Biography - Julian McMahon

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Julian McMahon
Best Known For
Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (film)
Net Worth
$16.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Julian Dana William McMahon N/A
Born on
July 27, 1968 (age 55)
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Sir William McMahon
Melinda McMahon
Older sister
Melinda McMahon
Older sister
Deborah McMahon
Younger sister
Deborah McMahon
Younger sister
Lady Sonia McMahon
Kelly Paniagua
Kelly Paniagua
Dannii Minogue
1994-01-02 to 1995-08-12
Brooke Burns
1999-12-22 to 2002-01-07
Madison Elizabeth McMahon
Madison Elizabeth McMahon
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Social Media Presence

Who is Julian McMahon?

Julian McMahon, born Julian Dana William McMahon is a Golden Globe Award-nominated Australian actor.

Julian McMahon – Age, Parents, Siblings

Julian McMahon was born on 27 July 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His father Sir William McMahon was a politician and became the 20th Prime Minister of Australia. His mother Lady Sonia McMahon (maiden name Sonia Hopkins) was a fashion icon and a socialite. 

He has two siblings- an older sister named Melinda McMahon and a younger sister named Deborah McMahon.

Source: WikiTree (Julian McMahon with parents and sisters)

Education, Ethnicity

McMahon attended Sydney Grammar School and later studied law at the University of Sydney and economics at the University of Wollongong. Since he did not have an interest in studies, he dropped out to pursue a career in modeling.

When his parents came to know of his shift in career, his father became upset. The relationship was strained but the father-son reconciled before his father’s death. His ethnicity includes Irish and English.

Julian McMahon – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Julian McMahon met Dannii Minogue while working together in Home and Away. After dating for years, he married his girlfriend turned fiancé on 2 January 1994. 

But the marriage crumbled within two years and the two divorced on 12 August 1995. They did not have any children together. Dannii Minogue is the sister of Kylie Minogue and Brendan Minogue and the daughter of Carol Minogue.

McMahon went on to date and marry actress Brooke Burns on 22 December 1999. They have a child together, a daughter Madison Elizabeth McMahon, born on June 9, 2000. This marriage too crumbled and the couple divorced on 7 January 2002.

Julian McMahon started a relationship with Kelly Paniagua and dated for 11 years. After 6 month long engagement, he married for the third time on July 1, 2014, at Lake Tahoe, California to Kelly Paniagua.

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Source: Getty Images (Julian McMahon and wife Kelly Paniagua attend the 6th AACTA International Awards on January 7, 2017)

Julian McMahon – Career


Julian McMahon began his modeling career young, while still a student at the University. He soon was one of the most desired models in Australia, posing for famous brands and walking the ramps in Rome, Milan, New York City, London, and Paris.

Later he had opportunities to appear in commercials for Levi Strauss.

Source: Pinterest (Julian McMahon)

Series, Films

Julian McMahon’s career in acting started around 1989. He starred in Home and Away alongside Dannii Minogue and in The Power, the Passion (1989). This was followed by roles in Wet and Wild Summer! (1992) with Elliott Gould. He then moved to the United States in search of opportunities in American movies.

In the United States, he landed roles in Another World (1993-1995), Magenta (1996), In Quiet Night (1998), Chasing Sleep (2000), and Another Day (2001), among others.

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In the area of TV series, McMahon portrayed roles in NBC drama Profiler (1996-2000), Charmed (2000-2003), Nip/Tuck, as Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (2005), and the Fantastic Four series (2007), Full Circle (2013), Childhood's End (2015), Hunters (2016), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016), Runaways (2017-present), FBI (2019-2020).

Since then, he has starred in Premonition (2007) alongside Sandra Bullock, RED (2010), Faces in the Crowd (2011) alongside Milla Jovovich, Paranoia (2013), You're Not You (2014), Swinging Safari (2018), Monster Party. He was also featured in Dannii Minogue’s 1993 music videos This Is It and This Is the Way.

Source: CBR (Julian McMahon in Runaways)


On the set of Swinging Safari, McMahon has starred alongside Stephan Elliott, Radha Mitchell, Asher Keddie, Jacob Elordi, and Darcey Wilson.

Julian McMahon – Awards, Nominations

For his work in Nip/Tuck, he was nominated for 2004’s Gold Derby award, Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Satellite award, Best Lead Actor in a Series – Drama,  2005’s Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and Saturn Award, Best Lead Actor in a Series, 2006’s Australian Film Institute award, Best Lead Actor.

Also for McMahon’s role in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, he was nominated for Teen Choice Award, Choice Movie – Villain and Teen Choice Award, and Choice Movie – Rumble (along with Chris Evans).

Also read: Julianne Morris Polaha - Actress of Days of Our Lives

Source: TV Guide (Julian McMahon)

Julian McMahon – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $16 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review and will be updated soon.

Julian McMahon – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Julian McMahon is active on Instagram (7.4k followers) and Twitter (20.3k followers) but is absent from Facebook.

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