Emily Montague is the beautiful New Jersey-born actress that is best known for her performance in film projects like Resolution, Wide Open, The Endless, and Fright Night, where she starred alongside Colin Farrell. She has also appeared on TV shows like Close to Home, Boston Legal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Bones.
In addition to the fame she acquired from her on-screen roles, many people easily identify Montague as the ex-wife of comedian Chris D’Elia. This, among many other things, has drawn a lot of attention to herself, which makes her life quite intriguing. Read on to find out more about her career and other aspects of her personal life.
Emily Montague Biography
Emily Montague was born on August 30, 1984, in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. There is no information available about her family, childhood, and education. Also, not much was known about her until she began her career as an actress by landing a role in Days of Our Lives. In the following years, she appeared in TV shows like Melrose Place, South of Nowhere, Grace and Frankie, Anger Management, Scandal, and many others. She further played the role of Brooke Riggs in ‘The Shot’ episode of the TV show Close to Home.
In 2010, Montague played the character of Hannah Guttman in Boston Legal and Karen Jones in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, appearing in one episode each. She then went on to guest appear in the TV show Bones as Gabby Morrell before starring in the blockbuster horror comedy film Fright Night alongside actor Colin Farrell, Chris Sarandon, and Roddy McDowell. The actress confessed that during the set of the film, she lost her voice screaming and that she was not able to watch horror films until she appeared in one.
Husband, Divorce, and Relationship with Damon Dayoub
In 2006, Emily Montague married Chris D’Elia, an actor, stand-up comedian, podcaster and writer who is best known for portraying Alex Miller and Danny Burton in the NBC sitcoms Whitney and Undateable. The marriage lasted for four years, until 2010, when they decide to call quits and divorce.
D’Elia was born on March 29, 1980, and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. He attended La Canada High School, graduating in 1998 before attending New York University. His mother is an interior decorator named Elle D’Elia while his father is a TV producer, director, and first-generation Italian-American named Bill D’Elia. He has a brother called Matt D’Elia who followed in the footsteps of his family members in having a career as a filmmaker and actor.
As an actor, Chris D’Elia has worked on shows and films like Chicago Hope (1996) as Luke Sarison, Boston Legal (2004) as Kevin Quinlan, American Dreams (2005) as Phil Toolin, Almost (2014) as Marc, Bad Girls from Valley High (2005) as Gavin, Half Magic (2018) as Edward, Alone Together (2018) as Dean and Comedians of the World (2019) as himself. As a podcaster, he has appeared on the Ten Minute Podcast from 2012 to 2016 and then Congratulations with Chris D’Elia from 2017 till date.
Following the failure of her first marriage, Emily Montague married Mexican-born American actor Damon Dayoub. The couple wedded in a private ceremony at an unknown location on May 2, 2015. The pair have since started a family of their own by welcoming a daughter named Ava James Dayoub in December 2017. Together, the proud and happy parents are raising their child in their beautiful home in Los Angeles, California.
Just like his wife, Damon Dayoub, who was born on July 14, 1980, in El Paso, Texas, is an actor. He attended and graduated from Coronado High School before enrolling at the University of Texas at Austin. He made his acting debut on the show The Whole Truth before guest appearing in a series of shows like Brothers & Sisters as a Firefighter, and the Stitchers as the regular character of Detective Quincy Fisher. He has also appeared in NCIS as Adam Eshel, Single Ladies, The Protector as Matthew Wyatt, The Flip Side, Rizzoli & Isles as Boris Martin, and The Last Ship as Navy Seal Damon. His other works include appearances in short films like Caller ID, Love Naturally, Stepping Out, Hot Neighbors, Daddy, The Flip Side, Waiting for Nan, Don’t Knock the Hustle.