adam Kaufman who she had met in 2005. After being in a relationship for a while, Violet’s mother announced that she was pregnant in June 2007, giving birth in December of the same year. They separated in 2011, and soon after, Poppy started dating Shawn Sanford, with whom she has been in a relationship for over ten years.

How Her Parents Met and Their Wedding

Violet Grace’s parents met in Puerto Rico in 2011 and started dating soon after. After dating for two years, they welcomed their first child, Violet Grace. Their second bundle of joy was born in 2014.

The couple married in Disneyland in the presence of their children. However, the children did not pay much attention to the big moment but rather to the park’s rodents. Violet loved her experience, and there will be more trips in future for her and her family.

Social Media

Violet Grace may understand social media, but she is still too young to be on any platform. Besides, her mother is active on Instagram and shares pictures of her; it is easy to know what is going on in her life.


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