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Overview (3)

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameJulian Dana William McMahon
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving as Prime Minister of Australia from March 1971 to December 1972. Sir Billy died March 31, 1988, age 80, four months before Julian's 20th birthday, and Julian's mother, Lady (Sonia) McMahon, died of cancer, three days after the 22nd anniversary of her husband's passing, in Sydney, on April 2, 2010, age 77, with Julian and his two sisters at her bedside.

Julian is of Irish and English descent. Julian started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wollongong, but after more time spent in the University bar than at classes, he became bored after one year and began a career in modeling, working primarily in commercials. In 1987, he began print modeling assignments in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome and Paris. His appearance in a TV commercial promoting jeans in his home country made him popular enough to be cast as the lead in The Power, the Passion (1989), an Australian "Dynasty"-like series. After 18 months on "The Power, The Passion," Julian then joined the cast of Home and Away (1988), another successful Australian series, where he won a best actor award from a national magazine.

McMahon later performed on stage, appearing in a musical version of "Home and Away" in Britain as well as in "Love Letters" in Sydney and Melbourne. After a lead role in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer! (1992) with Elliott Gould, he moved to Hollywood so that he could read for more American projects. In 1992, he was cast as Ian Rain on NBC's daytime drama Another World (1964). He left "Another World" after two years, in order to expand his range and experience, appearing in several Los Angeles stage productions. He also appeared in the feature film Magenta (1997) before landing the role of Agent John Grant on Profiler (1996) for four seasons, .

In his free time, McMahon enjoys surfing, biking, and cooking. He is a fan of baseball, American football and basketball, and he collects classic books.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous / edits and additions by TrivWhiz

Spouse (3)

Kelly Paniagua (June 2014 - present)
Brooke Burns (22 December 1999 - 7 January 2002) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Dannii Minogue (2 January 1994 - 12 August 1995) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Straight, unarched black eyebrows

Trivia (29)

Was once quoted in an Australian magazine article as saying that acting was just another job to bring in money.
Has a daughter, Madison Elizabeth McMahon (born June 9, 2000), with ex-wife Brooke Burns.
Has an older sister Melinda and a younger sister Deborah
Former son-in-law of Carol Minogue. Former brother-in-law of singer/actress Kylie Minogue and Brendan Minogue.
His character, "Cole Turner", was killed off in the landmark 100th episode of Charmed (1998). He later returned for a guest appearance in the 150th episode, Charmed: The Seven Year Witch (2005).
Attended Sydney Grammar School, a private school in Sydney. Later attended the University of Wollongong for one year.
Was being considered to take over the role of James Bond from Pierce Brosnan but lost out to Daniel Craig.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film Fantastic Four (2005); he failed to receive a nomination, however.
Is a militant non-smoker.
Was named "Givenchy Man of the Year" in 1990.
Was listed as one of "Fun Fearless Males" by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2007.
Was listed as one of "50 Sexiest Men Alive" by People Magazine in 2004.
Won the "Breakthrough of the Year Award" as outstanding male performance for Nip/Tuck (2003) in 2003.
Was honored with the "Excellence in Entertainment Award" during the G'Day USA Week in 2008.
Has worked as gardener and ice cream salesman.
His home is the highest house in Hollywood Hills and the closest to the Hollywood sign.
Was rugby player in Rugby Union team and captain of rowing team in Australia.
Got the role of Christian Troy in Nip/Tuck (2003) after giving personally an audition tape made in his kitchen to series producers and auditioning six times. The part was initially called "Christian Vega" and was written for a Latin male.
Listed #13 top highest earner (with $6.7 million) on BRW Top 50 Aussie Entertainers List (2008).
When he made a guest appearance on The View (1997) in October 2006, he presented a rug to Rosie O'Donnell as a joke. The rug was used in a love scene between the two in the fourth season of Nip/Tuck (2003).
Named one of the "25 Most Beautiful People" by Aussie WHO Magazine in 2005.
Celebrated his 40th birthday (July 27, 2008) with some friends in Los Angeles by taking a pub crawl through the city aboard a London-style, double-decker bus.
Nominated as Television A-List Actor for 2009 Bravo A-List Awards.
Listed #10 Fox Tops Favourite TV Medics for his role on Nip/Tuck (2003) (in 2009).
Listed #6 Hottest TV Docs for his role in Nip/Tuck (2003) by TV Guide (2009).
Filmed his last episode of Nip/Tuck (2003) (landmark 100th episode) on June 19, 2009.
Daughter Madison "helped" Julian to propose marriage to Julian's long-time girlfriend, now third wife, Kelly Paniagua, over the Atlantic Ocean, mid-flight to Paris, France.
Because Julian's father, Sir Billy McMahon was 60 years old when Julian was born, Julian was still a few month's shy of his 20th birthday when his father died, age 80, in March 1988.
Julian and current wife Kelly Paniagua were boyfriend/girlfriend for eleven years when Julian proposed, but were only engaged for six months before their wedding ceremony, in Lake Tahoe, California, in August 2014.

Personal Quotes (4)

I always look back on Home and Away (1988) with fondness, especially when I'm in the UK. But I had no idea what I was doing back then. I just fell into acting. It was only later that I became passionate about it.
I like the oppourtunity to play characters who have these dark sides but make the audience empathise with them. You want them to think there is some kind of sweeter, softer side to it.
There is a wealth of Australian talent in Hollywood right now but we're all pretty busy and it's not as though we're best mates. When we see each other, we say hello.
I've always thought the show should have been simpler than it was, so for me, it was nice to have a little less than what we've been expanding upon for the last number of years

Salary (3)

Nip/Tuck (2003) $125 .000 per episode
Nip/Tuck (2003) $125,000 /episode (2007)
Nip/Tuck (2003) $175,000 /episode (2009-2010)

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