Jul. 27th, 1968
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Julian Dana William McMahon (born July 27, 1968) 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.
McMahon was the second of three children born to Sir William and Lady Sonia McMahon. The late Sir William was the former Prime Minister of Australia. Julian studied law at the University of Sydney, but 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 Levi Strauss 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 series, he starred in Home and Away (1988), another successful 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 went to Hollywood to read for American projects.
In 1992, he was cast as Ian Rain on NBC's daytime drama Another World (1964). After two years, he left to appear in several plays in Los Angeles. He also appeared in the feature film Magenta (1996) before landing a role on Profiler (1996).
Following this, McMahon joined the cast of the WB's supernatural hit show Charmed, playing the conflicted half-demon/half-human Cole Turner from 2000 to 2003, and returned for one episode in 2005. Following Charmed, McMahon's next role was playboy plastic surgeon Christian Troy on the FX series Nip/Tuck. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2005 for his performance.
McMahon also portrayed supervillain Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, the 2005 film adaptation of the comic book series of the same name. The film was a box office success, and McMahon reprised his role as Doom in the sequel in 2007.
He also appeared alongside 'Sandra Bullock' in the 2007 supernatural thriller Premonition. McMahon co-starred in 2011 with 'Milla Jovovich' in Julien Magnat's thriller Faces in the Crowd.
January 2, 1994 McMahon married Australian singer and actress 'Dannii Minogue'. The pair divorced August 12, 1995.
He married 'Brooke Burns' on December 22, 1999 and the pair divorced on January 7, 2002. They have a daughter, Madison Elizabeth McMahon (born June 9, 2000).
In his free time, McMahon enjoys surfing, biking, and cooking. He is a fan of baseball, football and basketball, and he collects classic books.
- Is a militant non-smoker.
- He filmed his last episode of _"Nip/Tuck" (2003)_ (qv) (landmark 100th episode) on Friday, June 19, 2009.
- Attended Sydney Grammar School, a private school in Sydney. Later attended the University of Sydney.
- Got the role of Christian Troy in _"Nip/Tuck" (2003)_ (qv) 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.
- Has an older sister Melinda and a younger sister Deborah
- Is fluent in Spanish (as in _"Nip/Tuck" (2003)_ (qv) pilot).
- His home is the highest house in Hollywood Hills and the closest to the Hollywood sing.
- Has worked as gardener and ice cream salesman.