Julian McMahon

Australian Actor and Model
Born Jul 27, 1968

Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in The WB hit series Charmed, womanizing plastic surgeon Christian Troy on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning TV show Nip/Tuck, and Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on July 27, 1968.
1971 2 Years Old McMahon was born in Sydney, the son of Sir William McMahon, a prominent Australian politician, and Lady Sonia McMahon (née Hopkins), a socialite and fashion icon. His father was a Member of the Australian House of Representatives and a high-ranking minister in the 24-year Liberal Government for many years before Julian's birth; he became the 20th Prime Minister of Australia in March 1971, when Julian was two years old. … Read More


1989 20 Years Old In addition to modelling, he began an acting career in commercials, including one for Levi Strauss jeans. From 1989-91, McMahon starred in the successful Australian television soap opera Home and Away, playing the soldier Ben Lucini, alongside Dannii Minogue, his then future wife (now former wife).
1991 22 Years Old He was one of several Home and Away cast members to star in a stage musical about the soap, which toured the United Kingdom in 1991. … Read More
1992 23 Years Old McMahon appeared in the film Wet and Wild Summer! (aka Exchange Lifeguards) in 1992, and appeared with Dannii Minogue's music videos for her 1993 hits "This Is It" and "This Is the Way".
1993 24 Years Old His first role on American television was on the daytime soap opera Another World, playing Ian Rain from 1993 to 1995.
1994 25 Years Old McMahon married former Home and Away co-star Dannii Minogue in January 1994, and divorced in mid-1995, after less than two years of marriage. … Read More
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He also went on to play Dr. Michael Walsh in the movie Magenta in 1996, Sheriff Hayes in In Quiet Night (aka You Belong to Me Forever) in 1998, George Simian in the psychological thriller Chasing Sleep in 2000, and David Cameron in the made-for-TV movie Another Day in 2001.


1999 30 Years Old In 1999, McMahon married former Baywatch star Brooke Burns. They have one child and divorced in 2001.
2000 31 Years Old He joined the cast of the WB's supernatural hit show Charmed, playing the conflicted half-demon/half-human Cole Turner from 2000 to 2003; he returned for one episode in 2005. … Read More
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2005 for his performance.
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The film was a box office success, and McMahon reprised his role as Doom in the sequel in 2007.


2011 42 Years Old He co-starred in 2011 with Milla Jovovich in Julien Magnat's thriller Faces in the Crowd. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In 2014, at Lake Tahoe, California, McMahon was married for the third time, to his girlfriend of 11 years, Kelly Paniagua, after a six-month engagement.
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